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Celebs Heart Bushwick; Grey Lady’s Greenpoint To-Do List

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Just before 7 a.m. yesterday, a Volvo driver struck three female pedestrians on the Lower East Side‘s South Street. According to the NYPD, one woman suffered life-threatening injuries while the other two (ages 60 and 67) suffered serious injuries. All three were taken to Bellevue Hospital. [Gothamist]

Developers of the 28-story Public Hotel at 215 Chrystie Street were served a stop-work order from the city Tuesday. [Bowery Boogie]

A show scheduled for Sunday at Greenpoint bar Coco66 is causing controversy because the front man for one of the bands booked, Tears of Frustration, has allegedly endorsed neo-Nazi groups. [One People's Project]
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Sandwiches Air-Dropped into Greenpoint; Central Perk (From Friends) Coming to EV

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Madewell, the J.Crew-owned jean purveyor, will join its parents company in Williamsburg this fall, setting up shop at 126 N.6th Street on October 28. [New York mag]

In a move that may inspire Cat Cafe levels of glee, Warner Bros. and Eight O’Clock Coffee are celebrating the 20th anniversary of Friends by bringing a real live Central Perk to the East Village for a month-long pop-up starting September 17. The inside of 199 Lafayette Street will be decked out with furniture from the series, trivia and giveaways will be ongoing, and there will be a guest appearance by the actor who played Gunther. But will David Schwimmer show up? He did recently say he wanted to be “accepted totally” by the neighborhood… [Time Out NY]

Eastside Sound recording studio will shutter after four decades on Forsyth Street. The space is currently available for lease or purchase ($2.2 million). [Bowery Boogie]
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Greenpoint Factory Will Be Demolished; New York More Affordable Than Austin?

Opening day at the rice burger place, Yonekichi

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In Williamsburg crime news: 74 laptops—valued at $111K total—were stolen from a Hooper Street school between August 15 and 19, and an engagement ring and two Macbooks were taken from a Havemeyer Street apartment. [The Brooklyn Paper]

G&S Sporting Goods will shutter after more than seven decades in business on the Lower East Side. [Bowery Boogie]

Demolition permits were filed for six buildings in Greenpoint’s former Harte and Co. plastics factory, which sits on a Superfund site. [Brownstoner]

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Own a Piece of Rat Castle; Photos of 1940s LES

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For $1.65 million, you can own a condo inside 179 Ludlow Street—nicknamed “rat castle” by locals during its years-long construction. Units are set to hit the market in mid-September. [The Real Deal]

Death & Co. veterans soft opened a new Rivington Street bar, One Fifty One, where snacks include frozen Girl Scout cookies. [Eater NY]

Alex Stupak’s casual new restaurant opening next month in the Sushi Lounge‘s old digs will be called Empellón al Pastor, specializing in al pastor tacos. [Grub Street]
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Bushwick Film Fest Returns; Chloe Thinks East Village Is ‘Like a Frat House’

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Police are looking for a foursome—two men and two women, all likely in their late teens—who they believe committed three Lower East Side robberies in a couple hours between late Wednesday and early Thursday. [DNA Info]

East Village jewelry store C’est Magnifique, which spent its first 57 years in the West Village before relocating in 2012, closed for good this past weekend. [Jeremiah's Vanishing NY]

Chef and Pies ‘n’ Thighs co-founder Stephen Tanner and Harvey Milk bassist Chris Young will follow-up their Williamsburg restaurant, The Commodore, with a two-story Bushwick dive bar serving BBQ/Mexican fusion called El Cortez. [Grub Street]

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Affordable Housing Rush in Greenpoint; Skinny Dennis Opens a New Bar

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Julian Acevedo, the now 45-year-old driver allegedly involved in a Williamsburg hit-and-run accident that killed an expectant Hasidic couple in March 2013, has been given an October 14 trial date. [NY Post]

Yesterday afternoon, 60 firefighters were dispatched to a Clymer Street in Williamsburg after a maintenance worker at a synagogue received an electric shock while changing lightbulbs. The man was hospitalized with burns on his hand, said the FDNY. [DNA Info]

Shake Shack will reportedly make an IPO as soon as this year with help from JP Morgan Chase and Morgan Stanley. [Business Insider]
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Williamsburger Calls 911 Over 400 Times; Charlie Parker Jazz Fest

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A 45-second video recorded last night at the corner of E.10th Street and Avenue D captured what some claim is another act of police brutality: a cop pinning down a man protesting in solidarity with Michael Brown. [NY Daily News]

Police are looking for 31-year-old Alphabet City woman Melissa Morales, who has been missing since July 7. Morales is five-foot-seven and 200 pounds, and was last seen wearing multi-colored pants near her apartment at 99 Avenue C, near 7th Street. [Town & Village Blog]

According to the attorney of Louis Segna—the 53-year-old Williamsburg man found guilty yesterday of placing more than 400 911 calls to report fake crimes such as a subway explosion—the impetus for his client’s calls was the “influx of hipsters in the area.” [NY Daily News]
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Missing Model Found; Fall’s Most Anticipated Restaurants

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An employee at an unidentified hospital tipped off police that Lower East Side model Ataui Deng has been admitted as a patient. She’d been missing for 12 days. [NY Daily News]

Police say a 29-year-old man was robbed of his camera, laptop and wallet by a woman who’d accompanied him to his Allen Street hotel room on the Lower East Side. [DNA Info]

A Bushwick woman whose iPhone was stolen at gunpoint from her front stoop Monday night had her property returned to her by police after she used the “Find My iPhone” app. The phone was found in a car along with marijuana and a gun sans serial number. The car’s three male passengers were arrested. [NY Daily News] Keep Reading »

Model Goes Missing; Seth Rogen and Shephard Fairey On LES

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Police say 22-year-old model Ataui Deng of the Lower East Side—who has walked runways for Zac Posen and Proenza Schouler— went missing from a 48th Street nightclub on August 6. Deng is Sudanese, six-foot-one and 110 pounds. [DNA Info]

During that Sunday-morning apartment fire on St. Marks Place—which may have generated from the living room couch—two unconscious women in their 20s were rescued and later hospitalized in serious condition; both are expected to live. A man who jumped from a first-floor window sustained minor injuries. [NY Post]

Buy-one-give-one shoe company TOMS will open its first NYC store at 264 Elizabeth Street, near Houston. [Bowery Boogie]

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Fire in East Village; Brooklyn Leads in Rat Complaints

21st Precinct Street Art Exhibit: Curb Your Ego

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Yesterday morning there was a “multiple dwelling” fire at 92 St. Mark’s Place near First Avenue. [EV Grieve]

In Williamsburg Friday afternoon, a 36-year-old woman chased a 13-year-old boy who allegedly stole her cellphone and held him in a bear hug until police arrived and made an arrest. [NY Post]

Rockaway Beach lifeguards ordered everyone out of the water Saturday afternoon when there was a supposed shark sighting; more likely, the culprit was a dolphin. [Gothamist] Keep Reading »

Shakespeare & Co. Will Close; Dead Man Found in East River

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Yesterday at 8 a.m. in Williamsburg, a dead man was found floating in the East River in front of the restaurant Giando on the Water, near Broadway and Kent Avenue. [DNA Info]

Shakespeare & Co. Booksellers will close its Greenwich Village location at the end of the month. [Gothamist]

Five tenants at 309 E.8th Street are suing their landlord, Steven Croman, hoping to halt construction-in-progress that they say is putting the rest of the building’s structural integrity at risk. [The Real Deal]
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Mosaic Man Tears Down His Work; Brooklyn Comedy Fest Begins

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Previously the site of several nightclubs, 141 Chrystie Street—which has been on the market since June—is now being pitched as a development site that could net an estimated $15 million. [Buzz Buzz Home]

A 21-year-old bicyclist in Bushwick was hit by a car on Himrod Street and hospitalized with serious (but not life threatening) injuries, says the FDNY. [DNA Info]

Along with three other East Side buildings, the four-story, nine-unit residence at 216 E.13th Street is for sale for a combined $24 million. [The Real Deal] Keep Reading »