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Cyclist Dies Days After EV Accident; Poutine Comes to Greenpoint

According to an NYPD spokesman, Kelly Hurley—the cyclist who last week was hit by a box truck on First Avenue—was taken off life support yesterday. She was 31. [DNA Info]

Rapper Freeman “JU” Durden was slashed across the face early last Wednesday by five men outside of the First Avenue hookah bar Karma, where he’d just performed. On the way to Bellevue Hospital, where Freeman eventually received 30 facial staples, Durden was forced out of his Uber ride for excessive bleeding. [DNA Info]

The 18-bed Bea Arthur Residence on E. 13th Street will begin taking in homeless LGBT young people this summer. [DNA Info] Keep Reading »

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Alan Cumming to Open EV Nightclub; Houston Street Library Remodel

Brazilian chef Guilherme Barreto, who built his career in East Village and Lower East Side kitchens, died in a Florida motorcycle accident on Friday. He was 37, and a $10K Go Fund Me page has been established to benefit his two daughters. [EV Grieve]

Hours after a transit officer visited The Whiskey Brooklyn in July, then struck four people with his car (killing one), the State Liquor Authority investigated the Williamsburg bar, and found $15K worth of violations. [DNA Info]

Early in the next decade, Houston Street’s now-57-year-old Hamilton Fish Park branch of the NY Public Library will unveil a major renovation. [Bowery Boogie] Keep Reading »

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W-Burg Parking Lot Death; Subway Bludgeoning Near Bowery

Police say a 63-year-old Coney Island man died yesterday afternoon in a Metropolitan Avenue parking lot when a flatbed truck reversed into him. [NY Daily News]

On a J train approaching the Bowery stop Friday night, police say six-plus attackers turned violent toward two men, one of whom was beat in the head with a hammer. No arrests have been made.[DNA Info]

Pokito, a Latin restaurant on S. 4th Street, was robbed of nearly $3K in the pre-down hours of April 3. Police released a photo of the suspect. [DNA Info] Keep Reading »

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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 »