The only Lady GaGa cover I'll ever post

I hate these. But this…

Quoth the friend who shared this with me: “Hospitals need to give new parents crash courses on what you can put on the internet and what you can’t.” Indeed.

RIP Ralph's

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My day is basically ruined. Via The Downtown Diaries:

I couldn’t believe my eyes when I went to Ralph’s Italian Ice yesterday, located on Graham Ave and Conselyea St, to find out it was CLOSED and turning in to a DELI. Yes, that’s right, a DELI. Who’s bright idea was that? … When I got home, I turned to Yelp for some answers ‚Äì it looks like the transition from Ralph’s to All Star’s Deli went down last month. Booooooooo.

Ticket Giveaway: Ted Leo & the Pharmacists

Again, the folks at The L Mag got it just right. Maybe from now on, I’ll just copy and paste all of their opinions:
For the past few years, we had been of the opinion that Ted Leo and his Pharmacists had hit something of a low point in their career: Nothing had changed, exactly, and the songs they were writing weren’t bad; it just seemed like something was missing. On the brand new album, The Brutalist Bricks, though, whatever it was that was missing is back. It’s an immensely catchy record that you’ll want to play pretty much every time you fire up the grill this summer.
We tested this theory on a rooftop last night, and it seems to be true. So if you wanna kick off the early summer weather with Mr. Leo, just head on over to our Facebook page for a chance to win a pair of tickets to tomorrow night’s show at The Fillmore at Irving Plaza.
Need some more convincing? Here’s a video of Ted Leo & the Pharmacists covering Tears for Fears (once you get past all the Starbucks product placement, it’s pretty rad):

Videogum Birthday Party at Brooklyn Bowl Tonight

Apparently, Videogum’s 2nd Birthday Party (tonight at Brooklyn Bowl) is going to be this much fun:

FREE entry between 7-9:30pm, after that there’s a $7 fee for a ?uestlove DJ set… RSVP here.

Video: Freelance Whales "Generator 2nd Floor"

Queens-based Freelance Whales debuted their new video for “Generator 2nd Floor” today. Check ‘er out and DL the mp3 here.

Cops Bust "Operation Lude Behavior": Quaaludes in Greenpoint

A lab on Kent Street in Greenpoint was raided on Wednesday for allegedly serving as a “pivotal meeting point” in a $3.5-million Qualludes manufacturing and distribution network. Hello, 1976!

Tonight: NYC Discusses Waterfront Plan, Go Make Noise for Waterfront Concerts

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There’s a kick-off meeting tonight for Vision 2020, a year-long initiative that plans to outline the future of New York City’s waterfront properties. This is your best chance yet this year to show up and advocate for a permanent place on the water for concerts & events.
As Jelly wrote in their recent Jelly Roll, “This is a great opportunity to make some noise and demand the park we were promised in the 2005 Waterfront Rezoning agreement – and believe it or not, when people show up en mass it makes a big difference.”
A source there noted the reason a skate park exists at the McCarren Park Pool is because skaters made some noise at a planning meeting for the pool. So, it works.
Tonight’s meeting is at Murry Bergtraum High School (411 Pearl Street, Manhattan) from 6:00 to 8:30 pm.
If you can’t make that, State Senator Dan Squadron is looking for community input “on legislative and community priorities” this Sunday, April 11th from 2:00 to 5:00 pm at the Borough of Manhattan Community College (199 Chambers Street, Manhattan). His district covers lower Manhattan, which is why the meeting is there, and parts of Brooklyn alongside the East River from Greenpoint to Carrol Gardens, give or take.
Learn all about NYC’s waterfront initiatives at www.nyc.gov/waterfront.

"The Williamsburg"

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Sure, the caption is technically grammatically correct, but still. In other news, the waterfront is now open for the season?
via the Lens Blog