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New Thai Spot in Noho; Gun Bust in LES Shooting

East Village magician Stephen Konzen died on August 11. [EV Grieve]

Three days later, neighborhood photographer Patrick J. Eves died at age 41. [The Villager]

Timothy Montalvo, 19, was sentenced to at least 15 years in prison for providing the gun used to kill 16-year-old Lower East Side resident Raphael Sadonte Ward in January 2013. [The Lo-Down]

On Bond Street, Mile End will soon get a new neighbor when the Thai eatery Fish Cheeks replaces Le Philosophie. [NY Times]

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Palace Cafe Is Closing After 83 Years; Bushwick’s Got Talent

The 52-year-old man who allegedly raped a 27-year-old Bushwick woman last week was arrested after he called the police later that day to request a ride. [NY Daily News]

A man took a cab from Bushwick to Williamsburg on August 11 and then stole $150 from the driver. [DNA Info]

Greenpoint bar Palace Cafe will shutter on September 3 after 83 years in business. [Gothamist]

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Naked Trump Statue in Union Square; New Food Fest/Fundraiser Taste of EV

(Photo: Nicole Disser)

(Photo: Nicole Disser)

For two hours yesterday, a statue of naked Donald Trump stood in Union Square. The anarchist collective INDECLINE commissioned, “The Emperor Has No Balls,” which included this work plus similar statues in San Francisco, Cleveland, LA and Seattle. [Washington Post]

Developer Aby Rosen erected a “Vote Your Conscience” billboard at his 337 Lafayette Street property. [The Real Deal]

The Heyward, a Wythe Avenue restaurant that replaced Zebulon in 2014, recently shuttered. [Eater NY]

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Bushwick Woman Raped at Knifepoint; Chi Snack Shop is EV-Bound

NugsA 27-year-old woman was raped at knifepoint Tuesday morning while walking home from the Kosciuszko Street subway. The suspect is in police custody. [DNA Info]

Last night two cabs collided near the intersection of 9th Street and 3rd Avenue in the East Village. [EV Grieve]

The blowout chain Drybar signed a lease for 179 Ludlow Street, soon to be the site of its 14th NYC outpost. [Commercial Observer]

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Fineline Tattoo Turns 40; LES Pickle Day Countdown

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Two of the five men who launched a homophobic attack on Taj Patterson—which left him blind in one eye—in December 2013 were sentenced to probation and community service. [Gothamist]

Last week, after a Williamsburg store clerk asked a man not to smoke pot in front his business, the man hit the employee in the arm with a bat and threatened him with a gun before police made an arrest. [Brooklyn Paper]

Near the intersection of Union and Metropolitan Avenues, a woman’s purse was taken last week as she sang karaoke. [Brooklyn Paper]

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Troll Museum Briefly Returns; Two Dog-Themed Fundraisers in Bushwick

NugsBeginning tonight and continuing for the next week, the recently-shuttered Troll Museum will be remounted at Orchard Street art space Chinatown Soup,. [Jeremiah’s Vanishing NY]

Local artist Lesley Johnson claims that Major Food Group owes her more than $4500 for her contributions to Parm Williamsburg as she remains in a tussle with them over copyrights. [NY Post]

Beauty & Essex restauranteur Peter Kane’s latest venture will be an Alphabet city spot serving new American fare called Out East. [EV Grieve]

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Bushwig Departing Bushwick; Texas in the East Village

NugsErnest Russell, an East Village artist and photographer, died on July 31 at the age of 72. [EV Grieve]

A photo and footage have been released of the suspect police say fractured a man’s skull with a tire iron outside of Rosemary’s Tavern in Williamsburg on August 4. [Gothamist]

Restaurant Black Tree LES will begin a four-month closure on August 31 to reconceptualize. [Eater NY]

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Murder in Bushwick this A.M.; Lawsuit Threatens Okonomi in W-Burg

NugsJust after midnight this morning, 22-year-old Terrell Henry died after sustaining multiple shots to the torso outside 220 Covert Street in Bushwick. [DNA Info]

Late last month on Eyck Street, $3K in musical instruments and recording equipment was lifted from the practice space Band Spaces NYC. [DNA Info]

A former partner of Williamsburg’s Okonomi is suing the owner in attempt to shutter the restaurant after the plaintiff says she was denied profits and forced out of the venture. [Eater NY]

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Brooklyn Night Bazaar’s First Headliner Announced; Thursday Kitchen Debuts in EV

NugsLast week a Bedford Avenue pharmacy manager was threatened with a pistol by two thieves during an early-morning shift. [Brooklyn Paper]

A man was repeatedly hit over the head last week on Hewes Street after a looter failed to nab his cellphone. [Brooklyn Paper]

On September 9th, the band Clap Your Hands Say Yeah will play the first show at the relocated Brooklyn Night Bazaar in Greenpoint. [Free Williamsburg]

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Hotel Proposed for Webster Hall Block; Cafe Moto Shutters

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The developer Lighthouse Group submitted paperwork to demolish five E. 11th Street buildings and build a 300-room hotel in their place. [EV Grieve]

Join the affordable housing lottery to vie for a pair of units at 303 Stanhope Street in Bushwick. [Brownstoner]

On Broadway in Williamsburg, Cafe Moto closed in late July after 14 years in business. [Free Williamsburg]

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Bushwick Inlet Park Supporters Rallying Today; EV’s The Edge to Shutter

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Today at 11 a.m., local officials and Friends of the Bushwick Inlet Park will rally at City Hall to implore Mayor de Blasio to follow through will the previously promised park.

On the Lower East Side, the developments rights for 235 Cherry Street are the subject of a new lawsuit. [Curbed NY]

When August concludes, so will the 29-year run of The Edge bar on E. 3rd Street. [EV Grieve]

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