As you’ll recall, Brooklyn artist Rostarr popped into our Newsroom this past weekend to paint a mural. We made a gif of the installation and now you can watch it, above, forever and ever and ever.
In other news: Judy Rapfogel, chief of staff to Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, said she was completely in the dark about the fact that her husband allegedly stole more than $1 million from a poverty charity and stashed thousands in the couple’s Lower East Side apartment. [NY Daily News]
Lower East Side fixture El Sombrero is on track to become an outpost of Artichoke Pizza, though the deal isn’t done yet. Of course, the place became dead to many when the to-go margaritas ended. [Bowery Boogie]
Two renovated penthouse units on the corner of East Seventh and Avenue A hit the market yesterday — and you could live in one of them for just under $17k per month. [EV Grieve]
A proliferation of drug dealing on East Third and Fourth Streets between Avenues C and D prompted almost 40 residents to meet and address the issue last night. Attendees were encouraged to report all activity to building owners in order to get each address registered in a Trespass Affidavit Program. [EV Grieve]
Activists in Greenpoint planned to protest the Live Poultry “[S]laughter and Comedy Club” on Saturday’s World Day for Farmed Animals, only to find the stench-y chicken mill already “flew the coup” in March. [DNAinfo]
This just in: North Williamsburg is “glitzy” and South Williamsburg is “gritty.” [NYTimes]