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Spitzer’s Williamsburg Plans; Year’s Best New Restaurants

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Seeking $300 million: the MTA, whose plans to improve the L train may include a subway entrance on Avenue A. [MTA]

Cherry Street’s former Pathmark Pharmacy is now the subject of a $50 million lawsuit. [NY Daily News]

Long-gestitating frozen vegan dessert shop DF Mavens might open this month on Second Avenue. [EV Grieve]

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Apartment Building Replaces Stuyvesant PO; Champagne-Fueled Shopping

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Greenpoint Community Environmental Fund announced plans to dole out $11 million in grant money to six projects.  The biggest benefactor is the Norman Avenue library, which will receive a $5 million facelift. [The Brooklyn Paper]

The former Peter Stuyvesant Post Office at 335 E. 14th Street is the proposed home of an eight-story, 114-apartment, mixed-use building. [The Real Deal]

Paperwork was submitted for a seven-story, mixed-use building at 89 Bartlett Street/658 Broadway in Williamsburg. [The Real Deal]

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Williamsburg Lumberyard Heist; ‘Saddest Building in Brooklyn’

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Almost $10K in cash was looted from a lumberyard on Williamsburg’s Stewart Avenue. [The Brooklyn Paper]

If all goes well for developers, the warehouse at 105 S. 5th Street in Williamsburg will become 55 units of affordable housing. [NY YIMBY]

A six-story, 10-condo structure is also in the works for 138 N. 10th Street. [NY YIMBY]

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Office Building Rises on Kent, Uruguayan Food Comes to LES

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Thanks to a $70 million construction loan, an eight-story luxe office building will rise in Williamsburg at 25 Kent Avenue. [The Real Deal]

Box Kite’s former chefs will co-own Bruno’s Pizza, aiming for a February opening at 04 E. 13th Street. [Grub Street]

Williamsburg’s first outpost of the local salad chain sweetgreen officially opens today on N. 4th Street. [Eater NY]

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Teacher Accused of Tat Trip; Two Boots Opens ‘World’s Smallest Screening Room’

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Late Friday afternoon in Soho, a 66-year-old woman died after falling or jumping from the window an 11th-floor apartment on Greene Street. [NY Daily News]

A Brooklyn teacher and her husband were arrested for child endangerment on Thursday after allegedly abandoning their kids (ages 4, 5 and 12) to get drinks and tattoos on the Lower East Side. [NY Daily News]

Grande Monuments, a generations-old maker of headstones, has shuttered in Williamsburg. [Jeremiah's Vanishing NY]

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Amy Sedaris Pops Up On LES; ‘Bushwick-Inspired Hotel’ Opens

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During her walk to her Greenpoint school Monday morning, 15-year-old Amanda Alvarado went missing, according to police. [Brooklyn Paper]

Police officers also believe that the man in this surveillance footage pocketed $6K from a Bedford Avenue bakery on December 2. [Brooklyn Paper]

A former manager at Bleecker Kitchen & Co. in Noho is suing owner Joshua Berkowitz for discrimination, claiming Berkowitz dispensed advice such as, “People with big butts don’t work fast,” when it came time to hire servers. [NY Post]
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EV Fire Victim Was BK Bar Owner; Another Kushner Buying Spree

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The woman who died in her East Village apartment early yesterday morning after a power strip caught fire—who was initially reported to be 20 years old—was actually 33-year-old Evelyn Dahab, who  penned a memoir in 2011, co-owned the Gowanus bar Lucey’s Lounge, and appeared on the soap opera Guiding Light. [NY Daily News]

Real estate/newspaper mogul Jared Kushner paid $131.5 million for a parcel of 16 apartment buildings, including 104 E.7th Street and 438-440 E.13th Street. [NY Post]

Civil rights attorney Norman Siegel will represent SantaCon participants vying for a right to party. [Gothamist]
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Apple Store Coming to Bedford Ave; Fatal Fire On East First

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A 20-year-old woman died around 3 a.m. this morning when a fire broke out in her basement apartment on 1st Street near Second Avenue. [NY Daily News]

Two men sustained non-life threatening gunshot wounds Friday night just before midnight at Tri Color Restaurant and Pizza on Graham Avenue in Williamsburg. [DNA Info]

Apple will speed up Bedford Avenue gentrification, opening a Williamsburg location next year where Kings Pharmacy once stood. [NY Post]
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14-Screen Movie Theater Coming to LES; Croman Loses Lawsuit

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LES development Essex Crossing will include a new 14-screen Regal Cinemas upon completion, making it the largest Lower Manhattan multiplex below Union Square. [DNA Info]

Near the Montrose Avenue L stop, a commercial property at 7 Bushwick Place was purchased for $12.5 million by a Williamsburg-based real estate group. [Wall Street Journal]

Landlord Steve Croman was on the losing end of a lawsuit and must pay a six-figure broker’s fee on the purchase of a five-story East Village apartment building he picked up in 2012. [The Real Deal]

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Conviction in Williamsburg Stabbing; Lox Factory Up For Sale

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While protests against police brutality turned violent in Berkeley, Calif. over the weekend, New York demonstrations continued on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, with marchers taking over locations such as the Apple store in midtown, Macy’s, and Grand Central. [NBC NY]

Rafael Vargas, 46, was convicted of stabbing and killing 39-year-old Anthony Dash in Williamsburg last year following an $8 drug deal. [DNA Info]

Jonah Hill covered a Drake song at Vice‘s 20th anniversary party this weekend. ScarJo was there, too. [Vulture]
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Cat Cafe Now Taking Reservations; Top 10 East Village Eateries

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On Clinton Street, the six-story tenement building that houses recently revamped bar Barramundi is on the market for $7 million. [Bowery Boogie]

Chef Marco Canora and wine connoisseur Paul Greico—whose 11 year business partnership includes overseeing Hearth restaurant in the East Village—have decided to go separate ways. [Eater NY]

Through December 19, Lu Magnus Gallery on Hester Street will be the site of a video “portal” where visitors can communicate in real-time with citizens of Iran (appointments required). [DNA Info]
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Cat Cafe Now Hiring; 911 Landlord Going to Jail

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Police are conducting a missing person search for Brandyn Simmons, this 28-year-old Williamsburg resident last seen Sunday night on 12th Street and 3rd Avenue in the East Village. [EV Grieve]

A 57-year-old man walking past 6 Avenue B Tuesday night suffered a broken foot from falling debris. [The Lo-Down]

Williamsburg landlord Louis Segna, who called 911 hundreds of times on his tenant, Konditori coffee shop, was sentenced to six months in jail. [NY Daily News]
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