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–The Bowery Presents crew prepares to open a new venue called Brooklyn Steel in Williamsburg. The opening comes as the successful Lower East Side-based company appears poised to be swallowed up by AEG Presents. [New York Times]

–Lower East Side performance artist Penny Arcade has taken her solo show, “Longing Lasts Longer,” to St. Ann’s Warehouse. Charles Isherwood says of her familiar anti-gentrification rant, “her funny, hectoring tone and her perky mien — she breaks into occasional bouts of funky dance now and then — bring a lively new perspective to an oft-heard plaint.” [New York Times]

–Two journalists are moving to a different neighborhood each month to learn how New Yorkers are confronting the realities of gentrification. [Curbed]

–Our own Traven Rice took part in a discussion at CUNY with Tom Finkelpearl, commissioner of the city Department of Cultural Affairs. [Times Ledger]

–Underground fashion kids love to hang out at Homies Wonderland on Essex Street. [Highsnobiety]

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