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Schwimmer Wants to Be ‘Accepted Totally’ By East Village; ‘Rape Cop’ Sues

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David Schwimmer finally talks about his rocky start as an East Villager. “My plan is to demonstrate that we’re good neighbors,” he says, explaining that he and his wife “really hope that in time we’ll just be accepted totally by everyone.” [Wall Street Journal]

Former police officer Kenneth Moreno, who was acquitted of raping a 27-year-old East Village woman in December 2008, filed a $175 million lawsuit against his accuser. [Gothamist]

Yesterday afternoon a man committed suicide by jumping in front of an F train at the Broadway-Lafayette Street subway station, according to police. Two witnesses suffered minor injuries. [NY Daily News] Keep Reading »

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Fast-Food Freakout in Union Square; Scar-Jo Dines in Williamsburg

Nick Kuszyk, RRobots, on Rag and Bone

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Passersby who came across a bleeding pit bull on Meeker Avenue in Greenpoint early last night believe the dog may have been thrown from a car driving along the BQE. Police are investigating, and the dog—who suffered a broken tooth, a collapsed lung, and an injured front leg—is expected to make a full recovery. [DNA Info]

Nicholas Melendez, 23, was arrested for assault after allegedly punching and slapping an employee at the Union Square McDonald’s last week. [Town & Village Blog]

More than 600 people have contributed $41K+ via Kickstarter. to help former Williamsburg event space House of Yes reopen in Bushwick, where the owners have signed a 10-year lease. Eight days remain in the fundraiser, which aims to raise $60K. [Gothamist]

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Machete Mugging in Williamsburg; Momofuku Celebrates 10 Years

Sidewalk Closed

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Three East River Housing co-op tenants facing eviction filed federal complaints with the Department of Housing and Urban Development, stating that their building’s no pets policy is discriminatory, as their dogs improve their mental health. [NY Times]

In Williamsburg crime news: a man with a machete robbed an 18-year-old Sunday afternoon; a man was stabbed by a group of assailants Saturday around 3 a.m.; and a 15-year-old allegedly tied up his 13-year-old brother and drugged him with ammonia in their S. 3rd Street home Thursday morning. [The Brooklyn Paper]

And on Saturday afternoon, police say a man hit a child on the L train at the Lorimer Street station, then shoved a woman teeth-first into a subway pole before throwing her against the floor. No arrests have been made. [DNA Info]

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Brooklyn Brewery Eyes Staten Island; Farewell, Kim’s Video

Looking For a Girlfriend

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Yesterday afternoon Charles Mozdir—who police have been searching for since 2012, alleging that he had inappropriate relationships with children—shot two U.S. Marshals and a detective while working at Smoking Culture head shop on West Fourth Street. Mozdir, 32, was shot and killed, and the three law enforcement officials were taken to Bellevue Hospital in stable condition. [NY Post]

Williamsburg-based Brooklyn Brewery wants to build a $70 million production facility in Staten Island. [Crain's NY]

Mission Cantina on the Lower East Side now delivers to Noho and the East Village sans $10 surcharge. Delivery orders must exceed $20. [Grub Street]
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EV Landlord Investigated; Starbucks and Shake Shack Coming to Williamsburg?

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East Village landlord Steve Croman‘s treatment of rent-stabalized tenants is under investigation by state attorney general Eric Schneiderman. [NY Daily News]

To coincide with the 25-year anniversary of the album Paul’s Boutique, artist Danielle Mastrion painted this Beastie Boys tribute mural at Ludlow and Rivington Streets, the same Lower East Side corner photographed for the album’s cover. [The Lo-Down]

Community Board 1 will decide next month whether Williamsburg’s next Starbucks, slated for 154 N. 7th Street, may serve beer and wine. [DNA Info]
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‘Babe Magnet Pad’ in Williamsburg; Citi Bike Getting a Boost?

Red & Gold Crab Shack is replacing Japadog on St. Marks Place.

Red & Gold Crab Shack is replacing Japadog on St. Marks Place.

At an apartment near Meserole Street and Bushwick Avenue, a 26-year-old woman was pinned to the ground by one man while his partner in crime stole her computer. No arrests have been made. [DNA Info]

Citi Bike is reportedly poised to sign a multi-million dollar deal that will double the number of vehicles in NYC, from around 6,000 to 12,000. [Wall Street Journal]

Business at Katz’s Deli has yet to bounce back from the days pre-water main break. [The Lo-Down] Keep Reading »

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Save the Troll Museum; Subway Rage on the L Train

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A man was arrested for allegedly breaking the jaw and ribs of a fellow L-train passenger at the Metropolitan Avenue station. [The Brooklyn Paper]

New York Troll Museum proprietor Reverand Jen said that she’s on the “brink of eviction” from the Lower East Side space the museum has occupied since 2000. A $5K online fundraiser is underway. [Gothamist]

In Bushwick, the Ridgewood Masonic Temple was named a city landmark in a unanimous vote. [Curbed NY]

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Car Break-Ins in Williamsburg; East New York the Next Bushwick?

King of Hester Street

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Kim’s Video & Music in the East Village could shutter before the month’s end. [Jeremiah's Vanishing NY]

Robert Durst, the real estate developer who sold 234 Union Avenue in Williamsburg for more than $21 million this month, was arrested in Houston for allegedly exposing himself and urinating on a CVS cash register. [NY Daily News]

Yesterday 28-year-old Google engineer Jason Chan was arraigned on charges that he raped a 19-year-old woman in his East Village apartment in June. [NY Post]

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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

Puddle as vase

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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

Rockaway Beach 2014: Fort Tilden

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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 »