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19-Year-Old Shot in Williamsburg; Game of Thrones Parties Get Squashed

Ron English does the Bowery Wall

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Murals have returned to the corner of Bowery and Houston, as you can see in the above photo. Ron English broke in the new wall. [Animal]

On Saturday night in Williamburg, a 19-year-old was shot in the stomach near the Bushwick Houses project. [Gothamist]

A lawsuit was filed against the East Houston Hotel for defaulting on loan payments. [The Real Deal]

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Israel Brother Landlords Arrested; Bedford Salvation Army Site Goes For $36M

Kafka Is Famous

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Michael Keating, who fled to Jamaica after a jury found him guilty of killing a Bushwick teen in 1997, was extradited back to Brooklyn and sentenced to 25 years to life in prison. [Brooklyn Paper]

Just after 5 a.m. this morning, three people received non-life threatening knife injuries as two groups argued in the Union Square subway station. [NY Daily News]

Brothers Joel and Aaron Israel—who own apartment buildings in Williamsburg, Greenpoint and Bushwick—were arrested for various landlord violations. [NY Times]

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‘Bad Film’ and Kung Fu Festivals; Tonya Harding & Nancy Kerrigan Museum Opens

Don't Fret

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Brian Montes, a 16-year-old who allegedly groped an 11-year-old boy at a Williamsburg bus stop this weekend, told police that he spent days following the victim. [NY Daily News]

A student at New Explorations into Science, Technology and Math on the Lower East Side uploaded today’s date and lyrics from the Johnny Cash song “The Man Comes Around” onto Instagram, which some parents interpreted as a threat to their children’s safety. [NY Daily News]

In Williamsburg, a developer is in the process of purchasing 180 Bedford Avenue for $36 million dollars. [The Real Deal]

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Pinball Laundromat Goes For Beer; East Village Rapist Gets 14 Years

Paul's Da Burger Joint

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Brian Montes, 16, was arrested yesterday for groping an 11-year-old boy at a Williamsburg bus stop this past Sunday. [NY Daily News]

Yesterday 33-year-old Fermin Flores received a 14-year sentence for raping a woman in her E. 7th Street apartment in January 2014. [NY Daily News]

Seven hundred dollars and two watches were stolen from the apartment of an elderly Manhattan Avenue couple last month as the pair sought medical attention for the husband’s heart attack. Also in Williamsburg, on April 8 more than $1K was looted from the register of Graham Avenue liquor store. [Brooklyn Paper]

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Culprit in W-burg Hit-and-Run Gets 25-to-Life; Indoor Treehouse in Bushwick

The DMZ

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A judge sentenced Julio Acevedo to at least 25 years in prison for the 2013 hit-and-run accident that killed an expectant Williamsburg couple. [Brooklyn Paper]

Norman Brodsky, owner of the site of January’s massive CitiStorage warehouse fire, said he believes the property could garner $500 million if the land was rezoned as residential. [Crain's NY]

Crunch opened its newest gym location at 785 Flushing Avenue in Bushwick. [DNA Info]

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81-Year-Old Accused of Stabbing; 16-Year-Old Said to Fire Shots

See something skate something

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Just after 2 a.m. yesterday, 81-year-old Nicholas Diaz allegedly stabbed his granddaughter’s boyfriend in a Bushwick apartment on Broadway. The 21-year-old victim died at Woodhull Hospital; police have not yet made an arrest. [Gothamist]

A bicyclist, 46, was hospitalized last night in critical condition after crashing into the back of an MTA bus on Driggs Avenue near S. 5th Street. [NY Daily News]

In Williamsburg yesterday morning, a man allegedly groped an 11-year-old boy at a Flushing Avenue bus stop near Nostrand Avenue before fleeing the scene. [NY Daily News]

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Judge Weighs Synagogue Sale; Buffalo Wings Coming to 1st Ave

Balu, Hek Tad

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At a NY State Supreme Court Hearing on Wednesday, a developer will ask a judge to approve the contested sale of Home of the Sages synagogue on Bialystoker Place. Asking price: $13 million. [NY Observer]

A new buffalo wing-ery will soon debut on First Avenue: Smorgasburg vendor Dan and John’s Wings. [EV Grieve]

East Village Mediterranean eatery Ethos Meze—which is on the market for $16.5K/month—claims to be closed for renovations. [EV Grieve]

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Patti Smith Headlines Explosion Benefit; L Shutdown Prompts Discounts

East Village Explosion: Aftermath, NYPD

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Lower East Side resident Latisha Fisher, 35, was charged with murder following the death of he two-year-old son, Gavriel, who was found unconscious inside Midtown’s Five Boro Burger on March 30. [NY Times]

Patti Smith will headline a benefit for those impacted by the East Village explosion this Sunday at Theatre 80 on St. Mark’s Place. Tickets are sold out. [EV Grieve]

See a rendering of a six-story apartment building bound for 26 West Street in Greenpoint. [Curbed NY]

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House Fire Erupts in Bushwick; Everybody’s Björking For The Weekend

Is it nice in there?

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Law enforcement officials are reportedly focusing on six suspects who could face murder charges for the March 26 explosion in the East Village. [NY Post]

East Yoga has extended this offer to its mailing list: “If you or someone you know was impacted or displaced by the fire on 2nd Avenue, please contact info@eastyoga.com for a free 5-class pass.”

No one was hurt in a Bushwick house fire yesterday afternoon that drew 140 firefighters to Eldert Street. [DNA Info]

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Explosion Victims Sue City For $40M; Free Iced Coffee Today

Mother Pigeon's Pigeons, Union Square

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Today is the funeral for Nicholas Figueroa, 23, who died during the March 26 gas explosion in the East Village. [NY Daily News]

Two women subletting an apartment near the site of the tragedy are suing the city for $40 million, claiming the explosion terrified them enough to depart NYC for good. [NY Post]

Brooklyn Woodworkers Co-op in Greenpoint is disbanding because the rent on their home since the 1970s has tripled, one member says. [Brooklyn Paper]

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Sting Helps Explosion Victims; Townhouse With Trampoline Selling For $7.25M

Matthew Silver

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“A plumber who worked at the East Village building where two people died in an explosion last month has admitted to illegally tapping into a gas line there — but said the landlord’s son ordered him to do it, The Post has learned.” [NY Post]

Sting and his wife have contributed $36,000 to Good Old Lower East Side and victims of the explosion. A fundraising performance is coming at Theatre 80. [MyFox]

So far $6K has been raised to aid the family of Moises Locon Yac, the 26-year-old Sushi Park busboy killed in the recent East Village gas line explosion. [DNA Info]

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The Story of Marnie’s ‘Pretty Modest’ Engagement Ring On Girls

Marnie psyched On the just-ended season of Girls, Marnie accepted Desi’s marriage proposal, sounding the death knell for anyone hoping that she’d somehow reunite with Charlie to make “brown babies.” The 1920s bauble sported by Marnie (Allison Williams) was supplied by local jeweler Erica Weiner, who owns shops in Nolita and Boerum Hill.

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