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Books and booze seem to fit nicely together, don’t you think? San Francisco’s Litquake makes it happen when Lit Crawl 2012 hits Brooklyn on Saturday, May 19th. The evening will feature 30 + authors at 14 separate events in 11 venues spread across Cobble Hill. The festivities kick off at 6:00pm and all events are free. Click here for the full schedule of events and list of participants.
It’s a cliche but oh so true – New York City is this nation’s melting pot. This Saturday the many cultures of our fair city will be showcased in New York’s Dance Parade.
“Dance Parade NYC takes over Manhattan on Saturday, May 19th as over 6000 dancers, over 150 dance groups showcasing almost 80 different dance genres and cultures dance down Broadway in a multi-cultural, rhythm infused, magical display of movement, art and color!
We’ve been pretty quiet about HBO’s much buzzed about new show Girls because, well, every single other blog has written endlessly about it. But the show’s protagonists live in Greenpoint and today the gang is at Café Grumpy on Meserole filming for the second season.
The café appeared in the most recent episode of the show as Ray’s place of work.
As always, Oldham is entertainingly weird.
Will Oldham is often described as prolific, and with good reason. The singer-songwriter of many monikers — he has recorded music as the Palace Brothers, Palace Music, Palace Songs and Bonnie Prince Billy, among other names — has seldom gone a year without releasing a record in almost two decades. He has also been known to rerecord his old songs, making instrument-packed renditions of what were spare arrangements and turning dark, slow ballads into light, country-inflected numbers. To coincide with his new book, “Will Oldham on Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy,” Oldham is again releasing a new batch of his own oldies — a six-song EP called “Now Here’s My Plan,” made up of fresh versions of songs from the Prince Billy catalog. Among the recordings, available on July 24 at Drag City, is an impossibly upbeat rendition of “I See a Darkness,” the beautifully bleak song off his 1999 album of the same name that was later covered by Johnny Cash.
The L train to Manhattan stopped running around 9:45 a.m., sources report. According to the @NYCTrains Twitter feed, there is a police investigation at Union Square.
Gothamist got FDNY confirmation that a train ran over a man at the Union Square stop. He was pronounced DOA.
You may recall in January when the L train killed two people in a single day at the 3rd Avenue and 6th Avenue stops.