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Woman Punched By Groper; The Deep End Club Packs Up

A funeral was held Saturday for Al Orensanz, a sociologist, writer and art-producer co-credited with rescuing Norfolk Street’s Ansche Chesed synagogue. [Off the Grid]

On Saturday, a 37-year-old woman was repeatedly punched in the face after she confronted the man who grabbed her butt outside 208 First Avenue. [DNA Info]

Four days later, a 33-year-old woman was followed into her Alphabet City apartment building by a thief who claimed to have a gun and left her tied up. [Town & Village Blog]

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Bushwick’s Best Shopping; Party With a Pokemon Trainer

According to testimony delivered at a pre-trial hearing Tuesday, Kendel Felix—the man accused of killing Williamsburg landlord Menachem Stark in 2014—was not the crime’s “mastermind.” [The Real Deal]

An octogenarian who is unable to recall his address was found wandering the streets of Bushwick Saturday night and taken to Woodhull Hospital for a medical evaluation. Police seek help finding his family or caretaker. [Bushwick Daily]

A future five or six-story development in Williamsburg purchased last week for $45 million, 101 Varick Avenue, is the planned site for an indoor trampoline park called Skyzone. [The Real Deal]

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Pies ‘n’ Thighs Calls It Quits in Manhattan; Top 10 Greenpoint Shopping Destinations

On Friday afternoon, a man stole about $1K of electronic equipment from an Alphabet City apartment, including a home surveillance camera. However, the security footage was saved on the owner’s iCloud account and can be viewed here. [Gothamist]

This Sunday, Pies ‘n’ Thighs will shutter its 18-month-old Canal Street outpost. [Eater NY]

In other shutter news, the Avenue A location of mini-chain Moonstruck Eatery has called it quits. [EV Grieve]

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MTA Opts For 18-Month L Shutdown; Body Found in McCarren Park

After much debate about how best to repair Sandy damage, the MTA has decided to completely shut down L service in Manhattan and between Manhattan and Brooklyn for a year and a half, starting in January of 2019. [NY Times]

Early yesterday morning, an unconscious female was pronounced dead in McCarren Park. [Pix 11]

A man sustained head trauma and a woman emerged with back and neck injuries after they crashed the stolen motorcycle they were riding in Williamsburg yesterday morning. [NY Daily News]

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Adrian Grenier’s East Village Bar; Brooklyn Zine Fests

Nevada Smith’s soon-to-be replacement, bar/coffee house/record shop The VNYL, reportedly boasts Entourage‘s Adrian Grenier as a business partner. [NY Daily News]

This Monday night at Hope Gardens Community Center, local leaders will take suggestions for how the cash-flush Wyckoff Heights Medical Center can better serve its patients. [Bushwick Daily]

The city is seeking proposals for a new food stand to occupy the recently asbestos-abated Allen Street Mall bathhouse. [Bowery Boogie]

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Off-Duty Cop Charged With Manslaughter; Driver Who Hit EV Florist Convicted

Yesterday morning, the decomposing body of a 27-year-old male was discovered in an apartment near Essex and Rivington Streets with the owner of a hair salon downstairs reported a red stain on the ceiling. [NY Daily News]

Nicholas Batka, 28, was fired from the NYPD yesterday following his Saturday morning SUV crash in Williamsburg, which resulted in one fatality and three injuries. He has been charged with manslaughter, assault, and driving while intoxicated. [NY Daily News] The 21-year-old victim was identified as MIT student Andrew Esquivel. [Patch]

Three years after striking the late Mohammed Akkas Ali and two other pedestrians in the East Village while reportedly high on PCP and methamphetamine, Shaun Martin was convicted of murder this week. His sentencing has been set for September. [Streets Blog NYC]

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Orchard Street Gets Condo and Hotel; Noodle Lab in Bushwick

A 24-year-old off-duty police offer lost her uniform, badge and wallet when her car was broken into on Sunday afternoon in Williamsburg. [NY Daily News]

Developers who paid $15 million for 644-652 East 14th Street sold the property last month for $23 million. [The Real Deal]

Later this morning, the program City’s First Readers (aimed at kids under five) will kick off with free books and a raffle at Woodhull Hospital. [Bushwick Daily]

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Cake Shop Tries to Hold On to Show Space; Schumer Fights K2 in East Village

A Hudson Yards developer scooped up a Williamsburg trio (two buildings on Havemeyer Street, one on Lorimer Street) for $60 million. [The Real Deal]

Cake Shop, the financially-strapped Lower East Side performance venue, hopes to sell its street level cafe/bar but maintain possession of its subterranean digs. [Bowery Boogie]

During a press conference Sunday on Second Avenue, Senator Chuck Schumer outlined his proposed new drug legislation, inspired by nearly three dozen people overdosing on K2 last week. [EV Grieve] Keep Reading »

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Police Kill Suspect in W’burg; Off-Duty Cop Charged in Fatal Car Wreck

Early Saturday morning on Bedford Avenue, an off-duty police officer in an SUV allegedly hit four pedestrians, killing a 21-year-old. The officer was arrested for manslaughter and drunk driving. [NY Daily News]

While responding to reports of robberies being made at gunpoint in Williamsburg yesterday morning, two police officers shot a 42-year-old man who reportedly fired at them first. The man died at Woodhull Hospital. [ABC 7]

According to tenants at 184 Kent Avenue, four fires occurred at the Jared Kushner-owned building between May 27 and June 29. [Curbed NY]

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Five Leaves Chef Steps Down; Professional Pokemon Trainers

Ken Addington has stepped down as the chef at a pair of Bedford Avenue eateries: Five Leaves and Nights and Weekends. [Eater NY]

The long-gestating William Vale Hotel opened on Monday in Williamsburg.[Greenpointers]

As part of a $2.5 million project, the Department of Design and Construction is currently installing several Lower East Side pedestrian ramps. [Bowery Boogie]

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Lowline Wins City Support; Saturday Is Bicycle Fetish Day

The city awarded a conditional approval to the team that wants to break ground on the Lowline underground park in 2020. [Bowery Boogie]

Today the Bowery Market debuts outdoors near the intersection of Bowery and Great Jones Street. [Eater NY]

East Village landlord Raphael Toledano is financially supporting the maintenance of Alphabet City’s Creative Little Garden. [EV Grieve]

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Mascot Studio Leaves East Village; Business Bleed in Bushwick

The 480K-square-foot office space planned for 25 Kent Avenue won approval yesterday from two City Council subcommittees. [Bloomberg]

Frame and fine art purveyor Mascot Studio will decamp to Chelsea after 35 years on E. 9th Street. [EV Grieve]

With this past weekend’s closure of The Acheron, Bushwick has lost a total of nine-plus businesses thus far in 2016. [Bushwick Daily]

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