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Businesses and homeowners impacted by the March 26 East Village explosion are eligible for low-interest loans, Governor Cuomo said. [NY1]

State Senator Dean Skelos is expected to be arrested imminently on corruption charges. [NY Times]

Drool over pics of the dishes being served up at Virginia’s, a restaurant opening today at 647 E. 11th Street. [Grub Street]

A new Greenpoint chocolatier set up shop last month, Cacao Market, the brainchild of Soho’s MarieBelle New York Chocolates. [Gothamist]

On Graham Avenue in Williamsburg, Caffe Capri has been a ghost town for days. [Jeremiah’s Vanishing NY]

Read a profile of Ed Sanders, the poet/artist who fronted local band The Fugs in the 1960s. [Hyperallergic]

The Times published a much-discussed piece about former New Yorkers who’ve migrated to LA. [NYT]

Tour an amazing Bushwick home from 1899 that sports a darkroom and a graffitied basement. [Curbed NY]

East Village composer Philip Glass, who has written a new memoir Words Without Music, talks about his favorite books and reveals that his favorite fictional hero is Marlow from Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness. [NY Times]