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Muchmore Sues City For Right to Dance; Michelin Bestows Stars

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Saturday night, a teenage girl was thrown to the ground and robbed of her cellphone after exiting the Marcy Avenue J train. And just before midnight last Thursday, two thieves locked a Metropolitan Avenue gas station employee inside the store so they could attached a chain from the cash machine to their 1998 Plymouth Voyager and drive off with it. [The Brooklyn Paper]

Raymond Mersier, 16, was arrested and charged with burglary after allegedly taking three laptops and an iPhone from Kickstarter’s Greenpoint headquarters a week ago. [DNA Info]

A 14 and 15-year-old were arrested Saturday night for allegedly stealing three cases of chips from the Frito-Lay factory at 10 Eyck Street in Williamsburg. [The Brooklyn Paper]
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Attempted Rape in Greenpoint; Anti-Dorm Rally in the East Village

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Three individuals sustained minor cuts after a FDNY truck’s tire blew out on the corner of Clinton and Delancey Streets. The burst also shattered the store windows of Snea Jean Inc. a Lower East Side clothing shop. [DNA Info]

The man on the run in this six-second surveillance video allegedly attempted to rape a 25-year-old woman near the Greenpoint intersection of Morgan Avenue and Driggs Street around 3 a.m. Sunday morning, according to the NYPD. [DNA Info]

Police also say this man followed a delivery worker into Kickstarter’s Greenpoint HQ Wednesday night and made off with three laptops and an iPhone 5s. [Gothamist]

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Cross-Dresser Shot in Bushwick; Bank Becomes Beer Hall

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An 82-year-old woman who lived in the East Village was struck by a party rental van and killed Thursday afternoon while crossing Elizabeth Street around 1:30 p.m. An investigation is ongoing and charges have not been filed against the driver. [Gothamist]

Police say a 22-year-old man dressed in women’s clothing was shot in the buttocks around 7 a.m. Saturday after being chased by three men yelling homophobic slurs near the Bushwick corner of Broadway and Putnam Avenue. Matthew Smith, 21, was charged with first-degree assault; Cody Sigue, 22, and Tavon Johnson, 17, were charged with menacing and third-degree hate crime. [NY Daily News]

A Williamsburg bank that shuttered a century ago at the corner of Bedford Avenue and Grand Street will be reincarnated as Witlof, a Flemish beer hall/restaurant from the owner of nearby Radegast Hall. [Gothamist]
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Fatal Shooting in Bushwick; Cheap Tats at Black Square

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Police say a 22-year-old man was shot and killed in the stairwell of the Bushwick Houses project on Moore Street yesterday around 12:50 p.m. [NY Daily News]

Yesterday morning a male pedestrian was hit by a truck and seriously injured while crossing the street near 14th Street and Avenue B. He is recovering at Bellevue Hospital. [DNA Info]

On E. 2nd Street, the one-story Houston Street Beer Distributors building is on the market for $8.5 million. [Corcoran]

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Roberta’s Opens Takeout Annex; ‘Nightmare New York’ Haunted House

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Two men robbed a third at gunpoint as the victim was sitting in his car at the corner of Jackson Street and Debevoise Avenue in Greenpoint on September 17. [The Brooklyn Paper]

Oyster bar Maison Premiere‘s owners will open a second Williamsburg restaurant at 905 Lorimer Street. [Grub Street]

Westville‘s owner will debut a new 40-seat eatery, Concord Hill, in Sel de Mer’s old space on 347 Graham Avenue in Williamsburg. [Eater NY] Keep Reading »

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Lena Dunham’s Advice Videos; Williamsburg’s Rock, Paper, Scissors Hustler

People's Climate March NYC 2014: I Love You to the Moon and Back

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Jamancey Vadon, a 14-year-old who lives in the Riis Houses on Avenue D, has been missing since Friday night. Crime Stoppers (1-800-577-8477) is seeking leads on the boy’s whereabouts (see photo). [Town & Village Blog]

Today Momofoku Milk Bar Soho opens a takeout window at the Band of Outsiders store on Wooster Street. [Grub Street]

On Great Jones Street, the currently-closed restaurant Five Points will return next month as Vic’s, an Italian/Mediterranean eatery helmed by Chef Hillary Sterling. [Grub Street]

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Big-Box Retailers Heart Williamsburg; Citi Bike Gets Audited

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A Brooklyn investment firm with apartment-building ambitions purchased 510 Driggs Avenue for $35 million. [The Real Deal]

In Bushwick, the Washington Irving Branch of the Brooklyn Public Library will receive $4 million to put towards infrastructure improvements, like fixing a roof with falling plaster. [DNA Info]

City Controller Scott Stringer will audit the Citi Bike program. [NY Daily News]

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Rev. Billy Arrested; Amato Opera House Becoming Apartments

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Corresponding with yesterday’s People’s Climate March, Reverend Billy was arrested in Tompkins Square Park for climbing onto a Parks Department truck in an attempt to save a tree. [NY Daily News]

Georgia’s former president, Mikheil Saakashvili, now lives on N. 7th Street in Williamsburg. [NY Times]

Fab 208 clothing store will shutter after 23 years on 7th Street in the East Village; they hope to find a new location next year. [Jeremiah's Vanishing NY]

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Burglaries Up in Bushwick; Cotton-Candy Cone at Oddfellows

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During the first eight months of 2014, there were 313 burglaries in Bushwick—up 39 percent from the same span a year ago—which police partly attribute to thieves stealing new appliances from numerous construction sites. [DNA Info]

Permits were filed for three new apartment buildings on Commercial Street in Greenpoint (30 stories, 40 stories, and six stories, respectively). [Brownstoner]

Today OddFellows Ice Cream Co.‘s Williamsburg location will start selling this cotton-candy cone. [Grub Street]

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Greenpoint Film Festival; Meet the Creffle (Crepe + Waffle)

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Police say this tattooed, 5-foot-7-inch guy used fire escapes to loot four Greenpoint apartments Monday afternoon. [Gothamist]

New York’s Department of Environmental Conservation claims that new oil deposits are being dumped into Newtown Creek. [The Brooklyn Paper]

The city told landlord Ben Shaoul that he has 60 days to remove the problematic penthouse at 515 E. 5th Street. [Curbed NY]
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Greenpoint Loses a Record Shop; Friends Cafe Pops Up Today

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Greenpoint crime news: Police say a 29-year-old was assaulted and robbed by a group of assailants on September 8 at 2:30 a.m.; a robber who held up a Kingsland Avenue at gunpoint made off with $200 late Thursday afternoon. [The Brooklyn Paper]

Williamsburg crime news: A 16-year-old girl was punched in the eye by three brass knuckle-weilding peers Thursday at 3:30 p.m.; four 20-and-30-something men were stabbed Sunday morning at 4:30 a.m. while exiting a bar at Keap Street and Broadway. [The Brooklyn Paper]

A reported deal could see the sales of 103-119 N.3rd Street and 188-190 Berry Street in Williamsburg for a combined $100 million. [The Real Deal]
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Gun Violence Persists in Bushwick; Meatball Shop Inspires Sit Com

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Although crime citywide is down almost 4 percent this year, the NYPD attributes the 10 percent increase in the number of shootings to gang violence in neighborhoods like Bushwick. [NY Post]

Bread Brothers Bagel Cafe debuted its third North Brooklyn location at 912 Manhattan Avenue in Greenpoint. [Greenpointers]

Nick Arrojo, the hairstylist featuring on the long-running TLC series What Not to Wear, will open a second location of his eponymous salon in Williamsburg at 11 Broadway. [The Real Deal]
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