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Faux Broker Scams LES Apartment Hunter; Bushwick a ‘Blank Canvas’ For Developers

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Police say a 26-year-old female pedestrian is in critical condition after being struck by a hit-and-run driver while crossing the BQE in Williamsburg at 3:30 a.m. yesterday. [Gothamist]

A 36-year-old man was scammed out of $4,400 that he put down on a Ludlow Street apartment that was not actually vacant. [Gothamist]

Williamsburg-style condos are popping up farther east as “Bushwick takes the spotlight.” [NY Times]
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Bushwick’s 10 Biggest Fall Events; Brooklyn’s Best BYOB

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A 23-year-old woman chased down the thief who stole her iPhone Sunday in  Williamsburg, but was unable to reclaim the contents of her wallet. Also, two Subarus and a motorcycle were stolen from North Brooklyn this weekend. [DNA Info]

In this surveillance video from Friday, watch a man steal a family bike near McCarren Playground in under 10 seconds. [Gothamist]

Brooklyn’s median rent price in August ($2,808) was down 1.5 percent from a year ago, ending a 14-month streak of increases. [The Real Deal]
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Russ & Daughters Expands Uptown; Bushwick Is World’s 7th Coolest Neighborhood

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A $65 million, 75K-sqaure-foot mixed-use building is planned for 120 Union Avenue in Williamsburg. [The Real Deal]

When the 10-unit apartment building 42 Crosby Street is complete, its parking spaces will cost $1 million apiece. [NY Times]

Houston Street staple Russ & Daughters will open a 75-seat cafe inside Fifth Avenue’s Jewish Museum. [NY Observer]

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Bushwick’s 10 Best Restaurants; SJP and Matthew Broderick’s Crib For Sale

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An uninsured 37-year-old female cyclist caught on camera sustaining serious injuries from a hit-and-run driver in Bushwick last month says the NYPD won’t interview the driver who allegedly collided with her. [Gothamist]

Thanks to a $2.8 million gift from the city to Brooklyn Public Library, two Bushwick branches—the Bushwick Library and the Washington Irving Library—have added Saturday hours beginning October 4. [DNA Info]

Plans have been submitted in Williamsburg for a nine-unit apartment building with 400-square-feet of retail space at 153 Berry Avenue. [NY YIMBY]
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Whitehouse Hostel Closes On Bowery; Miley Cyrus Hits Bushwick For Fashion Week

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Frederik Eklund of Million Dollar Listing reportedly sold the 40-unit development at 50 Clinton Street for $28 million. [The Real Deal]

Clad in black pants and pasties, Miley Cyrus stopped by Alexander Wang’s fashion week after party in Bushwick Saturday night. [NY Observer]

Community Board 3 approved this pedestrian-friendly redesign of Orchard Street. [DNA Info]
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Emily Dickinson in Space; Thrift Disco in Bushwick

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Tommaso Mazzoni, owner of Milk and Roses Bistro in Greenpoint, was sliced on the chest with a sharp object Sunday night when he attempted to break up a customer dispute about a “stolen” cellphone. The alleged assailant, Alfred Davis, who was arrested and charged with criminal possession of a weapon and harassment, will be in court on November 7. [DNA Info]

Developers of the eight-story, 42-unit apartment building at 210 N.12th Street in Williamsburg received a $21 million loan to complete the project. [Commercial Observer]

Last night, a continuous three-day staging of Theater Plastique‘s musical “Emily Dickinson OUTER SPACE”—featuring 88 performers—began at The Bushwick Starr. The show wraps tomorrow night at 10 p.m. [Bushwick Daily] Keep Reading »

Gang Robbery in McCarren; Trumpet Mob On Meeker

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Around 1 a.m. Saturday morning, police say a man at McCarren Park’s handball court was assaulted and robbed by a group of eight to 10 men, who took a bat to his right knee. [DNA Info]

In Williamsburg this week, 36-year-old Rosella Best was arrested for spray painting messages including “Nazis=NYPD” on police cars and public school walls last month. [Animal NY] Click here to see video surveillance (obtained by The Post) of Ms. Best allegedly caught in the act.

The East Village’s last gas station just shuttered, a Mobil at the corner of Houston and Avenue C. [EV Grieve]
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Dirty French Opens Tomorrow; There’s a Bushwick Candle

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The Ludlow Hotel‘s new Moroccan/French restaurant, Dirty French, opens tomorrow. [Eater NY]

Preview the eats at Birds & Bubbles, opening Tuesday on Forsyth Street. [Grub Street]

In Greenpoint, Dusty Rose Vintage—which closed its Nassau Avenue warehouse earlier this year—reopened three days a week on Greenpoint Avenue. [Greenpointers]
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‘Domino Sugar’ Sign Coming Down; DOH Combats East Village Rats

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Yesterday around 5:30 a.m. a female Mini Thai Cafe employee was robbed at knifepoint near the corner of E.9th Street and Avenue A. No arrest has been made. According to police, the suspect is a six-foot-tall man in his 30s. [NY Post]

On the Lower East Side, Katz’s Deli will sell its air rights to an unnamed buyer for an (as of yet) undisclosed sum, said co-owner Jake Dell, adding that the 126-year-old eatery is here to stay. [The Lo-Down]

Apparently, Brooklynites don’t feel too wistful about the Domino Sugar refinery apartment conversion. [NY Times]

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Celebs Heart Bushwick; Grey Lady’s Greenpoint To-Do List

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Just before 7 a.m. yesterday, a Volvo driver struck three female pedestrians on the Lower East Side‘s South Street. According to the NYPD, one woman suffered life-threatening injuries while the other two (ages 60 and 67) suffered serious injuries. All three were taken to Bellevue Hospital. [Gothamist]

Developers of the 28-story Public Hotel at 215 Chrystie Street were served a stop-work order from the city Tuesday. [Bowery Boogie]

A show scheduled for Sunday at Greenpoint bar Coco66 is causing controversy because the front man for one of the bands booked, Tears of Frustration, has allegedly endorsed neo-Nazi groups. [One People's Project]
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Sandwiches Air-Dropped into Greenpoint; Central Perk (From Friends) Coming to EV

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Madewell, the J.Crew-owned jean purveyor, will join its parents company in Williamsburg this fall, setting up shop at 126 N.6th Street on October 28. [New York mag]

In a move that may inspire Cat Cafe levels of glee, Warner Bros. and Eight O’Clock Coffee are celebrating the 20th anniversary of Friends by bringing a real live Central Perk to the East Village for a month-long pop-up starting September 17. The inside of 199 Lafayette Street will be decked out with furniture from the series, trivia and giveaways will be ongoing, and there will be a guest appearance by the actor who played Gunther. But will David Schwimmer show up? He did recently say he wanted to be “accepted totally” by the neighborhood… [Time Out NY]

Eastside Sound recording studio will shutter after four decades on Forsyth Street. The space is currently available for lease or purchase ($2.2 million). [Bowery Boogie]
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Greenpoint Factory Will Be Demolished; New York More Affordable Than Austin?

Opening day at the rice burger place, Yonekichi

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In Williamsburg crime news: 74 laptops—valued at $111K total—were stolen from a Hooper Street school between August 15 and 19, and an engagement ring and two Macbooks were taken from a Havemeyer Street apartment. [The Brooklyn Paper]

G&S Sporting Goods will shutter after more than seven decades in business on the Lower East Side. [Bowery Boogie]

Demolition permits were filed for six buildings in Greenpoint’s former Harte and Co. plastics factory, which sits on a Superfund site. [Brownstoner]

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