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L Train Riders Prefer Complete Shutdown; Cuddling Conman Picks Pocket

New informational signs at the redesigned Astor Place. (Photo: Daniel Maurer)

New informational signs at the redesigned Astor Place. (Photo: Daniel Maurer)

On Friday evening in Greenpoint, a thief tricked a man into hugging him in order to nab the victim’s phone. [Brooklyn Paper]

Per a survey by advocacy group Riders Alliance, 77 percent of L train riders would prefer a complete shutdown of their subway line lasting 18 months over a piecemeal closure stretched out over years. [Gothamist]

Employees of Babeland—the sex shop with a Lower East Side location plus two more in NYC—have joined the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union. [NY Times]

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Cabbie Assaulted in W-Burg; Brooklyn’s New Community Gardens

(Photo: Nicole Disser)

(Photo: Nicole Disser)

Police are circulating the photo of a man and a woman who allegedly assaulted and robbed a taxi driver in Williamsburg around 3:20 a.m. Sunday morning. [DNA Info]

This weekend in Williamsburg, pop-up nightclub Brooklyn Mirage was busted for serving booze without a liquor license. [Brooklyn Paper]

New community gardens will spring at both 9 Moffat Street in Bushwick and 375 S. Fifth Street in Williamsburg. [DNA Info]

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Dinosaur Theft in Bushwick; Brooklyn Getting Its First Apple Store

(Photo: Nicole Disser)

(Photo: Nicole Disser)

A real estate firm purchased 103 St. Mark’s Place, a six-story building, for $11.5 million. [Commercial Observer]

Thursday evening, seven handmade dinosaur costumes were looted from the House of Yes in Bushwick. The venue is offering a $300 cash reward for their safe return. [Brooklyn Paper]

Brooklyn’s first Apple store will reportedly debut soon, likely at 247 Bedford Avenue in Williamsburg. [Brownstoner]

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Benefit Tonight for W-Burg Fire Victims; Top NYC Vintage Shops

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(Nicole Disser)

IDIO Gallery will host a musical benefit tonight for those displaced by March’s Dekalb Avenue fire. Tickets are $8 to $10. [Bushwick Daily]

The Department of Homeless Services is renting rooms in BKLYN House, a luxe new Bushwick hotel, for New Yorkers in need of shelter. [DNA Info]

A 19-story apartment building will rise at 275 South Street on the Lower East Side. [Bowery Boogie]

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NY Porn Fest Is W-Burg Bound; More Ice Cream for the EV

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(Photo: Nicole Disser)

Yesterday the funeral for Isaac Rosenberg was held, the 67-year-old developer and Williamsburg Hasidic community leader who drowned this week while on vacation. [DNA Info]

According to a real estate rumor, Soho House is in the process of purchasing Ludlow Street’s Comfort Inn for a pretty price. [Bowery Boogie]

At 25 Bleecker Street, a nearly 200-year-old building will be torn down and replaced. [NY YIMBY]

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W-burg Developer Dies in Florida; ABC No Rio Is Getting New Digs

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

Williamsburg-based developer Isaac Rosenberg drowned yesterday while swimming in North Miami Beach, Florida. [The Real Deal]

On Rivington Street, ABC No Rio will be demolished and the cultural space will relocated to a new structurally-sound, environmentally-friendly building. [NY Times]

Next month, a 100-bed men’s shelter will open at 1154 Dekalb Avenue in Bushwick. [DNA Info]

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New Greenpoint Event Space; Bushwick’s First Vintage Crawl

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

Broker and investor Raphael Toledano reportedly paid more than $1 million to tenants he allegedly harassed in a 13th Street residential building he owns. [The Real Deal]

This summer, an event spaces called Dobbin St. will replace a Greenpoint garage. [Greenpointers]

Neither Andrew Tarlow restaurant located in the Wythe Hotel (Reynard nor The Ides Bar) will accept tips moving forward. [Eater NY]

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Brooklyn Brewery Is Bound for the Navy Yard; RIP Brooklyn’s Oldest Citizen

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

Brooklyn resident Susannah “Miss Susie” Mushatt Jones, the world’s oldest person, died last week at the age of 116. [Brooklyn Paper]

Brooklyn Brewery will soon sign a 40-year lease for a new headquarters at the Brooklyn Navy Yard. They will make the move from their current home base, Williamsburg, in 2018. [Wall Street Journal]

Plans are underway to build a pair of 50-story residential units where a parking lot currently stands on Cherry Street. [Bowery Boogie]

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Brooklyn Generator Gets Rezoning Approval; New Museum Seeks Expansion

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

Actor Nick Lashaway, who appeared in season two of Girls, died Sunday in a car accident in Framingham, Massachusetts. He was 28 years old. [People]

On Bowery, The New Museum launched an $80 million capital campaign, and a portion of the funds would go to doubling the institution’s size. [Bowery Boogie]

According to the developer of a forthcoming mixed-use building between Avenues A and B, Trader Joe’s might open a second 14th Street location. [DNA Info]

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Frenchman Attacked in Williamsburg; Sports Bar Coming to Bushwick

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

A French man was assaulted and robbed on N. 10th Street early Sunday morning. [Brooklyn Paper]

The long-gestating Allen Street Hotel sold for $30.75 million in an auction yesterday. [The Real Deal]

If developers move forward with plans for a Walkabout Channel power plant, a public hearing will take place so locals can voice their concerns in person. [Brooklyn Paper]

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Naked Yoga in Bushwick; A High Line in Williamsburg?

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

A thief punched a Williamsburg liquor store employee in the face last Monday evening. [Brooklyn Paper]

If a recently revived plan gains traction, Williamsburg neighborhoods separated by the BQE may be reconnected with an above-ground park. [Gothamist]

East Village restauranteurs have joined forces in the Eastville Restaurant Collective, an group which shares information and support for surviving in the food business. [Eater NY]

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