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Condo Dwellers Flock to ‘Rat Castle’; Moscot Turns 100

Not their first rodeo

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At 179 Ludlow Street—the building known as “Rat Castle” during years of stalled construction—all the condos have been claimed two months after leasing began. [The Real Deal]

Those new tenants might want to stop by Community Board 3’s Rat Prevention Training course on the afternoon of February 6 at BRC Senior Center. [Bowery Boogie]

Thursday at 7 p.m., actor/filmmaker Simon Helberg will discuss his romantic comedy We’ll Never Have Paris, co-starring Zachary Quinto and Melanie Lynskey, at the Apple Store in Soho (Free, RSVP here).

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Webster Hall Doc Seeks Kickstarter Funds; Brooklyn Mirage Descends onto W-Burg

Webster Hall stage hands launched a $15K Kickstarter campaign to fund a documentary about the 131-year-old East Village venue, which will temporarily close next month for updates by new management. [EV Grieve]

Check out a rendering of the 12-story residence that will occupy Moscot’s former corner on Delancey Street. [NY YIMBY]

On N. 11th Street, 10 subsidized apartments will rent to lucky lottery winners for between $722 and $900/month. [DNA Info] Keep Reading »

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Drunks Crack Jesus Statue; Bushwick Fall Restaurant Preview

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

Early Sunday morning outside Saints Peter and Paul church in Williamsburg, a statue of Jesus—that was recovered after being stolen in May—was cracked by a drunk pedestrian, who high-fived and kissed it. [DNA Info]

After sustaining flood damage two weeks ago, the not-yet-three-month-old Chinese restaurant Bing Kitchen resumed business on Orchard Street Monday. [Bowery Boogie]

Drunken Dumpling, a new soup dumpling destination, just opened at 137 First Avenue. [Grub Street] Keep Reading »

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Wallplay Is Leaving the LES, Wants You to Go Buck On Its Building Before It Comes Down

RipNDip's pop-up on the LES (Photo: Courtesy of Wallplay)

RipNDip’s pop-up on the LES (Photo: Courtesy of Wallplay)

If you’ve been hanging around the Lower East Side lately, you may have been temporarily blinded by a bright cobalt-blue building on the corner of Orchard Street and Delancey. The vivid splash of color was a collaboration between the skate shop RipNDip and Wallplay, a creative agency that brings together artists and brands to develop site-specific installations. RipNDip’s pop-up skate shop was just one in a long series of projects that took over the space at 118 Orchard Street (remember Tim & Eric’s cult ceremony?). But now, with the building set to be demolished, Wallplay is having one last hurrah and inviting everyone to trash the place.

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Pulaski Bridge Bike Path Debuts; LES History Month

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Last night near Grand and Willett Streets, a 56-year-old driver was rear-ended by a taxi before the cab’s passenger punched him in the face. [Daily Intelligencer]

Today the Pulaski Bridge Bike Path debuts, connecting Greenpoint and Long Island City. [Gothamist]

The old Moscot glasses store at Orchard and Delancey Streets may be replaced by a 12-story apartment complex. [Bowery Boogie]

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Gang Assault in Williamsburg; 12-Story Condo Coming to Great Jones

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

Four men assaulted a man around 2 a.m. Sunday morning on Havemeyer Street in Williamsburg. [Brooklyn Paper]

The FDNY reported no injuries in the Greenpoint fire that consumed Best Value Hardware yesterday morning. [Patch]

One Great Jones Alley will be the site of a 12-story condo now that a $58 million construction loan has been green lighted. [The Real Deal]

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Turnstyle Jumper Clubbed By Police; Goodbye Blue Monday Closes

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Friday morning around 5 a.m., a 32-year-old Williamsburg man involved in an argument was shot in the face inside his Hewes Street apartment building lobby. He was initially listed in critical condition at Bellevue Hospital. [NY Post]

In a YouTube video filmed Thursday evening, a teenage boy who allegedly tried to evade paying the fare at the Myrtle-Broadway JMZ station is seen being beaten with a nightstick by a police officer. [Gothamist]

Police are looking for these two men—who allegedly stole a 21-year-old woman’s bag containing $2,000 cash after spraying her in the face with an unidentified substance—outside 208 E. 10th Street on a recent Tuesday morning. [CBS NY]
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