Tree-son! New Jay St. planters moved to bus lane, illegal parking resumes

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By Lauren Gill

Brooklyn Paper

It is a trans-plant!

The city’s attempts to use huge tree-filled planters to block drivers from parking illegally on Jay Street have already been stumped, as some scofflaw managed to move them into a bus lane just days later.

The Department of Transportation placed the pots in the striped area between the coach and bike lanes on Friday, but some sneak had toppled the topiary by Monday morning, somehow moving it into the red bus zone, and motorists were back to storing their vehicles in the forbidden area.

An agency rep promised it would move the errant shrubbery to its rightful place, although the planters were still blocking buses as of midday on Wednesday.

“The planters should remain in the channelized area, and will be re-located accordingly,” said spokeswoman Alana Morales.

Cyclists had previously cheered the addition of the planters, saying that they were the only way to stop the rampant illicit parking along the stretch.

Reach reporter Lauren Gill at or by calling (718) 260–2511. Follow her on Twitter @laurenk_gill

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Jimmy Prime Releases New EP, 'Bleeding Bull'

Jimmy Prime just released a new EP entitled Bleeding Bull, marking the Toronto artist’s first release since Block Boy in 2015. The six-track offering sees Jimmy laying his trademark autotuned flow over beats from some of Toronto’s most notable producers including Wondagurl, Murda Beatz, Arthur McArthur and STWO.

Jimmy Prime is widely known for his work on Drake’s If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late album, as well as being the creator of Toronto now-famous “6” nickname. While Bleeding Bull is his first project in almost two years, he assures us that there’s still a lot more music to come in 2017. The EP was mixed together into one, 17-minute track — also by STWO — which you can stream below for the full experience.

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MUNCHIES Is Publishing Its First-Ever Cookbook

This fall, VICE’s MUNCHIES is launching its very own cookbook. Dubbed MUNCHIES: Late-Night Meals from the World’s Best Chefs, the nearly 300-page tome takes inspiration from the food-centric imprint’s wildly popular Chef’s Night Out and offers up a snapshot of food culture in cities around the world. Chock full of “tall tales and fuzzy recollections from 65 of the world’s top chefs,” Late-Night Meals is set to include contributions from the likes of Anthony Bourdain, Dominique Crenn, David Chang, Danny Bowien, Wylie Dufresne, Inaki Aizpitarte, Enrique Olvera and many more.

MUNCHIES: Late-Night Meals from the World’s Best Chefs is due out in October and can be pre-ordered now via Amazon.

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Watch Stormzy & Ed Sheeran Humorously Discuss Chicken, Memes and Elton John

As part of the Noisey’s “Questionnaire of Life” series, they’ve put Stormzy and Ed Sheeran in the same room to discuss some of the hardest and most important questions in life such as “What’s the best part of a chicken?” and “Who would you rather listen to, Eric Clapton or Elton John?” Watch the hilarious exchange above and, in case you missed it, they also released a humorous reaction video to some of their YouTube comments earlier this month.

You can also stream Ed Sheeran’s newest Divide album here.


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