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Sentencing in Torture Kidnapping; Greenpoint Hospital Plans On Hold

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Three men were sentenced for kidnapping and robbing two victims in Greenpoint in December 2013. The assailants tortured one victim with a blowtorch and lit cigarettes until he revealed where he stored his cash. [Brooklyn Daily Eagle]

At 110 Green Street, a developed ponied up $103 million dollars for Greenpoint’s priciest residential sale, which covered 130-unit, six-story property. [Real Estate Weekly]

Plans to convert the former Greenpoint Hospital into affordable housing have been put on hold again because the site is currently being used as the laundry facility for shelters city-wide. [DNA Info]

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Bowery Boys History of Greenpoint; EV Gets a Vegan Pizzeria

(Photo: Nicole Disser)

(Photo: Nicole Disser)

Longtime Lower East Side poet John Farris died of a heart attack at his E. 3rd Street apartment on January 22. He was 75 years old. [The Villager]

Next week a trio of local business owners will lobby Community Board 3 with their plans to replace the onetime Nevada Smiths on Third Avenue with a bar/coffee house/vintage record store called Vinyl, a tribute to the Irish band Thin Lizzy. [EV Grieve]

At 190 Bowery, the former Germania Bank Building now sports new windows. [Bowery Boogie]

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Arrest in East Village Stabbing; Surrealist Paintings Stolen From W’burg Gallery

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

Today a pair of men, ages 23 and 24, were arrested for stabbing a man in the back multiple times on East 9th Street this past December. [NBC NY]

A man in Greenpoint’s McGolrick Park was robbed last Wednesday morning of his phone and wallet. [Brooklyn Paper]

Seven fully-insured surrealist paintings were stolen from a Bogart Street gallery in Williamsburg on January 24. [Brooklyn Paper]

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Square Pies Return to Roberta’s; New Orleans-Style Deli in Bushwick

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

According to the Coast Guard, Saturday in Greenpoint a recently-sunken construction barge was recovered in Newtown Creek without causing any leaking to the city’s fuel pipelines. [DNA Info]

Beginning Valentine’s Day, Avenue A tiki bar Mother of Pearl will officially become a meat-free establishment. [Eater NY]

Construction work obscuring the forthcoming Lower East Side hotel at 263 Broome Street was taken down over the weekend. [Bowery Boogie]

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Pink Pony Gets a Replacement; Where to Drink in Alphabet City

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

Friday morning, a 54-year-old man died after collapsing while pedaling down Kingsland Avenue in Greenpoint during inclement weather. [NY Daily News]

Ludlow Coffee Supply, which will include a barbershop, will officially replace The Pink Pony at 176 Ludlow Street. [Bowery Boogie]

Principals behind The Late Late and Webster Hall filed paperwork to replace Hop Devil Grill and Nino’s Pizza, adjoining spaces at the corner of St. Mark’s Place and Avenue A, with a bar/restaurant/co-working space called The Honey Fitz. [EV Grieve]

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Cause of Williamsburg Warehouse Fire Determined; Happy Birthday, Burroughs

(Photo: Nicole Disser)

(Photo: Nicole Disser)

One year after the Williamsburg warehouse fire, a cause has finally been determined: sparks from a light fixture that ignited cardboard. [Pix 11]

The MTA says this morning’s snowfall will cause delays on every subway line. [DNA Info]

At 185 Bowery Wednesday, the Department of Buildings issued a stop-work order against the future 19-story CitizenM Hotel, citing construction safety concerns. [Bowery Boogie]

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Ramones Exhibit at Queens Museum; Rocka Rolla Plans Bed-Stuy Offshoot

(Photo: Nicole Disser)

(Photo: Nicole Disser)

Police are looking for a man who forcibly touched a woman on Eldert Street in Bushwick on January 17. [News 12 Brooklyn]

Today Mayor de Blasio will reportedly reveal plans for the Brooklyn Queens Connector, a streetcar that would stretch 16 miles between the two boroughs. [NY Times]

In April, the Queens Museum will unveil a retrospective titled, “Hey! Ho! Let’s Go: Ramones and the Birth of Punk.” [NY Times] And today is the 40th anniversary of the band’s classic, “Blitzkrieg Bop.” [NY Daily News]

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64-Year-Old Stomped at LES McDonald’s; Clinton Hill Pizzeria Expands to Williamsburg

(Photo: Nicole Disser)

(Photo: Nicole Disser)

Police are trying to find the person who punched and stomped on a 64-year-old man in a Delancey Street McDonald’s in late November following an argument. The victim, who suffered from facial injuries and brain bleeding, is now in stable condition. [CBS NY]

On S. 1st Street in Williamsburg, a man was assaulted by three attackers who also stole his glasses on January 24. One arrest has been made. [Brooklyn Paper]

Three thieves robbed a Greenpoint gym located on Berry Avenue near N. 14th Street Friday evening. [Brooklyn Paper]

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‘Die Yuppies’ Swastika in Bushwick; Watch Bowie Play Warhol Tonight

(Photo: Nicole Disser)

(Photo: Nicole Disser)

Friday on Myrtle Avenue in Bushwick, security footage caught an individual drawing a swastika and the words “Die yuppies” in wet cement. [Brooklyn Paper] Watch it here. [News 12 Brooklyn]

Take a look inside landlord Ben Shaoul’s pricy new condos now on the market at 100 Avenue A. [Curbed NY]

Sandwich chain Subway shuttered its location at 12th Street and 4th Avenue in the East Village. [EV Grieve]

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Six Subway Slashings in One Month; Cafecito Closes After 14 Years

One month into 2016, there have already been six subway slashings in NYC. [Daily Intelligencer]

Cuban eatery Cafecito shuttered its Avenue C spot yesterday after 14 years in business. [EV Grieve]

In Mars Bar’s former digs, a “botanical dispensary” and tonic bar called Alchemist’s Kitchen has replaced the juicery NatureEs. [Bowery Boogie]

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Bike Lanes Cleared of Snow; Nitehawk’s Groundhog Day

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

St. Marks Place fixture James “Cowboy Jim” Hayes died on January 2nd from emphysema. He was 74 years old. [EV Grieve]

Damon Knowles, 21, the man arrested for slashing a septuagenarian Brooklyn woman at the Broadway-Lafayette subway station this week, was turned in by his girlfriend’s grandmother, according to police. [ABC 7 NY]

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Bodies Wash Up in Williamsburg; Peter Pan Donuts Sued

(Photo: Nicole Disser)

(Photo: Nicole Disser)

Within a few hours yesterday morning, police recovered the bodies of two women—ages 50 and 69—from the East River in Williamsburg. [Brooklyn Paper]

A veteran cook/diswasher at Peter Pan Donuts in Greenpoint is suing his employer of eight years for past-due overtime wages. [NY Daily News]

If a longterm L train closure does in fact happen, rent prices in Williamsburg and Bushwick are expectedly to drop significantly. [DNA Info]

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