An East Village Woman Woke Up to Find a Rapist in Her Apartment, Police Say

unnamedThis one is truly nightmarish: police say that around 3 a.m. Sunday morning, an East Village woman woke up to someone resembling this man standing on her bed.

The man sexually assaulted her but fled after a struggle, according to a request for media attention. Police didn’t say how, exactly, he got into his victim’s apartment.

The suspect is described as a Hispanic male in his 20s, 5’4″, 160 lbs. He’s wanted for attempted rape.

Comedian W. Kamau Bell Is a ‘Big Fan of Awkward Conversations As a Way to Promote Change’

(Photo: Matthias Clamer)

(Photo: Matthias Clamer)

W. Kamau Bell, the political comedian whose show, Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell, ran on FXX, is back in the standup circuit. Tonight, his Oh, Everything! tour, comes to The Bell House in Brooklyn. We caught up with him to talk about everything from his act, to being mentored by Chris Rock, to his recent controversial appearance on Real Time with Bill Maher.
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Walks, Talks, and Chalk: 80 Things to Do During Lower East Side History Month

Logo color_12-15The organizers of the first annual Lower East Side History Month have announced next month’s lineup, featuring over 80 events organized by over 60 cultural and community groups based in the LES, East Village, Chinatown and Little Italy. The month-long celebration of downtown lore kicks off May 3, when various sites will have been chalked up with neighborhood trivia and poetry (passersby will be encouraged to add their own) and continues May 4 with a picnic at Pier 42, featuring salsa dancing and gypsy swing. An LES Heroes award — which is exactly what it sounds like — will also be announced. Here, courtesy of Fourth Arts Block, is the lineup, starting with the Real Estate Show events we told you about earlier.
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Yo! Billboards Out of the Bike Lane!

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

This advertisement for the Cellphone Doctor has been roving around the East Village since the shop opened on Avenue C late last year, but the fine weather has brought it out in full force. We’ve seen this guy pedaling down Second Avenue, at a snail’s pace, twice in the past couple of days — to the consternation of bikers.
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Vinyl Vendor Goes Brick-and-Mortar; Bookstore Pops Up in Wythe Hotel

Palm Sunday planting of the crosses, East Yard cemetery, St. Marks in the Bowery3

Palm Sunday crosses at St. Mark’s Church, marking Americans killed by guns each year.(Photo: Scott Lynch)

Longtime Brooklyn Flea vendor Wreckords by Monkey — which makes jewelry, iPhone cases and clocks from vinyl — will host an opening party Saturday for its Boerum Street brick-and-mortar store, The Crate. [Brooklyn Vegan]

Beginning Friday, the Greenpoint bookstore Word will have a week-long pop-up shop in the Wythe Hotel with 150 food-and-drink themed titles, a tie-in to this month’s upcoming Food Book Fair in Williamsburg. [Racked NY]

One little surprise orgy ruined AirBnB for the rest of us — the site will start taxing New York users this summer. [Curbed NY] Keep Reading »