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Cause of Williamsburg Warehouse Fire Determined; Happy Birthday, Burroughs

(Photo: Nicole Disser)

(Photo: Nicole Disser)

One year after the Williamsburg warehouse fire, a cause has finally been determined: sparks from a light fixture that ignited cardboard. [Pix 11]

The MTA says this morning’s snowfall will cause delays on every subway line. [DNA Info]

At 185 Bowery Wednesday, the Department of Buildings issued a stop-work order against the future 19-story CitizenM Hotel, citing construction safety concerns. [Bowery Boogie]

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Ramones Exhibit at Queens Museum; Rocka Rolla Plans Bed-Stuy Offshoot

(Photo: Nicole Disser)

(Photo: Nicole Disser)

Police are looking for a man who forcibly touched a woman on Eldert Street in Bushwick on January 17. [News 12 Brooklyn]

Today Mayor de Blasio will reportedly reveal plans for the Brooklyn Queens Connector, a streetcar that would stretch 16 miles between the two boroughs. [NY Times]

In April, the Queens Museum will unveil a retrospective titled, “Hey! Ho! Let’s Go: Ramones and the Birth of Punk.” [NY Times] And today is the 40th anniversary of the band’s classic, “Blitzkrieg Bop.” [NY Daily News]

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64-Year-Old Stomped at LES McDonald’s; Clinton Hill Pizzeria Expands to Williamsburg

(Photo: Nicole Disser)

(Photo: Nicole Disser)

Police are trying to find the person who punched and stomped on a 64-year-old man in a Delancey Street McDonald’s in late November following an argument. The victim, who suffered from facial injuries and brain bleeding, is now in stable condition. [CBS NY]

On S. 1st Street in Williamsburg, a man was assaulted by three attackers who also stole his glasses on January 24. One arrest has been made. [Brooklyn Paper]

Three thieves robbed a Greenpoint gym located on Berry Avenue near N. 14th Street Friday evening. [Brooklyn Paper]

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‘Die Yuppies’ Swastika in Bushwick; Watch Bowie Play Warhol Tonight

(Photo: Nicole Disser)

(Photo: Nicole Disser)

Friday on Myrtle Avenue in Bushwick, security footage caught an individual drawing a swastika and the words “Die yuppies” in wet cement. [Brooklyn Paper] Watch it here. [News 12 Brooklyn]

Take a look inside landlord Ben Shaoul’s pricy new condos now on the market at 100 Avenue A. [Curbed NY]

Sandwich chain Subway shuttered its location at 12th Street and 4th Avenue in the East Village. [EV Grieve]

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Six Subway Slashings in One Month; Cafecito Closes After 14 Years

One month into 2016, there have already been six subway slashings in NYC. [Daily Intelligencer]

Cuban eatery Cafecito shuttered its Avenue C spot yesterday after 14 years in business. [EV Grieve]

In Mars Bar’s former digs, a “botanical dispensary” and tonic bar called Alchemist’s Kitchen has replaced the juicery NatureEs. [Bowery Boogie]

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Bike Lanes Cleared of Snow; Nitehawk’s Groundhog Day

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

St. Marks Place fixture James “Cowboy Jim” Hayes died on January 2nd from emphysema. He was 74 years old. [EV Grieve]

Damon Knowles, 21, the man arrested for slashing a septuagenarian Brooklyn woman at the Broadway-Lafayette subway station this week, was turned in by his girlfriend’s grandmother, according to police. [ABC 7 NY]

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Bodies Wash Up in Williamsburg; Peter Pan Donuts Sued

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(Photo: Nicole Disser)

Within a few hours yesterday morning, police recovered the bodies of two women—ages 50 and 69—from the East River in Williamsburg. [Brooklyn Paper]

A veteran cook/diswasher at Peter Pan Donuts in Greenpoint is suing his employer of eight years for past-due overtime wages. [NY Daily News]

If a longterm L train closure does in fact happen, rent prices in Williamsburg and Bushwick are expectedly to drop significantly. [DNA Info]

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Slashing at Broadway-Lafayette; Zosia Mamet in Patti Smith Biopic

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

Carmen Rivera, a 71-year-old seamstress, needed 20 stitches yesterday after she was slashed while waiting for the D train at the Broadway-Lafayette subway station in Noho. [ABC 7 NY]

Sunday on S. 3rd Street in Williamsburg, a man was punched and robbed by three assailants after he tried to stop them from throwing snowballs at his car. [Brooklyn Paper]

On January 17, a couple entering a Greenpoint subway station was attacked around 4 a.m. by two perpetrators who fled the scene. [Brooklyn Paper]

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Arrest in Williamsburg Stabbing; Police Shooting in East Village

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(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

One of two suspects, Dante Malary, 19, turned himself in Friday for the fatal stabbing of 17-year-old Jovani Cubias in Williamsburg’s Sternberg Park last week. [DNA Info]

A 25-year-old man who police say approached them with a knife at 765 FDR Drive this morning was shot in the chest by an officer. The man is being treated at Bellevue Hospital. [NY Post]

PYT Burger, home of the $64 Basquiat Burger, shuttered after three months in business on Bowery. [Bowery Boogie]

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David Bowery Street; Rent a $200-a-Night Igloo

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(Photo by Daniel Maurer)

As of Friday morning, a 15-year-old boy was in critical condition after he was struck by a red minivan in a hit-and-run the previous night on Broadway between Havemeyer Street and Marcy Avenue. [Gothamist]

Despite the storm, on Saturday 400 people attended Donut Fest NYC at Verboten in Williamsburg. [NY Daily News]

In the same nabe the next day, many residents were displeased with the lack of snow removal. [Yeshiva World News]

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Arrest in East Village Slashing; Ridgewood Masonic Temple Becomes Apartments

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(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

Francis Salud, who was out on bail for a previous slashing that occurred three months ago, was arrested again for this weekend’s East Village slashing that resulted in a 30-year-old man needing 150 stitches. [NY Post] The victim’s face is now partially paralyzed. [Gothamist]

On Monday, a 39-year-old East Village man was arrested for child endangerment and harassment after following a 12-year-old girl from Washington Square Park to her apartment building, where he asked her if she would let him hide. [NY Daily News]

Tenants at 43 Essex Street on the Lower East Side claim to be without heat or hot water. [Bowery Boogie]

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17-Year-Old Stabbed to Death in Williamsburg; Prosperity Dumpling Returns

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Yesterday afternoon, a 17-year-old boy was stabbed to death in a Williamsburg park. [CBS NY]

Prosperity Dumpling, which raised eyebrows with its alleyway kitchen last summer on Eldridge Street, will return to the food service game in February at 365 Broome Street. [Bowery Boogie]

The Sock Man officially departed St. Marks Place this past Saturday. [EV Grieve]

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