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Veselka Celebrates 60 Years; McKibbin Lofts Hit With Partial Vacate Order

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Sadie Silver—a public school principal living in Bushwick—was arrested and fired after police allegedly caught she and her partner, Michael Acosta, bringing heroin and prescription drugs into an maximum security prison in upstate New York. [NY Daily News]

J.Crew confirmed that it will open a Williamsburg outpost at 234 Wythe Avenue in mid-September. [T]

From 6 p.m. to 6:54 p.m. tomorrow night, Veselka will charge the prices it did in 1954 (10-cent coffee, 60-cent borscht) in honor of its anniversary. [Grub Street]
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Dumpling Man Gets Sued; World’s Most Hipster Neighborhoods

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Lower East Side gallery 47 Canal will close on August 2 and relocate to 291 Grand Street, where it will reopen in September under its current name. [Gallerist NY]

A former employee is suing Dumpling Man on St. Marks Place, claiming wrongful termination and hazardous working conditions. [NY Post]

Check out 40-plus photos from this weekend’s ice cream festivals at the Brooklyn Flea and Hester Street Fair. [Gothamist]

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Former Rheingold Brewery Sells; Greenpoint Ferry Service Returning

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The site of the recently closed BP gas station in the East Village sold for $32 million. [The Real Deal]

In Greenpoint, repairs are underway at the India Street pier, and a spokesperson for the city’s Economic Development Corporation said that the pier could be back in service by next weekend’s start of the five-week-long G train shutdown. [Gothamist]

A parcel of 50 commercial properties in Bushwick—including the former Rheingold brewery site  on Flushing Avenue—sold for $11.25 million. [Brownstoner] Keep Reading »

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Williamsburg Starbucks Opens Monday; Free Films in Tompkins Begin Tonight

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The son of Tatum O’Neal and John McEnroe was arrested in the East Village after allegedly buying cocaine and prescription pills. Police also arrested McEnroe’s alleged drug dealer, 22-year-old Niro Meneses of the Upper West Side. [NY Daily News]

The Williamsburg Starbucks opens Monday. [Gothamist]

Kings County Bar—of Smallest Penis in Brooklyn Pageant fame—left its Seigel Street space in Bushwick after a rent increase, choosing to merge with its sister bar 1 Knickerbocker to form Kings County Saloon, opening Friday. [Gothamist]
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Rally For Williamsburg Senior Center; Catey Shaw Celebrates ‘Brooklyn Girls’

Watch Bushwick singer Catey Shaw‘s new music video, “Brooklyn Girls,” a play on Katy Perry’s “California Girls.” [Paper]

A 21-year-old mom and City Bakery employee was struck and killed by a 4 train at the Union Square subway station this weekend. [NY Post]

Neighboring Noho businesses Kaufman Shoe Repair Supplies (age 75) and Downtown Floor Supplies (age 25) will depart Lafayette Street, with the former relocating to Park Slope after August 1 and the latter reopening in Chelsea after August 10. [Bowery Boogie]
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Max Fish Reopens Next Month; Body of Missing Greenpointer Found

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The body of missing 28-year-old Peter Spear of Greenpoint has been found. [Greenpointers]

The new Orchard Street home of Max Fish got frontage and an opening date: August 2. [Bowery Boogie]

Seventeen-year-old Julio Camilo was arrested at McCarren Park Pool after allegedly punching a park officer and chipping his tooth. [Gothamist]

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Tommy Ramone Dead at 65; Laurie Anderson Trapped in Hyperbaric Chamber

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Drummer Tommy Ramone, the last surviving member of the Ramones, died Friday afternoon at age 65 at his home in Ridgewood, where he’d been receiving hospice care for cancer of the bile duct. [Rolling Stone]

Kendal Felix, the 26-year-old who has plead not guilty to a second-degree murder charge in the death Williamsburg landlord Menachem Stark, testified at length about the night Stark died. [NY Post]

Unlocking the Truth, the metal band consisting of three eighth grade boys who live in Flatbush and Bed-Stuy signed a record deal for a minimum of two albums with Sony. Unlocking The Truth was discovered in Washington Square Park in 2012. [NY Daily News] Keep Reading »

Snack Dragon Will Close in East Village; Party at Space Ninety 8

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Lower East Side landlord Samy Mahfar, who this spring paid $11 million to acquire 102 Norfolk Street, is allegedly trying to rid the building of its rent-stabilized tenants. [Bowery Boogie]

And Jared Kushner’s tenants say they’re also being driven out of the building at 170-174 E. 2nd Street, which Kusher and his partners purchased last year for $17 million. [DNA Info]

Renderings have been released of the improved Kosciuszko Bridge, a $770 million undertaking that will stretch across Newtown Creek from Brooklyn to Queens. The Department of Tranportation has called the current bridge structurally unsound, and it is slated for demolition in 2017. [DNA Info]
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Dov Charney in the House; Pot Basically Legal in Brooklyn?

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With the DA saying that his office won’t prosecute adults without a criminal record for “low-level” marijuana offenses, Brian Lehrer asks, “Is pot basically legal in Brooklyn?” [WNYC]

Ousted American Apparel CEO Dov Charney—who in his termination letter was banned from visiting company facilities—was photographed inside the Houston Street American Apparel store yesterday. [Racked NY]

Luis Freytes, 30, will be in court tomorrow on charges that he assaulted his wife and her 11-year-old son this weekend after she woke him up when the bus they were riding on approached their stop at the corner of 14th Street and 1st Avenue. [DNA Info]

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Jared Kushner’s LES Empire; Black Seed Now Delivering Bagels

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A $150K fundraiser for money needed to take Cooper Union to court ends Friday night. Currently, the student/faculty/alumni group is less than $4K short of their goal. [Art F City]

Check out the fashions of the women who work at Vice in Williamsburg. [Racked NY]

City Council member Margaret Chin is lobbying to turn a garage on Essex Street into 90 units of affordable housing. [Curbed NY] Keep Reading »

Bowlmor Closes After 76 Years; ‘Warm-Up to Burning Man’

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Williamsburg movie theater/restaurant/bar indieScreen closed after four years, presumably to make way for Vice’s new offices. [Grub Street]

The Coffee Shop, Bushwick’s newest place to caffeinate, is selling 2-for-1 coffee this week to celebrate its grand opening on Wilson Avenue. [Bushwick Daily]

According to just-filed paperwork, the tallest tower at the Domino Sugar factory site will contain 36 stories and nearly 400 apartments. [YIMBY]
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