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Subway Busker Sues City; Pizza Pop-Up On LES

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(Photo: Scott Lynch)

In Williamsburg, two Havemeyer Street apartment buildings plus a third at 442 Lorimer Street were sold for a combined $48.1 million. [Real Deal]

Third Avenue neighbors Excel Custom Framing and E.V. Cheese Shop are rumored to be closing to make way for another East Village Duane Reade. [Curbed NY]

Subway busker Andrew Kalleen, who spent five hours in jail following an October performance at the Metropolitan Avenue G train station, filed a wrongful arrest lawsuit against the city. [Brooklyn Paper]

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Man Shot in the Back on Rivington; Knife-Wielder Shot By Police On Madison

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(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

A 22-year-old man is in critical condition after being shot in the back on Rivington Street on the LES. [Gothamist]

A man was shot in the chest by police officers who said he was holding a knife to a woman in a Lower East Side building. [NBC NY]

A man who was stabbed on the Lower East Side in the 1950s has finally died of his wounds. [NY Daily News]
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Bushwick Teen Arrested for Emoji-Filled Tweets; Action Bronson Gets Animated

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Osiris Aristy, a 17-year-old boy from Bushwick, was jailed for making terrorist threats after posting a series of tweets containing both police officer and gun emoji. [Gothamist]

A big ass blizzard is predicted to ravage the city tonight.

Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, who was arrested last week on corruption charges, will reportedly resign from his government post as soon as today. [NY Daily News]

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Continental Files For Bankruptcy; Wedding Salon For ‘Very Brooklyn Brides’

Claw Money

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Expelled NYU student Jaime Castano, 20, returns to court today after allegedly setting blaze to a female student’s comforter—while singing—and documenting the act via Snapchat last August. The woman sustained burns and scarring. [CBS NY]

Two female employees at the E. 8th Street outpost of Tom Colicchio‘s sandwich chain, ‘Wichcraft, filed a lawsuit accusing the Top Chef judge of violating labor laws and practicing sexism. [Page Six]

Continental Bar on 3rd Avenue, which hosted OG legends like Patti Smith and The Ramones in its former incarnation as a music venue, recently filed its second bankruptcy in six years. [Crain's NY]

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Construction Worker Trapped On Grand St.; Sheldon Silver Arrested

NYC Christmas tree trash

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New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, a Lower East Sider who has represented the neighborhood for nearly four decades, was arrested on federal corruption charges; he allegedly failed to disclose payments he received from a law firm. [NY Times]

Firefighters rescued a trapped construction worker on Grand Street yesterday after the ground underneath him collapsed while he attempted to install subterranean piping. [NY Daily News]

An investment company has agreed to pay $33 million for the unfinished 98-room hotel at 139-141 Ludlow Street. [NY Daily News]
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Man Shot While Parked in Williamsburg; Woman Who Paved the Way at McSorley’s Dies

Sweet Toof at Pandemic Gallery

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A car passenger was shot in the ribs while parked on S. 3rd Street in Williamsburg on January 12; police say he was taken to Bellevue Hospital in stable condition. Two days later, a Driggs Avenue bodega employee was robbed at knifepoint while working an early afternoon shift. [Brooklyn Paper]

Next week, the city’s DMV will host a safety hearing resulting from the 2011 hit-and-run death of cyclist Mathieu Lefevre, who was struck by a 28-ton truck in Williamsburg driven by Leo Degianni. [Gothamist]

Faith Seidenberg, one of two plaintiffs in the 1970 discrimination lawsuit that resulted in McSorley’s Old Ale House opening its doors to women, died in upstate New York at age 91. [Daily News]

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Condo Dwellers Flock to ‘Rat Castle’; Moscot Turns 100

Not their first rodeo

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At 179 Ludlow Street—the building known as “Rat Castle” during years of stalled construction—all the condos have been claimed two months after leasing began. [The Real Deal]

Those new tenants might want to stop by Community Board 3′s Rat Prevention Training course on the afternoon of February 6 at BRC Senior Center. [Bowery Boogie]

Thursday at 7 p.m., actor/filmmaker Simon Helberg will discuss his romantic comedy We’ll Never Have Paris, co-starring Zachary Quinto and Melanie Lynskey, at the Apple Store in Soho (Free, RSVP here).

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Affordable Housing Threatens Community Gardens; SNL’s Bushwick Sketch

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A man in Bushwick was arrested when police found a single-use grenade launcher during a drug raid in his Knickerbocker Avenue apartment. [Gothamist]

Bushwick’s Evergreen Lots and Williamsburg’s La Casista Verde are among the community gardens that could be replaced by affordable housing. [Curbed NY]

Bowery Coffee on Houston shuttered last week. [EV Grieve]

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Diarrhea Outbreak in Williamsburg; Stare at Reggie Watts

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In the past two months, 80 cases of a diarrhea-inducing infection caused by Shingella bacterium have been reported in Williamsburg and Borough Park, mostly among children. [CBS NY]

Police are looking for this man, who allegedly stole $1K+ of a fellow diner’s pricy fashion accessories from the Greenpoint restaurant Anella two weeks ago. [DNA Info]

As part of The Public Theater’s Under the Radar festival, tonight between 7 and 9 p.m. anyone can stare at Reggie Watts for five minutes as he channels Maria Abramović. [The Skint]

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Renderings For Essex Crossing, Yotel Williamsburg; ‘Metal Yoga’ in Bushwick

The Classics, by Ivan Orama

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According to a new report, chain stores accounted for at least 275K-square-feet of Brooklyn real estate leased last year. [The Real Deal]

Renderings were released of the hard-to-recognize Essex Market (and three of its neighbors) circa 2018. [Curbed NY]

When The Oosten, a luxury residence, opens next year in Williamsburg it will be the first major building constructed by a Chinese company stateside (without a local partner). [WNYC]

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Gang Assault On Montrose Ave; Manitoba’s Fights For Its Life

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Bushwick firefighters rescued a woman in her 20s who fell four stories from a Madison Street apartment rooftop and found herself trapped in a two-and-a-half-foot-wide crevice on Monday night. [Daily News] She was stuck for 45 minutes; watch a video of her extrication. [Gothamist]

Sunday morning at approximately 4:40 a.m., four individuals assaulted an inebriated man on Montrose Avenue before getting away in a gray sedan. The man sustained a cut to the face and was treated at Woodhull Medical Center. [Brooklyn Paper]

Two gun-toting thieves held up a cellphone store on N. 10th Street in Williamsburg Friday at around 7:45 p.m. [Brooklyn Paper]

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Miranda July at B&N; ‘Snacktacular’ at Fritzl’s

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Former Community Board 1 chairman Vincent Abate died last week at age 96. [DNA Info]

Filmmaker Miranda July will promote her debut novel, The First Bad Man, tonight at 7 p.m. at Barnes & Noble Union Square. [The Skint]

The New Yorker‘s pop music critic, Sasha Frere-Jones, is stepping down to help helm Kent Avenue start-up Rap Genius. [NY Times]

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