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For the kids in Tehran’s underground rock scene, the dream was simple: party, make music, and escape to New York, where the life they wanted was legal. By 2011 three bands—the Yellow Dogs, Hypernova, and the Free Keys—had found their way to Brooklyn.
But as their indie community thrived, one of the band members was sinking fast. Nancy Jo Sales discovers how, on November 11, four young Iranian musicians ended up dead.
Rabbi Alexander Rapaport, councilman Brad Lander, the staff of the MASBIA soup kitchen, and the generous people of Boro Park, Brooklyn are some of our heros of Hurricane Sandy.
This is Myrtle. Myrtle is still missing. If you just so happen to live in New York City and have a spare hour this evening, perhaps consider joining tonight’s Find Myrtle-a-thon in Greenpoint, Brooklyn? Myrtle is a 6 lb, black chihuahua rescue that went missing on Oct 6th, and her human very much wants to wrap her up in a big blanket and “kiss her baby seal head.” We want this story to end that way too. Stay tuned here for updates. Reblog to signal boost.
Via BuzzFeed. #truth
Dudes, Ithaca and Ann Arbor have all of those things and actually affordable rent.
Yeah, but Portland and Brooklyn also have “near cooler places”, like the entire east coast and Seattle. Ithaca is sadly lacking on that front.
We would also like to add “jobs” under the Brooklyn category. No offense to Portland, but, y’know, that whole “where hipsters go to retire” thing has gotta be half-true, right? *ducks*
I’ve already posted the video, but these words bear repeating.(via kateoplis)