Yesterday, two of the five men arrested for the brutal Williamsburg attack of Taj Patterson in 2013 pleaded guilty to lesser charges. [Gothamist]

A former employee at Bushwick’s Arrogant Swine is suing chef/owner Tyson Ho for more than $80K in back pay. [NY Daily News]

Nine months after the restaurant’s closure, the city marshall officially seized Calexico at 153 Rivington Street. Landlord Steve Croman now seeks a tenant for $12,500 per month. [Bowery Boogie]

Irving Avenue in Bushwick recently debuted a new bike lane. [Bushwick Daily]

The Lower East Side’s Beauty & Essex now has a 320-seat sibling at the Cosmopolitan hotel in Las Vegas. [Eater Vegas]

Ice creamery Lab 321 is preparing to replace The Sock Man on St. Mark’s Place. [EV Grieve]

This Sunday, the Loisaida Festival returns to Avenue C to celebrate Puerto Rican heritage. [EV Grieve]