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Banksy has been putting up pieces around NYC for two weeks now. Some seem to be sticking around for a while, others vanished or were "defaced" within hours. At least one will stick around forever, or for as long as YouTube's servers will stick around. For most intents and purposes, probably forever. The probability of YouTube's servers going kaput is very, very low--but who knows, it's totally possible that YouTube could crash. Irrevocably crash....
As if you needed another reason to roll your eyes at a new Brooklyn development, a new luxury rental building named Colony 1209 is landing in Bushwick soon, "Brooklyn's new frontier." And it has a "Speakeasy" lounge! David Maundrell, president of Aptsandlofts.com, dished to DNAInfo that the complex will have a "landscaped courtyard, furnished roof deck, billiard lounge and fitness center." The development sits directly across the street from Bushwick Leaders High School near the...
Pumpkin Spiced Latte "season" brings back very awful memories for me. Like, when I worked for Starbucks ten years ago, I was forced to wear a pumpkin-colored apron. If I didn't want to wear the apron, well, I could wear a similarly tinted shirt. Or, when I started working for a local roaster and realized, after seeing how much we paid our farmers, that Starbucks was actually pretty evil when it came to sourcing...
Well, here's something to brighten your morning. Sort of. Gothamist reports today that a Bushwick bartender, Mandy Jo Reiner, was awarded $27,000 in her lawsuit against the NYPD, the result of an arrest by Officer Dennis Westbrook back in July. It just gets really, really weird from here. It will make you despise the NYPD more than you already (maybe, probably) do. Like this: Westbrook, an Iraq vet, posted a picture of him kissing...

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