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–It turns out that Matt Restuccia of the right-wing oi band Lonewolf and a member of a white supremacist group known as “211 Crew” was DJ’ing at Clockwork Bar Saturday night. Members of 211 Crew are accused of attacking two Columbia grad students outside the bar. The owner, who earlier this week spoke out against hate groups, says he did not know about Restuccia’s background. The owner, Frank Scotto, said Restuccia is now banned from the bar. Meanwhile, Restuccia spoke out on social media, claiming the incident has been overblown. [Gothamist]

–Governor Cuomo kills the plastic bag fee legislation enacted by the New York City Council. The bill’s sponsors, local Council member Margaret Chin and Brooklyn Council member Brad Lander, said, “We fought plastic bags, and for now, plastic bags won.” [New York Times]

–A tenant with AIDS has filed a lawsuit against an arm of Starrett Development claiming that she was denied a rental subsidy. Starrett is developing one of the huge new residential towers in the Two Bridges area. A spokesperson denied the allegations and said the company does accept applications for rental subsidies. [Daily News]

–Pete Wells awards the new Doyers Street restaurant, Chinese Tuxedo, two stars. Yes there are service problems and not every dish is on target, but he’s generally impressed with the chef’s untraditional take on Chinese cuisine. “On some nights,” he writes, “the crowd is a mix of white people here simply because it’s new, and Chinese families tentatively poking at the fried eggplant and pork dumplings topped with flying fish roe. They look as if they are trying to decide whether this is really Chinese food.” [New York Times]

–Bangkok Center Grocery on Mosco Street, “is a standby for people passionate about Thai food, including some of the city’s top chefs.” [New York Times]

–An interview with Simon Hammerstein on the 10 year anniversary of “The Box.” [Cool Hunting]

–Spotted in Eldridge Street club Rumpus Room: “Mike -Hot-Pence,” who is “pro-choice, pro-environment and gay.” [Page Six]

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