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Someone Turned This Bushwick Homeless Camp Into a Statement About Rising Rents
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Someone Turned This Bushwick Homeless Camp Into a Statement About Rising Rents

Bushwick’s newest “hotel” is getting mixed reviews on Instagram. The “HOTEL METAL” is located just steps from the Jefferson L stop– inside of it, actually. The sleeping quarters, apparently set up by homeless people, are at the east and west entrances to the station on Wyckoff Avenue, “partially furnished” with metal futons, carts, clothes and … Continue reading

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Watch: Some Real Grassroots Activism at the Global Marijuana March

Marijuana activists marched from West 31st Street to Union Square Park on Saturday, celebrating cannabis culture and rallying for an end to criminalization. Once at the park, Global Marijuana March founder Dana Beal and former High Times associate publisher Rick Cusick took to the stage and regaled the crowd with stories of how far the … Continue reading

Selfie Alert: There’s a Cock-Climbing Wall at New Museum
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Selfie Alert: There’s a Cock-Climbing Wall at New Museum

Andra Ursuta’s new solo exhibit is, well, a lot to swallow. “Alps,” which opened at New Museum last night, is rimmed by artificial rock-climbing walls with colorful, penis-shaped holds– some are flaccid, some are erect, all are sculpted by the Romanian-born, New York-based artist. Within the walls are cavities that, according to a press release, resemble … Continue reading

Rockaway Concessions Return With a New Breakfast Spot, Grilled Cheeses and More
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Rockaway Concessions Return With a New Breakfast Spot, Grilled Cheeses and More

We’ve already gotten wind that Rockaway is getting a beer garden, surf museum and bakery, and new food vendors at Riis Park Beach Bazaar, but what about the boardwalk concessions that made the peninsula such a summer destination to begin with? We’re told that the Rockaway Beach Club will return May 20– just three weeks from now. This season, a new breakfast … Continue reading

Bushwick Gets a New Tiki Bar, Dromedary, For All Your Hump Day Needs
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Bushwick Gets a New Tiki Bar, Dromedary, For All Your Hump Day Needs

Inspired by trips to Hawaii, Michael Lombardozzi has opened Dromedary, a 16-seat bar that aims to be tiki without being tacky. Inside, Bushwick’s newest watering hole looks like a dilapidated old store (“in a good way,” insists the owner/“drinks guy”). The decor is “loosely based around the aesthetic of a tiki bar,” with a foam-green banquet that’s supposed to … Continue reading

Rockaway Brewing Co. Brings a Beach to Bushwick and More Beer to the Beach
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Rockaway Brewing Co. Brings a Beach to Bushwick and More Beer to the Beach

For several summers now, Rockaway Brewing Co. has been a fixture at the beach. Now the budding brewery is fixing to build a beach of its own, with a sandy oasis set to open near the Ridgewood/Bushwick border. Tentatively called Playa NYC, it’s one of three major projects in the works, the other two of which will be right … Continue reading