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McSorley’s Bounces Back From Health Dept Closure; Rezoning Nixed on Williamsburg Waterfront

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

The School’s Special Commission of Investigation found no one to blame for the October 2015 choking death of a 7-year-old girl at P.S. 250 in Williamsburg, news that upset her family. [DNA Info]

On Wednesday, police arrested a woman, 34, for allegedly punching a 9-year-old girl (who was not her child) at the Essex/Delancey Street subway station. [Gothamist]

Four days after the 162-year-old bar was closed by the Department of Health, McSorley’s Old Ale House was back in business as of yesterday afternoon. [EV Grieve] Keep Reading »

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Three Shot Outside of Williamsburg Bar; Bushwick Gets More Coffee

Three people were shot just before 2 a.m. yesterday when a pair of armed men began arguing outside of Don Pedro, a Williamsburg bar. None of the injuries are life-threatening and police arrested one of the shooters, a 36-year-old man who took a bullet to the knee. [NBC NY]

In Union Square, a 48-year-old man was arrested on a recent Saturday after allegedly threatening someone with brass knuckles and a hammer. [Town & Village]

Spicewala Bar Indian Cuisine will soon replace East Village Burritos & Bar on First Avenue. [EV Grieve] Keep Reading »

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Local Leaders Support East River Skyway; Greenpoint Residents Against Paulie Gee’s

Thus far, 214 Greenpoint residents have signed a petition to prevent the forthcoming Paulie Gee‘s Slice Joint from obtaining a liquor license. [Gothamist]

Fives Leaves, the Greenpoint bistro that was the brain child of the late actor Heath Ledger, has ended its partnership with soon-to-rebrand neighbor Nights and Weekends and will now open outposts in other cities, beginning with Los Angeles. [Eater NY]

This month, three local leaders signed a letter asking Mayor de Blasio to support the East River Skyway, an aerial gondola that would aid residents who will be inconvenienced by the 2019 L train shutdown. [DNA Info] Keep Reading »

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Robbery at Bushwick Hotel; Increased L Train Service This Summer

Saturday night a thief physically assaulted an employee of the Bushwick Hotel before making off with $1K in cash. [DNA Info]

When M train repairs begin as early as this summer in Bushwick, the MTA announced that increased L train service will go into effect. The L train’s own upcoming shutdown will not begin until 2019. [Curbed NY] Keep Reading »

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East Village an ‘Aspirational’ Nabe; Pour One Out For The Redhead

Police believe the 31-year-old man found dead on the Williamsburg Bridge last Tuesday accidentally fell while under the influence of alcohol. The Australian tourist was still wearing his Clockwork Orange Halloween costume. [Free Williamsburg]

Juan Scott, an estranged cousin of actress Rosario Dawson, was sentenced yesterday to 14 years in prison for sexually assaulting three women in the East Village last year. [NY Daily News]

According to the founder of the real estate analytics site NeighborhoodX, the East Village has “gone from being an affordable alternative to Greenwich Village to an aspirational neighborhood.” [DNA Info] Keep Reading »

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Lyft Rider Steals Car in Williamsburg; Cafe Moto Becomes Cafe Velo

Shaun Martin—who crashed into an East Village storefront in 2013 while on drugs, killing a 62-year-old florist—was sentenced Friday to at least 20 years imprisonment. [NY Daily News]

On E. 12th Street Friday afternoon, a woman was left shaken after she fell from one roof to another while reportedly attempting to retrieve her drone with a handmade rope of tied-together sheets. [EV Grieve]

Around 3 a.m. yesterday in Williamsburg, a Lyft passenger urinated in the SUV and proceeded to punch the driver and steal the car after the driver called the police. The vehicle was later found abandoned on S. 1st Street. [DNA Info] Keep Reading »

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New Essex Crossing Renderings; Converted Synagogue Going For $30K

Check out new renderings of the Market Line, the eventual site of the Essex Street Market in the Essex Crossing development on the Lower East Side. [Curbed NY]

An eighth grade teacher at Evergreen Middle School for Urban Exploration launched a $4K crowdfunding campaign to buy computers for her students. [Bushwick Daily]

On E. 8th Street, a synagogue converted into a four-story townhouse is currently on the market for $30K/month. [Curbed NY] Keep Reading »

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Danny Meyer Plans East Village Eatery; Carmellini Opens Williamsburg Restaurant

Four months after opening its first Brooklyn outpost in Williamsburg, Apple signed a lease at the Fort Greene space that was previously home to BAM South. [The Real Deal]

This week the theoretical 16-mile route was unveiled for the Brooklyn Queens Connector, a 16-mile streetcar that would take at least eight years to construct. [NY Times]

Tuesday night, the group Transportation Alternatives rallied near an entrance to the Williamsburg Bridge, advocating for a more bike and pedestrian-friendly Grand Street. [Gothamist] Keep Reading »

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Shooting in Greenpoint; Man Falls Down Construction Shaft in East Williamsburg

Around 3 a.m. yesterday, a 29-year-old man was shot in the leg outside of Greenpoint’s 1109 Manhattan Avenue. He arrived at Bellevue Hospital in stable condition. [DNA Info]

A man was hospitalized in critical condition yesterday morning after falling five stories down an under-construction shaft inside 246 Johnson Avenue in East Williamsburg. [Gothamist]

According to an MTA official, 60 Bushwick residents and three businesses have agreed to relocate from their addresses around Myrtle Avenue during the 10 months of upcoming M train repairs. [DNA Info] Keep Reading »

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Man Found Dead on Williamsburg Bridge; Photo Released of LES Shooting Suspect

A 31-year-old man was found dead about three hours ago on the Williamsburg Bridge, blocking Brooklyn-bound traffic. [Bowery Boogie]

Police released a photo of Miguel Maldonado, 42, the man they believe shot four people Sunday morning on Ridge Street. [DNA Info]

Thanks to a $52.8 million development loan, 79 Avenue D is in for an overhaul. Twelve stories of affordable and market-rate housing are bound for the premises. [The Real Deal] Keep Reading »

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Shooting in LES; Subway-Themed Apartment Building

Early yesterday morning, three men were shot near the intersection of Ridge and Stanton Streets by an assailant who drove away. The victims were taken to Bellevue Hospital in stable condition. [NY Post]

According to the data analysis site Value Penguin, 57 percent of New York City’s Airbnb rentals are illegal, and Airbnb hosts in Williamsburg are more vulnerable to fines than hosts from any other neighborhood. [NY Post]

After the Landmarks Preservation Commission failed to offer a reprieve, a series of row houses on E. 7th Street is set for demolition, including the residence where beloved children’s book If You Give a Mouse a Cookie was illustrated. [Patch] Keep Reading »

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Chinatown Group Rallies Against Development; Preview Domino Factory’s Office Space

Protestors from the Chinatown Working Group assembled Wednesday at City Hall to call for Mayor de Blasio’s resignation over his failure to save enclaves of low-income housing in Chinatown and on the Lower East Side. [DNA Info]

Wyckoff Avenue coffee shop Fair Weather Bushwick recently shuttered after a three year run. [Bushwick Daily]

Preview The Refinery, a forthcoming office space coming to the former Domino Sugar Factory site in 2018. [Curbed NY] Keep Reading »