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Hotel Coming to Bushwick; Watch the John’s of 12th Doc

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A developer has proposed a 112-room hotel for 71 White Street in Bushwick, formerly home to ViceVersa Vintage. [The Real Deal]

Bushwick’s Community Board 4 promised to end to closed-door debates about new liquor licenses. [DNA Info]

The Lower East Side Festival of the Arts kicks off today and runs through Sunday at Theater for the New City. [The Skint]

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Bushwick Shooting Connected to W-burg Stabbing; Shake Shack Reopens

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According to the NYPD, an arrest is imminent in Monday’s shooting death of a 39-year-old Bushwick man, which they believe to be connected to the fatal stabbing that occurred the next day in Williamsburg. [DNA Info]

Fourteenth Street will be the site of 56K-square-feet of new retail space between Avenues A and B. [Real Estate Weekly]

Genesis Bridal Shop, which closed its Clinton Street location last week after three decades, will reopen just three blocks away at 309 East Houston Street, replacing a salon. [Bowery Boogie]

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Sexual Assault in Williamsburg; Taco-Truck Robbery Attempt on Bedford

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Police released security footage of a man they believe sexually assaulted a 27-year-old woman in her Williamsburg apartment building on April 18. [ABC 7]

Last Wednesday, a man who said he had a gun threatened to rob a Bedford Avenue taco truck, but left empty-handed. [Brookyln Paper]

Bushwick’s Community Board 4 allegedly broke state laws by banning the public from discussions determining whether local businesses will receive liquor licenses. [DNA Info]

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Man Gunned Down in Bushwick; Firefighters Catch Robber in the Act

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Last night Dennis Sanchez, 39, was killed after being shot in the face near Beaver Street and Bushwick Avenue. Police are searching for suspects. [News 12 Brooklyn]

An autistic 11-year-old’s bike was stolen by two men who hit in the head with a metal rod earlier this month at Lindsey Park in Williamsburg. An anonymous good samaritan bought the child a new bike and helmet. [ABC 7]

Two East Village firefighters chased down a pickpocket on foot yesterday. [ABC 7]

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Shooting On Avenue C; Bushwick Coffin Mystery Solved

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Saturday night an 18-year-old man was shot in the leg on Avenue C near 5th Street following an argument. [NY Daily News]

Authorities have determined how a coffin full of bones wound up in Bushwick a week ago. [NY Times]

Williamsburg’s first Whole Foods is likely a year away from its first day of business. [Gothamist]

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No More Ice-Skating Rink For McCarren; Williamsburg Pizza Chides Dominos

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McCarren Park’s ice skating rink will not return this winter. [Brooklyn Paper]

In an anti-Dominos marketing ploy, a Williamsburg Pizza investor says he’ll buy a pie for those who mention @dominos, a pizza emoji, and @WburgPizza in a tweet. [DNA Info]

A still-unnamed French-Catalonian restaurant with 100 seats will open early this summer on Franklin Street in Greenpoint. [Eater NY]

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Kids Celebrates 20 Years; Equinox Gym Opening Next to Katz’s

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Kids will celebrate its 20th anniversary at BAM on June 25 with a Q&A with Chloë Sevigny, Rosario Dawson, Leo Fitzpatrick, and Larry Clark.  [Gothamist]

B&H Dairy, the diner that’s served three generations of customers in the East Village, launched a $10K fundraiser to in the hopes of re-opening following March’s Second Avenue explosion. [Grub Street]

The 72-room former Germania Bank building on Bowery, which was recently sold after decades of use as a private residence, will be open to the public for an art show Saturday from 5 to 8 p.m. [The Lo-Down]

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40-Story Tower to Rise in Greenpoint; James Murphy of LCD Opening Wine Bar

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Two men were treated at Bellevue Hospital this weekend after a woman with a box cutter slashed them in the face and neck on Kent Avenue in Greenpoint. [Brooklyn Paper]

On Sunday afternoon, a scammer posing as a kidnapper phoned a Williamsburg mom and demanded $1K if she wanted her son to keep his fingers. [Brooklyn Paper]

Restaurants Paulaner NYC on Bowery and Bunna Cafe in Bushwick are donating a portion of their earnings to Nepal earthquake relief efforts. [Grub Street]

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Hammer Attack in Union Square; Free Ice Cream Cones

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Police are searching for a man who attacked two woman (ages 28 and 33) with a hammer last night one block apart near Union Square. [NY Daily News]

At 125 Second Avenue, Enz’s clothing boutique is back in business after the March 26 gas line explosion. [EV Grieve]

Investors behind Charlie Bird, the Greenwich Village Italian restaurant, will open a new venture on Kenmare Street at Toby’s Public House’s former address. [Eater NY]

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Tiff at Tommy’s Tavern; Ludlow Street Buildings Sold

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Patrick Salt Ryan, a singer/songwriter and bartender at Fontana’s in the East Village, died suddenly last month at age 45. [EV Grieve]

At Tommy’s Tavern in Greenpoint, Williamsburg district leader Nick Rizzo claims he received an early morning black eye from the owner after defending a bartender who was trying to go home. [Brooklyn Paper]

Three rental buildings located at 144-150 Ludlow Street were recently purchased for $24 million. [The Real Deal]

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Bodega Brawl in Greenpoint; Snowden Statue Comes to Williamsburg

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At 4 a.m. on April 30, a man punched and threw a glass bottle at a bodega employee at his Nassau Avenue store. [Brooklyn Paper]

An Edward Snowden statue confiscated by police last month in Fort Greene is now bound for the Boiler gallery in Williamsburg. [Brooklyn Paper]

Mixtape, a coffee shop serving Ovenly snacks and Oslo beans, opened last month at 1533 Myrtle Avenue. [Bushwick Daily]

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