Madonna Visits the Rockaways + Lightsaber Popsicles = Eight Items Or Less

Jonah Wolf and Gary Pini

1. After signing an open letter, circulated by MoMA's Klaus Biesenbach, in support of Mayor Bloomberg's hurricane relief efforts, Madonna toured the Rockaways today in the company of Biesenbach, who keeps a home in the area. [Gothamist, photo by Masako Takagi]

2. Jean-Marc Houmard of Indochine and Acme, PAPER's "best restaurant with a nightlife scene," is taking over the Lucky Cheng's space on First Avenue. (The East Village drag institution is relocating to Times Square.) Meanwhile, Acme and Indochine are donating half of tonight's proceeds to Hurricane Sandy-related charities. [EV Grieve]

3. Now that George Lucas has sold the Star Wars brand to Disney, we assume he has forfeited all earnings from these "Glowing Lightsaber Popsicle-Makers." [Thinkgeek]

4, 5. Two new albums to stream: Oneida's A List of the Burning Mountains and the Evens' (wonderfully titled) The Odds. [EVR, NPR]

6. A documentary about former Stooges, Ramones manager Danny Fields. [Kickstarter]

7. Roberta's Third Annual Beer Masters Winter Classic will take place Sunday, December 2 at Warsaw.

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