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On Friday night Providence, RI noise rock band Tinsel Teeth brought their very own brand of punk ruckus to the basement of Cake Shop. Please be advised that the below video edit of the set’s last 10 minutes contains what some might consider STRONG NUDITY. Enjoy at your own risk.
I do have one question. In 2012 when the FDA starts making cigarette packs feature huge photos of toe-tags and black lungs, will the gross cancer guy be all tatted up on a fixie?
The junkies in Williamsburg will have to wait longer, or maybe clean up their act and get a job. Okay, the job part might be crazy, it is Williamsburg.
The NYPD announced today they have shut down the drug-ring which investigators claim ran the North Williamsburg heroin game. After a four month long sting officers arrested seven alleged dealers who had sold heroin to undercover narcotics agents over 20 times throughout the investigation.
According to the police, these guys were devoted. They stood on the corner of Jackson Street and Kingsland Avenue near the Cooper Park housing projects, so much that investigators say they showed up on a Google Earth photo of the intersection. On a more disturbing note, these guys didn’t seem to care they were selling smack within 1000 ft. of a preschool. Authorities went on to explain that the ring allegedly had a clever method of peddling dope. From MSNBC:
The suspects, who range in age from 18 to 32, were seen on surveillance cameras hiding heroin by stuffing it in a magnetic lock-box behind a metal sign on a storefront…The heroin sold was packaged in glassine envelopes and was stamped with different logos including “Fed Ex,” “KFC,” “Powerful Impact,” and the “Monster” energy drink logo.
Criminals beware, the NYPD is on a roll. In addition to busting these drug dealers, authorities also charged several employees at the surrounding bodegas with possession and sale of untaxed cigarettes.
Brooklyn-based artist Sam Mickens presents his new performance work, “Kayfabe: Game of Death” at Death by Audio Saturday, November 6th & Sunday, November 7th, MMX.
A brutal reveille for this new phase of his NY-based performance work, “Kayfabe: Game of Death” sprung, fully grown and armored, from Mickens’ recent obsessions with and voluminous research into the professional wrestling and wrestlers from the era of his youth and, further, from the larger concept worlds that thread through and explode from that of professional wrestling. Also integrating thematic elements from Mickens’ longstanding obsession with the Rev. Jim Jones & his Peoples Temple, as well as a Homeric sense of poetic sweep, the piece will utilize elements of dramatic text, song, modern movement, video, and less definable modes to deliver a raw smackdown of avant pageantry.
Cleo Fishel | Laurel Jones | Charlie Looker | Alexis Marcelo | Noah Mickens | Sam Mickens | Mike Pride | Steven Reker | Alan Sutherland | and others
“Kayfabe: Game of Death” at Death by Audio [49 S. 2nd St., Brooklyn, NY]
Saturday Nov. 6th & Sunday Nov. 7th at 8pm
$10-15 sliding scale. Noone will be turned away for lack of funds,
though seating will be limited.
What if you could GPS report your location to a taxi or car service, report to traffic enforcement a car that blatantly cut you off on your bike, or crowdsource a position for your startup production company instantly from an app on your phone? What if the working but uninsured could flash mob an influential presence for universal health insurance at a sudden, but single moment? What if the city could immediately inform you when the complaints you yourself issue to MTA or the parks service, based on their own planned schedules, could be addressed? These are but a few of the kinds of problems and solutions New Yorkers have suggested be tackled by the first ever “Great Urban Hack” going down this weekend.
Coders, open source techs, and journalists are getting together to realize, design, code, create and report on projects to help New Yorkers get more information day to day, and thus engage even more in our fair city. In a 36 hour marathon at Eyebeam Art + Technology Center on the West Side this weekend, WNYC, the Knight Foundation, and Hacks/Hackers, an NYC group of computer programmers, tech gurus, and writers who evidently band together to alleviate some of New Yorker’s technical difficulties, are staging this first of it’s kind event. It seems to be something of a coup de grace, their first all night hack-a thon, of sorts. Bringing together public data and input, combined with information and innovation, the goal is to end the weekend with an unknown number of web tools, phone or tablature apps, and other innovations built within the time of the 36 hour stretch. Over the course of the two days, participants will brainstorm together, come up with problems plaguing our urban lives, and come up with solutions in the form off apps, website tools, etc.
The event is open to the public for $25 reported to help fund the organization, the snacks, and I’m sure the coffee needed to help everybody make it through the perfect brainstorm. Click here for an RSVP. According to Hacks/Hackers website: