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Target Signs LES Lease; Williamsburg Roof Collapse

On Friday afternoon, a 22-year-old man was shot and killed in a Williamsburg courtyard. [NY Daily News]

In yesterday’s pre-dawn hours, a Lower East Side man at home was pistol-whipped and robbed of his wallet and electronics by four masked assailants. Police have thus far made no arrests. [CBS NY]

A residential building at the intersection of Bedford Avenue and Wilson Street was evacuated Friday when the roof partially collapsed. No one suffered injuries. [News 12 Brooklyn] Keep Reading »

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Reduced-Price Ferry Rides; Live Like an Olympian in the EV

Next week the East River Ferry will be rechristened NYC Ferry, providing riders with considerable cheaper fares. [DNA Info]

Monday night in the East Village, office-seekers for City Council Districts 1 and 2 will discuss local preservation initiatives. [EV Grieve]

Snowboarder and two-time gold medalist Shaun White is selling his E. 13th Street penthouse (in a building with a rooftop pool) for $2.8 million. [NY Post] Keep Reading »

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Secret Project Robot Reopening; McDonald’s Rankles Bushwick Artists

Monday night on Banker Street, a 26-year-old woman claims she was raped by two men inside a portable toilet. Two men were questioned by police yesterday for allegedly stealing her cellphone, but they were not arrested due to “inconsistencies” in the woman’s account. Now, however, the office of Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez is investigating the case more seriously. [DNA Info]

Secret Project Robot, the Bushwick DIY space that shuttered in late Summer 2016 due to rising rents, will be back in business one week from tonight at 1186 Broadway. [Bushwick Daily]

Artists from The Bushwick Collective allege that McDonald’s used their murals in a corporate video without seeking permission or providing payment. The fast food retailer will soon open an outpost in the neighborhood. [Bushwick Daily] Keep Reading »

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Union Square Welcomes Caitlyn Jenner; LES Welcomes Galerie Perrotin

The New York State Senate Health Committee halted progress on the “Rivington Act,” a bill aimed at preventing another nursing home closure like the one Rivington House witnessed in 2015.
[DNA Info]

Williamsburg and Lower East Side landlords are being accused off denying cooking gas to low-income and rent-stabilized tenants in hopes of forcing them from the buildings.
[Gothamist] Keep Reading »

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Ire Over a Possible Transmitter Park Eatery; Bowery-Bound Beer Garden

In Greenpoint, the WNYC Transmitter Park volunteers, who want the city to turn an empty building on the premises into a botanical learning center, were dismayed Thursday when the Parks Department instead began soliciting proposals for a (liquor license optional) restaurant.
[DNA Info]

Police patrolling Bushwick seem to be increasingly less hospital to ephemera-selling street vendors. [Bushwick Daily]

Adelina’s on Greenpoint Avenue will host a $50, five-course vegan dinner tonight, with the proceeds benefitting Woodstock Animal Sanctuary. Tickets available here. [Greenpointers] Keep Reading »

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Hell Square Squabble; Domino Park’s Projected Reopening

Satish Patel, owner of the weeks-old JuiceGo on E. 9th Street, died on April 10.
[EV Grieve]

Multiple people were involved in a violent, post-concert altercation that was captured on video last night outside The DL on Ludlow Street, which came nearly a year after a similar fight made headlines. [Bowery Boogie]

Friday night a pedestrian on Henry Street suffered left arm and leg injuries when he was struck by a vehicle. [Bowery Boogie] Keep Reading »

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Two More Women Assaulted in Subway Stations; Cheeto Fried Chicken Bao

Early Saturday evening, an 18-year-old woman was threatened with a knife and spat on (in the face) at the Essex Street-Delancey Street subway station. No arrests have been made.
[DNA Info]

According to police, on April 12 a female MTA clerk working at the East Broadway subway station, 46, was punched several times and maced by a disgruntled woman seeking a free ride. The perpetrator fled the scene. [DNA Info]

In the wake of a petition, the 28-story Public Hotel complied with local pleas to extinguish its bright lettering that read, “Public.” [Bowery Boogie] Keep Reading »

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East Village Deli Employee Assaults Customer; Serial L Train Thief

At an Alphabet City deli Tuesday evening, a clerk allegedly hit an 18-year-old man with a baseball bat and called him a “tranny.” The clerk was arrested for assault, arraigned and released from police custody. [NY Daily News]

Police released footage of a man they believe has been cutting holes in sleeping L train passengers’ pockets and stealing their wallets over the past two months. [DNA Info]

Local artist Jim “Mosaic Man” Power erected an Astor Place tribute to musician David Peel, who died two weeks ago. [EV Grieve] Keep Reading »

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Birds & Bubbles Lawsuit; Gotham’s Most Instagrammed Food Destinations

According to the NYPD, the 31-year-old Lower East Side resident and SoulCycle instructor who was hit by a truck earlier this month on First Avenue—and later died of her injuries—fell off her bicycle prior to being struck. [The Village Voice]

In November, a woman in the East Village called the police to report missing items. The next day, a civilian posing as an officer requested her phone access code, turned off her service, and made unauthorized purchases with her credit cards.

Per a pilot program that started this week, police officers in the East Village will receive training in conversing with individuals who are deaf or hard-of-hearing. [DNA Info] Keep Reading »

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A Hate Crime in Williamsburg; Peek Inside Brooklyn Steel

Teenagers tossed a brick and homophobic at two men, a gay couple, in Williamsburg on April 11. [NY Daily News]

Williamsburg residents are complaining about the cacophony of loud activity noodle purveyors TMI Trading Co. are generating on Bushwick Place. [DNA Info]

The makers of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt reportedly paid a Greenpoint resident $1500 to film on her brownstone’s front steps. [6 sq ft] Keep Reading »

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Two Women Endure Subway-Related Sexual Assaults; Caffe Bene Leaves St. Marks

A 22-year-old actress suffered a broken wrist, torn ligament and bruising after she was sexually assaulted and pushed onto the 14th Street F train’s subway tracks Friday morning. She was rescued before a train arrived. [NY Daily News] On Saturday, the alleged attacker was arrested outside his East Village home in the Lillian Wald housing project. [NY Daily News]

On a Williamsburg L train, a 29-year-old woman was sexually assaulted late last week. [DNA Info] The next day, she saw her alleged attacker on a North Brooklyn subway platform. No arrest has currently been made. [Gothamist]

In the wake of last week’s death of the 31-year-old cyclist who was trapped under a truck in the East Village, local police officers seem to be ticketing an increasing number of bike riders for traffic violations. [Streetsblog] Keep Reading »

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Grim Discovery Near Sara D. Roosevelt Park; Delivery Man Punched on LES

An unidentified man was found dead yesterday morning near the intersection of Forsyth and Broome Streets. [DNA Info]

Police say a delivery man on the clock, 40, was beaten and robbed Friday night by five assailants in the lobby of 60 Columbia Street. [DNA Info]

Tomorrow in the East Village, a wake will be held for musician David Peel, followed by a musical tribute in Tompkins Square Park. [Brooklyn Vegan] Keep Reading »