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Silent Barn space may go to Educated Little Monsters

This and other developments from a meeting with NYC's new Night Mayor in Bushwick...

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photo by @LJLKJL
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“Gentrify This” mural w/ The Clash & CBGB homage painted outside NoLIta Rag & Bone store

"Now, stores open and shut, tenants come and go. It has become a block for the rich. All that color has faded into money green" -- Omni NYC (who painted the mural).

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Silent Barn doesn’t want to be a luxury apartment amenity (update: Nooklyn responds)

Nooklyn, a "thoughtfully designed technology for searching apartments, roommates and neighborhoods," is currently hyping Silent Barn's proximity to Bushwick luxury apartments The Saint Marks. The DIY venue is not happy.

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Spike Lee talks gentrification, ‘motherfucking hipsters’ (listen)

"People want live in Fort Greene. People wanna live in Clinton Hill. The Lower East Side, they move to Williamsburg, they can't even afford fuckin', motherfuckin' Williamsburg now because of motherfuckin' hipsters...

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Mars Bar closed

Back in January, we mentioned that legendary East Village dive bar Mars Bar was set to close. Yesterday the venue reportedly closed for good...

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