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Cooper Union Investigated; Etch-a-Sketch Gallery Show

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Local politicians Antonio Reynoso and Nick Rizzo were arrested Tuesday while participating in a sit-in to save endangered daycare and senior centers in North Brooklyn. [Brooklyn Paper]

Cooper Union‘s decision to start charging students tuition is the subject of a new investigation by state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman. [Wall Street Journal]

On Meserole Street, a warehouse dating back to the 1800s that currently houses both The Wick concert space and The Well beer garden sold for $26 million. [The Real Deal]

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Dog Fight in Williamsburg; Triangle Factory Fire Anniversary

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Just after midnight on St. Patrick’s Day in Williamsburg, police say a 20-year-old pit bull owner punched a 65-year-old fellow canine owner for having a dog that belonged to a “pussy” breed. An arrest has not occurred. Also, a female diner at Marlow & Sons had her purse stolen on March 22, which according to police contained $2K+ in valuables. [DNA Info]

Landlord Ben Shaoul, who has been trying to sell a six-story property on Avenue B since the fall, recently raised the price from $73 million to $80 million. [EV Grieve]

The city has proposed installing a protected bike lane across the Greenpoint Avenue Bridge. [Brooklyn Paper]

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Brooklyn Nightlife Awards; ‘Legacy of the Witch’ Party

Tone and Just put the sign pole in play

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Bushwick Flea founder Rob Abner says his forthcoming market is causing several vendors to abandon the competing Brooklyn Flea. [Brooklyn Paper]

Peek inside Williamsberry, a 63-unit condominium standing on the site of a onetime Brooklyn noodle factory. [Curbed NY]

Check out a rendering of the expanded apartment conversion coming to the former home of Bushwick’s Our Lady of Lourdes convent. [NY YIMBY]

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Andy Warhol Museum a No-Go; Smokey the LES Lamb

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Yesterday morning around 3:30 a.m., one person was injured when a car-for-hire in Bushwick jumped the curb. [CBS NY]

A Lower East Side outpost of the Andy Warhol Museum is officially a no-go. [Pittsburgh Post-Gazette]

An eight-building, 777-unit apartment complex may eventually grace Broadway Triangle, the intersection of Bed-Stuy, Bushwick and Williamsburg. [Crain's NY]

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51-Year-Old Attacked at Home; March Against Gentrification

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A 51-year-old woman was choked and sexually assaulted Wednesday night in her Lower East Side apartment building. She was treated for bruising at Bellevue Hospital; the suspect, seen in a surveillance photo, has yet to be found. [NY Daily News]

Renderings were released of the very unorthodox apartment complex planned for Bushwick’s former Rheingold brewery site. [NY Daily News]

Biscous Ciao on Stanton Street, Macaron Parlour and Spot Dessert Bar on St. Mark’s Place, and The Bakeshop by Woops! on Driggs Avenue will all pass out free Macaron Day treats between 10 am and 5 pm.

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Hit-and-Run Driver Loses License; 5-Cent Pies at Lombardi’s

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Leonardo Degianni, who admitted to causing a hit-and-run collision that killed Bushwick cyclist Mathieu Lefevre in 2011, will lose his driver’s license for six months. [Gothamist]

Next week construction commences on Forsyth Street Plaza, a $3.5 million undertaking on the Lower East Side. [Bowery Boogie]

Starting at 11:30am in Nolita, customers who stay for a meal at Lombardi’s Pizza can order a small Margharita pie for just 5 cents, a promotion celebrating the restaurant’s 110th birthday. [amNY]

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Coffee and Tea Festival; Pet Lamb Spotted in Greenpoint

Ivanorama gets smashed

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Robert Durst, an alleged killer and the star of HBO’s The Jinx, made more than $12 million last year with the sale of two Brooklyn buildings, one of which was on Union Avenue in Williamsburg. [Free Williamsburg]

On Avenue A, the former Benny’s Burritos storefront is seeking a tenant to sign a $22K/month lease. [Bond NY]

Two diners brought their pet lamb to Five Leaves in Greenpoint yesterday afternoon. [DNA Info]

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Yaffa Cafe Replaced; Bushwick Flea Market Launches

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The owner of Action Burger in Williamsburg released footage of two teen girls fighting outside its doors last November. [NY Daily News]

Mid-summer, Portuguese restaurant Taberna will replace Yaffa Café on St. Mark’s Place. [DNA Info]

Last night a new draft wine bar, Lois, descended onto Avenue C in the East Village. [Grub Street]

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Alleged Matricide in Bushwick; David Chang Announces Fried Chicken Joint

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A 29-year-old man allegedly slashed his mother’s throat in her Bushwick apartment so she wouldn’t testify in a sex abuse case filed against him. [NY Daily News]

A homeless man who was injured after an air conditioning unit fell on his head in the East Village is trying to walk away from a big settlement. [NY Post]

Food shop East Village Organic will supersede Kim’s Video and Music at 124 First Avenue. [EV Grieve]

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Rents Dip in Greenpoint; Williamsburg Hotel Gets Shipped From Poland

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According to a new report, between February 2014 and 2015 the average Greenpoint rent decreased nearly nine percent. [DNA Info]

Units for the Williamsburg location of the Pod Hotel will be built in Poland and shipped over. [Curbed NY]

The Gray Lady visited the dwindling tenants at Essex Street Market. [NY Times]

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Wear This Naked Lena Dunham T-Shirt to Your Girls Finale Party

LENA_TEE_1024x1024Here’s the perfect top to sport at your Girls season finale viewing party next weekend (you know, the one where you eat GQ-approved snacks and see how many pals can squeeze into your tub).

Strand sells this very soft “Lena Dunham Birthday Suit Tee,” ($54.95, by Clashist), depicting the multi-talented mogul-under-30 in various states of undress, including the memorable game of ping-pong she played with Patrick Wilson at his character’s Williamsburg manse. This shirt takes up Strand shelf space alongside another tee that that Lena would definitely endorse (“If you go home with somebody and they don’t have books, don’t f*ck them.” –John Waters), plus Clashist’s James Franco ankle socks ($19.95). Not to mention Dunham’s memoir.

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Alleged Avenue D Killer Charged With 2nd Shooting; Jimmy McMillan Holds On

Last snow, winter 2015: Houston and Bowery

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Shaquille Fuller, the 21-year-old arrested last month in connection with the death of aspiring rapper Shemrod Isaac, was charged with attempted murder for an additional Avenue D shooting that occurred in December. [DNA Info]

Thanks to Adult Protective Services, Jimmy “Rent Is Too Damn High” McMillan has so far retained possession of his $872/month, rent-stabilized East Village apartment, from which he was to be evicted in February. [Runnin' Scared]

Chelsea gallerist Zach Feuer will relocate to the Lower East Side in May, where he’ll partner his business with Untitled. [ArtNet News]

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