In the past seven years, 170K residents have vacated Brooklyn, the biggest exodus from an NYC borough. [Crain’s NY]

City Councilman Rafael Espinal, who represents Bushwick and other neighborhoods, is lobbying for a new Office of Nightlight that would be overseen by a “night mayor.” [Gothamist]

The closure of a Rivington Street gateway has created much confusion for those with young and old relatives who partake in Grand Street Settlement‘s community programs. [The Lo-Down]

A pedestrian plaza has been proposed for Straus Square, where Canal and Rutgers Streets (plus East Broadway) intersect on the Lower East Side. [Bowery Boogie]

A Sichuan restaurant called General Deb’s will replace Bushwick’s late Cafe Ghia next month. In addition, Littleneck will open its third Brooklyn location, this time on Grand Street. [Free Williamsburg]

East Village business Taxi Parts Inc. recently relocated to the Upper East Side. [EV Grieve]

Here’s a ranking of all the offerings at Du’s Donuts, Wylie Dufresne’s newly-opened Williamsburg shop. [Eater NY]

Freehold in Williamsburg has been named the best local java joint to work from. [Grub Street]