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Confederate Flags Draw Ire in EV; Bushwick Lot Sells for $23 Million

Police guarded E. 8th Street and Avenue D on Wednesday, where a man had thrown rocks at apartment windows festooned with Confederate flags. [DNA Info]

A Williamsburg real estate firm paid $23.4 million for the empty Bushwick lot at 115 Stanwix Street, where a 136-unit building will rise. [The Real Deal]

Take a final look inside Schiller’s Liquor Bar, which ended its 14-year Lower East Side run Sunday. [Bowery Boogie] Keep Reading »

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New Wythe Avenue Tower; Cup & Saucer Mulls Return

On Wythe Avenue, a proposed 19-story building that would dwarf most of Williamsburg secured a $35.5 million financing package. [The Real Deal]

This past Monday on a Greenpoint sidewalk, a local resident spotted a business card for a Milwaukee-based, neo-Nazi hate group. [Bklyner]

Emma Stone and Jonah Hill recently filmed part of their new movie, Maniac, inside the Canal Street storefront that, until July, housed generations-old Cup & Saucer. The diner’s co-owner, John Vasilopoulos, is said to be garnering for a lease to reopen the restaurant on Grand Street. [Bowery Boogie] Keep Reading »

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Brace for a Lengthy Webster Hall Closure; Beer Yoga Destinations

Although the driver who killed Neftaly Ramirez in a Greenpoint hit-and-run last month will not be charged, the case will remain open for the foreseeable future, per police. [Brooklyn Paper]

While undergoing it’s just-begun renovations and a change of management, Webster Hall will reportedly be closed for at least two years. [Billboard]

After three years on E. 11th Street, coffee and clothing shop Fair Folks & a Goat will shutter August 31. [EV Grieve] Keep Reading »

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Alleged Meatball Shop Robber Arrested; EV Massage Parlor Shuttered for Prostitution

Police arrested Brownsville resident Tony Thomas on Friday in connection with last week’s robbery of The Meatball Shop in Williamsburg. [NY Post]

Nie’s Service Center—an East Village massage parlor located next to a school—was shutdown after employees attempted to prostitute themselves to undercover police officers this spring. [DNA Info]

A liquor license was granted to Trionas’s, an Irish bar set to open its third NYC location in the former Croxley Ales space on Avenue B. [EV Grieve] Keep Reading »

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No Charges Expected in Greenpoint Hit-and-Run; Grand Street Ferry Dock Proposed

The garbage truck driver who killed cyclist and Paulie Gee’s employee Neftaly Ramirez, 27, in a hit-and-run last month reportedly won’t face charges from Brooklyn’s District Attorney. [DNA Info]

Per newly-submitted paperwork, Corlears Hook Park on the Lower East Side is the site of a proposed ferry dock that could be built by Summer 2018 to shuttle passengers. [Curbed NY]

Two of the NYC neighborhoods with the greatest disparity between average incomes and rents are Williamsburg and the Lower East Side. [Town & Village] Keep Reading »

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Meatball Shop Looted; Parm Peaces Out of Williamsburg

Around 3 a.m. Wednesday morning, two men—one armed—stole $2K from the Bedford Avenue location of The Meatball Shop, forcing an employee into a walk-in freezer. [NY Post]

Parm has closed its Williamsburg location of three-and-a-half years, setting its sights on Downtown Brooklyn instead. [Eater NY]

A real estate investment firm is attempting to unload six Wooster Street condos for $105 million. [The Real Deal] Keep Reading »

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Embezzlement Accusations for EV “Honest Southern Food” Chefs; Dog Yoga in W-Burg

Per a guilty plea, 28-year-old Rafael Fuller of Bushwick will spend three months in jail for public masturbation. [DNA Info]

Alphabet City chef/owners Jeff McInnis and Janine Booth have been sued by their restaurant’s landlord for allegedly skimming $286K of Root & Bone money for personal expenses like apartment renovations. [NY Daily News]

The City Council passed 18 bills yesterday that will grant tenants legal protection from harassment and slumlords. [Bowery Boogie] Keep Reading »

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Would-Be W-Burg Rapist Sentenced; Bushwick City Farm Evicted

Todd Deas, 31, was sentenced to 10 years imprisonment yesterday for attempting to rape a 27-year-old woman on the streets of Williamsburg last month. [DNA Info]

To make way for incoming development, Bushwick City Farm has been instructed to vacate their Stockton Street lot before August ends. [Bushwick Daily]

Following a rent increase, non-profit studio Hosh Yoga launched an $8500 GoFundMe campaign to remain in Greenpoint, it’s neighborhood of eight years. [Greenpointers] Keep Reading »

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Anthology Film Archives Seeks Expansion Approval; Rififi Returns to the EV via HBO

Alleging that a six-story, Second Avenue property he owns has been “commandeered” by a real estate investor/developer, landlord Raphael Toledano is seeking Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. [Commercial Observer]

Today, Anthology Film Archives will present the latest version of its decades-delayed expansion plan to the Landmarks Preservation Commission. [NY Yimby]

French bar/eatery Brigitte will debut next month at 37 Canal Street, which was last occupied two years ago by Icelandic spot Skál. [Bowery Boogie] Keep Reading »

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Kendall Jenner Maybe Stiffs BK Bar; $18M LES ‘Development Opportunity’

Wednesday evening, police say this man stole a purse from Zablonski’s bar on N. 6th Street, then dropped $30 with one of the enclosed credit cards at a CVS. [DNA Info]

On Ludlow Street, a three-story commercial building and its nearby lot are being advertised as an $18 million “development opportunity.” [Bowery Boogie]

According to the Instagram account of Baby’s All Right in Williamsburg, model and recent visitor Kendall Jenner declined to leave a tip on her $24 tab. [Eater NY] Keep Reading »

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Bushwick Man Will Be Sentenced for W-Burg Murder; Eastern Bloc’s Last Bow

On Wednesday, Bushwick resident Bryan Aponte, 22, was convicted of multiple charges, including the 2015 murder of a sheet metal worker in 2015. Aponte will be sentenced later this month to as many as 57 years imprisonment. [DNA Info]

Alphabet City gay bar Eastern Bloc will conclude its 12-year run with a closing party Sunday night at 9 p.m. [EV Grieve]

Ludlow Street designer clothing and accessories shop ODD will soon relocate to Grand Street in Williamsburg. [Bowery Boogie] Keep Reading »

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Bloody Fight at a Bushwick Shelter; Drake Invests in MatchaBar

According to police, two men seeking shelter at Bushwick’s Eddie Harris Residential Facility were hospitalized Tuesday night after one bit off the other’s index finger, prompting a beating.
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A Bushwick woman who attempted to report a man she regularly sees masturbating in public said she was told by police that doing so would be “a waste of time.” [DNA Info]

Last night, a bar called Fine Time opened in the Central Avenue digs previously occupied by Central Station. [Bushwick Daily]

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