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An officer at the 94th Precinct gave Greenpointers a play-by-play of the Greenpoint pistol-whipping we reported Sunday. Apparently it started when the suspect asked for change for a dollar: “As the man went into his pocket for change the robber beat him with a gun and went through his pockets.” [Greenpointers]

In this week’s issue of New York magazine, we hear more about the suicide of DuMont owner Colin Devlin. Rebecca Flint Marx writes, “Whatever the ultimate reason he took his own life, the loss of Devlin seems like evidence of a harsher Williamsburg than the one where he opened DuMont’s doors a decade earlier.” [Grub Street]

Bad news for barbecue lovers: the fate of Pride and Joy BBQ has been thrown into question. The EV barbecue spot was slated to open this summer but has been inactive since May. According to a lawsuit filed August 8, celebrity pitmaster Myron Mixon has split from his business partners. [Daily Meal]

More restaurant news: Skal, the Icelandic joint on Canal Street that we told you about a few weeks ago, opens tomorrow. [Bowery Boogie]

And Parmy’s Persian Fusion is coming to First Ave near St. Marks. Who likes kebabs? [EV Grieve]

This winter, McCarren Park will be getting an ice-skating rink. Just as family friendly as the pool, but hopefully a little less poop-filled. [Free Williamsburg]

In wake of the recent violent episodes in Greenpoint, an anti-violence training session will be taking place tomorrow at Greenpoint Reformed Church. [Greenpointers]

Another epic BangOn! rager is hitting Bushwick this Saturday. Bushwick Daily spoke with the organizers about this weekend’s secret shindig, which will happen somewhere near the Lorimer stop. [Bushwick Daily]