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Four Women Robbed in Bars; Teen Raped By Police Impersonator

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On Wednesday night, 47-year-old Walter Barnes was arrested for impersonating a cop and sexually assaulting an 18-year-old girl early last month near the corner of Aberdeen Street and Bushwick Avenue. [NY Daily News]

Police are looking for a 30-something man with black hair who allegedly robbed four women in bars across Bushwick and Williamsburg last month. [DNA Info]

New 127-apartment building Colony 1209, located on DeKalb Avenue in Bushwick, is on the market for $81.5 million. [Commercial Observer]

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SantaCon No Longer Bushwick Bound; Bowery Bank Building Under Contract

Retail For Lease

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Greenpointers bearing proof of residence can vote today and Saturday for how the next parcel of Exxon-Mobil settlement funds gets distributed within the neighborhood. [Greenpointers]

On Bowery, the 72-room Beaux Arts building occupied by photographer Jay Maisel since the ’60s is currently under contract to be purchased for an undisclosed amount. [The Real Deal]

Too-small Bushwick won’t be the site of SantaCon 2014 after all, organizers announced last night. [am NY]

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Bushwick Councilman Wants SantaCon Gone; Enough ‘New Brooklyn’ Trend Pieces

Cern One Wildlife Refuge

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Two real estate companies partnered to purchase five floors of 101 E. 10th Street—a School of Visual Arts dorm—with plans to rework the building into regular rentals. [The Real Deal]

Rafael Espinal Jr., a Brooklyn City Councilman, voiced his stance against SantaCon in Bushwick. [NY Daily News]

Newtown Creek Alliance member Michael Heimbinder created a wearable air pollution detection device called Air Casting Greenpoint. [The Brooklyn Paper]
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Bowery Bank Building Auctioned; Williamsburg Indie Film Fest

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France’s Yonathan Souid, 23, was arrested yesterday on various charges after scaling the Brooklyn Bridge for a photo op. [Gothamist]

Five floors of Bowery’s East West Bank building are being auctioned, with bids starting at $5.5 million. [Bowery Boogie]

Siempre Verde Community Garden supporters hope Community Board 3′s Thursday night meeting might help derail plans to clear the site for incoming developers. [Curbed NY]
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‘Death of Williamsburg’ Party; Air Raid Sirens Explained

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Due to an upcoming apartment conversion, 100-plus students at Bushwick United Early Learning must find a new school by December 20. [NY Daily News]

Karaoke Boho‘s future seems uncertain on the Lower East Side—Ben Shaoul submitted paperwork to build a 10-story residential complex at 198 Orchard Street. [The Real Deal]

Grocery store Gracefully will imminently close its Avenue A location to make room for a New York Sports Club. [EV Grieve]
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East Village Radio Returns; Cat Cafe Redux

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Paris Hilton paid $5.25 million for a two-bedroom apartment she’ll share with her seven dogs at 738 Broadway near Astor Place. [NY Post]

One month from tomorrow, NYC will get its first legit, non-temporary cat cafe. The owners of Macaron Parlor in the East Village will open Meow Parlor at 46 Hester Street. [Eater NY]

Landlord Ben Shaoul is looking to unload his six-story, mixed-use building at 62-74 Avenue B for more than $70 million cash. [NY Post]
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Facebook Throws a Housewarming; ‘Fairy School’ in Greenpoint

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Last night Facebook feted its new three-floor, 185K-square-foot office space at 770 Broadway near E.9th Street. [Wall Street Journal]

In Noho, a 38K-square-foot property at 623 Broadway is reportedly under contract for a $56 million sale. [NY Post]

An incarcerated Williamsburg woman, who had punched a hole through the bedroom door of her Morgan Street apartment before her recent arrest, was robbed of $850, plane tickets and family memorabilia by a thief who took liberties with the hole she created. [DNA Info]

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Five Leaves Expands; East Village Gets a $30M Apartment Complex

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A building management company wants to replace the East Village’s recently shuttered Mobil Station with a $30+ million, 10-story, 46-unit apartment complex. [Commercial Observer]

Greenpoint brunch spot Five Leaves will be twice as large when it soon takes over the former Sharkey’s Driving School site. [Greenpointers]

This compendium of 44 specialty food shops highlights Honest Chops in the East Village, BabyCakes NYC bakery on the Lower East Side, O Live Brooklyn in Williamsburg, Greenpoint Fish & Lobster Co. and many more. [Grub Street]
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Alex Karpovsky at Russ & Daughters; Grumbles About a Greenpoint Shelter

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Dr. Craig Spencer, the first person in New York City to receive an Ebola diagnosis, has recovered and will likely check out of Bellevue Hospital today. [NY Times]

District 1 council member Margaret Chin says she’s going to pitch new traffic safety legislation after four pedestrians were struck and killed near the LES/Chinatown border between August and October. [Bowery Boogie]

Some North Brooklynites are unhappy with plans to open a new homeless shelter at 56-66 Clay Street in Greenpoint. [DNA Info]

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Body Found in Greenpoint; Shooting in the East Village

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Saturday morning in Greenpoint, a 51-year-old man was found dead in an empty lot on Manhattan Avenue near India Street. Police said his body indicated no signs of trauma. [NY Daily News]

A man was shot inside of a vehicle outside of an East Third Street housing development. [CBS Local

During his arraignment Friday, Kelsey Smith, 20, was charged with murdering his three-year-old stepdaughter last month in a Bushwick homeless shelter. In February 2015 he'll return to court. [Gothamist]

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Japanese Music Fest Comes to Town; Comic Arts Brooklyn Returns

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Police seek leads in their search for Williamsburg Charter High School student Asia Reese, 13, who was last seen leaving her Bushwick Houses apartment early Monday evening. [The Brooklyn Paper]

Baker to the stars Penny Stankiewicz of Sugar Couture will open her first retail location on Graham Avenue in Williamsburg. And after a successful $25K Indiegogo fundraiser, Sweet Generation—a cupcake shop that helps fund arts education—is bound for 130 First Avenue. [Eater NY]

Tonight at East Village non-profit City Lore, Five Boro Story Project will host a free program called, “LES is More: Stories of Growing Up on the Lower East Side.” [Bowery Boogie]

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Rough Trade Shooting Victim IDed; Bushwick Beating Victim Leaves Hospital

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The man shot alongside rapper Freddie Gibbs Monday night outside Rough Trade was his tour djay, DJ Izzo, who suffered an injured leg. [Brooklyn Vegan]

Early Saturday evening in Williamsburg, 18-year-old DaQuan Murrell allegedly bit a bodega employee on the arm before trying to set him on fire with Axe Body Spray after Murrell was stopped from making a $174 purchase with a fraudulent Paypal card. [DNA Info]

Possible hate crime victim Kimy Hartman—the 28-year-old transgender woman knocked unconscious in Bushwick by four attackers wielding a Plexiglas board—was released from the hospital after three weeks but requires constant supervision as she recovers from a traumatic brain injury. New Alternatives, a non-profit for LGBT homeless, launched a Go Fund Me campaign to raise money for her care. [DNA Info]

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