Gay Pride NYC 2014 Events: All the big shindigs for Pride Month

From the Pride Parade and Dyke March, to the Pier Dance and more, here's where you'll be celebrating Gay Pride in NYC this month

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Celebrants at the NYC Pride March

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It's Gay Pride Month in NYC, which means gays from around the globe will unite for a month of LGBT love with all the gay dances, queer parties, LGBT fundraisers and rallies your gay heart can handle. And, of course, there's the big Gay Pride March on Sunday, June 29. So strap on your dancing—or walking—shoes (or anything else that needs strapping on) and get ready to celebrate.

The Lion King

Critics' pick

Director-designer Julie Taymor takes a reactionary Disney cartoon about the natural right of kings—in which the circle of life is putted against a queeny villain and his jive-talking ghetto pals—and transforms it into a gorgeous celebration of color and movement. The movie’s Elton John–Tim Rice score is expanded with African rhythm and music, and through elegant puppetry, Taymor populates the stage with an amazing menagerie of beasts; her audacious staging expands a simple cub into the pride of Broadway, not merely a fable of heredity but a celebration of heritage.—Adam Feldman

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Minskoff Theatre, Midtown West Until Thursday December 31 2015

9/11 Memorial Guided Walking Tour

This walking tour in the Financial District of Manhattan covers historic buildings including Federal Hall and the New York Stock Exchange, as well as September 11 memorials such as the Steel Beam Cross. Two versions are offered (90-minutes or two-and-a-half-hours), with both finishing at Ground Zero. The latter option includes timed admission to the 9/11 Memorial. See website for specific times. RECOMMENDED: See all September 11 memorial events

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The 9/11 Memorial and Museum, Financial District Until Thursday December 31 2015

Lyft brings low-cost car service to Brooklyn and Queens

We mustache you a question: Wouldn't you love a car-service app that allows you to snag a ride for a cheap fee or donation? Well, you're in luck. Lyft, a hail-a-ride start-up founded in San Francisco, is bringing affordable car services to Brooklyn and Queens this Friday. Just look for the puffy pink mustache on every Lyft car—drivers use it to identify themselves. Though it sometimes may not seem like it, Manhattan yellow cabs are like rats on subway tracks: They're everywhere. Because of this, Lyft has chosen to focus its services in boroughs outside Manhattan: specifically Brooklyn and Queens. Lyft will be going up against the well-established Uber, which just announced it'll be cutting its fares by 20 percent. But with Lyft giving out free rides during its first two weeks in NYC, Uber will have a real competitor on their hands. Lyft is planning to have 500 drivers available by the time the service launches this weekend, with rides ranging up to 60 miles in any direction. The major difference between Lyft and Uber is that the former doesn’t employ any official cabdrivers or limo chauffeurs. Instead, Lyft is all about recruiting everyday people. As long as you're willing to do background check (because safety!), and have your own car and a current license, you're eligible to earn some extra cash as a Lyft driver. Riders should note, however, that Lyft is currently in "ongoing discussion" about its move to New York due to the fact that the company doesn't yet have a licens

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By: Jaz Joyner will now deliver food and beer in Central Park

Lazy picnickers rejoice! Starting today, will deliver snacks and booze straight to your favorite Central Park sunbathing spot. Gone are the days of packing cold-cut sandwiches into Ziploc bags and lugging coolers full of beer, or leaving the park to meet a Seamless messenger at a specific address. No, instead order hot wings, panini, burgers and even chicken pot pie—plus smoothies and frozen lemonade—for your Great Lawn gathering and kick back in the grass. Delivery hours are 11am–8pm from now through Labor Day, so you can meet friends for a boozy Sunday brunch in Sheep’s Meadow or a post-work pizza party at Strawberry Fields. As long as you’re between 66th and 86th Streets and West of the Loeb Central Boathouse, your delivery picnic is possible. Set a specific meeting point with your delivery guy (i.e. don’t tell him you’re “near a big tree”) and you’re good to go—er, stay put in the park. delivery zone for Central Park Check out a few highlights from the menu, and then get outside: Picnic PackagesVitamin G(rease): bacon and egg sandwich, coffee, Gatorade, Advil, $10.99Made in the Shade: garden salad, Portobello mushroom quesadilla, berry smoothies, fruit salad, giant cookie, $40.99Hot ‘n’ Cold: Amstel Light 12-pack, cheese pizza, ice, $60.99Summer Lovin’: fruit salad, antipasto salad, ricky lemonades giant cookie, $19 BeerBudweiser, $2.75Bud Light, $2.75Samuel Adams, $3.25Amstel Light, $3.25Corona, $3.25Beck’s, $3.25Heineken, $3.25 BurgersC

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By: Rheanna O'Neil Bellomo

Time Out's picks for New York Restaurant Week, summer 2014

Prep your stomachs! New York Restaurant Week is back for its warm-weather incarnation, offering New Yorkers three-course lunches and dinners at Manhattan’s top-notch restaurants for only a fraction of the usual price (lunch is $25 and dinner a cool $38). While the full line-up of participating restaurants can be found here, these are our picks for your Restaurant Week reservation must-haves. Butter Midtown: Run by Iron Chef and Food Network star Alex Guarnaschelli, this midtown outpost uses greenmarket offerings to create their seasonal menu—they will offer lunch and dinner Monday through Friday. The Cecil: Harlem's Afro-Asian-American brasserie will offer its globe-trotting eats for dinner from Monday through Friday. Clement: Tucked inside the Peninsula New York, the American restaurant will host lunch and dinner every weekday during Restaurant Week. Costata: Meaning “rib eye” in Italian, this SoHo steakhouse also offers seafood and their signature hand-made pastas to go along with their meatier entrees, available for weekday lunch. The Gander: Also serving up lunch Monday through Friday is Jesse Schenker’s contemporary American restaurant-bar in the Flatiron District. Il Mulino Uptown: Founded over 20 years ago by Fernando and Gino Masci, Il Mulino is a Restaurant Week regular--they will be serving their Italian plates for lunch at their uptown location every weekday. Lafayette: Dine at this beautifully-lit French restaurant-bakery for lunch all of Restaurant Week.

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By: Sarah Weldon

Catch three free concerts at Hudson River Park this month

Another of New York's summer institutions is finally back with three free concerts. Previous RiverRocks series have offered indie-rock luminaries like Ted Leo and Deerhunter, and this year's lineup doesn't disappoint, with a trio of big-name British bands heading the bill. Wild Beasts + Mutual Benefit + DJ Bill Pearis (July 10) Four records deep into a remarkably solid career, the Mercury Prize–nominated Wild Beasts will headline tonight's show. Their last two albums have inspired Brits to hitch themselves to the electro bandwagon, and their latest LP, Present Tense, is laden with dark, uneasy synths. Tender indie-folk collective Mutual Benefit opens, and the night starts with a DJ set by BrooklynVegan editor Bill Pearis. Teenage Fanclub + Honeyblood + Saint Rich (July 24) Teenage Fanclub may go down in history as a perfect example of music writers' folly: in 1991, Spin named their album, Bandwagonesque, the magazine's pick for album of the year, ahead of a little record called Nevermind (spoiler alert: Nirvana got the last laugh). Teenage Fanclub's moment at the top was short, and the Seattle grunge wave swept the Scottish rockers away. But the underrated Big Star sound-alikes have persevered, releasing their ninth album in 2010. They are supported here by jangly, lo-fi duo Honeyblood and Jersey's Southern-fried Saint Rich. Temples + Here We Go Magic + Spires (Aug 7) English psych-rock quartet Temples formed only two years ago, but they've already won the admiration of Oa

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By: Gabrielle Bruney

Celebrate six days of gravy fries at Mile End Deli’s Poutine Week

To celebrate its home state’s favorite snack, the Canadian-style sandwich shop Mile End will offer limited-edition fries at both the Brooklyn and Manhattan outposts next week. From Tuesday, July 15 to Sunday, July 20 owner and Montreal native Noah Bernamoff will add beef tongue and salsa verde to a chilaquiles poutine, American cheese sauce to the chopped smoked meat burger variety, plus more nontraditional fry condiments atop the Thanksgiving, General Tso’s and foie gras options. This isn’t the first time cheese curds have held the spotlight at the delicatessen, which also celebrated Canada’s La Poutine Week in February with inventive off-shoots like hot dog poutine. Chow your way through the cheesy goodness and get bonus points (literally) if you eat every style: a completed loyalty punch card will earn you a complementary classic poutine, which is exactly what you need after a week of gut-busting gravy fries. C’est la vie.

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By: Rheanna O'Neil Bellomo

Fendi is now selling purses in vending machines

What do a bag of M&Ms and a Fendi bag have in common? Double letter monograms, an assortment of tantalizing bright colors, the power to console you after a breakup… and now, they’re both stocked in vending machines. Yep. The storied Italian house replaced candy with high fashion inside dispensers in its new Soho pop-up, which just opened on the corner of Green and Prince Streets. The swap is a surprise, given that creative director Karl Lagerfeld famously shuns junk food (too many calories, darling). Fendi hopes the reference to Cheetos and Doritos will entice more millennials to splurge on its goods—"it" bags like the Baguette and the Peekaboo dangle from shiny metal tongs inside the vending machines, while glitzy neon signs in the store read #FENDISOHO. Because millennials love a good hashtag, #amiright? If Fendi sticks with selfie star Cara Delevinge as its campaign model, the storefront windows should prove to be Instagram gold. But we’ll probably stick with our M&Ms, thanks. Through December 31st at 122 Greene St.

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By: Lindsay Leboyer

10 super-cool things to do this weekend (July 11–13)

Fri July 11 NYC Parks Summer Movie Series: Coraline 3D at Maria Hernandez ParkBring a blanket and venture into a secret world in this Neil Gaiman penned modern classic of a children’s movie. Prospect Heights Music Festival at The Way StationThis first annual indie fest will be like being given a live sample of some of the best up-and-coming artists to test out for your new playlist. Karaoke on the Boardwalk at Coney Island BoardwalkWhy not combine the awesomeness that is the Wonder Wheel with your love of belting at the top of your lungs to your favorite hits? Sat July 12 Huey Lewis & the News at Citi FieldHuey Lewis is playing at Citi Field directly after the Mets-versus-Marlins game, combining ’80s nostalgia with baseball. A Bikeable Feast in various locationsWhat could be better than biking around Brooklyn at sunset? How about a delicious locally-sourced meal made for you directly after? Coney Island on Tap at MCU ParkThis craft beer fest features over 100 of the finest libations. ‘Nuff said. 4Knot Festival After-Party at Webster HallLow Key hosts a night of hip-hop featuring California native Ab Soul. Sun July 13 Bastille Day on 60th Street at various locationsIndulge your inner Francophile during this celebration of French national pride. Oui oui! THE SALON: Pièce de Résistance at Rebel NYCThe Hot Sardines and Gordon Webster Blues Quartet provide the swinging tunes at this jazzy Bastille Day party. The Outsiders Screening at Habana OutpostWhat could top seeing a movie

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By: Ned Hepburn

2014 Emmy Awards: And the NYC nominees are….

The Oscars of T.V. are still a way away, taking placed August 25 in LA, but Emmy buzz is already sky-high, with nominations announced this morning by The Mindy Project heroine Mindy Kaling and The Voice host Carson Daly. Before you start bemoaning the WTF snubs (no Emmy Rossum for Shameless? Nothing for Orphan Black star Tatiana Maslany? What are you smoking, Academy of Television?!) and happy surprises (big ups to Martin Freeman, who scored double nominations for Fargo and Sherlock), we’ve got to point out that there’s an awful lot of lovin’ bestowed on New York in this year’s nominee lineup: Saturday Night Live: Two words: Kate McKinnon. SNL’s breakout star deservedly nabbed a nomination for Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series. Elsewhere, the sketch classic was nominated for Outstanding Variety Series, a slew of guests (Melissa McCarthy, Jimmy Fallon, Tina Fey) were nominated for their respective hosting stints, and the rip-roaring “Home for the Holidays (Twin Bed)” got a surprise nom for Best Original Song. Orange is the New Black: Centered on uppity NYC soapmaker turned hillbilly-stabbing convict Piper Chapman (Taylor Schilling), the prison dramedy scored a Lead Actress nod for Schilling, Supporting Actress Kate Mulgrew and a spot for Outstanding Comedy Series, as well as a slew of Guest Actress noms: Natasha Lyonne, Uzo "Crazy Eyes" Aduba and a history-making Laverne Cox (the first transgender person to be nominated). The Normal Heart: The HBO mini-series—centered

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By: Christina Izzo

A new summer shopping market pops up in Greenpoint

There are plenty of weekend shopping markets in NYC. And here's a new one to add to your shopping list: the BFF-themed Greenpoint Summer Market, which is set to debut Sunday, July 20. is hosting the event at the Greenpoint Loft, featuring more than 60 vendors. Look for fragrances from Brooklyn Groove Perfumes, unique jewelry from Acre Goods and desserts from Pie Corps. And because it wouldn't be a Sunday funday without some shopping and a few refreshments, belly up to the bar for Brooklyn Brewery Beer and homemade white sangria. In addition to shopping and food, the market is planning free activities like photo booths, nail art stations and a craft table where you can make friendship bracelets. (See? There's where the BFF theme fits in). Also worth noting: This loft boasts amazing views of Brooklyn and Manhattan, so this might be the only market in the city where the scenery is just as inspiring as the goods for sale.   Greenpoint Summer Market, Greenpoint Loft, 67 West St, fifth floor. July 20 1–7pm.

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By: Dana Reszutek

New York’s only secret bookshop loses its lease

In a prewar apartment building on the Upper East Side, a trove of literature known as Brazenhead Bookshop will soon be ousted. Originally located on Atlantic Avenue in Brooklyn, Brazenhead’s initial incarnation gave author Jonathan Lethem his first job some 30-odd years ago, then owner Michael Seidenberg moved to a commercial space on the Upper East Side. After that, rent quadrupled, so he moved the shop’s contents to his apartment. He and his wife eventually relinquished the space to the books. With three rooms populated not by people but by books, it may be a true bibliophile’s dream but one that's the result of New York rent raises. Seidenberg recently announced to his Facebook friends (one of the best ways to find the shop’s address and find out about gatherings is to “friend” the owner) that the shop has lost its lease and will no longer exist in its current locale come October 31. On social media, the shop's owner and its fans already mourn with notes like, “What did I think the end of times was gonna be like?” and “There should be more Brazenhead, more CBGB and less assholes.” But of course, Goonies and book-lovers never say die, so like St. Mark’s Bookshop before, Brazenhead is looking for support. On its brand-new website, fans can sign up for updates on the eviction and Seidenberg’s future plans. In the meantime, Seidenberg will continue selling books and hosting salons through October. But you’ll have to get the address yourself.

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By: Tiffany Gibert

Go behind the scenes of Time Out New York’s sex shoot!

Turns out when you ask for volunteers to remove their clothes and lie on top of a bunch of nude strangers, New Yorkers are surprisingly willing. To create the cover of our Naked Truth About Sex issue, photographer Wesley Mann shot 46 fearless peeps for nearly nine hours at Pier 59 at Chelsea Piers. They are real people—not models, not actors—representing a variety of shapes, sizes, backgrounds and orientations. They are you and me. (Well, you and me, only a little bit braver.) For the full story on how New Yorkers are doing the dirty these days (hint: a lot of them are probably going here), check out this week’s issue of Time Out New York, on stands now. (And to learn just what kind of NYC lover you are, take our highly scientific quiz!) Video credit: Dan Wang  

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By: Carla Sosenko

27 awesome things happening in New York this Week (July 14—July 17)

Mon July 14 Coney Island Flicks on the Beach: E.T.; Coney Island Yes, this famed stretch of sand has more to offer than hot dogs and sideshow freaks. It also has adorable aliens who are addicted to chocolate. French Restaurant Week ; Various Locations French cuisine is a lot more than frog legs and catty waiters. It's quite FRANCly delicious. See what we did there? Franc? Hey, these captions can't all be home runs, people. Rosas/Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker; Gerard W. Lynch Theater (at John Jay College) 
Belgium-based Anna Teresa De Keersmaeker revisits four earlier iconic dance works. HOT! Festival; Dixon Place
 This festival will be HOT!, in all caps, with an exclamation point, so you know damn well it's gonna be a good party. Get your groove on with your pants on (or off), as seems appropriate. Taste of the Terminal; Grand Central Terminal Ever wonder what Grand Central Terminal tastes like? Enjoy free tastings from select Grand Central shops and restaurants every Monday in July. Kegs & Kluckers; Brooklyn Brewery Show your love for local home brewers and chicken keepers at this egg-cellent event. We’re so punny! Night Train with Wyatt Cenac; Littlefield This weekly stand-up showcase is hosted with a cool head and a warm heart by former Daily Show correspondent Wyatt Cenac. Bruno Mars + Pharrell Williams; Madison Square Garden (Jul 14-15) Two singers that you and your mom can agree on will be performing under the same roof. Need we say more?   Tues July 15

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By: Jaz Joyner

Girl, are you the F train? Our favorite transit-related insults

New Yorkers love trains. In fact, we love trains so much that we've started incorporating our favorite rides in our insults. Here's a few that have been heard around the TONY office!  Girl, are you the F train? Because you're never there when I need you, and when you are, you're a hot mess.  Boy, are you the R train? Because you haven't worked in two years.  Girl, are you the L train? Because there's so many hipsters in you it's shameful. Boy, are you the G train? Because you never, ever go outside of your borough and you're a colossal disappointment.  Girl, are you the S train? Because you're never gonna go very far.  Boy, are you the 1 train? Because you're way too busy but very well connected.  Girl, are you the A train? Because what the fuck is that smell.  Boy, are you the E train? Because I don't see myself going very far with you at night.  Girl, are you the C train? Because you saved my ass getting home the other night.  Boy, are you the 2, 4 or 5 train? Because you confuse the living fuck out of me.  Girl, are you the J or Z train? Because you have an identity crisis.  Boy, are you the 7 local train? Because ain't nobody got time for that.  Girl, are you the LIRR? Because you're the manic pixie dream train in that you make escapism way too convenient. Boy, are you the 6 train? Because you're not as good as reports say you are. Girl, are you the planned Second Avenue T train? Because you're taking forever to come. Boy, are you the M train? Because yo

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By: Ned Hepburn

Get out of town: The best theater festivals and shows outside of NYC

In the summer, New York can stink. Literally. Uncollected garbage wafts a toe-curling stank in your face as you make your sweaty way to shows that probably don’t even want to see, anyway. If the show was any good, would it be opening in the summer? There are worthy offerings, of course: Lincoln Center Festival brings Kabuki and Cate Blanchett to town (not in the same show, mind you). And despite the recent glut of King Lears, we are eager to see John Lithgow in Central Park. But what if you just need to get out of the city, but you still want to see a show? Here’s our handy weekender playgoer guide. Don’t have a car? Not to worry—we’ll get you there.What is it?Bard SummerScape 2014 through August 17What’s on?Love in the Wars is the theatrical attraction this year (SummerScape is primarily devoted to music and opera; this year’s central composer is Franz Schubert). Based on German playwright Heinrich von Kleist’s 1808 tragedy Penthesilea, John Banville’s adaptation takes a cold, hard look at sex, gender and the human propensity for violence. The stark and stunning production is directed by the wonderful Ken Russ Schmoll and stars one of our favorite downtown performers, the formidable Birgit Huppuch (pictured above). Love in the Wars runs through July 20 at the Frank Gehry-designed Fisher Center for the Performing Arts on Bard College campus, about two hours north of the city.How the hell do I get there?Usually getting to Bard College means taking Amtrak to Rhinecliff then a $

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By: David Cote

Where to watch the World Cup final on Sunday

Yes, people—you’ve filled in all but one of the blank spaces on your World Cup wall chart, wept with joy at the sheer beauty of that goal/that footballer’s haircut/that fourth beer, and now you nearly understand the offside rule. It can only mean one thing: The World Cup 2014 final takes place on Sunday. And let there be no doubt, this will be one hell of a game, matching the two strongest futbol teams on the planet: Germany and Argentina. So, because we love you, we’ve put together a list of the top five viewing spots for this Sunday’s showdown, including a dedicated German biergarten and an Argentine enclave. So you can have your steak and eat it, as it were. And if you're thirsty for even more, check out the 20 best New York bars for watching the action, or our pick of outdoor World Cup viewing parties. Gooooooooooooaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaallll!!!!Radegast HallThis rambunctious Williamsburg Biergarten has romped its way through the World Cup, showing the game on massive screens in both its beer halls. The venue has been rammed to the rafters throughout the tournament, so you’ll want to arrive in good time for this German final. Order one of the Hall’s delicious artisanal sausages, a tall bier and some sauerkraut, and bellow as loudly as you can. (113 North 3rd St, Williamsburg, 718-963-3973) NovecentoArgentina fans will flock to this Soho bistro, which opens up its second floor for the Cup and shows the game on two projectors. Just think: the beautiful game, massive steaks, an

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By: Sophie Harris

Goodbye, Tommy Ramone

Everyone knows that the Ramones gave rock & roll a new attitude, a new fashion and a new name, all handily referred to as punk. But what makes their music so enduring, and endearing, is how classic it sounds: Flail around to “Blitzkrieg Bop,” “Judy Is a Punk” or “Sheena Is a Punk Rocker,” and you’re responding to the same primal pulse that fueled “Johnny B. Goode.”Tommy Ramone—the band’s best-known drummer and last surviving original member, who died yesterday of bile-duct cancer at age 62—was arguably the man most responsible for that pulse. Originally, it was Joey, the band’s future iconic frontman, who sat behind the kit. But that wasn’t a good fit, so the Ramones’ then-manager, a Hungarian Jew born Erdélyi Tamás, took over, and in the process, helped the band’s world-beating early tunes to breathe. The group’s signature hip-shaking swing is unthinkable without Tommy’s laid-back drive.Tommy drummed on and co-produced the first three Ramones albums—1976’s self-titled debut, and 1977’s Leave Home and Rocket to Russia—but later stepped back to his initial behind-the-scenes role. (He cited the “depressing” nature of touring as one reason for the decision.) In his later years, he was a chilled-out NYC fixture, who played mandolin and sang in the folk duo Uncle Monk. Tommy was always happy to reminisce about the group that made him famous, as he demonstrated in 2012, when he dropped by our office to play and discuss Ramones staple “Rockaway Beach.”We leave you with a clip of the

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By: Hank Shteamer

Kerry Diamond and Rob Newton open fried-chicken-focused Wilma Jean

Empire builders Rob Newton and Kerry Diamond are playing a game of musical chairs down on Smith Street: Their Vietnamese joint, Nightingale 9, is moving to the former Seersucker space to make room for this newcomer, a casual spin-off of their Southern-fried hit. On the menu, fried chicken is king, served as a dinner platter, in a sandwich or on a stick. Comfort-food classics like corn bread, cheddar-cheese grits and tater tots round out the offerings, alongside lighter salads like a raw-collard-and-roasted-peanuts combo. Natural light floods the minimally adorned space, which gets a boost of Deep South hospitality courtesy of communal tables and original Hatch Show Print pieces. 345 Smith St at Carroll St, Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn (718-422-0444)   MENU Fried ChickenChicken on a stick, $5Chicken breast with buttermilk dressing, $6Chicken thigh with buttermilk dressing, $4Drumstick with buttermilk dressing, $3Half chicken dinner with coleslaw and one side, $14 SandwichesFried chicken sandwich on a potato roll, $7Fried bologna sandwich, $5Burger, $6Cheeseburger, $7Bacon cheeseburger, $8Double burger, $10 SidesSmashed and fried red bliss potatoes, $3Hand-cut seasoned fries or tator tots, $3Coleslaw, $3Potato salad, $3Cheddar cheese grits, $4Mac-n-cheese, $4Cornbread, $2Carolina field pea and cherry tomato salad, $4Braised collards with country ham, $4Baked beans, $4 Salads and AppetizersRaw collard and roasted peanut salad, $6Iceberg salad with blue cheese, bacon and butte

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By: Rheanna O'Neil Bellomo

New to home video and streaming: The Immigrant, Snowpiercer and Under the Skin

It’s been a banner summer for cinephiles; this weekend was no exception. Viewers saw an army of CGI simians raging against their human masters (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes) as well as the vividly emotional spectacle of watching a Texas kid grow into a college-bound adult (Boyhood). But there were great things happening off the big screen, too, as three of our favorite recent movies now arrive on streaming services and Blu-ray. We’re big fans of writer-director James Gray (Two Lovers) and he outdid himself with his period melodrama The Immigrant, starring Marion Cotillard as a Ellis Island refugee who gets involved with a con artist in 1920s Manhattan. Beautifully photographed by the great cinematographer Darius Khondji, the film debuts on Netflix after a limited theatrical run. (Check out our list of other recent additions to the streaming service here.) Over the weekend, another movie came to home video—though, in a unique twist, not as it was losing theatrical venues, but gaining them. You can watch Bong Joon-ho’s inventive dystopian thriller Snowpiercer—which features Captain America himself, Chris Evans, as the leader of a revolution aboard a train populated by the last remnants of humanity—in the multiplex or on your personal monitor of choice via Amazon and other such services. This is all part of a new release strategy being tested by the film’s American distributor, The Weinstein Company. Though the movie is a thrilling big-screen experience, it’s nice to know yo

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By: Keith Uhlich

The Bessies announces nominees for outstanding emerging choreographer award

On July 16 at 6pm, the Bessies will select the winner of its outstanding emerging choreographer award from the following dance artists: Rashida Bumbray, Jessica Lang, Jen Rosenblit and Gillian Walsh. As usual, this is a somewhat confusing list: Lang, who recently formed her own company, spent years creating dozens of dances on the regional ballet circuit. What’s emerging about that? In any case, along with the announcement, the press conference—open to all—will also include the unveiling of 2013-14 Bessies nominees in categories of outstanding production, outstanding performer, outstanding visual design, outstanding composition or sound design and outstanding revived work. Those on hand for remarks and presentations include Lane Harwell, Lucy Sexton and Annie-B Parson. The conference will be held at held at Gibney Dance Center’s Studio H Theater, 280 Broadway (enter at 53 Chambers St between Broadway and Elk St).

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By: Gia Kourlas

G train riders beware: the summer service disruption begins next week

  The G train’s much-dreaded service suspension begins next Friday, leaving residents of Greenpoint and Long Island City no option but the ever-frustrating MTA shuttle buses. If you thought riding the G caused sweating and anguish before, your love/hate (or maybe just hate?) relationship with the line is about to get more complicated. For five weeks, beginning at 10:30 p.m. on July 25, northbound trains will go no farther than Nassau Ave; there will be no service at Greenpoint Ave., 21 St. or Court Square. And this isn’t just a weekend thing—it’s 24/7 until Tuesday, September 2. According to the MTA, the closure is due to Sandy-related repairs to the Greenpoint Tube, which connects North Brooklyn and Queens. During the storm, the tunnel was flooded with 3 million gallons of salt water; though the MTA got G service running again, the agency did not have time for the long-term repairs that would make the system less vulnerable to future storms. As many disgruntled riders are all-too-aware, the MTA has already been working on the tunnel on the weekends. The agency did increase weekday service last month, however, and said these 5 weeks were picked for the most intense work because they have historically had the lowest subway ridership. So here are your options, G train riders. Maybe after this you’ll be a little more grateful for the G, flaws and all. Or maybe you’ll just move. - Shuttle bus service along Manhattan Ave., between the Nassau Ave and Court Sq stations, stopping

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By: Dana Varinsky

Five up-and-coming local bands to see this summer

Our summer concerts feature gives you the run-down on all the big-name touring acts hitting NYC this season. But rather than search for imported commercial talent, consider diverting your attention and funds locally to these NYC-grown acts who have been making waves over the past year. All are playing shows across the next few weeks in smaller venues and DIY spots—perfect for exploring. Frankie Cosmos: July 18 at Radio BushwickWith over 40 lo-fi releases, Frankie Cosmos (born Greta Klein, pictured, far left) is a prolific Bandcamp-er. The 19-year-old's brand of twee indie rock comes out in brief one-to-two-minute bursts, chronicling the little pains we stumble through on our way to bigger plans. Take “Buses Splash with Rain”—a song about being the kind of girl buses splash with rain—where she starts out a little dejectedly:“Look, Mom, I’m hobbling through / I’m gonna be a painter too.” Catch Cosmos at Radio Bushwick amid a sprawling 19-band lineup as the Brooklyn music and art magazine Gigawatts celebrates its first anniversary with a weekend long festival. See a few cuts from last month’s Frankie Cosmos performance at Brooklyn’s Northside Festival here: GHXST: July 19 at Silent BarnOver fuzzed-out guitars that seem to portend the coming apocalypse, singer GHXST Shelley X’s smokey croon calls in the four horsemen. The bleak descriptor hardly does justice to the band's frigidly dystopian tones, and though GHXST sits at some sinister intersection of doom and grunge, certain

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By: Rohan Samarth

Warning: This Derek Jeter All-Star ad will give you serious goosebumps

Nike’s Jordan brand—one of Derek Jeter’s longtime sponsors—rolled out one fitting tribute to the famed, career-long Yankee shortstop, just in time for his 14th and final MLB All-Stars Game Tuesday night. The chill-inducing 90-second ad starts with an at-bat introduction by the late, great Bob Sheppard and gives way to a parade of salutes to the retiring legend from opposing teams (that’s Red Sox pitcher Jon Lester kicking things off), big-name athletes (Tiger Woods, Michael Jordan) and plenty of notable New Yorkers: off the bat, we spotted Billy Crystal, Jay Z, former NYC mayor Rudy Guiliani, Knicks’ forward Carmelo Anthony, director Spike Lee and, most touchingly, Jeter’s former Yankees manager Joe Torre and ex-teammates Mariano Rivera, Jorge Posada, Andy Pettitte and Tino Martinez. Watch the full spot and tip your own cap to one of baseball's most beloved players—yes, you should be grabbing the Kleenex right about now.

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