Video: preppy dude tries to rob Vice Magazine

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Do’s and Dont’s – don’t get caught on video committing a potential felony, bro.

From New York Shitty:

The New York City Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying and locating the following suspect wanted in connection with an attempted burglary within the confines of the 94 Precinct. The details are as follows:

On Saturday, August 2, 2014 at approximately 0250 hours, the suspect entered 99 North 10 Street without permission or authority and attempted to gain entry into offices within.
Surveillance video of the suspect is attached and available at DCPI.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS. The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers Website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or texting their tips to 274637(CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

Forget Crunch and NY Sports Club, get in shape locally at CAYPE Athletics

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Please oh please let the Williamsburg Pop-up Hobby Lobby be a joke

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Thanks to a tip here is a photo of the sign in the window of the old Woodley & Bunny space on North 10th and Driggs. I’m 99.9% sure that a holiday Pop-up for the women’s rights hating Hobby Lobby is a joke like we’ve seen for Walmart and the Cat Cafe. However, with Starbucks, J Crew, the Apple Store, a Ricky’s Halloween pop-up, Whole Foods, and Urban Outfitters openings being legit you just never know.

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This One Goes To Eleven: Weekly metal roundup

bastardsapling-608x603Well, we survived week one. Not without a head full of Pallbearer thinkpieces, a split eyebrow or two, and some good ol’ fashioned tinnitus, of course, but here we are again–icepack to the temple, coffee in hand–plotting a course for the blackened heart of autumn’s metal release season. And although our news channels are running a little slower today than they have in Tuesday’s past, take some solace in the fact that a quiet week in metal is still apocalypse everywhere else.

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People actually prefer the shuttle to the G train

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credit: Greenpointers

We griped and griped, but many commuters actually preferred the shuttle to taking the awful G train. Enjoy it while it lasts. Service resumes on Tuesday:

“It’s faster,” said George Huarotte, 22, who works in Greenpoint. “I prefer the shuttle.”

“The shuttle is always there,” said Tiffany Elisca, 25, who also works in Greenpoint. “And it’s free.”

The G train has been shut down between the Nassau Avenue and Court Square stops since July 25 to allow workers to make “extended repairs” after 3 million gallons of salt water flooded the line during Sandy, according to the MTA… [Read more...]

It looks like the Apple Store on Bedford Ave is really happening

applestoreAccording to reports by Gothamist the long rumored Apple Store on North 3rd and Bedford could really be coming to Williamsburg soon. From Gothamist:

The wall between the two stores has been knocked down, creating what could be an Apple-store sized space. The space above the Bagel Store is empty, but there are apartments at 241 Bedford, above King’s. Whisk employee Joanne Saucier says she’s heard the tenants are being pressured to leave, and have been offered a buyout.
“The space where Bagel Store/Kings Pharmacy existed is going to be the Apple store location,” Saucier said in an email. “They’ve already started on it, and the lease was signed about a month ago. We found that out from the owners of the block.”

- @joshmorrissey

INTERVIEW: Donnie Estopinal of Disco Donnie Presents

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Disco Donnie’s logo is plastered on posters of today’s hottest dance acts. He’s been backing artists like Krewella, Zed’s Dead, Dada Life and Forbes’ 2014 highest grossing DJ, Calvin Harris, since well before they were playing stadiums in the US.

He’s the man behind the magic. He’s the guy whose wife told him to find a real job when the rave scene lost its sparkle in the early 2000s. And he’s the dude who is back on top, bringing you a list of summer and fall music festivals with seriously stacked lineups.

This fall, Disco Donnie (born Donnie Estopinal) is executing a slew of upcoming festivals including Sun City Festival in El Paso, Something Wicked in Houston and Beach Blanket Bingo in Galveston. I had the opportunity to chat with Donnie over tacos last week, and here’s what he had to say about the return of EDM and the recent criticisms and challenges surrounding electronic music festivals.

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Something Wicked Festival 2014

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Next up on my list of out of town festivals is Something Wicked in Houston, TX. After traveling for Forecastle, I figured why not keep the “party down south” thing going? Besides, in Texas it’s festival weather year round. When I saw the opportunity, I broke out in the words of Matthew Mcconaughey, “Alright, Alright, Alright.”

Something Wicked (presented by Disco Donnie Presents and NightCulture) takes place at the Sam Houston Race Park Oct. 25-26th and packs a serious punch in terms of lineup. The headliners are hot: BassNectar and Dillon Francis on Saturday (initiate fangirl sequence NOW). Martin Garrix and Kaskade take the stage on Sunday. If that’s not enough to get you rearin’ up to go, they just dropped the rest of the lineup last week. Spoiler alert: it’s cray.

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