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Cat Cafe Coming to LES; Taiwanese Night Market Headed For Williamsburg

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Our cat cafe dreams have been realized: the Bowery will be home to Purina ONE Cat Cafe, a pop-up coffee shop with free food and drinks, plus plenty of felines available for adoption. [Sprudge]

A 2.3-acre site in Bushwick, with five industrial properties, is on the market for close to $30 million. [Brownstoner]

The East River Ferry might not be operating by the time Greenpoint’s five week G train shutdown begins in July. [Capital NY]
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More Landlord Strife for Steve Cannon; Bartender Sues Over Headbutt

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When emptying his East Village apartment–and the longtime home of his gallery, A Gathering of TribesSteve Cannon removed a wall painted by artist David Hammonds, replacing it with a generic one. Cannon’s former landlord, Lorraine Zhang, says the one-of-a-kind piece belongs to her. [NY Times]

At Acme restaurant in Noho, a bartender who allegedly had his nose broken by a patron who headbutted him is suing for $2 million. [NY Post]

Some young members of the Lower East Side Girls Club used makeup to look bloodied and bruised during an anti-violence march this weekend in Tompkins Square Park. [GammaBlog]

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Bushwick Bodega Worker Killed; Bay Ridge the New Williamsburg?

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Yesterday morning a 52-year-old father of 13 was shot and killed while working behind the bodega counter at 427 Central Avenue in Bushwick. No one has been arrested. [NY Post]

With DNA Info wondering, “Is Bay Ridge the new Williamsburg?”, Free Williamsburg compiles a list of every city or neighborhood that has achieved new Williamsburg or new Brooklyn status. [Free Williamsburg]

Drinksmith Thomas Waugh talked about the cocktails he has planned for the Ludlow Hotel’s new restaurant, Dirty French, on the Lower East Side. [Grub Street] Keep Reading »

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J. Crew Coming to Williamsburg; Michael Alig Soon to Be Free

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A 32-year-old man who mistakenly turned into oncoming traffic flipped his car while attempting to correct the mistake yesterday morning. He is in “grave” condition at Woodhull Hospital. [NY Daily News]

Michael Alig — the club kid and convicted murderer played by Macaulay Culkin in the 2003 film Party Monster — might be getting out of jail next month. [Gothamist]

J. Crew is said to be closing a deal for a space on Wythe, and Apple is looking in Williamsburg, too. [Crain's NY] Keep Reading »

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A Shooting and A Stabbing in Bushwick, Greenpoint Couple Found Dead in Hot Tub

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A Bushwick police officer told B+B that a man was stabbed on Broadway at 11:15 p.m. Monday. He was taken to Kings County Hospital and is expected to survive. No arrest has been made.

That night there was also an apparent shooting at Knickerbocker Avenue and Putnam Street in Bushwick. This is the neighborhood’s second shooting in as many weeks. [Bushwick Daily]

Investigators are trying to determine what happened to the middle-aged Greenpoint couple who was found dead in their hot tub on Sunday. [NY Daily News]
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Vinyl Vendor Goes Brick-and-Mortar; Bookstore Pops Up in Wythe Hotel

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Palm Sunday crosses at St. Mark’s Church, marking Americans killed by guns each year.(Photo: Scott Lynch)

Longtime Brooklyn Flea vendor Wreckords by Monkey — which makes jewelry, iPhone cases and clocks from vinyl — will host an opening party Saturday for its Boerum Street brick-and-mortar store, The Crate. [Brooklyn Vegan]

Beginning Friday, the Greenpoint bookstore Word will have a week-long pop-up shop in the Wythe Hotel with 150 food-and-drink themed titles, a tie-in to this month’s upcoming Food Book Fair in Williamsburg. [Racked NY]

One little surprise orgy ruined AirBnB for the rest of us — the site will start taxing New York users this summer. [Curbed NY] Keep Reading »

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Stanley Cohen to Plead Guilty in Tax Case; Jimmy Fallon Parties at Niagara

Urs Fischer, Gagosian Delancey Street

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East Village lawyer Stanley Cohen, who recently vowed to appeal the conviction of Osama Bin Laden’s son-in-law, has announced on Twitter that he’ll finally end the “witch hunt and harassment” by the IRS and plead guilty to failing to report income. [Twitter via >NY Times]

According to estimates, last month the median monthly rent was $3,200 in Manhattan and $2,900 in north and northwest Brooklyn. For Brooklyn, that’s a 13 percent increase from median monthly rents in March 2013. [The Real Deal]

Indeed, “the desire to live in Brooklyn is at the highest its ever been,” according to a broker whose family business has been open for 85 years in Greenpoint. [NYDN]
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Williamsburg Apartment Fire; Bushwick Hit-and-Run Driver Caught on Video

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More than 100 firefighters fought a blaze at a Williamsburg apartment building. Two police officers were hospitalized with smoke inhalation before being released. [The Brooklyn Paper]

Here’s video of the speeding hit-and-run driver who killed a Bushwick bicyclist Wednesday crashing into a parked car. [ABC 7 NY]

For $108, you can attend tonight’s “gong bath sleepover party” at the Wythe Hotel in Williamsburg. [Racked NY] Keep Reading »

Fatal Hit-and-Run in Bushwick; Kickstarter’s New Greenpoint HQ

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A 46-year-old man on a bicycle was struck and killed by a BMW in Bushwick. Before the car fled the scene, it also struck a parked car, leaving another person injured. [Gothamist]

Two twenty-something men shot in a Bushwick public housing development on April 2 are expected to survive. [Brooklyn Paper]

Every chef you’ve ever heard of was at wd-50 earlier this week celebrating the restaurant’s 11th anniversary. [Grub Street]
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LPC Okays Hotel Next to Merchant’s House; Conviction in Damien Hirst Forgery

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The Landmarks Preservation Commission approved plans to build that nine-story hotel next to the Merchant’s House Museum in the East Village. [NY Observer]

Former New York Times culture reporter Milton Esterow, editor and publisher of the 112-year-old magazine ARTnews, sold the publication to a Russian investment banker. [Gallerist NY]

Someone videotaped a rat taking a cross-borough joyride on the A train. [Daily Intelligencer]

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Summerscreen Lineup Announced; Bushwick Building Goes For $58M

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A five-story rental building at 1209 DeKalb Avenue in Bushwick sold for $58 million and will start leasing soon. [The Real Deal]

A rendering for Karl Fischer’s new South Williamsburg development, at 377 Flushing Ave, has been revealed. [Brownstoner]

The Angel Orensanz Center could reopen next week following its surprise evacuation. [DNA Info]
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Clayton Patterson Leaves the LES; Gagosian Crosses Delancey

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After 35 years, iconic LES documentarian Clayton Patterson is leaving the Lower East Side for Austria. He echos what he told us at the B+B Newsroom: “I didn’t really leave the Lower East Side. It left me.” [NY Times]

But hey, at least East Village DJ Mia Moretti is keeping the “it girl” dream alive. [Syndey Morning Herald]

A Williamsburg woman who was arguing with her boyfriend fell to her death as she tried to climb into his window. [NYDN]
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