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No one was injured when 13 manhole covers burst open around 2:40 a.m. yesterday morning on Greenpoint’s Norman Avenue. [Gothamist]

Sushi Wa will replace Whynot Coffee on Orchard Street. [Bowery Boogie] Meanwhile, Whynot Coffee

Southern E. 4th Street restaurant The Cardinal appears to have closed to make way for a Spanish eatery. [EV Grieve]

On E. Houston Street, Justin Bieber’s Calvin Klein billboard fell victim to a paintball gun. [Bowery Boogie]

Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer and East Village City Council Member Rosie Mendez joined other politicians at City Hall Monday to advocate for tougher terms when the city’s Rent Stabilization Laws come up for renewal in June. [Town & Village Blog]

NYU and Pratt are in the midst of a three-day conference called Philosophy of Street Art: Art in and of the Street. [Hyperallergic]

Bushwick’s bi-annual Beat Nite gallery walk takes place tonight from 6 to 10 p.m. at 10 local attractions (free, $10 admission to after party at The Vasquez Building comes with a drink). [Bushwick Daily]

Budget clothier SmartGlamour Pop-Up Shop debuts tonight at 436 E. 9th Streetwith a party featuring free cocktails and apps from 7 to 10 p.m. (RSVP to ashli@auprnyc.com). And from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m., Lovecraft Bar in Alphabet City hosts a Steampunk Masquerade Ball with magic, burlesque, music and complimentary cthulhu shots to the first 50 guests ($10).

Check out a round-up of the 16 best novels set in the five boroughs. [Gothamist]