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Cup & Saucer Shutters Today; 100-Year-Old Greenpointer Released from Prison

Today is Cup & Saucer‘s last day of serving customers at 89 Canal Street. [Bowery Boogie]

The oldest prisoner in U.S. custody, 100-year-old Greenpoint-born John “Sonny” Franzese, was released from prison after completing a half-century sentence for bank robbery. [Greenpointers]

Prospective businesses whose proprietors will present to Community Board 3 tonight include an American eatery from Blind Barber veterans, and “dog friendly coffee shop” Boris & Horton. [EV Grieve] Keep Reading »

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Legal Victory for Sheldon Silver; Fire Above Zum Schneider

Sheldon Silver, the former state assembly speaker who also answered to Lower East Side constituents, had his 2015 corruption verdict overturned by a federal appeals court. The decision was released yesterday. [Gothamist]

In Alphabet City, Bavarian garden Zum Schneider was closed last night following an afternoon fire upstairs that the FDNY quelled in approximately 20 minutes. [EV Grieve]

According to a new report released by the Center for an Urban Future, the Lower East Side lost 17 percent of its artist population between 2000 and 2015. [Hyperallergic] Keep Reading »

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Di Fara Preps for W-Burg; The Bean Will Replace St. Mark’s Bookshop

The man who attacked a set of college-age brothers with brass knuckles and a knife this February on Hester Street will serve community service, per a plea deal. [Gothamist]

Fifty-year-old Midwood pizza institution Di Fara will sell its slices in Williamsburg beginning this September, when it opens a stand at the forthcoming North 3rd Street Market. [Eater NY]

Local coffee chain The Bean will debut its fourth East Village outpost in the Third Avenue storefront that St. Mark’s Bookshop occupied for 21 years. [EV Grieve] Keep Reading »

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Renovated Essex Street Market to Debut Next Sept.; Issa Rae’s BK Brunch Party

CW Pencil Enterprise became the third business temporarily sidelined in its Lower East Side building by a reported mold outbreak. [Bowery Boogie]

Per last week’s Community Board 3 meeting, the improved Essex Street Market will open to the public in September 2018. [Bowery Boogie]

Williamsburg’s N. 11th Street now boasts 10 units of affordable housing for $722 to $900/month. Applications must be submitted by July 28. [Brokelyn] Keep Reading »

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Biter Attacks Woman at BK Steakhouse; Village Pourhouse’s New Replacement

Video has been released of a female graphic designer sustaining a punch in the face from a stranger Sunday night at Alligator Lounge. She filed an assault report, but the man who attacked her has not been located. [Gothamist]

On Sunday, a 50-year-old woman was bitten on the arm by a fellow female diner at Williamsburg’s Peter Luger Steakhouse. Although police responded, they made no arrest and the first woman declined medical attention. [DNA Info]

At 332 E. Sixth Street, the six-story residence is seeking a $10.5 million buyer. Owner Raphael Toledano paid $4.5 million for the property just 18 months ago. [EV Grieve] Keep Reading »

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Babu Ji Settles Lawsuit; EV Starbucks Finds New York Post Ally

The FDNY responded to smoky conditions Friday morning in the Bedford Avenue L train station. [Gothamist]

Three former Babu Ji employees will receive settlements from the East Village Indian eatery’s owners for previously denied tips and overtime compensation. [Eater NY]

Last week, Brooklyn Animal Rescue Coalition (aka BARC Shelter) in Williamsburg refuted Lena Dunham’s claims about the dog she got there four years ago and recently re-homed. [Yahoo Celebrity] Keep Reading »

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Webster Hall Doc Seeks Kickstarter Funds; Brooklyn Mirage Descends onto W-Burg

Webster Hall stage hands launched a $15K Kickstarter campaign to fund a documentary about the 131-year-old East Village venue, which will temporarily close next month for updates by new management. [EV Grieve]

Check out a rendering of the 12-story residence that will occupy Moscot’s former corner on Delancey Street. [NY YIMBY]

On N. 11th Street, 10 subsidized apartments will rent to lucky lottery winners for between $722 and $900/month. [DNA Info] Keep Reading »

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Alleged LES Groper Charged; Two Clinton Street Businesses Bow Out

Lower East Side tenant Daniel Young, 30, has been charged with groping an eight-year-old girl in an Essex Street courtyard one month ago. [DNA Info]

One of future Rikers resident Steve Croman’s East Village real estate partners filed a lawsuit yesterday in Manhattan State Supreme Court to block Edward Croman from assuming his son’s managerial duties. [The Real Deal]

Two Boots Pizza founders Phil Hartman and Doris Kornish, who broke up nearly three decades ago, are in the midst of bankruptcy proceedings on the five-story East Village townhouse they once shared. [Wall Street Journal] Keep Reading »

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Dead Man Found Near East River; Cat Cafe Looted

A deceased man believed to be approximately 40 years old was found yesterday morning on the rocky bank of the East River, near East Sixth Street and FDR Drive. [Patch]

On Thursday afternoon, a Lower East Side resident was punched in the face by a stranger while riding the F train. [Gothamist]

Two men with guns stole $850 from Koneko, Clinton Street’s cat cafe, on Monday night. A police search for suspects is underway. [DNA Info] Keep Reading »

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Two Local Men Injured By Vehicles; RIP Bushwick-Linden Community Garden

Around 3:30 a.m. this morning, a 32-year-old male cyclist was seriously injured when struck by a vehicle on Central Avenue. [DNA Info]

A man, 82, was struck by a cement truck while crossing Chrystie Street yesterday afternoon, and taken to Bellevue Hospital in critical condition. [DNA Info]

Two 30-something men were arrested in Union Square Park early Wednesday night after one sold the other crystal meth. [Town & Village] Keep Reading »

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McCarren Park Pool’s Summer Return; Free Pet Adoption Drive in Greenpoint

Next month, according to the Newtown Creek Alliance, the Kosciuszko Bridge will merely be disassembled and “will not be exploded.” [Gothamist]

Today swim season officially returns to Williamsburg’s McCarren Park Pool. [Free Williamsburg]

Free four-legged friends will be available for adoption this Sunday afternoon at Petland Discounts on Manhattan Avenue. [Greenpointers] Keep Reading »

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Marcus Samuelsson Cooking to Take Brooklyn; Nicki Minaj Filmed in Bushwick

Formerly funds-challenged Swinging Sixties Senior Center and Small World Day Care on Ainslie Street suddenly have a bright future after being purchased last week for $8.55 million. [DNA Info]

One of Harlem’s best-known chefs, Marcus Samuelsson, will open an expansive Greenpoint eatery at a 40-story condominium on India Street. [NY Post]

Local officials disagree about whether a concrete wall is needed to divide Transmitter Park and a Greenpoint Avenue housing development-in-progress. [The Real Deal] Keep Reading »