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Synagogue Fire Was Arson; Last Week for Empellón Cocina

Rosario Dawson, who was raised in the East Village, found her 26-year-old cousin and employee, Vaneza Ines Vasquez, dead inside the actress’s Venice, California home on Thursday. [TMZ]

According to the NYPD, Sunday night’s fire inside the 167-year-old Beth Hamedrash Hagadol synagogue was an act of arson. [Bowery Boogie]

Following a September fire, Caracas Arepa Bar will apparently not return to E. 7th Street, as the storefront is now for rent. [EV Grieve] Keep Reading »

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Schiller’s Liquor Bar to Close; Village Voice Pride Awards

Restauranteur Keith McNally will shutter 14-year-old Lower East Side spot Schiller’s Liquor Bar at the end of the summer. [Eater NY]

The city filed a $1.2 million lawsuit against a Rivington Street landlord for illegally renting out her units on Airbnb. [NY Post]

Next month during the city’ Pride Week, Alan Cumming will host the first annual Village Voice Pride Awards, featuring a performance from Tegan & Sara. [Brooklyn Vegan] Keep Reading »

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LES Synagogue Fire; Williamsburg Umbrella Factory Sold

More than 100 firefighters helped quell the blaze in last night’s three-alarm fire at Norfolk Street’s Beth Hamedrash Hagadol synsgogue. Two of them were treated for minor injuries. [DNA Info]

Now hospitalized in stable condition, a cyclist was hurt after riding the wrong way down Morgan Street and crashing into an NYPD SUV around 2 a.m. this morning. [DNA Info]

Lower East Side Rabbi Zvi Romm is displeased that the Henry Street Settlement invited Palestinian-American activist Linda Sarsour to participate in an upcoming panel.
[Bowery Boogie] Keep Reading »

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EV Bike-Nabbing Averted; Eat Like Aziz Ansari on Master of None

John Joseph, lead singer of the punk band the Cro-Mags, says he helped thwart the theft of two bikes Tuesday night in the East Village. [Bowery Boogie]

Check out a new rendering of the forthcoming Ace Hotel on Bowery, which is aiming for a Spring 2018 opening date. [Bowery Boogie]

Peruvian chef Franco Noriega, who owns the Allen Street eatery Baby Brasa, made the latest edition of People en Español’s “50 Most Beautiful” list.
[The Real Deal] Keep Reading »

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Bushwick Digs for Banksy Fans; Twin Peaks Trivia Night

Williamsburg construction company owner Michael Weiss was indicted on multiple charges yesterday stemming from the September 2015 death of an 18-year-old laborer on one of his properties. [The Real Deal]

Katz’s Delicatessen will soon christen a 30K-square-foot production facility in Hackensack, New Jersey, so that orders to Mexico and Canada can be filled by the year’s end. [Wall Street Journal]

Jared Kushner’s family real estate firm is no longer vying for 95 acres of New Jersey land that it had intended to develop and market to Williamsburg’s Orthodox Jewish population. [Gothamist] Keep Reading »

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Brooklyn’s Population Wanes; Prospective “Office of Nightlife”

In the past seven years, 170K residents have vacated Brooklyn, the biggest exodus from an NYC borough. [Crain’s NY]

City Councilman Rafael Espinal, who represents Bushwick and other neighborhoods, is lobbying for a new Office of Nightlight that would be overseen by a “night mayor.” [Gothamist]

The closure of a Rivington Street gateway has created much confusion for those with young and old relatives who partake in Grand Street Settlement‘s community programs. [The Lo-Down] Keep Reading »

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LES Airbnb Host Fined; Butcher Bar LES Arrives Tomorrow

An East Village resident was fined for charging $446/night for her city-subsidized apartment on Airbnb. [NY Daily News]

Greenpoint food and event space Glasserie has been temporary closed by the city’s Department of Buildings. [Eater NY]

Chef Damon Wise—a recent transplant from South Carolina after years of working in NYC—returned back to the South (Atlanta) after helming Greenpoint eatery Sauvage for four months. [Eater NY] Keep Reading »

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Mailman Vandalizes Property and Slaps Cops in EV; W-Burg Shop Sues Starbucks

Yesterday afternoon, a dead man was found floating in the East River near 14th Street. Police believe he was 24 years old and homeless. [Town & Village]

According to new details released by the Brooklyn District Attorney, when 26-year-old off-duty police officer Stefan Hoyte crashed into a car on the Williamsburg Bridge in mid-March, he was driving 111 miles per hour. The crash killed another car passenger, Amanda Miner, who was celebrating her 21st birthday that evening. [Bowery Boogie]

A mailman made three visits to an E. 14th Street medical marijuana dispensary Saturday, ultimately kicking in the door and hitting the pair of cops who arrested him. [Gothamist] Keep Reading »

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Police Seeking LES Groper; Old Monk Will Land in EV

David Green, 33, turned himself into police after allegedly shooting and killing Byron Elder, 22, Saturday afternoon on Scholes Street.
[DNA Info]

Police are looking to for Victor Colon, 60, who allegedly sexually assaulted multiple women between Sunday and Monday.
[Bowery Boogie]

On Saturday, current and former tenants of rancor-inspiring landlord Raphael Toledano, 27, protested outside his Upper West Side home. [EV Grieve] Keep Reading »

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Last Month for the Roebling Tea Room; Brooklyn Barge Season Starts

City Councilman Rafael Espinal, who represents Bushwick and other neighborhoods, wants the Housing Preservation and Development commission to release yearly reports on where bedbug infestations have been reported, which New Yorkers could chart on an online map. [ABC 7 NY]

Williamsburg brunch destination Roebling Tea Room will shutter on May 29, concluding a 12-year run. [Gothamist]

A 45-seat Mediterranean eatery, Cervo’s, will soon run the kitchen at 43 Canal Street, formerly the first Pies ‘n’ Thighs. [Eater NY] Keep Reading »

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Brooklyn Flea on the Move; Two New EV Noodle Spots

Family members of a man who died in the Spring 2017 East Village gas line explosion are lobbying to name a pair of streets in the victims’ honor.
[DNA Info]

Brooklyn Flea has concluded its tenure at East River State Park after just a month and is seeking new digs. [Brooklyn Paper]

A bi-level Mexican restaurant, Dos Cientos, is vying to fill Allen Street’s vacated Preserve 24 space. [Bowery Boogie] Keep Reading »

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Reduced L Train Service in May; New Restaurant and Bar at Union Square’s Hyatt

During the first and last weekends of May, there will be no L train service from Brooklyn to Manhattan. [DNA Info]

Williamsburg residents are voicing their concerns about the DNA Info]

Two additional dining and drinking destinations, Bowery Road and The Library of Distilled Spirits, debuted inside the Hyatt Union Square on Fourth Avenue. [NY Daily News] Keep Reading »