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How To Get Rid of Bedbugs; Test Your NYC Geography Skillz

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WEST VILLAGE?Well, that's one way to get your landlord's attention. Plaster an enormous sign across your bedbug-invested apartment's windows proclaiming B-E-D-B-U-G-S-!, along with your landlord's name and address, and just publicly shame him or her into taking care of the problem. We sure hope this tactic worked and you're not itching anymore, tenants! [CurbedWire Inbox; previously]

FLUSHING?Are you an NYC geography geek? Can you name every bridge, tunnel, park, and pier? Do you get into arguments with friends about neighborhood borders? Then grab a bunch of friends and head over to the Queens Museum of Art for its trivia night tomorrow. Judges will highlight 30 different elements of their giant model of the city using laser pointers and audio clues, and teams will have to name that part. Admission is free, though suggested $10 donations go toward supporting Williamsburg's City Reliquary Museum. Plus Brooklyn Brewery will be providing refreshments. [CurbedWire Inbox; official site]

FLATIRON DISTRICT?The latest project of the Madison Square Art program opens to the public tomorrow, March 1. Topsy-Turvy is a circular, larger-than-life camera obscura, a centuries-old photographic device. It'll capture images from the area and project them onto the walls inside the 10-foot by 10-foot space, so people can walk in and check out their surroundings from another perspective. This site-specific installation by New York-based artists will be up until April 5. [CurbedWire Inbox; previously]

UPPER EAST SIDE?While the city watches the Whitney Downtown rise in the Meatpacking District via live webcam, some folks are still interested in that passé uptown location. We received a pretty hilarious video about the architecture of the boxy, angular, still-going-strong original on 75th Street. While the camera pans, zigs and zags around the exterior, a deep-voiced narrator intones dramatically, "Yes, I know what you're thinking, You're thinking, 'How does this relate to the New York landscape?' Ah well, it doesn't. Yet somehow?it does." [CurbedWire Inbox; previously]