Freeman Alley

(Photo: Scott Lynch)

Is East New York the “next Bushwick”? [Untapped Cities]

And is Crown Heights the “new Williamsburg”? [Curbed]

The owners of the Jarmulowsky Bank building have decided to restore its dome as they convert it into a hotel managed by Ace. [The Lo-Down]

Taavo Somer has turned the upstairs of Isa into a “sort of New Age community center,” with dinners that are accompanied by “mindfulness teachings.” [NY Times]

The city’s only cat groomer makes calls in Williamsburg and Greenpoint. [Brooklyn Paper]

Basquiat’s former girlfriend is putting some of his early works up for sale. [Wall Street Journal]

Check out Drawing the Line, documentary about Keith Haring that features Tony Shafrazi, Barbara Haskell, Dennis Hopper and more. [Dangerous Minds]

A storytelling salon will take place at a secret location in Greenpoint. [Free Williamsburg]

Lower East Side gallery Invisible Exports promised a performance by Marina Abramovic but delivered an impersonator instead. [Blouin]

Callicoon Fine Arts is moving to a larger Lower East Side space. [Gallerist]

Here’s your chance to preview the newly renovated Williamsburg Savings Bank. [Atlas Obscura]

Nitehawk’s Tumblr documents the doodles that customers leave on their order slip. [The L]

An update on the North Brooklyn Boat Club boathouse bound for Greenpoint. [Curbed]

A row of Bushwick buildings just got their certificate of occupancy. [Brownstoner]

The husband-wife team that were chefs and partners at Calliope have left the East Village restaurant. [NY Times]

A Lower East Side “Poetry Brothel” involves “poetry whores” and scantily clad dames. [Untapped Cities]

109 years ago, there were lines to get into the Tompkins Square Library. [Off the Grid]