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Trans Allies to Rally In Bushwick; Bliss Cafe Won’t Outlast June

Queer rights advocates at Bash Back will rally for tolerance Thursday evening in Freedom Triangle Park in response to the beating of two trans women outside a Bushwick liquor store earlier this month. [Gothamist]

The founders of local pizza mini-chain Emily now face a lawsuit from five investors who partnered in the Williamsburg outpost. [Grub Street]

On Bedford Avenue, Bliss Cafe will shutter next week. [Free Williamsburg] Keep Reading »

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Demolition Sought for LES Synagogue; New Oddfellows and Littleneck Locations

A retired police officer who allegedly shot and killed his Greenpoint Avenue neighbor in March, Gene Barrett, will plead guilty, according to his attorney. [DNA Info]

Norfolk Street’s Beth Hamedrash Hagodol Synagogue, the site of a stability-compromising fire five weeks ago, will be demolished if Rabbi Mendel Greenbaum has his way. [The Lo-Down]

Read an update on Market Hall, the 150K-square-foot food hall (and future home of the Essex Street Market) at the now-under-construction Essex Crossing development.
[NY Times] Keep Reading »

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Construction to Resume at Rivington House; Jeremiah’s Vanishing NY Scribe Comes Forward

Parts of the stop-work order issued 14 months ago against the controversial Rivington House Nursing Home have been lifted, a fact that will surely be addressed at Mayor de Blasio’s local town hall this Wednesday. [NY Post]

It is unclear whether the anti-rape protest scheduled to take place this afternoon in front of David Choe’s Houston Street mural [artnet] will happen now that the work has been painted over. [EV Grieve]

The mystery blogger behind Jeremiah’s Vanishing New York has revealed his identity after 10 years: psychoanalyst and social worker Griffin Hansbury. [The New Yorker] Keep Reading »

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New Store from a Trash and Vaudeville Vet; David Chang’s Kicks for Nike

I Need More Rock & Roll, a new shop from Trash and Vaudeville manager Jimmy Webb, will replace Dressing Room on Orchard Street. [Bowery Boogie]

Chef David Chang partnered with Nike for a $110, limited-edition shoe that will be available Thursday morning at one of his East Village eateries, Fuku, the day before it arrives arrives at the footwear purveyor’s outposts. [Eater NY]

Renderings were releases of a six-story, 95-unit residence planned for part the former Rheingold Brewery site in Bushwick. [Brownstoner] Keep Reading »

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Mayoral Town Hall on Bowery; Returns of the Bushwick Arts Festival and Pizza Fest

Mayor Bill de Blasio will host a town hall this Wednesday at 273 Bowery. To RSVP, call 212-748-0281. [Bowery Boogie]

Backed by local politicians, ShareBetter has established a hotline (646-979-4117) to report negative Airbnb experiences. [NY Daily News]

Nine months after he helped christen his son’s Greenpoint restaurant, Bill Murray unexpectedly dropped by the Dumbo opening of Cecconi’s in Dumbo on Tuesday night. [Page Six] Keep Reading »

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Greenpoint Library Checks Out for 12 Months; $20 Tattoos in Bushwick

According to the state’s Department of Health, most parts of blue crabs found in the Gowanus Canal (an EPA-declared Superfund Site) are safe for certain demographics to eat. [Pardon Me For Asking]

The team behind Avenue A’s Boulton & Watts were approved to take over one Ludlow Street and one Rivington Street establishment currently owned by Rob Shamlian. [Bowery Boogie]

Lower East Side Italian spot Bacaro will welcome a sibling this week when it’s chef/owner, Frank DeCarlo, debuts Barba Bianca on Long Island. [Eater NY] Keep Reading »

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Brooklyn Welcomes Katz’s Deli Friday, W-Burg’s Beer ATM

Five tenement buildings on E. 11th Street were leveled to make room for the forthcoming Moxy Hotel, set to rise across from Webster Hall. [EV Grieve]

A group of real estate firms purchased the corner tenement at 101-103 Stanton Street for nearly $13 million, netting its former owner a nearly $10 million profit. [Bowery Boogie]

On Friday, the Dekalb Market Hall outpost of Katz’s Deli will start serving pastrami to the masses. [NY Times] Keep Reading »

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Two Controversial Second Avenue Lots Sold; Lenin Statue Resurfaces on LES

Two empty Second Avenue lots where the buildings were razed by the Spring 2015 gas line explosion were sold by their owner (who faces manslaughter charges for said explosion) for $9.15 million. [NY Post]

On the Lower East Side, 104 subsided apartments in the forthcoming Essex Crossing development received 93K-plus applications. [DNA Info]

The Pearl Theater Company, formerly of St. Mark’s Place, has filed for bankruptcy. [NY Times] Keep Reading »

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Indigo Hotel Might Be on the Market; Naked Reality TV Star

An recently unsealed indictment revealed that 12 members of the Bushwick’s True Bosses Only Crew face a combined 59 charges for shootings that have occurred since 2015. [DNA Info]

Ludlow Street’s 17-month-old Indigo Hotel is reportedly for sale.
[Commercial Observer]

According to a new report, the number of New Yorkers living in poverty (1.7 million) exceeds the population of Philadelphia (1.5 million). [Gothamist] Keep Reading »

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Dead Man Found in W-Burg; Scary LES Rape Statistics

Police say a 36-year-old man was discovered dead (with neck and torso injuries) Tuesday afternoon at the base of a Union Avenue staircase. [DNA Info]

East Village resident Shaquille Fuller, 24, was sentences to at least 50 years in prison for several charges, including two Avenue D shootings (one of which was fatal). [DNA Info]

According to a Hunter College study, between 2013 and 2016, the number of reported rapes on the Lower East Side rose almost 45 percent. [Gothamist] Keep Reading »

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Steve Croman is Rikers-Bound; Gin Ice Cream Flights

Yesterday landlord Steve Croman—whose 140 New York City buildings include several in the East Village and on the Lower East Side—plead guilty yesterday to mortgage and tax fraud. He will pay a $5 million settlement and spend a year in Rikers Island. [NY Daily News]

A 13-story Grove Street building’s sponsor will sell 65 percent of its stakes.

The MIXER Reading & Music Series will take place for the first time tonight at Bushwick’s Our Wicked Lady, following a 10-year run at now-closed Cake Shop. [Bushwick Daily] Keep Reading »

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Police Search for Bushwick Killer; Custom Boob Portraits

Following the murder of Terrell Ortiz—a 26-year-old Bushwick resident—early Friday evening near the intersection of Broadway and Lawton Street, police are circulating security footage of his alleged assailant. [Bushwick Daily]

Collaborators on the forthcoming hotel-condominium at 215 Chrystie Street refinanced the project with a loan exceeding $173 million. [The Real Deal]

The East Village Croxley Ales outpost will change ownership and be helmed by the team behind Lower Manhattan’s two Triona’s bars. [EV Grieve] Keep Reading »