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Bushwickers March Against Gentrification; Lower East Sider Against the Lowline

Grub Street Food Festival 2014, Seward Park: Davey's Ice Cream

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This week, 100-plus Bushwickers participated in an anti-gentrification march led by the group Make the Road New York [MRNY]. [The Brooklyn Paper]

A cyclist who suffered a broken hip after being hit by a car on Williamsburg’s Union Avenue is being sued for $2K in damages to the automobile. [Gothamist]

According to the Airbnb report released by NY attorney general Eric Schneiderman yesterday, the majority of the site’s Brooklyn rooms available for rent are in either Williamsburg or Greenpoint. [DNA Info]

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Street Artist Arrested in Bar Fight; Indian-Food Pop-Up in Williamsburg

Bicycles on a Fence

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Davide Perre, a well-known 39-year-old street artist, was arrested early yesterday morning for felony assault in the East Village after allegedly hitting a fellow Ace Bar patron in the face with a beer mug. [NY Post]

Community Board 3 voted this week to endorse the preservation of the Lower East Side’s Siempre Verde Garden, turning its nose up at three proposed affordable housing units. [Curbed NY]

Nearly a dozen Williamsburg, Greenpoint and Bushwick bars/eateries earned props in The Village Voice‘s “Best of New York” issue. [The Village Voice] Keep Reading »

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Gang Assault in Bushwick; Home Invader Who Didn’t Bother Flushing

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Yesterday around 4 a.m., a woman believed to be in her 70s was struck and killed by a 2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee while crossing Canal Street at Elizabeth Street in Soho, according to the NYPD. The driver remained at the scene but has not been arrested. [DNA Info]

Police say four assailants knocked a 28-year-old transgender woman unconscious with a Plexiglas board Sunday night in a possible hate crime on Bushwick Avenue near Halsley Street. She was taken to Elmhurst Hospital in critical condition. [Gay City News]

Just after 3 a.m. Friday morning, a man was assaulted by a group who also robbed him of his cellphone near the corner of Manhattan Avenue and Moore Street. [The Brooklyn Paper]

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LES’s Living Room Reopens in Williamsburg; New East Village Speakeasy

Centre-fuge Public Art Project, Cycle 15: Basil

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Police say the cyclist in this photo allegedly stole residents’s packages (which he later abandoned) from the lobby of a Bushwick apartment building. [Gothamist]

Sushi Lounge supplanter Empellon Al Pastor expects to open within a week at the corner of St. Marks Place and Avenue A. [Eater NY]

Next Tuesday night, party at former LES music venue The Living Room‘s soft opening in Williamsburg at 134 Metropolitan Avenue. [Free Williamsburg]

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Greenpoint Gets a Jazz Club; Buy Zosia Mamet’s Bushwick Building

Airstream, Jerkface, Amancay's

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On East 14th Street, the Peter Stuyvesant Post Office—which shuttered in February—will be demolished along with the neighboring single-story building that once housed Stuyvesant Stationary. [EV Grieve]

Ludlow Street nightclub Darkroom NYC was closed by the Department of Health Friday night for wracking up 45 violation points. [Bowery Boogie]

Girls star Zosia Mamet has listed her Bushwick apartment building for $1.6 million, up nearly $600K from what she paid for the place back in November. [Bushwick Daily]
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Developer Pays $53M For Bushwick Properties; Ludlow Street’s Facelift

Centre-fuge Public Art Project, Cycle 15: Miss Zukie

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According to paperwork filed yesterday, developer Simon Dushinsky spent $53 million for 12 residential properties along Bushwick Avenue between Montieth and Forrest Streets. [The Real Deal]

Noho sneaker purveyor Kith will debut a 3K-square-foot expansion this weekend on the corner of Broadway and Bleecker Street. [WWD]

When Gansevoort Market opens Monday near the start of the High Line, the food haven will include sister sites of the East Village’s Sushi Dojo, Lower East Side’s Bruffin Cafe, and Greenpoint’s Champion Coffee. [Eater NY]
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Domino Rents Will Start at $553; Serial Bank Robber in the East Village

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Police are searching for the suspect in this 12-second video, who allegedly shot and killed 22-year-old Bobby Roberts outside the Bushwick Houses project on September 25. [DNA Info]

The same man who robbed an East Village Chase Bank on Saturday apparently carried out two more heists Monday, taking $600 from a Gramercy Park Citibank and more than $4,700 from the Chase Bank across from the Strand Book Store, according to the NYPD. [Gothamist]

Construction on a two-way protected bike path over Pulaski Bridge (and Newtown Creek, which separates Greenpoint from Long Island City) has been delayed until 2015. [Streetsblog]
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Rheingold Development Plans Submitted; CB3 Tells Coyote Ugly to Keep It Down

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Three passengers with a gun took their cab driver’s cellphone on September 30 when he arrived at their destination on N.8th Street in Williamsburg. [The Brooklyn Paper]

Paperwork was submitted for the first of 10 buildings planned for the newly rezoned-as-residential Rheingold Brewery site in Bushwick. It’s a 385-unit structure at 123 Melrose Street. [NY YIMBY]

The two-year anniversary of Hurricane Sandy is this month, and Lower East Side residents still feel nervous about how they’d fare in another Superstorm. [Gotham Gazette]

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Usher Sits In With Afghan Whigs; J.Crew Williamsburg’s Piñata Making Classes

Grub Street Food Festival 2014, Seward Park: Mini Golf

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A 27-year-old chef who used to work in Williamsburg, Diego Ramos, was convicted of assault yesterday for using a broken wine glass to retaliate against a man who he found having relations with his wife back in January. [NY Daily News]

After closing this summer, Greenwich Village sushi restaurant Japonica reopened down the block at 90 University Place, where it originally stood from 1978 to 1991. And Tuesdays through Saturdays, Noho’s Mile End deli will host $40/person, family-style Middle Eastern dinners in addition to its regular menu offerings. [Eater NY]

Over the next three Saturday mornings in October, Williamsburg’s J.Crew will hold DIY classes devoted to mini piñata-making, flower arranging and screenprinting. Email wytheevents@jcrew.com to reserve a spot. [Refinery 29]

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Movie Set Robbed in Greenpoint; Judah Friedlander Dislikes EV’s ‘Dumb Party Vibe’

Os Gemeos 2009 Bowery Wall: Selfie

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In Greenpoint, 17 iPads and two laptops were included in a loot of $17,800 in goods taken from from the set of the CBS series Madam Secretary Friday afternoon around 1 p.m. [NY Post]

Police say this man (who claimed to have a gun) stole $1,080 Saturday afternoon from the Chase Bank that replaced the East Village’s 2nd Avenue Deli. [Gothamist]

Community Board 1 recommended the denial of a liquor license for Williamsburg’s future second Starbucks location. [The Brooklyn Paper]

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Bushwick Coffee Shop Owner Denies Anti-Semitism; Inside a $6.5M Firehouse

Marc Cram Concepts, at First Street Green

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Michael Avila—owner of The Coffee Shop in Bushwick—is being accused of anti-Semitism because of a rant against Jewish landlords who “function via greed and dominance.” He says he was “misunderstood” and is merely “anti-Zionism.” [DNA Info]

This week paperwork was submitted for the latest building in the forthcoming Essex Crossing development, a 26-story mixed-use structure at 115 Delancey Street. [The Real Deal]

Former Greenpoint record store Permanent Records opened in its new location Wednesday, in the South Slope. [Brooklyn Vegan]
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Barcade Opens in EV Next Week; Free Outdoor Movie in Bushwick

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Police announced yesterday that 14-year-old Jamancy Vadon, the Alphabet City resident who went missing on September 19, has been found in good health. [Town & Village Blog]

Near McCarren Park, an investment fund purchased a six-story mixed-use building at 68 Richardson Street for $17.5 million. [The Real Deal]

Newtown Creek Monitoring Committee members are asking the city to rethink plans to build a methane gas recycling plant at 329 Greenpoint Avenue, an address that was previously promised as a future park. [The Brooklyn Paper]

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