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Sean Blaise takes on Rockaways gentrification in ‘Che Guevara’

Rockaway, Queens rapper (and sometimes BV contributor) Sean Blaise is a founding member of the Strong Currents crew. He picked up some local buzz for his anti-gentrification anthem "Fuck Out the Rock," and last week he put out a new video/single, "Che G...

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Brooklyn Night Bazaar closing by June (there goes another North Brooklyn music venue)

Brooklyn Night Bazaar's landlord let them know that a new tenant is taking over their Brooklyn space and they need to be out by June 1st...

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Rockaway Arts Fest happening this summer; Patti Smith reading on opening day

Patti Smith in Austin in 2013 (more by Sarah Frankie Linder)

According to Gothamist, to commemorate the reopening of Fort Tilden--closed since Hurricane Sandy--the National Park Service, Rockaway Artists Alliance, Jamaica Bay-Rockaway Parks Conservancy and MoMa PS1 are teaming up to present the Rockaway Arts Fest, an event that will run from late June through Labor Day and feature work from local and "internationally acclaimed artists...

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Mike D spent his birthday helping out in Rockaway Beach

Mike D & Sam Talbot working a grill in the Rockaways (cheftalbot20)

Thanks to Richard Young for pointing us to this picture of Beastie Boy Mike D helping out on his 46th birthday in Rockaway Beach yesterday (11/20)...

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Park Slope Armory no longer a shelter, but you can volunteer to help Sandy Relief via CBE (just be careful)

No more shelter at the Park Slope Amory. DNA Info reports:The Hurricane Sandy evacuees that were staying at the Park Slope Armory YMCA have moved out of the building and it will reopen soon to YMCA members -- but officials don't know exactly when...

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Park Slope Armory still needs volunteers

I've tweeted a lot about this over the past two weeks, and mentioned it in some posts, but one easy place to help out for residents of Park Slope, Windsor Terrace and the surrounding areas is at the Park Slope Armory shelter (usually a YMCA) which is located on 15th Street between 7th & 8th (in Brooklyn, you can't miss it)...

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Help clean the Rockaways Saturday (with John Legend)

The Rockaways, post-Sandy (more by Gretchen Robinette)

THIS IS HAPPENING SATURDAY:Join We Care NYC, Reshma Saujani and our partners: Google, John Legend, New York Tech Meetup, Viacommunity, Uber, Popchips, Flavorpill, Enstitute, Levo League, Press Play Productions, Pencils of Promise, Agent of Change, LocalResponse, PlumAlley...

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Nor’easter approaches; Rockaway still needs us, as Anthony Weiner points out (info, pics, videos)

Jimmy McGovern, operations chief with New York City's Sanitation Department, is tasked with clearing what superstorm Sandy left smashed onto the streets of this neighborhood, where he has lived for the last 20 years...

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