According to the NYPD, the 31-year-old Lower East Side resident and SoulCycle instructor who was hit by a truck earlier this month on First Avenue—and later died of her injuries—fell off her bicycle prior to being struck. [The Village Voice]

In November, a woman in the East Village called the police to report missing items. The next day, a civilian posing as an officer requested her phone access code, turned off her service, and made unauthorized purchases with her credit cards.
[Gothamist]

Per a pilot program that started this week, police officers in the East Village will receive training in conversing with individuals who are deaf or hard-of-hearing. [DNA Info]

A Williamsburg-based developer and his business partner are being sued for allegedly running a con that cheated investors out of $20 million-plus. [DNA Info]

Birds & Bubbles‘s owner filed a $1.5 million negligence lawsuit last week against the Forsyth Street eatery’s landlord. [Eater NY]

At the East Broadway subway station, intentionally decommissioned Metrocard machines and “swipe swindling” continue to be a problem. [Bowery Boogie]

The five-story former East Village home of the late art critic Dore Ashton is for sale, priced at $4.5 million. [Curbed NY]

Several East Village and Noho spots were name-dropped on this round-up of the city’s most Instagrammed restaurants. [Refinery29]