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Burglaries Up in Bushwick; Cotton-Candy Cone at Oddfellows

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During the first eight months of 2014, there were 313 burglaries in Bushwick—up 39 percent from the same span a year ago—which police partly attribute to thieves stealing new appliances from numerous construction sites. [DNA Info]

Permits were filed for three new apartment buildings on Commercial Street in Greenpoint (30 stories, 40 stories, and six stories, respectively). [Brownstoner]

Today OddFellows Ice Cream Co.‘s Williamsburg location will start selling this cotton-candy cone. [Grub Street]

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Greenpoint Film Festival; Meet the Creffle (Crepe + Waffle)

Monsieur André

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Police say this tattooed, 5-foot-7-inch guy used fire escapes to loot four Greenpoint apartments Monday afternoon. [Gothamist]

New York’s Department of Environmental Conservation claims that new oil deposits are being dumped into Newtown Creek. [The Brooklyn Paper]

The city told landlord Ben Shaoul that he has 60 days to remove the problematic penthouse at 515 E. 5th Street. [Curbed NY]
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Greenpoint Loses a Record Shop; Friends Cafe Pops Up Today

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Greenpoint crime news: Police say a 29-year-old was assaulted and robbed by a group of assailants on September 8 at 2:30 a.m.; a robber who held up a Kingsland Avenue at gunpoint made off with $200 late Thursday afternoon. [The Brooklyn Paper]

Williamsburg crime news: A 16-year-old girl was punched in the eye by three brass knuckle-weilding peers Thursday at 3:30 p.m.; four 20-and-30-something men were stabbed Sunday morning at 4:30 a.m. while exiting a bar at Keap Street and Broadway. [The Brooklyn Paper]

A reported deal could see the sales of 103-119 N.3rd Street and 188-190 Berry Street in Williamsburg for a combined $100 million. [The Real Deal]
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Gun Violence Persists in Bushwick; Meatball Shop Inspires Sit Com

Feast of San Gennaro 2014

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Although crime citywide is down almost 4 percent this year, the NYPD attributes the 10 percent increase in the number of shootings to gang violence in neighborhoods like Bushwick. [NY Post]

Bread Brothers Bagel Cafe debuted its third North Brooklyn location at 912 Manhattan Avenue in Greenpoint. [Greenpointers]

Nick Arrojo, the hairstylist featuring on the long-running TLC series What Not to Wear, will open a second location of his eponymous salon in Williamsburg at 11 Broadway. [The Real Deal]
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Faux Broker Scams LES Apartment Hunter; Bushwick a ‘Blank Canvas’ For Developers

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Police say a 26-year-old female pedestrian is in critical condition after being struck by a hit-and-run driver while crossing the BQE in Williamsburg at 3:30 a.m. yesterday. [Gothamist]

A 36-year-old man was scammed out of $4,400 that he put down on a Ludlow Street apartment that was not actually vacant. [Gothamist]

Williamsburg-style condos are popping up farther east as “Bushwick takes the spotlight.” [NY Times]
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Boozy Starbucks Stumbles in Williamsburg; Ron Swanson in Union Square

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Community Board 1 pushed back its vote on Starbuck’s proposed liquor license for its forthcoming N. 7th Street location in Williamsburg because the coffee empire apparently hasn’t been clear enough with neighborhood residents about its plans. For example, the word “Starbucks” was absent from a flyer circulated to notify locals about the liquor license request. [Eater NY]

Paperwork was submitted for a new 40-story, 554-unit apartment building at Williamsburg’s 2 N.6th Place. [Brownstoner]

According to a new real estate report, Bushwick rents are up an average of 23 percent this year. [DNA Info]
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Bushwick’s 10 Biggest Fall Events; Brooklyn’s Best BYOB

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A 23-year-old woman chased down the thief who stole her iPhone Sunday in  Williamsburg, but was unable to reclaim the contents of her wallet. Also, two Subarus and a motorcycle were stolen from North Brooklyn this weekend. [DNA Info]

In this surveillance video from Friday, watch a man steal a family bike near McCarren Playground in under 10 seconds. [Gothamist]

Brooklyn’s median rent price in August ($2,808) was down 1.5 percent from a year ago, ending a 14-month streak of increases. [The Real Deal]
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Russ & Daughters Expands Uptown; Bushwick Is World’s 7th Coolest Neighborhood

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A $65 million, 75K-sqaure-foot mixed-use building is planned for 120 Union Avenue in Williamsburg. [The Real Deal]

When the 10-unit apartment building 42 Crosby Street is complete, its parking spaces will cost $1 million apiece. [NY Times]

Houston Street staple Russ & Daughters will open a 75-seat cafe inside Fifth Avenue’s Jewish Museum. [NY Observer]

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Bushwick’s 10 Best Restaurants; SJP and Matthew Broderick’s Crib For Sale

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An uninsured 37-year-old female cyclist caught on camera sustaining serious injuries from a hit-and-run driver in Bushwick last month says the NYPD won’t interview the driver who allegedly collided with her. [Gothamist]

Thanks to a $2.8 million gift from the city to Brooklyn Public Library, two Bushwick branches—the Bushwick Library and the Washington Irving Library—have added Saturday hours beginning October 4. [DNA Info]

Plans have been submitted in Williamsburg for a nine-unit apartment building with 400-square-feet of retail space at 153 Berry Avenue. [NY YIMBY]
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Whitehouse Hostel Closes On Bowery; Miley Cyrus Hits Bushwick For Fashion Week

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Frederik Eklund of Million Dollar Listing reportedly sold the 40-unit development at 50 Clinton Street for $28 million. [The Real Deal]

Clad in black pants and pasties, Miley Cyrus stopped by Alexander Wang’s fashion week after party in Bushwick Saturday night. [NY Observer]

Community Board 3 approved this pedestrian-friendly redesign of Orchard Street. [DNA Info]
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Emily Dickinson in Space; Thrift Disco in Bushwick

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Tommaso Mazzoni, owner of Milk and Roses Bistro in Greenpoint, was sliced on the chest with a sharp object Sunday night when he attempted to break up a customer dispute about a “stolen” cellphone. The alleged assailant, Alfred Davis, who was arrested and charged with criminal possession of a weapon and harassment, will be in court on November 7. [DNA Info]

Developers of the eight-story, 42-unit apartment building at 210 N.12th Street in Williamsburg received a $21 million loan to complete the project. [Commercial Observer]

Last night, a continuous three-day staging of Theater Plastique‘s musical “Emily Dickinson OUTER SPACE”—featuring 88 performers—began at The Bushwick Starr. The show wraps tomorrow night at 10 p.m. [Bushwick Daily] Keep Reading »

Gang Robbery in McCarren; Trumpet Mob On Meeker

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Around 1 a.m. Saturday morning, police say a man at McCarren Park’s handball court was assaulted and robbed by a group of eight to 10 men, who took a bat to his right knee. [DNA Info]

In Williamsburg this week, 36-year-old Rosella Best was arrested for spray painting messages including “Nazis=NYPD” on police cars and public school walls last month. [Animal NY] Click here to see video surveillance (obtained by The Post) of Ms. Best allegedly caught in the act.

The East Village’s last gas station just shuttered, a Mobil at the corner of Houston and Avenue C. [EV Grieve]
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