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counter cul-lure

issue no.1


table of contents

in every issue

Letter from the Editor p.4 To-Do List: Read, Watch & Bake p.5

fashion & beauty

L Train Vintage p.7 Dip-Dye p.8 Fashion Story: Bad Seed p.9 Trend Alert: Boy Meets Girl p.14


On Our Radar: Night Manager Album Review: Gauntlet Hair

p.15 p.16


The Cool Kid’s Guide to NYC p.17 New York, New York p.22 2


letter from the editor... Dear Readers, Counter Culture is a fashion and lifestyle magazine for the youth culture of New York City, focusing on exactly what its title infers—the counter culture: things that are a bit off; a bit odd or dark. Things that are underground and certainly not followed by the mainstream. This magazine is here to inspire you and push you to explore underground culture and not ‘follow the crowd;’ to create your own trends from your own passions, with the street being your muse. We support rebellion. We support youth. We support not giving a fuck. Filled with a mélange of of content about fashion, beauty, music and of course, New York City culture, Counter Culture exists to share our unique thoughts and ideas with you and to act as an inspiration to all. Be yourself; be different. Be rebellious. You are the Counter Culture. xx Jenna Igneri Editor-in-Chief


this issue’s to do list...

must read: a visit from the goon squad Jennifer Egan takes on a trip down memory lane through New York City, LA and more with her Pulitzer Prize winning novel.

Jennifer Egan’s Pulitzer Prize winning novel, A Visit from the Good Squad, is a must read. Each chapter can be read as an individual short story, although a common set of characters and the repeating theme of aging and loss of innocence are apparent. The book is centered around the rock music industry, each chapter occurring during a different time period.

Whether it is the 1980s or the year 2050, the storyline follows the troubles and hardships that the characters must face. One character faces issues with her kleptomania while another character is a womanizer, while another chapter focuses on a young girl’s struggle and heartbreak when facing her baby brother’s autism and watching the confused and fading relationship between him and his father.

must see: vincent morisset’s “INNI”

Vincent Morisset brings us yet another musical documentary, showing us Sigur Ros in the most intimate way possible. After directing Arcade Fire’s documentary “Mirroir Noir,” Vincent Morisset’s newest documentary has


just been released. INNI, Morisset’s 75-minute long Sigur Ros documentary, contains live tracks from every one of the band’s albums recorded live at the Alexandra Palace back in 2008. The documentary was filmed first, then edited and beautifully distorted. Morisset projected the finished film onto a screen and then used techniques such as hands, broken mirrors and flashlights to transform the projection to rerecord it digitally. The amount of editing done caused a loss of detail in the actual film itself, giving the live

performances a dreamy and abstract feel. Snippets of random shots are randomly shown throughout the film, such as the group winning the Iceland Music Award and riding bicycles, making it a somewhat strange and unconventional documentary. Morisset makes you feel close to Sigur Ros, capturing moments on stage that were so intimate, you seem to forget that there is an actual audience watching them, until they are shown at the end.

devil’s advocate Who knew the devil could taste so sweet? cake it

1 1/2 cups (3 sticks) unsalted butter, plus more for pan 1 1/4 cups unsweetened Dutch-process cocoa powder 1 1/4 cups hot water 3 cups all-purpose flour 1 1/4 teaspoons coarse salt 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon baking soda 2 1/4 cups granulated sugar 4 large eggs 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract 1 cup sour cream

frost it.

6 tablespoons unsweetened Dutch-process cocoa powder 6 tablespoons hot water 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature 1/2 cup confectioner’s sugar Generous pinch of coarse salt 1 pound semisweet chocolate, melted and cooled

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter 3 8x2-inch round ter inserted into centers comes out clean, about 45 mincake pans, line bottoms with parchment paper. Whisk utes. Transfer pans to a wire rack to cool. Invert cakes together cocoa powder and hot water until smooth. onto rack, peel off parchment, and let cool completely. 2. Sift together flour, salt, baking powder, and baking soda; set aside. Melt butter and sugar in a saucepan over medium-low heat. Remove and transfer to a mixer. Beat on medium-low speed until cooled, 5 minutes.

5. Now, the frosting: Whisk together cocoa powder and hot water until smooth. Beat butter, sugar, and salt in a mixer on medium-high until fluffy. Reduce to mediumlow and add melted chocolate and cocoa-powder mixture, and beat until combined. If frosting is not set, let 3. Add eggs and beat. Beat in vanilla and cocoa-powder stand, stirring occasionally until thickened, 20 minutes. mixture. Reduce speed to low. Add flour mixture in two batches, alternating with sour cream and beginning and 6. Using a serrated knife, trim tops of cake layers to ending with flour. Beat until just combined. level. Transfer one cake layer to a cake stand, and spread with 1 cup frosting. Repeat with other layers and 4. Divide batter between pans, and bake until cake tes- coat top and sides with remaining frosting.

voilia! you now have a devil’s food cake 6

vintage via the L train

It’s been noted that the L train is one of the trendiest trains to ride in New York, thanks to the abundance of hipsters living close to it via the East Village, Williamsburg and Bushwick. It has recently come to my attention that we have more to thank than the hipsters—more so where they are shopping. A chain of thrift stores are dispersed along the L train line from 1st Avenue to Morgan Avenue that not only offer you a TON of merchandise to dig through, but offer prices that are swoon worthy. The deeper you delve into Brooklyn, the bigger the selection is and the lower the prices are. When I say low prices, I’m talking $7 70s button downs and $30 vintage fur coats—prices that you would see at a Good Will upstate and certainly not in New York City. Are we dreaming?

store locations first avenue

Village Style (111 East 7th Street) No Relation (204 1st Avenue)

bedford avenue

Vice Versa (241 Bedford Avenue)

graham avenue

Atlantis Attic (771 Metropolitan Avenue)

morgan avenue

Urban Jungle (118 Knickerbocker Avenue) 7

dip dye

Whether you’re looking for a subtle change or to make a loud, loud statement, dip-dyed hair is the newest craze. When it comes to deciding on what color to dye your ends, keep in mind your current hair color, your skin tone and the colors you most frequently wear. Go ahead, go crazy. Step 1: Brush out unwashed (but not that dirty) hair, pulling an even amount in front of shoulders—if long enough—on each side Step 2: Bleach (OPTIONAL): If you have darker hair and wish to prep your ends for a brighter color or simply to leave blonde, you first must bleach this section. Mix bleach and apply to ends with a brush, working your way up to where you want the dip-dye to end. Wrap ends in foil, checking on color periodically until it reaches desired shade. If you’re going to dye a color over this, make sure the blonde is as light as possible

Step 3: Wash out bleach and blowdry ends. You may want to wait a few days before step 4 to allow your ends to rest, but depending onhow much bleach you had to use, you could apply color right away.

Step 5: Wash out dye but DO NOT SHAMPOO. If needed, apply a bit of conditioner on ends after thoroughly washing excess dye out. Towel- or blow-dry and style hair as normal.

Step 4: Color: Pour dye in a bowl and apply color to bleached (or non- bleached!) ends using a brush. I recommend Manic Panic, which can be purchased at Ricky’s, but there are plenty of products and colors to choose from! Once again, wrap ends in foil and leave on for whatever length of time the product recommends.


bad seed

stylist: jenna igneri photographer: jenna igneri model: bethany rubin 9





trend alert: boy meets girl

Androgyny has been in style for quite a few seasons now, but something about a woman in menswear has it’s charm, making it a trend for seasons to come. It has been seen in very clean, 70s preppy-chic looks in the form of trousers, bow-ties and crew neck sweaters, such as what was seen on the Dsquared runway last spring. In other cases, such as Gucci this spring, we’re seeing androgyny in the form of sequined shift dresses, blazers and trousers. Of course, we still see the typical geek-chic androgyny at American Apparel, just like we do every season, and the rocker look donned by our favorite female musicians. Want to know the best way to achieve this look? Be subtle, throw on a bow-tie over a collared blouse or pair a t-shirt with an oversized blazer. Cutoff denim and leather vests can also add a touch of masculinity to a more feminine look.


music to my ears

on our radar: night manager

It’s about 2am, and Night Manager has just finished their set at Brooklyn’s Shea Stadium, not to be confused with the late baseball field. The tired crowd of young New York show-goers and music lovers begins to clear out, and the venue is soon dead. I sit down with 23 year old Connecticut native/ Bushwick implant David Tassy, Night Manager’s bassist, to talk about his music over cheap beer and cigarettes.

JI: When did you first start playing music? DT: The very first instrument I played was the viola. When I was 7 or 8 I was into classical music. Unfortunately, my teacher was a very unflattering person—she made me hate the instrument. My father is a jazz musician so I grew up always listening to him play. It wasn’t until I was 11 that I picked up the guitar. I started out playing metal riffs, then my father taught me jazz and classical. Later on I began to take lessons. JI: When did Night Manager form? DT: Ezana Edwards and Tim Angiolilo met each other in the music department of CCNY. Around April 2010, they began writing songs together. I was in an acting class with Ezana when he told me I should check out his band after I told him a story about taking acid at a Neon Indian show and realizing someone puked all over my jacket. JI: You guys played a few shows during CMJ this year, how did that go for you? DT: We played two official showcases and one unofficial one. The first two were back to back on October 19th. Our first gig that night was a Forest Family/Sarah Spy showcase at the late Bruar Falls. We played with Holiday Shores, Dent May, and Dead Gaze. Our second show that night was with Life Size Maps, Hoop Dreams, and Dive at Legion Bar. The third show we played was with My Teenage Stride and Dinosaur Feathers at a house party. 15

JI: Although you seem to be pretty busy with Night Manager, are you involved with any other projects? DT: Yes, I’m always making music. I have one side project called The Dreamers which leans more into my love for shoegaze. I have another upcoming project that leans more into my love for neopsychedelic music like Dungen, Tame Impala, and Dead Meadow. Demos will be released soon! JI: What are your thoughts on the Brooklyn music scene? DT: Well, when I was living in Connecticut, Brooklyn seemed like the Mecca for alternative music. It’s very inviting to outsiders, yet at the same time it feels like a small club. What I like about it is that no one is really from NYC, so everyone has these big city dreams here and it’s kind of adorable. There is always a show and a place to go. You can see any kind of band in Brook“He [Ezana Edwards] told me always lyn, whether you’re in a basement, in a venue, or in some I should check out his band warehouse.

after I told him a story about taking acid at a Neon Indian show and realizing someone puked all over my jacket.”

JI: What’s your favorite thing about New York? DT: The funny things you hear people say in passing. At least every day I hear something I could never even make up in the pits of my imagination.

new release: gauntlet hair

After remaining under the radar for the past year or so, the “kings of reverb” Gauntlet Hair, based in Denver, have finally released an album through Dead Oceans. The self-titled, 9 track album contains all new songs that are reminiscent to their past singles EPs—full of reverb heavy, jangly guitar and droned-out, barely comprehendible lyrics.

crashes and noisy guitar that make you really feel the music. You may not understand 90% of the words being sung, but the emotion is present.

“Top Bunk,” the first single released off the album, is filled with a ton of “ohh ohhs” and overlapping lyrics with a slow, heavy beat that makes your body start to sway no matter what you’re doHow to describe their music? It’s ing while listening. Unlike most bands that take some influence hard to put my finger on. With dreamy references to shoegaze and from Animal Collective, Gauntlet Hair meshes experimental beats the loud, lo-fi sounds of garage rock, it’s an eclectic mix I can’t say with blaringly loud, heavy garage noise. The result? Music that I’ve heard from any other band. We’re talking a ton of echo, cymbal sounds pretty shitty, but in the

best way possible. Not convinced? Speed up to 1:58 of “My Christ” and tell me the music doesn’t make you feel so damn good.


the cool kid’s guide to NYC With New York’s trendiest, craziest and most down to earth neighborhoods shifting east, whether staying on the Lower East Side or crossing the East River into Brooklyn, dozens upon dozens of new bars and restaurants have opened and classic spots have flourished. This guide is aimed towards the person who likes to party and hates being cramped by NYU and Hunter College bros in cheesy button downs and creepy business men in suits. But hey, if you’re reading this magazine then I’m assuming we share some mutual deep hatred towards those types. These various bars, venues and restaurants are places have been carefully selected, as they are either a neighborhood staple or a neighborhood best-kept-secret. These places will allow you to stuff your face with good food, dance the night away to good music (whether live or DJed), probably black out and then not remember any of it.


the lower east side

The Lower East Side is an iconic neighborhood that is chock full of history and in recent years has housed some of the most creative artists, musicians and the like. Although it’s becoming overrun with bridge-and-tunnelers and annoying people from midtown on the weekends, the Lower East Side has not died just yet. Cake Shop – A café by day, bar place online, but it’s on 2nd St befor table service to relax! 217 E 3rd and venue by night. The upstairs is tween Ave A and Ave B. I promise St (between Ave B & Ave C) quaint and cute, making it the per- you can’t miss it. fect date spot. The bar offers a ton of Double Down Saloon – Ass juice. Home Sweet Home – Taxidermy. importWeird porn. Weird Everywhere. Home Sweet Home ed beers people. Pinball has become a home to many of the as well, machines. That is regulars, being that there is a difgiving exactly what you ferent party every night. Located you a will find at Double underneath a storefront, it is somebetter Down, and please, what hidden but a definite treasure choice do not be afraid. when found. Good music, good than A shot of ass juice drinks and good times are what your is a mere $4, and Home Sweet Home stands for. 131 typical I promise, it tastes Chrystie Street (between Delancey draft just like bubbleSt & Broome St) The stage at Cake Shop beers. gum (although I’m Downstairs contains another still not completely sure of what’s The Meatball Shop – This restaubar and a tiny stage, charmingly actually in it). Spacious and full of rant is literally devoted to the meatadorned with Christmas lights. TV screens playing old horror mov- ball, and meatballs of types. Fear Some of the areas greatest bands ies and weird porn, it’s the perfect not vegetarians and vegans, they play here on any given night, assur- place to have a very, very interesting even offer veggie balls! Dubbed the ing that whether you are looking to night. 14 Avenue A (between E 1st “meatball Mecca,” food critics and relax or dance, you will enjoy your St and E 2nd St) locals agree that this restaurant is night at Cake Shop. 152 Ludlow St phenomenal. 84 Stanton St (be(between Stanton St & Rivington St) Elsa – Elsa’s quaint little charm is tween Allen St and Orchard St) one you must experience. Drinks Dollar Pizza – Tiny and filled with are a bit pricier than most other creepy workers, this place is an bars in the area, but the chill atabsolute must for drunken walks mosphere is great for a relaxing home. I mean, a surprisingly-quite- night with friends or with a date. delicious slice of cheese pizza will The cocktail menu is worthy of cost you a whole dollar, with topraving about, filled with a variety pings for 50 cents! And hey, if you of absinthe and other magical come here enough and the workers alcohol mixed drinks. Small and start to remember you (ahem, like tucked away on a quiet and resime…) you may even score yourself a dential block on 3rd St, I highly, free slice (or at least a free topping). highly recommend this bar to Meatball sliders from The Meatball Shop There isn’t even an address for this anyone and everyone. Sit down 18

4am on weekends (2am on weekSan Loco – with locations all over nights… still!). On any given night Manhattan and Brooklyn, the LES location does you can find a crowd hangnot fail to ing outside bring Lower feasting away East Sidon Nacharitos ers cheap, deliciously and Quack and Cheese unauthentic (quinoa mac Mexican and cheese food. I’m with salsa). talking bean 199 E 3rd St ballpark (between Ave nachos for Snack Dragon’s iconic sign under $2.50 A & Ave B) and burritos galore! The queso loco taco is also St. Jerome’s – Rocker Luc Carl opened this bar on pure rock & quite heavenly. Not only do they offer cheap food, they also will sup- roll, and even after giving away his management position after causing ply you with cheap beer, shots and too much of a stir for being Lady margaritas, despite its non-bar atmosphere. 111 Stanton St (between Gaga’s beau, it’s still the best bar on the Lower East Side to hear classic Ludlow St & Essex St rock & roll, punk and metal. The atmosphere is just what you would Snack Dragon – Tucked away on expect it to be—lots of teased hair, 3rd St, Snack Dragon offers perfectly portioned and perfectly priced tight leather pants and tattoos… on semi-healthy Mexican snacks until the boys. 155 Rivington St (between


With Manhattan real estate prices going up, and up and up, surrounding Brooklyn neighborhoods are flourishing with young people with big city dreams. These neighborhoods have become the Mecca of youth and creativity, bringing in a whole new scene of music, art, fashion and food. Oh, and they all just love to eat and party. Whether it’s Williamsburg (North or South side), Bushwick or Greenpoint you’re heading to, there is always something interesting going on.

Clinton St and Suffolk St) Welcome to the Johnsons – Where to begin? This bar is set up like your old Aunt Margaret’s living room, who has kept it looking as it did in 1972. Full of awful wood paneled walls, awkward family portraits, a beer stained pool table and plastic covered couches, how could you not feel at home? $2 PBRs are a constant staple at this bar, and probably the only thing people actually order there. The bar includes a kick-ass

Welcome to the Johnsons

jukebox, if you can get it to work at least. 123 Rivington St (between Essex St & Norfolk St)

ing and crowd surfing galore, 285 Kent is an ideal venue to check out some of the best indie rock bands out there. 285 Kent 285 Kent Ave (between S 1st St & Grand St)

Alligator Lounge – This tropically decorated bar may come off a bit cheesy at first, but it is definitely a favorite amongst locals. Offering free personal pizzas (yes my friends, FREE) with every drink purchase 285 Kent – There’s no other way to the great bands that play there each makes this place the best first or last describe 285 Kent than a massive night, but that should not deter you stop of the night. Karaoke night is heat box full of drunk and crazy from not checking out this place. usually an interesting time as well. Brooklyn show-goers—an awesome The wall art gives the bare, ware600 Metropolitan Ave at Lorimer St heat box full of drunk and crazy house-like room some character, Brooklyn show-goers at that. It may if you’re able to swim through the get a bit hot in there, mainly due to crowds to see it. Known for mosh19

Beauty Bar – Although there are Beauty Bar locations all over the country, there are two in New York City. One on 14th Street which is full of “bro” types (no one wants to deal with them) and one in Bushwick. At this location, aside from authentic sit-down hairdryers, you can find a ton of people dancing the night away with enough drink specials to make you join them. 921 Broadway (between Stockton St & Melrose St)

wall/ceiling hanging reflecting stage burg in Greenpoint. With a super lights, the atmosphere inside is one chill atmosphere, including pianists to boast about. Some of the greatest (yes, the bar has a baby grand local and national underground in- piano!) this bar is a great date spot die bands play or place to here, making hang out with it a great night friends. 632 almost every Manhattan show. And Ave (between they have a Nassau Ave & photobooth. Bedford Ave) Come on! 289 Kent Ave (beThe Nartween South rows – Long Crif Dog – Although the original lo- 1st St & Grand and narrow cation can be found on Manhattan’s St) but still quite The Levee St. Marks Place, the second location spacious, The in Williamsburg is dedicated to the The Levee – This place is heaven Narrows offers an extensive cocktail art of skateboarding. Filled with for a broke kid living in Brookselection as well as a pretty decent skate art and decks, the hotdog joint lyn. Cheap drinks, unlimited free beer selection. It has been called “A most known for its array of toppings cheeseballs (yes, we’ve asked for Manhattan bar minus the crowd,” now has something else to be known way more than one bowl in one sit- which is exactly what it is. It’s quite for. 555 Driggs Ave (between N 7th ting), a killer jukebox and BOARD typical and clean, but you are free St & S 6th St) GAMES, this place is the epitome of to walk around and move unlike awesome. Always filled with tons of you would if this bar was located in Foodswings – Foodswings is prob- interesting people, this place is great. Murray Hill. 1037 Flushing Ave (beably the greatest thing that ever hap- No other words to describe it. 212 tween Morgan Ave & Wilson Ave) pened to any vegan. Most definitely Berry St at N 3rd St not healthy by any means, this vegan Pie’s ‘n’ Thighs – Homecooking at fast food restaurant allows any vegan Life Café – This restaurant, full bar its finest. Fried chicken, biscuits, or vegetarian included, offers mac and cheese, need I go on? The to eat whata yummy selec- atmosphere is laid back and relaxed ever the hell tion of American with a ton of heart-stopping meals they want. food, whether to offer. Don’t eat meat? The sides Whether it’s a you’re in the are still swoon-worthy. 166 S 4th juicy burger, a mood for burg- St (between Bedford Ave & Driggs chicken sanders, sandwiches, Ave) wich, a pepor mac and peroni pizza, cheese. It is also Radegast Hall & Biergarten – With a corndog, or super vegetarian a massive array of imported beers a butterfinger friendly, making on the menu and a ton of space, Foodswings counter milkshake (shit, it easy for a large Radegast Hall & Biergarten offers I can keep going…), this place offers party to be satisfied with their meal. you everything a beergarden should. the best vegan comfort food around. Prices are also decent, making it the On a bustling block in the Williams295 Grand St (between Roebling St perfect cheap spot to eat and drink. burg nightlife scene, this bar is the & Havemeyer St) 983 Flushing Ave at Central Ave perfect location for a good time with friends. Did I mention the live jazz? Glasslands – Probably one of The Manhattan Inn – This charm- N 3rd Street (Between Berry Ave Brooklyn’s most charming DIY ven- ing little bar is located on the outand Wythe Ave) ues. With a massive papier-mâché skirts of the Northside of Williams20

Roberta’s – Although pizza is not sold by the slice and the prices aren’t exactly cheap, this communal table filled and cozy restaurant totally worth it. The menu is mostly made up of specialty pizzas, but they do serve sandwiches and entrees, beef tongue and octopus included. The pizza here is phenomenal, and if you don’t believe me, ask one of the 500 people that waited two hours on line at the Bushwick Block Party in the sweltering heat for a free personal pie (although I was one of them…). 261 Moore St (between White St & Bogart St)

on your way past the bathroom, of pizzas, whether you’re craving a and you will be taken completely slice of bacon mac and cheese, vegan by surprise. Before you even reach spicy chicken jalapeño, you are sure the backroom, you immediately are to be satisfied when walking into blinding by the clouds of smoke Vinnie’s. 148 Bedford Ave (between coming at you. Fear not, it is not N 8th St & N 9th St) cigarette smoke, but dry ice coming from one of the many smoke maWild Ginger – Boasting another lochines. When cation in Soho, you finally make the Bedford Avyour way into enue location is the backroom, a bit bigger, less you are immeprestigious, but diately caught still amazing. in the middle of The Pan-Asian a raging dance menu is comparty—bad pletely vegan, Shea Stadium – The best way to 80s techno and not that any Vinnie’s tiny store front describe this place? A complete shit strobe lights and carnivore would hole. But that’s what’s so charming all. 236 Troutman St (between Wil- have any complaints. 212 Bedford about it. With one of Brooklyn’s son Ave & Knickerbocker Ave) Ave (between N 6th St & N 5th St) finest indie bands living on the awkward loft space across from the Union Pool – The former pool sup- The Woods – Not located anywhere stage, it definitely makes for an in- ply store has turned into a spacious near the woods, The Woods is quite teresting setting. Dirt cheap drinks bar with a ton to offer! Decently an interesting bar/club. For its and a decent amount of floor space priced drinks, a lot of space inside location, you’ll be surprised when in front of the stage, Shea Stadium and even MORE space outside. The you see all different kinds of people makes for a perfect venue. Housed back patio is used all year round, there. I’m talking hipsters, bros, on a desolate, industrial street in turning its fountain into a fire pit dirty skater kids, gangster kids, Bushwick, you would probably miss once the weather gets cold. What everyone. Everyone comes together it if it wasn’t really brings at the woods to dance to really awfor the dozens people outside ful 90s techno (and eat tacos in the of drunken is the taco truck back, because they also have a taco show-goers that is parked truck there). I guarantee you will shouting and back there allhave quite the night if you come throwing year-round. The party at The Woods. 48 S 4th St (bebeer cans off bar also has a tween Kent Ave & Wythe Ave) the balcony. separate stage 20 Meadow building, becom- Wreck Room – Cleverly named, this St (between ing a venue for place is all about good vibes (and A band plays at Shea Stadium Waterbury St indie bands cer- getting wrecked). A huge space with & Bogart St) tain nights of the week. 484 Union a ton of tables, a massive dancefloor Ave, Ste A and pool tables, Wreck Room has Tandem – This bar is on a quiet become a favorite amongst Brooklyn street surrounded by apartments, Vinnie’s Pizzeria – Located in youth (well, legal youth, usually). and when you first walk in, the bar stumbling distance of every aweThe perfect place to come on a Satseems fitting. Small tables, candles, some bar on Bedford Avenue, Vin- urday night with a group of friends. not-too-loud music—the perfect nie’s Pizzera is tiny but still manages 940 Flushing Ave (between Central little bar for a perfect little block. to deal with its massive amount of Ave & Evergreen Ave) Well, walk down the narrow hallway customers. With a wide selection 21

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