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Truck Strikes Williamsburg Girl; Robbery at Gunpoint on LES

Police say the box truck driver they arrested Thursday for critically injuring an 11-year-old girl on Wythe Avenue was drug-impaired at the time of the accident. [DNA Info]

Late Tuesday afternoon on Madison Street, a man was robbed at gunpoint while attempting to complete the Internet-facilitated sale of two iPhones. [DNA Info]

“East Village crime wave has residents living in fear,” claimed an alarmist headline yesterday. [NY Post] Keep Reading »

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David Peel Dies at 73; Dog Found in LES Trash Compactor

East Village musician David Peel died yesterday at age 73, days after suffering a massive heart attack last week. [Brooklyn]

On March 30, a healthy Chihuahua was found inside a trash compactor at the Vladeck Houses project on Jackson Street. Police are offering a $2,500 reward to anyone who helps them catch a suspect, to be charged with animal cruelty. [DNA Info]

Landlord Dean Galasso has been indicted for six charged mortgage fraud-related charges stemming from his 10-unit property at 43 Essex Street. [Bowery Boogie] Keep Reading »

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Cyclist Hit by Truck in EV; Vans Store to Open in W-Burg

Early yesterday morning, police say a female cyclist, 31, was hospitalized in critical condition after becoming pinned underneath a box truck on First Avenue in the East Village.
[DNA Info]

NYU senior Chetan Hebbur, 21, is a Democrat city council candidate hoping to call the East Village, Lower East Side and Murray Hill home to his constituents.
[NY Post]

Musician and filmmaker Tony Conrad, who died nearly a year ago, will be remembered this weekend at a Lower East Side memorial, a screening of the documentary he inspired at Anthology Film Archives, and a performance of his compositions at Le Poisson Rouge. [Hyperallergic] Keep Reading »

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Man Rescued from EV Subway Tracks; LES Tupac-Inspired Grub

Watch a Con Ed worker rescue a man from the L train tracks at the Third Avenue station this past Saturday night. [NY Post]

According to the family of Rame Pierluisse—the 13-year-old Bushwick boy who perished following a rooftop fall on March 24—the NYPD has reneged its promise to share a video capturing some of his final moments. [DNA Info]

Following the election, Local Faith Communities of the East Village began hosting interfaith playdates for a few dozen neighborhood kids.
[DNA Info] Keep Reading »

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Neck-Slashing on Bowery; Webster Hall Nabs $35 Million Buyer

Around 10 p.m. last night, police say a 20-something man was slashed in the neck during a fight on Bowery near Stanton Street. He was treated at Bellevue Hospital, and no arrests have been made. [DNA Info]

Late Saturday afternoon inside Ludlow Street brunch spot Libation, police say a man sustained a gash below his ear (that required six stitches) soon after reportedly spitting at a woman. [Bowery Boogie]

A partnership that includes Barclays Center-owning Brooklyn Sports Entertainment purchased Webster Hall for a reported $35 million. [NY Post] Keep Reading »

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EV Rocker David Peel Hospitalized; More Fast Food with “McBushwick”

Former John Lennon collaborator and legendary East Village resident David Peel was reportedly hospitalized last week in Virginia following a major heart attack. [EV Grieve]

Seeking help finding the suspect, the NYPD released footage of the man they believe attempted to rape a Bushwick woman in her Greene Avenue apartment early on March 25. [Gothamist/a>]

The number of New York City hate crimes in last month was up 106 percent from March 2015. [DNA Info] Keep Reading »

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Houston Street Welcomes Wowfulls; ‘Younger’ is Bushwick-Bound

In Greenwich Village, restaurateur Silvano Marchetto suffered a broken trachea and was robbed of $1,800 Monday when he was attacked by two men in the lobby of his former restaurant of 41 years, Da Silvano. Police are searching for suspects. [NY Daily News]

Wowfulls, the Smorgasburg veteran purveyors of Hong Kong-style egg waffles, will debut their first brick-and-mortar store today at 309 E. Houston Street. [Gothamist]

Macaron Parlor on St. Mark’s Place has closed in preparation for their upgrade to a larger space on Hester Street. [EV Grieve] Keep Reading »

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Village Pourhouse to Close; Lower East Side Pop-Up Gallery Debuts

An affiliate of real estate broker-cum-investor Raphael Toledano’s Brookhill Properties filed bankruptcy protection Tuesday on collection of 15 East Village addresses.
[The Real Deal]

Locals are trying to raise $250K by June to convert a onetime Wythe Avenue firehouse into a community center. [Brownstoner]

Third Avenue’s Village Pourhouse will reportedly shutter Monday, making way for the music venue E.Vil.
[EV Grieve] Keep Reading »

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Man Found Dead in Chinatown Train Station; MatchaBar Says Goodbye

A man, 28, was reportedly found dead in the East Broadway subway station on Sunday morning around 8:30 a.m. [Bowery Boogie]

Celebrated drag queen legend Sweetie recently passed away from cancer at age 51. A memorial will take place Sunday afternoon at Pangea on Second Avenue. [New Now Next]

Wythe Avenue’s MatchaBar, which is closing after two-and-a-half years in business, will kick off a farewell party Friday night at 10 p.m. [Eater NY] Keep Reading »

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LES Rape Suspect Arrested; Budget Five-Course Dinner in Greenpoint

Robert Adames, 41, was arrested for approximately the 40th time after allegedly attempting to rape a Norfolk Street woman in her apartment on March 3. [NBC NY]

More than $10K has been raised to aid the family of Rame Pierluisse, the 13-year-old boy who fell off a Bushwick roof and died on Friday. [DNA Info]

On the Lower East Side, later this spring the Seward Park Cooperative will vote on whether sell $46.5 million in air rights to real estate agency Ascend Group. [DNA Info]

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Pixies Playing New Williamsburg Venue; Best Mac and Cheeses

Hugh A. Reid, proprietor of the eponymous Greenpoint funeral home, died last week at age 89. [Greenpointers]

Portland-based pizzeria Sizzle Pie will start serving up slices and puns (ex: “6 Degrees of Kevin Bacon”) Monday at their new Williamsburg outpost. [Gothamist]

Kimchi Grill, specializing in Korean-Mexican fusion, will open its third Brooklyn location this summer in Bushwick. [Bushwick Daily] Keep Reading »

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Blue Bottle and Van Leeuwen Expand; Tour Williamsburg’s Priciest Apartment

Yesterday, the MTA board voted to keep the price of a single subway ride at $2.75 during 2017, but raise the price of each unlimited pass option. The fare increased go into effect on March 19. [Gothamist]

Blue Bottle Coffee opens for business tomorrow at 279 McKibbin Street in East Williamsburg. [Bushwick Daily]

Through Monday, 107 Norfolk Street will host a pop-up installation of “Subway Therapy,” the multitude of affirmation Post-Its New Yorkers left in the Union Square subway station after Election Day. [Bowery Boogie] Keep Reading »