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Edgar Allan Poe Party at Analogue; Two Doggie Halloween Parades

National Day of Protest to Stop Police Brutality: Union Square NYC

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Following the death of a 3-year-old girl at her Bushwick apartment this weekend, the neighborhood’s 83 Precinct Domestic Violence Unit will host an outreach event today at 1 p.m. in Maria Hernandez Park. [DNA Info]

Community Board 3 okayed the $9.6 million initial phase of renovating Pier 42, a future public park. [Bowery Boogie]

Community Board 1 once again recommended that the second location of Starbucks in Williamsburg be denied a liquor license. [Free Williamsburg]

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Glasslands Is Closing; Radio Bushwick Mysteriously Shutters

Mr One Teas, The Wack Donald's Project: I Kill You

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Three men were arrested after allegedly punching and robbing a 33-year-old man in McCarren Park last Monday night, just before 1 a.m. And a 16-year-old boy was attacked while trying to save a Lorimer Street parking space for his father last Wednesday. [The Brooklyn Paper]

During his arraignment yesterday for the attempted rape of a Stuyvesant Town woman, Juan Scott was charged with two additional sex crimes committed against East Village women. [NY Daily News]

If all the paperwork goes through, Bowery Mission will receive $9K of the city’s 2015 fiscal year budget to restock its food pantry, said District 1 Council Member Margaret Chin. [Bowery Boogie]

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Rosario Dawson’s Cousin Arrested For Attempted Rape; Stupak Opens Al Pastor

City Kitty: Office Job

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Juan Scott, 26 and apparently a cousin of actress Rosario Dawson, was arrested Friday for allegedly attempting to rape a 20-year-old woman last week in her Stuyvesant Town apartment. [The Villager]

Dennis Nemirovskiy, a 27-year-old Brooklynite, was arrested Friday morning at Bellevue Hospital (where he stopped to his clothes, stained by packs of exploding red dye) for allegedly committing five local bank robberies in early October, netting nearly $8500. [NY Post]

In Greenpoint, paperwork was submitted to convert 214 Franklin Street into a 30-room hotel with a coffee shop and gym. [NY Shitty]

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Bushwick Resident Arrested in Infant Death; Susan Sarandon Fetes High Times

Art in Odd Places 2014: Big Head Brigade

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After he attempted suicide, 20-year-old Kelsey Smith was arrested for allegedly beating his three-year-old stepdaughter to death Saturday afternoon in their Bushwick apartment. [NBC NY]

A 63-year-old East Village woman, Leslie Bright, appeared in court Friday to challenge an amnesiac California man’s claim that he is her missing husband of two decades. [DNA Info]

Delancey & Co., a Lower East Side-themed deli, will soon open in London. [Grub Street]

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Bushwickers March Against Gentrification; Lower East Sider Against the Lowline

Grub Street Food Festival 2014, Seward Park: Davey's Ice Cream

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This week, 100-plus Bushwickers participated in an anti-gentrification march led by the group Make the Road New York [MRNY]. [The Brooklyn Paper]

A cyclist who suffered a broken hip after being hit by a car on Williamsburg’s Union Avenue is being sued for $2K in damages to the automobile. [Gothamist]

According to the Airbnb report released by NY attorney general Eric Schneiderman yesterday, the majority of the site’s Brooklyn rooms available for rent are in either Williamsburg or Greenpoint. [DNA Info]

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Street Artist Arrested in Bar Fight; Indian-Food Pop-Up in Williamsburg

Bicycles on a Fence

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Davide Perre, a well-known 39-year-old street artist, was arrested early yesterday morning for felony assault in the East Village after allegedly hitting a fellow Ace Bar patron in the face with a beer mug. [NY Post]

Community Board 3 voted this week to endorse the preservation of the Lower East Side’s Siempre Verde Garden, turning its nose up at three proposed affordable housing units. [Curbed NY]

Nearly a dozen Williamsburg, Greenpoint and Bushwick bars/eateries earned props in The Village Voice‘s “Best of New York” issue. [The Village Voice] Keep Reading »

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Gang Assault in Bushwick; Home Invader Who Didn’t Bother Flushing

Jerkface does Charlie Brown3

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Yesterday around 4 a.m., a woman believed to be in her 70s was struck and killed by a 2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee while crossing Canal Street at Elizabeth Street in Soho, according to the NYPD. The driver remained at the scene but has not been arrested. [DNA Info]

Police say four assailants knocked a 28-year-old transgender woman unconscious with a Plexiglas board Sunday night in a possible hate crime on Bushwick Avenue near Halsley Street. She was taken to Elmhurst Hospital in critical condition. [Gay City News]

Just after 3 a.m. Friday morning, a man was assaulted by a group who also robbed him of his cellphone near the corner of Manhattan Avenue and Moore Street. [The Brooklyn Paper]

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LES’s Living Room Reopens in Williamsburg; New East Village Speakeasy

Centre-fuge Public Art Project, Cycle 15: Basil

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Police say the cyclist in this photo allegedly stole residents’s packages (which he later abandoned) from the lobby of a Bushwick apartment building. [Gothamist]

Sushi Lounge supplanter Empellon Al Pastor expects to open within a week at the corner of St. Marks Place and Avenue A. [Eater NY]

Next Tuesday night, party at former LES music venue The Living Room‘s soft opening in Williamsburg at 134 Metropolitan Avenue. [Free Williamsburg]

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Greenpoint Gets a Jazz Club; Buy Zosia Mamet’s Bushwick Building

Airstream, Jerkface, Amancay's

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On East 14th Street, the Peter Stuyvesant Post Office—which shuttered in February—will be demolished along with the neighboring single-story building that once housed Stuyvesant Stationary. [EV Grieve]

Ludlow Street nightclub Darkroom NYC was closed by the Department of Health Friday night for wracking up 45 violation points. [Bowery Boogie]

Girls star Zosia Mamet has listed her Bushwick apartment building for $1.6 million, up nearly $600K from what she paid for the place back in November. [Bushwick Daily]
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Developer Pays $53M For Bushwick Properties; Ludlow Street’s Facelift

Centre-fuge Public Art Project, Cycle 15: Miss Zukie

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According to paperwork filed yesterday, developer Simon Dushinsky spent $53 million for 12 residential properties along Bushwick Avenue between Montieth and Forrest Streets. [The Real Deal]

Noho sneaker purveyor Kith will debut a 3K-square-foot expansion this weekend on the corner of Broadway and Bleecker Street. [WWD]

When Gansevoort Market opens Monday near the start of the High Line, the food haven will include sister sites of the East Village’s Sushi Dojo, Lower East Side’s Bruffin Cafe, and Greenpoint’s Champion Coffee. [Eater NY]
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Domino Rents Will Start at $553; Serial Bank Robber in the East Village

Broome Street

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Police are searching for the suspect in this 12-second video, who allegedly shot and killed 22-year-old Bobby Roberts outside the Bushwick Houses project on September 25. [DNA Info]

The same man who robbed an East Village Chase Bank on Saturday apparently carried out two more heists Monday, taking $600 from a Gramercy Park Citibank and more than $4,700 from the Chase Bank across from the Strand Book Store, according to the NYPD. [Gothamist]

Construction on a two-way protected bike path over Pulaski Bridge (and Newtown Creek, which separates Greenpoint from Long Island City) has been delayed until 2015. [Streetsblog]
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Rheingold Development Plans Submitted; CB3 Tells Coyote Ugly to Keep It Down

Bradley Theodore

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Three passengers with a gun took their cab driver’s cellphone on September 30 when he arrived at their destination on N.8th Street in Williamsburg. [The Brooklyn Paper]

Paperwork was submitted for the first of 10 buildings planned for the newly rezoned-as-residential Rheingold Brewery site in Bushwick. It’s a 385-unit structure at 123 Melrose Street. [NY YIMBY]

The two-year anniversary of Hurricane Sandy is this month, and Lower East Side residents still feel nervous about how they’d fare in another Superstorm. [Gotham Gazette]

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