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In an Increasingly Bike-Friendly City, BY SAM BLEIBERG Bike shops get us rolling. Whether they’re helping a beginner choose their first bike, keeping a trusty commuter on the road, or just serving as a quick pit stop for flat tires, a good bike shop can make getting around town a much more pleasant experience. What separates a great bike shop from an average one? It has less to do with the price tag on the bikes than the knowledge of the staff — and their willingness to understand your needs. A bike shop should be sensitive to the customer’s budget and provide the best value solution. That’s why every shop featured in this article provides bikes at all almost every price point, from entrylevel models around $300 and up to high-end models costing several thousand dollars. A great bike shop salesperson may even talk you down from a feather-light but uncomfortable racing bike to a workhorse that can handle Manhattan potholes on your commute up Eighth Ave. Another key element of any cyclery is Ph o by Photo b Sa Sam am Bl Bleiber Bleiberg ib g

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the mechanic shop. Depending epending on the th he significance of the repair, epair, your ur safetyy may be in the mechanic’ss h hands ass ssoon as you leave the shop. Don’t on’ n t rush the the magic! A busy shop will rarely bee able to turn around a same day repair other her than a flat tire or quick part installation. Loyalty pays dividends with a neighborhood shop. If you become a regular, they may even throw some grease on the chain for free, or install parts you purchase there at a discounted price. Shops will typically be more than happy to order parts online that they don’t have in-store. Almost every shop we visited cited the impact of the Citi Bike network as a boost to their business. Charlie, a manager at Danny’s Cycles, said he was not concerned with early warnings that Citi Bike would harm local bike shops. “I thought, ‘This is only going to advocate cycling even further and get people’s butts on bikes.’ A lot of people who started on Citi Bikes got into cycling. They started riding around, and it became a huge part of their lives. There’s some that converted into hardcore riders,” he said. If you’re looking to try out life on your own pair of wheels, or just get a

neglected bike rrunning again, neglect ected d bik ning again gain make sure to check out these local institutions. t ou lo ocal ins itution BICYCLE | 288 Seventh BIC BI CYCLE E HABITAT H Ave. | bicyclehabitat.com | This narrow Ave bi bicycllehabita space tuck tucked away on Seventh Ave. is ked chock full of functional bikes and an impressive collection of practical accessories. The Chelsea location opened three years ago, but the original Soho shop has been around for over 40 years. Many customers have traveled Uptown with the shop, and some have become return customers after buying bikes during their youth. “A lot of our customers from Soho moved up here. It’s like family with people who live or work in the neighborhood,” said Lia, who recently joined the Chelsea location. “We have lots of customers that came here and bought bikes as teens, and now they’re coming back as adults.” The shop stands out by making an effort to promote gender equity in cycling and fostering a comfortable environment for women. In addition to sponsoring Women Cycling New York City, Bicycle Habitat ensures that at least one female employee works at each location, including in the mechanic shops. “We have women working in all our City Media LLC


Interest in ‘Spoke’ Shops Spike shops. You don’t see women working in bicycle shops often,” Lia said. “It’s something you can feel. You walk into a bike store and the tenor is different. I can tell when no women work there.” Bicycle Habitat sells a variety of bikes. “It’s about trying to find out what people need, which is not always what they think they want,” Lia said. “Sorting out what actually fits their needs best so they can be happier on their bike.” AL’S CYCLE SOLUTIONS | 693 10th Ave. | alscyclesolutions.com | Al has held court in Hell’s Kitchen for or nine years, after finding in refuge in cyclingg ge while growing up in the area. The n T e shop sh has some of thee most affordable afforda dable options option ons on thiss list, offering lifetime adjustofferring g ffree ree li me adj djustments on bikes Individual bike above $300. $ Ind ndivid vidual members of the staff have expertise on m membe ers st e o a variety of cycling disciplines, includli g discipl ciplines es, iin ncludingg old-school o ol road racing, raci cing, BMX, BM MX, and a modern cycling technology. m rn cycl cling technology. Juan h has worked as wor rked at the shop for five years through y through thick and thin, having been fired twice and quit twice ing (“I was the problem, but we worked it,” he noted). Juan takes a pragmatic approach to helping customers at different levels, whether they are new to the sport, or looking for a professional road bike fitting. He cites the shop as a place where newcomers can gain comfort with cycling. “I hear people come in here that are twentysomething or thirtysomething, and they don’t know how to ride a bike,” he said. “They might start off doing spinning class. You have to get people aware of this mode of transportation.” Juan also worries for customers’ safety, especially beginners. He rides frequently from the Bronx, and has his eye set on a top-of-the-line electric shifting road bike — but he understands the challenges of inexperienced riders. “Some people can maneuver no problem,” he observed. “But for the general public, it’s best to put protected lanes in, especially now that you have a lot of people cycling.” ZEN BIKES | 134 W. 24th St. | zenbikes.com | Zen Bikes has been a Chelsea institution for 18 years, named after the feeling that owner John believes best describes the sensation of riding a bike. “We treat everybody the same, no matter if you’ve bought a bike here or not. You want them to feel comfortable,” City Media LLC

Bronx-based Juan has ridden to work at Al’s for five years, developing expertise in repairs, and an eye on cutting-edge road bike technology.

says a longtime friend of the say ys Jimmy, Jim owner. “Wherever I shop I want to feel o like this is a good place to hang out. And some of our customers are friends.” Staff mentioned Zen Bikes sells a fair number of children’s bikes, which was rare in comparison to other shops in Chelsea and Hell’s Kitchen. The store also welcomes dogs with treats and a K-9 staffer of its own. As a shop far from recreational paths like the Hudson River Greenway, Zen Bikes counts a large portion of its customer base as commuters — about half. One of the shops most popular offerings is a carbon-fiber bike with extra-large wheels originally designed for Midwest winters but equally prepared for tough city streets. “[Biking] has increased both because of the bike lanes, traffic, train delays – stuff like that. I think biking is an easier way to get around,” says Jimmy. DANNY’S CYCLES | 653 10th Ave. | dannyscycles.com | Danny’s Cycles in Hell’s Kitchen holds the unique position of being a chain location that has retained its individual character over the years. The Hell’s Kitchen location was created six years ago from Metro Bikes, which had existed a block away for over 30 years. One longtime Metro employee still works with the chain to this day. Now, the chain is set to transition to the hands of Trek, the American bicycle manufacturer. The staff expects to retain the same neighborhood bike shop culture that has kept the cyclery a neighborhood institution. Manager Charlie feels a spe

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Danny’s Cycles is transitioning to Trek ownership, and staff including Jillian (pictured here) plan to continue serving the neighborhood’s diverse ridership.

cial attachment to the working-class residents who the shop supports. “Our customers are mostly blue-collar people,” he said. “The city isn’t cheap to live in. We’re empathetic to those people and we are those people.” Another staff member, Jillian, echoed his sentiment. “People that come in here are usually avoiding paying a monthly MetroCard. Biking is their mode of transportation. They rely on it. They use it to save money,” she said. “This shop feels very neighborhood friendly. Everyone that comes in here says they live two blocks away.” In addition to the hybrids that are popular in stores across the board, as well as high-end road and mountain bikes, Charlie highlighted electronic pedal-assist bikes as a popular offering in the shop. “The shop has earned the distinction of being the number one destination for electric bikes,” he noted. “It’s mostly

people who want to make their commute easier or suffered some sort of injury and can’t bike like they used to. Then there’s the mom who wants to ride with her husband and friends who ride really fast, or the other way around.” Charlie described the importance of lasting repairs, saying, “The last thing I want is people coming back” with an issue with an adjustment. He decided to pursue a career in the cycling industry after losing weight in his first job at a bike shop, and now looks forward to helping others improve their lives through cycling. Jillian echoed the benefits to female customers of having a woman working the shop, and pointed out that increasing ridership among women poses a business opportunity for shops. “There’s a bonding thing,” she said. “It’s maybe a little encouraging or pleasant to see, ‘All right, there’s an industry for us.’ ”

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BY ANDY HUMM The New York Public Library’s LGBT Collections will be drawn from heavily next year for the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Rebellion. Tony Marx, president of the library, and members of the LGBT Initiative co-chaired by trustee Carey Maloney and Hermes Mallea, hosted a reception for LGBTQ leaders on Sept. 24 in the Trustees Room at the main branch on 42nd St. to preview two “milestone exhibitions” there: “Love and Resistance: Stonewall at 50,” set for

Feb. 14 through June 30 of next year, and “Walt Whitman,” which will be on display from March 29 through July 27. Jason Baumann, who heads the library’s LGBT Initiative, said the Stonewall exhibit will focus on LGBTQ life and activism from 1965 through ‘75. Carolyn Vega, who curates the library’s collection of English and American Literature, said the Whitman exhibit will mark the 200th anniversary of the poet’s birth. Marx noted that the library is home to

Carey Maloney (right), a New York Public Library trustee, was among the hosts of the Sept. 24 preview.

collections from the Mattachine Society, the Gay Activists Alliance, the Barbara Gittings and Kay Tobin Lahusen papers and photographs, ACT UP, the Gay Men’s Health Crisis, and more. In addition to past LGBTQ exhibitions, including for Stonewall 25, Marx said the library welcomes an annual prom for LGBTQ youth at its Astor Hall. Maloney said the library “has unfailingly been at the forefront of LGBTQ advocacy” and dubbed its collection on queer history “the world’s greatest.”

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A September Wedding at the Strand BY PAUL SCHINDLER They met online three and a half years ago, and agreed to meet up at the Grey Dog Café in Union Square, neither of them necessarily looking for something serious. “We liked each other so much we walked from there to Washington Square Park, then back to Union Square,” recalled Margot Atwell. “I wanted to keep hanging out with her but I had to leave to go to roller derby practice… We fell for each other really hard.” On Sat., Sept. 22, Atwell, 35, and the woman she met at the Grey Dog, 31-year-old Elle Faraday, returned to Union Square. This time for something very serious — and very festive: their wedding at the Strand Bookstore on Broadway and 12th St. The couple explained that the venue was symbolic of their love of both books and venerable New York traditions. “I’m a writer and publisher, and we’re both prolific readers, so we couldn’t have imagined anything better than celebrating our love surrounded by books at an independent bookstore and New York literary institution like The Strand,” explained Atwell, who is direc-

tor of publishing at Kickstarter, where she helps writers and journalists raise money and build community around their projects. As a wedding favor, the couple worked with an artist to design a custom enamel pin of a typewriter. Faraday heads up pedagogy at Pursuit, a tech education nonprofit that works with promising future software engineers (many of whom, of course, may never have touched an old-school typewriter). The Strand reflected the couple’s veneration of words and education, but it also proved a “beautiful” spot to enjoy great food, friends and family, and “an amazing dance party,” Atwell said. DJ Tikka Masala “gave us the dance party of our dreams,” Faraday added, enjoyed by their 110 guests. The women, who live in Bushwick, say neither one specifically proposed to the other. “We had conversations about what we wanted and decided together,” Faraday explained. “We chose rings together and when they arrived we celebrated by taking pictures at the carousel in Photo by Stephanie Zakas

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POLICE BLOTTER BY SCOTT STIFFLER

ASSAULT: Horseshoes, hand grenades, and auto accidents Imagine what this overheated hothead would have done if the cab actually crashed into him! A hardworking cabbie was the victim of an assault that took place at 9:20 p.m. on Thurs., Sept. 27, at the southeast corner of W. 10th Ave. and W. 18th St. The irate idiot (a male perp of undetermined age) ran up to the cab driver, punched him in the face, and — to paraphrase a poem about Santa — was heard to exclaim, as he drove out of sight, “That’s for almost hitting us with your car!� The 43-year-old victim, who was bleeding from his nose and lips, was taken by police to a nearby health facility.

LOST PROPERTY: Stupidity a cure for future hangovers? Maybe it was the alcohol talking — still talking — when a 40-year-old male walked (staggered?) into the 10th Precinct to report the loss of his $800 iPhone 8, his $300 iPad, his house keys (valued at $20), and is work ID. Admitting he was “very drunk� at the time,

the boozy loser told a tale of a night on the town gone wrong. Seems he was at Tao Downtown (92 Ninth Ave., btw. W. 16th & 17th Sts.) around 11 p.m. on Sat., Sept. 25, when he decided to take an Uber home. Once he left the premises, he realized his bag didn’t make the trip. It’s a sobering experience for the victim, and a cautionary tale for the rest of us.

PETIT LARCENY: Crimes against food and drink Video footage is said to be available, and police are still on the lookout for the “Hungry Jack Dasher� — a criminal nickname we admittedly made up, and have our doubts about, in terms of its ability to catch on. Some things, however, are not up for interpretation: On Fri., Sept. 28, at around 6:10 a.m., a man walked into the Square Deli (168 Eighth Ave., btw. W. 18th & 19th Sts.) and ordered three sandwiches. Waiting patiently as they were prepared, he then took the grub and shot out of the store without paying, headed into the morning with meat, bread, and no sense of shame. Elsewhere, a parched male perp entered Sunac Natural Market (600 W. 42 St., at 11th Ave.) at around 2:40 p.m. on Wed., Sept. 26, and ran off with two cases of beer (valued at $38). The two crimes seem unrelated, except for the fact that a cold frosty one does go quite well with a sandwich.

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Deadline for Compensation Fund people getting serious, aggressive cancers than ever before, and something tells me it’s not going to stop on Dec. 18, 2020,” said Michael Barasch, an attorney representing more than 10,000 victims, including first responders and Downtown residents. “Cancer has no deadline.” Shortly after the terrorist attack that claimed nearly 3,000 lives on that day 17 years ago, the Federal Environmental Protection Agency lured an estimated 300,000 workers and 25,000 residents, in addition to thousands of students and first responders, back to Lower Manhattan with a promise that the area was safe to inhabit. But in truth, a cocktail of pulverized glass, lead, chromium, and other carcinogens still haunted neighborhoods south of Canal St. until May 2002, when the federal government years later determined that Downtown’s air had finally became breathable. Hundreds of people have since perished as a result of some 68 different cancers and other fatal illnesses directly

linked to the attack’s deadly fallout — including Police Officer James Zadroga, whose death in 2006 would inspire congress to pass the Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act in 2010, establishing both a free healthcare program and a settlement fund to redress the pain and loss of income due to unemployment caused in part by Uncle Sam’s negligence. The World Trade Center Health Program was extended by 70 years in 2015 following a national advocacy campaign spearheaded by comedian Jon Stewart, who used his program “The Daily Show” to shame holdout members of congress to support the reauthorization bill, but the funnyman couldn’t arm-twist legislators into giving the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund the same treatment, and that program was only extended by five years, to 2020. Essentially, Congress declared that victims who develop cancers or other non-fatal but life-altering conditions due to Ground Zero fallout more than

two years and three months from now should be entitled to free health care — but not compensation for their physical suffering and loss of employment, according to one advocate. “The health program was extended for 70 years and the VCF was only extended for five — what is wrong with this picture? These people were harmed by the federal government’s lies and negligence,” said Kimberly Flynn of 9/11 Environmental Action. To drive home the point, enrollment rates in both programs have only risen in recent years, with the healthcare program showing a slow but steady increase in enrollment rates over a two year period, while the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund saw 9,155 more claims filed as of Aug. 2018 than in the same period last year. The roughly 10,000 students who prematurely returned to Downtown schools following the attack, now in their 20s and 30s, are among the most anxious to see an extension of the September 11th Victim Compensation

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firefighters within seven months of the disaster. Although all 30 firefighters had similar exposure to the toxins at Ground Zero, 15 firefighters with higher levels of more than two dozen specific kinds of fats, amino acids and stress hormones suffered from poor lung function by 2015 — compared to their 15 counterparts without lung damage. The senior author of the paper said the study is a bridge for the next phase of her team’s research, which Photo by Greg Semendinger via Associated Press

Thousands of people were exposed to toxic clouds of dust after the World Trade Center collapse on 9/11, and while many developed lung damage, some did not. A new study of firefighters at Ground Zero found chemical markers in their blood that predicted which ones later fell ill.

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POLICE BLOTTER 13th Precinct: NCO BLOTTER continued from p. 6

Useful info and notable news from the desk (okay, the email account) of Paul Groncki, Chair of the 100 W. 16th St. Block Association: “On Tue. Oct. 2, the 13th Precinct rolled out its Neighborhood Coordinator Officer (NCO) program. The 13th Pct. in our neighborhood runs from the east side of Seventh Ave. east to the river, and from the north side of 14th St. to the south side of 29th St. The precinct is now divided into four sectors. For Chelsea, this divides the precinct into west and east portions at Park Ave. The area between Seventh Ave. and Park Ave. is divided into two sectors: Sector B (Baker) in the south and Sector C (Charlie) in the north. Sector 13B runs from the north side of 14th St. to the south side of 19th St. btw. Seventh Ave. and Fifth Ave., and then up to the south side of 23rd St., btw. Fifth Ave. and Park Ave. Sector 13C runs from the north side of 19th St. to the south side of 29th St., btw. Seventh Ave. and Fifth Ave., and then from the north side of 23rd St. to

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From Renegades to Role Models RuPaul’s DragCon expands its reach and redefines the rules

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BY CHARLES BATTERSBY Drag was once on the fringe of society. Gender rebels performed their cuttingedge material in nightclubs and cabarets that most citizens never knew existed. Now drag culture is mainstream enough to warrant an industry convention that fills half of the Jacob Javits Center. The attendees at RuPaul’s DragCon NYC (Sept. 28-30) were an even mix of pro queens and their civilian fans — and this edition asserted itself as a place for parents to bring their kids, wholly in spite of the sexy outfits, bawdy humor, and free samples of alcoholic beverages on the show floor. In its second year at the Javits Center, DragCon NYC not only took up more space, but also showed signs of catering to a wider crowd, including the disabled. New to the con was PinkOracle.com, which was founded by disabled queen Ramona Dabone and John Bowden after they visited last year’s DragCon. The Javits Center hosts conventions that range from whimsical comic book conventions (this weekend’s New York Comic Con) to stuffy business events. DragCon is a mixture of both. Fans line up to meet celebrity queens, but the show floor was also checkered with booths run by serious businesses that

provide supplies to professional drag performers. Drag performers generally don’t use the sort of makeup that civilians buy at drug stores. Among the theatricalcaliber makeup suppliers at the con was Alcone, a long-lived company that once catered to Broadway, but became a staple for drag artists. We spoke to J.D. Kraemer of Alcone. “We’ve catered to the drag community since the beginning,” he explained. “We started out selling eyelashes to Broadway showgirls — who were the original drag queens.” “Consumers” (as he calls the nonqueens) were about half of his business, but the rest were professional drag artists stocking up on indispensables like Ben Nye face powder, and Kryolan TV paint sticks — a combination of makeup hardy enough even for clowns and geishas. Smaller cosmetics manufacturers are also aiming to bring their products to gender fluid consumers, as was the case with Fluide, a smaller booth at the con. We spoke to Laura Kraber, the company’s co-owner and CEO. “We want to make makeup fun and easy for everyone,” she told us, “and break down some of the gender binaries that exist in the fashion and beauty world.” Around the City Media LLC


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Alcone provides theatrical-caliber makeup to drag queens and their fans (second from the right, the legendary Lady Bunny).

show floor, there were dozens of similar small companies presenting drag-specific makeup, nails, eyelashes, and glitter for every part of the body. One of the con sponsors was Anastasia Beverly Hills, and they catered to both pros and fans by offering makeup touch ups, followed by a photo shoot that literally placed people on a pedestal. Several other booths were offering recreations of high fashion photo shoots, to promote photography services. Jonsar Studios even had a fan blowing on the attendees to give these aspiring models the glamorous “wind in her hair” look, as photographers’ assistants hovered around. This sort of diva treatment is routine for the drag performers, but it is a fantasy come true for fans who want a taste of the glamorous life. Unfortunately, even a glamorous photo shoot at a drag con is still no escape from politics! Although the con was planned a year ago, it happens to fall in the middle of contentious Supreme Court confirmation, plus the regularly scheduled midterm elections. A panel was held on the “Resistance” movement, and booths were allocated to an anti-gun violence organization,

as well as the “Swing Left” movement. Although there are a few members of the drag community who openly espouse conservative views, DragCon definitely hangs to the left (when not tucked). “RuPaul’s Drag Race” has been on for 10 seasons; long enough for Ru and the girls to become role models to a generation of kids. During a Q&A with Michelle Visage and other judges from “Drag Race,” a mother and her teen daughter in the audience talked about how the sassy queen attitude can help cisgender girls in their own lives. The Swiger family came to DragCon together, and Franny Swiger noted, “ ‘Drag Race’ has brought me and [her daughter Emily] so close... I’ve used it as a tool to make her stand up for herself.” When picked on at school, Swiger instructed her daughter to, “Put your hand on your hip and use your best drag queen quote, and say ‘B!tch please.’ ” To help promote this family-friendly image, the con has a new Kids’ Zone in the middle of the show floor (not too far from booths that were handing out samples of cinnamon-flavored whiskey,

Fluide is a local cosmetics company that targets gender-fluid consumers.

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Just Do Art BY SCOTT STIFFLER Uptown class meets East Village edge at Pangea, the progressive musical performance venue whose October roster includes chameleonic chanteuse Tammy Faye Starlite. A gifted, unpredictable interpreter of everyone from Marianne Faithfull to Nico, Faye is a ray of cosmic kookiness locked in a battle between genius and madness that commands respect — and rapt attention. Thursdays, 7pm in October, “She Comes in Colors” puts

her highly collectible stamp on the Rolling Stones’ loved/reviled studio experiment, “Their Satanic Majesties Request.” Cover is $25. Call 212-9950900 or visit pangeanyc.com. Local history programming, free at The Tompkins Square Library, includes Oct. 10’s 5pm author talk with Alice Sparberg Alexiou and Kerri Culhane on the “Rich, Gritty History of the Bowery.” Oct. 19, Clayton Patterson and Penny Arcade are among the living legends on hand for “The East Village in the 1980s.”

Now through Nov. 1, the vigorously researched exhibition “A Look Back on the East Village of the 1980s” does just that, by focusing on the neighborhood’s creative counter culture. Call 212-228-4747 or visit nypl.org/locations/tompkins-square.

Center’s “Singing Our Songs: A Night of Singer-Songwriters” concert. The Oct. 12 installment features talented multitaskers Mario Giacalone (a musical artist, actor, and director), Queensbased folk singer Joshua Garcia, folk/ jazz artist Lindsey Wilson, and Bev Grant (current founder/director of the

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Just Do Art Brooklyn Women’s Chorus and former leader of the ’70s/’80s folk/rock/world music fusion band Human Condition). For tickets ($21), call 212-220-1460 or visit TribecaPac.org. After taking last year off for the first time since its inception, expect the New York International Fringe Festival (aka FringeNYC) to come roaring back no signs of having frayed, and with more edge than ever before. The sprawling, multi-venue fest runs the entire month of October, and there’s at least one element of it that hasn’t changed a bit: Many performances are already sold out. Plot your brick and mortar binge strategy now, by visiting fringenyc.org. They’ve been presenting some of the East Village’s most raucous, laugh-outloud, and quite possibly diagnosably insane comedy showcases for a full decade — and that’s no joke. Now, Todd Montesi and Richard James’ “UG! COMEDY SHOW!!” has found a new home for their Tuesday night destination event: Drexlers, at 9 Avenue A (btw. First & Second Aves.). Talent booked for this month includes Mo Vida and Lisa Chanoux (Oct. 9), Ian Koranek and host Ricki Sofer (Oct. 16), Luke Touma and Liz Glazer (Oct. 23), and Terence Hartnett and Devon Walker (Oct. 30). For info and reservations, call 646-524-5226 or visit ugcomedyshow.tumblr.com. Trigger Warning for a Carpenters reference: Rainy days, we can’t do anything about — but at least one Monday a month won’t get you down. That would be when the fast-paced, monthly variety show “The Mosquito” lands in the Lounge at Dixon Place (161A Chrystie St., btw. Rivington & Delancey Sts.). Hosted by the wry, sincere-instead-of-ironic, witty wordsmith (and Emmy award-winner!) Nancy Giles, the Oct. 15 installment of this always-free series could very well feature any, or all, of the following oddball regulars: Pat Candaras, Cynthia Kaplan, Peri Gaffney, Kathryn Rossetter, Sheila Head, Susan Burns, Sue Giles, and Nancy Shayne. For more info, visit dixonplace.org. Give them three hours and they’ll take you places you’ve never, ever been before, even if you’re a regular visitor to The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum Pier 86 (W. 46th St. and 12th Ave.). On Sat., Oct. 6, the alreadyCity Media LLC

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will regale you with tales of what it was like when the ship was at sea during its many years of service. For reservations and tickets ($150, with discounts for Museum member and veterans), call 212-245-0072 or visit intrepidmuseum.org. The minimum age for this tour is 16, and participants will get to keep the branded bump cap they must wear for protection during the tour — which, they want you to know, “requires extensive walking and standing” and requires one to “navigate JDA continued on p. 31 Courtesy of BMCC Tribeca PAC

Bev Grant is a featured artist at Oct. 12’s “Singing Our Songs” concert at BMCC Tribeca PAC.

awesome and frequently interactive museum will launch “Below Deck & Behind the Scenes: The Intrepid Hard Hat Experience.” This all-new new guided tour lets you put your own mark on the footsteps of the Intrepid’s crew, by exploring unrestored parts of the ship that have, until now, remained beyond the grasp of the viewing public (including the emergency diesel generator room and the sickbay). The guides, former members of the crew,

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A Kavagnawing Sense of Emptiness and Despair November is coming — chew on that! BY MAX BURBANK Fair warning: This is yet another column about Brett Kavanaugh, his quest to become a Supreme Court Justice, and all the overstuffed, hideous manbaggage that goes with it. If that makes you want to stop reading, so be it, and I don’t blame you. Hell, I don’t want to write about it. After the last month, I am sick of men’s voices to the point of vomiting, and believe me, that includes my own. I was praying Trump would fire United States Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein last Thursday, just so I could write about that instead of this. I know. Shameful, right? Brett Kavanaugh is an enigma. As a teen, he was either a belligerent, binge drinking, attempted rapist-bro OR a studious, virginal, deeply pious angelchild. How can we ever know who the real Brett Kavanaugh is? The only fact about him we can establish with certainty is that he really likes beer. He liked it then, he likes it now. He likes it so much he wants to tell you he likes it as often as possible during testimony, even though it’s weird and uncomfortable. He wants very much to know if you like beer, because if you don’t there is clearly something suspect, unpatriotic, and vaguely repulsive about you that ought to preclude you from asking questions of a Yale graduate destined from birth to sit on the Supreme Court. No, wait, there are two things about Kavanaugh we know for sure. He superlikes beer, and credible charges of attempted sexual assault aside, he’s going to be the next Supreme Court Justice. It’s foreordained, a very fancy word meaning “to be appointed in advance,” usually by God — or in this case, a very small group comprised entirely of old, white, Republican men. Donald Trump really wants Kavanaugh confirmed. Sure, he called Dr. Christine Blasey Ford’s testimony (wherein she recounted how Kavanaugh and his friend Mark Judge pushed her into a room and turned the music up to cover any noise, how when she tried to yell for help, Kavanaugh put his hand over her mouth to stop her from screaming) credible. However, he also City Media LLC

described Kavanaugh as straight out of Central Casting, and a fantastic man who was born to be on the High Court. Hard to square those two statements, right? Trump clarified, saying, “I really don’t know what the word ‘credible’ means in this context, or at all.” Okay, I totally made that last quote up — but it’s not like I’m under oath and looking for a lifetime appointment to the highest court in the land.

half a year left in his presidency, and the voice of the American people needed to be heard. See, when America elected Obama to two consecutive terms, they mumbled, or misspoke, or some other

will, there won’t be a hole on earth deep enough to hide you. Kavanaugh himself acts like something he’s essentially already been given is now being taken away. His entire testimony boiled down to a spoiled toddler shrieking, “You promised it to me! It’s MINE!” The hollering, the crying, the sniffing, asking Senator Klobuchar if she ever got blackout drunk! And that face! You know the one I mean, that screwed up, tiny mouth, enraged weasel face! Honestly, having the physical ability to make that face should immediately disqualify you from even being considered as a Supreme Court Justice! And the lies, the obvious, easily disprovable, nearly constant lies. Small things, big things, inconsequential things. He lied over and over about what things on his high school yearbook page meant. Ugly words and phrases anyone with access to the Internet can tell you the meaning of. “Boofing” isn’t “flatulence.” “The Devil’s Triangle” isn’t a drinking game. Oh, and “Renate Alumnus” wasn’t meant

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Mitch McConnell wants Kavanaugh confirmed now, preferably before the FBI turns up proof of multiple acts of perjury. “The time for endless delay and obstruction has come to a close,” McConnell stated. I guess he forgot that one time where a Supreme Court nominee (who’d never been accused of attempted rape) was denied even a hearing because the president (who wasn’t under investigation for obstruction of justice) only had

transparently ridiculous twaddle. Lindsey Graham seems to feel that the entire nomination process is a quaint formality, and is tomatofaced apoplectic that anyone might brook this good man’s path. Why, it’s as if the Democrats were conspiring with Satan himself to keep the very sun from rising! Of course, Graham also recently told CNN “If you don’t like me working with President Trump to make the world a better place, I don’t give a shit.” Oh, Lindsey. Everyone knows the only thing you’re working on with Trump is anything it takes to keep him from spilling whatever he revealed he has on you that day you played golf. It must be pretty bad. When it comes out, and it

to be nice. Google it if you r e a l l y want to know, or spare yourself. That rage? The belief that the other team has to play by the rules but you can do any damn thing you please? The reflexive lying about anything and everything… does it sound familiar? It should. It’s the brand of the man most of my columns are exclusively about. A specter looming over all of this. A vast orange presence without which none of this would be taking place. Trump’s very good at turning up the music to cover any noise. Twitter, rallies, bizarre, racist public statements… what is that but making the music louder? He’s trying like hell to get his fat, short fingered, orange hand over America’s mouth — but I think I he’s maybe underestimated the level of anger he’s inspired out there. Because November is coming. If Republicans use their current majority to force Kavanaugh through now, they may find themselves across the aisle from Democrats with subpoena power very soon… and Supreme Court Justices can be impeached. October 4, 2018

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“Kensie’s Queen” is a children’s book about a girl and her drag queen uncle.

and 99 proof fruit beverages). The Kids’ Zone included a ubiquitous bouncy house, along with a theater for puppet shows, and frequent installments of the popular “Drag Queen Story Hour.” A new organization joining the con this year at the Kids’ Zone was Saber Guild: Empire Temple, a group of Star Wars fans who teach lightsaber techniques to younglings and Padawans. We asked Michelle Montanez, the assistant local director of the temple, how the crowd at DragCon differs from sci-fi oriented events like New York Comic Con. She said there weren’t any Jedi trainees in drag, but that the crowd was “less inhibited here… They’re more willing to jump in and do it.” As a result, Montanez noted, the group spends “less time creating illusion, and breaking down the barrier to entering this fantasy world, because everyone comes here, ready for that.” For more information on RuPaul’s DragCon, set to return to NYC in 2019, visit rupauls- Anastasia Beverly Hills provided touch-ups and glamorous photo shoots. dragcon.com.

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under shallow clearings, up and down steep angled Navy ladders and through the ship’s hatches” — a small price to pay for such high adventure! ALL HAIL HALLOWEEN! Some people like candy corn, while others favor candy apples. But what kind of monster doesn’t love a Dachshund dressed up like a hot dog? So get to work now — and by 10am on Sun., Oct. 28, you’ll have your own doggone clever outfit for Fido to strut in The High Line Hotel’s annual Dog Costume Parade (11:30am). The free “furocious” festivities include doggie refreshments, snacks for humans, and face painting for kids of all ages. Canine costume contest categories include Funniest, Most Stylish, and, of course, Best in Show. For more info, visit thehighlinehotel.com/dogparade. Fully formed apparitions hold conversations with visitors, notes play from a phantom piano, and snoring is heard on a couch with no mortal occupants: These things, and more, happen at Merchant’s House Museum, a genuinely haunted (whatever that means) 19th century domicile built by the wealthy Tredwell family. Hear about it all, and get a history lesson to boot, on their Candlelight Ghost Tours. Book your journey into the unknown now, because these annual October tours fill up quickly. Not spooky enough for you? At the stroke of midnight on select dates, paranormal investigator Dan Sturges (who’s logged hundreds of hours at the house) takes you through the house, while discussing his methodology and eerie findings —including some spinetingling call and response audio between the living and, possibly, the dead. Visit merchantshouse.org. Venerable basement theater space UNDER St. Marks is the place for a witch’s brew of eccentric Halloween atrocities. First up, kabukifaced killer clown and rapturous, alliteration-loving gothic storyteller Dandy Darkly brings his latest back to his home base of NYC, after packed-to-capacity performances in Edinburgh, London, and San Francisco. “Dandy Darkly’s All Aboard!” (Oct. 11-14) finds the satanic shaman serving “Deep South shame alongside sizzling social satire and howling humor.” Think creepy corporate robots, African spider gods, beauty shop gossip, and plenty of trains. Also in the underground black box venue, creep show scribe extraordinaire Clay McLeod Chapman offers frights up close and personal, with a version of his long-running storytelling series that plays to a single audience member at a time. In performance since September and in high demand due to deeply disturbed, cult-leader-like Chapman’s cult-like following, “Pumpkin Pie Show: One-on-Ones” was scheduled to end this weekend, but has just been extended through Oct. 28. Get your tickets to see Dandy and Chapman at FRIGIDnewyork.info. Access artist info at dandydarkly.com and claymcleodchapman.com. City Media LLC

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