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This week we’re highlighting two cool new gallery shows, sharing two cool new restaurants, and introducing you to our cool new friend: Jennifer Mills.

Culture Corner


Pig Bar by Parcelle

Remember last summer when Parcelle took over as one of the best places to drink wine in Dimes Square? Well this year they’re back again with Pig Bar: a place next door to drink beer. Stop by for lunch, beer meat, cheese, hot dogs, and beer to-go Tuesday-Saturday 12-8pm.


Brooklyn’s favorite place for breakfast burritos (and much, much more) is BACK! Ursula has made their Bed Stuy return at the new address: 387A Nostrand Ave. Check out their website for updated hours and menussssssss :)  


Join our buddy Liz Chick & Chef Cameo Fucci of Allora Pasta on April 29th for a FUNNN pasta making workshop. You’ll cover your hands with flour, learn the secrets behind the most delicious handmade pasta, AND have the opportunity to make different shapes of fresh pasta (gf options available) to take home with you. All this before you commune around the table to enjoy a mouthwatering, seasonal, pasta-forward dinner. Happening in Clinton Hill … grab ur tix here!


Little Big Market is back for their Spring market! They will be hosting a fantastic mix of new and returning vendors slinging a wide range of goodies: from fresh flowers, unique jewelry, stellar vintage &&& more! Head to 17 Frost Street from 11-6 TOMORROW. 

LOOK (at art)
Rafael Prieto at Emma Scully Gallery

Homes+studios is hosting a tour of the exhibition Together Over Time by Rafael Prieto at Emma Scully Gallery this Saturday, April 15th, from 3-4:30pm. This is designer Rafael Prieto's debut solo exhibition at the intersection of emotion and perception, and encompasses furniture, sculpture, and lighting. Wine and other bevvys will be served at this freee event, but before you go, sign up via Index here to reserve your spot! 

Sylvia Plimack Mangold at 125 Newbury

Tribeca gallery space, 125 Newbury, is now showing Sylia Plimack Mangold’s first solo exhibition of new work by this pioneering figure in the history of post-1960s art since 2018. The exhibition debuts a suite of fifteen paintings and works on paper that Mangold has created over the past five years, all of which depict a maple tree outside of her studio in upstate New York. The exhibition will be accompanied by a fully illustrated catalog featuring a new essay by John Yau and an interview with the artist. Open now until June 3rd!

Cool Friends: Jennifer Mills

Meet Jennifer, an artist, producer of NPR’s Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me, and fellow Friday newsletter author. You may remember a few weeks ago when we talked about Jennifer’s show at Brick Aux Gallery, Jennifer Mills News. We caught up with Jennifer to hear about her 21-year strong weekly autobiographical newspaper, and the things she loves about New York City. 

What led you to start your weekly newspaper about your life 21 years ago?

I started the Jennifer Mills News on a Friday in 2002. I always got to school 20 mins early and killed the time in the computer lab. That morning had been particularly eventful — with small events. A door slammed in my house mysteriously and startled me (it was probably wind) and at breakfast I burnt the heck out of my bagel in the toaster. I guess I was inspired by both my newsworthy morning, and the fact we were allowed to use the printers as much as we wanted at school. Voilà, print media!


How do you choose what to include in the newspaper each week?

Anything that makes me pause and think, "huh" or "ugh" or "yay" is usually a contender for a news story that week. I try to find two stories that feel different, so if one story is about a great deal I got on some canned beans I won't report on spilled soup as well that week. That's just way too much bean news. There are a lot of articles about beans and the bus, so lately I've tried to go easy on those topics. I love to celebrate things in the news, so when I find something little I can celebrate it usually makes it in. New washcloths? News!


What's your favorite part about the New York creative community? 

You never stop meeting interesting and really great people and you never will. I love meeting people that are there to support me, and people I get to support. I also love New York's non-creative community. There are so many people here that think very differently than me and that's really inspiring. 


What's your favorite place in NYC?

Haircut Hill in Prospect Park. That's a hill my friends and I named near the main entrance of the park. We like hanging out there a lot, and one time my friend had her hair cut there so we named it perfectly. I love the park. I love it so much. 


What's inspiring you right now?

Free time and quiet time. I love to have down time where I do nothing, truly nothing. I love to sit in silence and just think. I really really love silence. 


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