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Hasidic Man Guilty in Gang Beating; Ben Shaoul Gets $195M to Build

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

Last week Mayer Herskovic, a Hasidic man, was found guilty of second-degree gang assault for his role in the December 2013 attack on a gay, black student in Williamsburg, who was left blind in one eye. [Gothamist]

Ten days ago on the Lower East Side’s Columbia Street, a cyclist stole a $600 necklace off a female pedestrian. [DNA Info]

Contentious local landlord Ben Shaoul was approved for a $195 million loan to complete construction on a condominium at 196 Orchard Street. [The Real Deal] Keep Reading »

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Robberies Up in Bushwick; Rents Up in Williamsburg

The Greenpoint neighbors of the late Krystyna Nowak, a Polish immigrant who died last month at age 78, raised more than $3K to pay for her funeral. [DNA Info]

During the 28 days prior to Monday, the number of robberies in Bushwick was up 12 percent from the same dates a year ago. [DNA Info]

On N. 6th Street between Driggs and Kent Avenues, rents on retail spaces rose an average of 24 percent in the past year, an increase that exceeded everywhere else in Brooklyn. [Commercial Observer] Keep Reading »

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Fire Shutters Caracas Arepa Bar; Limited Edition Soup Dumplings

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

No one was hurt in a fire that broke out at Caracas Arepa Bar in the East Village, but the business will remain closed for the foreseeable future. [EV Grieve]

As part of the Essex Crossing development, plans for a 25-story, 263-unit mixed-use building on Broome Street were submitted yesterday. [The Real Deal]

Beginning in November, a Delancey Street space owned by Samy Mafar will become a temporary gallery for “lowbrow” artists. [Bowery Boogie]

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K2 Bust in Brooklyn; Bushwick Affordable Housing Up For Grabs

Two men were arrested Thursday in connection with 30K+ packets of K2 (synthetic marijuana) that were discovered at a Brooklyn storage unit. [DNA Info]

A report released by Mayor de Blasio’s office states that the number of cyclist deaths rose 25 percent in the 12 months that ended this June 30. [Gothamist]

According to a local real estate firm, between July and August 2016, Bushwick rent prices for studio apartments climbed an average of 10 percent. [Bushwick Daily] Keep Reading »

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Latest Lowline Proposal Revealed; Hillary Clinton Art Fair

A woman received a cut on her neck while another was pushed to the ground in a pair of Grenpoint attacks last week. [DNA Info]

While his tenants rally outside Manhattan Criminal Court, notorious East Village landlord Steve Croman will go before a judge once again today as he faces a criminal indictment for mortgage fraud. [EV Grieve]

The latest edition of the Lowline proposal—now with an estimated price tag of $83 million—has been revealed. [Curbed NY] Keep Reading »

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Elizabeth Street Garden Threatened Again; Avenue A’s Transformation

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

Thursday afternoon, police say a 66-year-old man was found dead on a bench in front of St. Mark’s Church in the Bowery. [NY Daily News]

On Bedford Avenue, a sleeping man’s Rolex was stolen last month by the trio of men he invited over after meeting them in a neighborhood bar. [DNA Info]

Just months after the fate of the Elizabeth Street Garden finally seemed secure, City Councilwoman Margaret Chin is interested in building a housing development for senior citizens on the site. [DNA Info] Keep Reading »

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Bossa Nova Civic Club Gets a Sibling; Weedmaps Moves to LES

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

Israel Perlmutter, the former business partner of the late landlord Menchem Starkpurchased a 63-unit residence on Williamsburg’s White Street for $27.5 million. [The Real Deal]

Paperwork was submitted for Myrtle Avenue’s Bossa Nova Civic Club to get a another sibling—a concert hall/nightclub/restaurant with a 1,300-person capacity—on Randolph Street in Williamsburg. [DNA Info]

Apparently, the opening of 21 Greenpoint this weekend, where Bill Murray will be bartending, is actually a closed event and not open to the public. [Gothamist] Keep Reading »

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Momofuku Ssäm Bar Upgrades; Morrissey Sets Up Shop in Bushwick

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

Friday on Avenue B, GUAC Tacos + Tequila will start serving up Mexican cuisine plus 11 different types of guacamole. [Time Out NY]

Bill Murray will reportedly be bartending this weekend at 21 Greenpoint, the new venture from his son, Homer, and Syd Silver, in the space previously occupied by their restaurant River Styx. [Eater NY]

This Saturday, the free, third annual Greenpoint Arts Block Festival will take over Norman Avenue.
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Drunks Crack Jesus Statue; Bushwick Fall Restaurant Preview

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

Early Sunday morning outside Saints Peter and Paul church in Williamsburg, a statue of Jesus—that was recovered after being stolen in May—was cracked by a drunk pedestrian, who high-fived and kissed it. [DNA Info]

After sustaining flood damage two weeks ago, the not-yet-three-month-old Chinese restaurant Bing Kitchen resumed business on Orchard Street Monday. [Bowery Boogie]

Drunken Dumpling, a new soup dumpling destination, just opened at 137 First Avenue. [Grub Street] Keep Reading »

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It’s State Primary Day; Bedford Cheese Shop’s New Home

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

Six people were injured yesterday morning (two of them critically) when an SUV hit both a car and a tractor trailer on Evergreen Avenue in Bushwick. [DNA Info]

On Debevoise Avenue in Williamsburg last month, a man shot a 24-year-old male in the thigh and buttocks. Police released surveillance footage of the alleged perpetrator. [DNA Info]

Here are the candidates in today’s state primary election. [Patch] Keep Reading »

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Abraco Expands in East Village; New Gallery Honors Bob’s Burgers

On Wednesday, the widow of Williamsburg landlord Menachem Stark, Vashi, testified against her husband’s alleged killer, Kendel Felix. [NY Post]

Developer Samy Mahfar, who is replacing a former preschool with condominiums at 255 E. Houston Street, has withdrawn his application to rezone the surrounding blocks for commercial use. [The Lo-Down NY]

In the East Village, newly beer and wine-licensed Abraço relocated to larger E. 7th Street digs on Saturday. [EV Grieve] Keep Reading »

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Parm Comes to Williamsburg; Rogaine Thieves Hit Duane Reades

Police are searching for a pair of thieves who nabbed Rogaine, Crest Whitestrips and over-the-counter medications from eight Duane Reades between May and August, including the 194 Second Avenue location. [DNA Info]

Protestors recently called for the removal of Dr. William Jusino, principal of the Williamsburg high school Grand Street Campus, following Jusino’s decision to suspend head football coach Bruce Eugene for unknown reasons. [Brooklyn Paper.]

Today, Interboro Spirits and Ales will debut its brewery, distillery and taproom on Grand Avenue in Williamsburg. [Bushwick Daily] Keep Reading »