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Umami Williamsburger Opens Next Month; Meet the LES ‘Party Killers’

Nike Shoebox line on Bowery

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LA-based Umami Burger, which was supposed to land in Williamsburg back in 2013, will open its 3K-square-foot space on N. 4th Street next month. [Grub Street

Otto's Tacos on Second Avenue added fish tacos to their regular menu. [Eater NY]

Local upcoming food events include “More Than Maize and Mole: Nahuatl Language Through Food” at City Lore Gallery Space (7 p.m. tonight, $10), Lithuanian Scouts St. Casimir Festival at Our Lady of Mt. Caramel in Williamsburg (Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., free), and a Cassoulet Festival at Back Forty West (Sunday from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.) [Eating in Translation]
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Semilla Gets Two Stars; Freaks and Geeks Bingo at Videology

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Landlord Aron “Al” Stark, brother of murdered Williamsburg landlord Menachem Stark, was busted by a judge last month for allegedly collecting and keeping taxpayer-generated money intended for families seeking public housing. He was in court for an unrelated dispute involving one of his rent-stabilized Bushwick tenants. [Brooklyn Paper]

A black bag holding $12K was stolen from a Withers Street office in Greenpoint on February 17. [Brooklyn Paper]

New renderings were released for Williamsburg construction projects underway at 190 S. 1st Street and 308 N. 7th Street. [NY YIMBY]

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Smorgasburg Returns to Williamsburg in April; Retail Complex Replacing Spike Hill

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Police say a man with a knife robbed Spring Street beauty shop Molton Brown of $350 last night around 7:30 p.m. [NY Daily News]

A rendering was released of the three-story retail structure planned for Spike Hill‘s former address on Bedford Avenue in Williamsburg. [Wall Street Journal]

At 200 Lafayette Street in Noho, 85K-square-feet of fully-leased offices are expected to sell for $120 million. [Crain's NY]
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Bushwick Has the Most Burglaries; Williamsburg’s Oldest Bar Gets New Owner

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Last month, the number of burglaries reported in Bushwick (38) exceeded every other NYC neighborhood. [DNA Info]

The eight-story, mixed-use building at 99 Suffolk Street is on the market for $26 million. One of its tenants, Lower East Side Montessori School, will be replaced by Elements Preschool later this year. [Bowery Boogie]

Dating back to the 1880s, Teddy’s Bar & Grill was purchased last week for an undisclosed amount to a buyer who pledged to preserve the aesthetic of Williamsburg’s oldest watering hole. [Brooklyn Paper]

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Man Convicted In Williamsburg Hit And Run; Orchard Street Hotel Bought For $21 Million

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Yesterday Julio Acevedo, 46, was convicted of killing an expectant Williamsburg couple in a March 2013 hit-and-run. He will be sentenced on March 18. [NY Daily News]

Brooklyn-born R&B singer Joy Ryder, who cut her teeth with gigs at CBGB, died on February 14. She was in her mid-60s. [EV Grieve]

The retail space and parking garage at Hotel Indigo on Orchard Street was purchased for $21 million. [The Real Deal]

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Manitoba’s Will Stay Open; Silkys Holds Fundraiser For Injured Pug

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Warehouse-turned-apartment complex 184 Kent Avenue is under contract from Jared Kushner and partners for $275 million. [NY Post]

Alphabet City bar Manitoba’s crowdsourced $31K during the past month, enough to stay in business. [EV Grieve]

Silkys at the Loom, a Bushwick printshop, is holding a $4K fundraiser to pay for surgery needed by the owner’s pug, Sancho, whose hind legs were run over by a car Sunday night. [DNA Info]

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Woman Shot at Greenpoint Laundromat; Sheldon Silver Faces $120K in Fines

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On Sunday morning, a 36-year-old man was shot in the stomach while cleaning his clothes at a Kingsland Avenue laundromat in Greenpoint. [Brooklyn Paper]

A woman was arrested for stabbing her boyfriend in the back with an unknown object Thursday at their Bushwick Avenue apartment. And on February 9 a man was bound, kidnapped, robbed, slashed on the arm, and pushed out of a car on Debevoise Street. [Brooklyn Paper]

In addition to pre-existing federal corruption charges, former assembly speaker Sheldon Silver could get fined up to $120K for filing inadequate financial disclosure statements between 2011 and 2013. [NY Daily News]

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Police Looking For Slasher in LES; See a $5 Mil Noho Apartment Renovation

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Police released a sketch of a man wearing a hoodie and a polka dot scarf, who they believe cut a 30-year-old woman’s face with a sharp object near her Lower East Side apartment on the afternoon of January 31. The victim was treated at Beth Israel Hospital. [DNA Info]

Look inside a stark loft on Broadway in Noho whose owners seek an $8 million payday, $5 million more than their purchase price in September 2013. [Curbed NY]

Check out the menu and a slideshow tour of The Camlin, a Williamsburg wine bar that opened this past weekend. [Eater NY]

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MTA Bus Hits 15-year-old; The Elm Closes In Williamsburg

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City bus driver Francisco DeJesus was arrested Friday after hitting a 15-year-old girl with his vehicle near the intersection of Grand Street and Union Avenue. According to police, the girl is expected to lose her leg. [Gothamist]

Developer Gordon Lau paid $50 million for three Bowery properties plus another on Elizabeth Street. [The Real Deal]

Williamsburg eatery The Elm shuttered yesterday to make way for an upgraded McCarren Hotel & Pool. [Eater NY]

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Nathalie Karg Gallery Relocates; ‘Cocina del Barrio’ Opens On Norfolk

NYC Blizzard January 2015: Lower East Side

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The man in this blurry photo is wanted for groping a woman on January 17 near the intersection of Irving Avenue and Halsey Street in Bushwick. [Times Newsweekly]

Nathalie Karg will relocate her eponymous gallery from Great Jones Street to Grand Street. [NY Observer]

The new Mex/French restaurant La Contenta Cocina del Barrio opened Wednesday at 102 Norfolk Street.

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Landlords Accused of Bribing Inspectors; V-Day at Roberta’s

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Two Bushwick landlords allegedly paid city housing department inspectors to issue vacate orders to their tenants. [NY Daily News]

According to Citi Habitats, the East Village had Manhattan’s highest apartment vacancy rate of any neighborhood in January (2.5 percent). [The Real Deal]

Marcha, the Washgton Heights tapas bar, will open an Alphabet City location in May. [NY Post]

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Miley Cyrus Flick Pulled From Porn Festival; St. Marks Buildings go for $18.5M

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short film starring Miley Cyrus won’t be appearing at the NYC Porn Film Festival after all; the singer’s reps say the Bushwick fest’s organizers weren’t upfront about its porny nature. [NY Post]

A safe, a computer, and at least $8K in cash was stolen Sunday from a Williamsburg restaurant on S. 4th Street between Wythe Avenue and Berry Street. [Brooklyn Paper]

Dressed as construction workers, these four men allegedly looted $25K in batteries and copper wire from a Putnam Avenue rooftop in Bushwick last month. [DNA Info]
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