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Puppy Stolen From Laundromat; $1K-a-Month Treehouse ‘For Rent’

A 20-year-old house cleaner was arrested Tuesday after allegedly sneaking into a client’s residence on July 25 to bound, blindfold and rape her. [NY Daily News]

On Monday afternoon, a cockalier spaniel puppy named Pippen was stolen from his owner’s Knickerbocker Avenue laundromat. The incident was captured on video. [Pix 11]

Police say a cyclist in Williamsburg verbally abused a driver before hitting him in the face and helping herself to his sunglasses last Friday. [DNA Info]

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Bling Snatchings On LES; Heroin Bust in East Village

A 60-year-old man was arrested Saturday for selling heroin at the intersection of E. 14th Street and 1st Avenue. [Town & Village]

Three incidences of a man grabbing necklaces off of women’s necks have been reported on the Lower East Side since July 20. [DNA Info]

Yesterday morning, the FDNY responded to a reported air conditioner fire at 104 Avenue B. [EV Grieve]

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Offices Replaces Brewery; Party to Save The Muse

A female cyclist claims she was physically assaulted by an Uber driver at a busy intersection on August 4, but the police officers who witnessed the encounter failed to act. [Gothamist]

Residents of Greenpoint want the Department of Health to follow up their spring study of Newtown Creek with more in-depth water safety analysis. [DNA Info]

In Williamsburg, an investment firm purchased 315 Seigel Street—a 51-unit apartment building previously owned by the late landlord Menachem Stark—for $39.5 million. [The Real Deal]

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New Thai Spot in Noho; Gun Bust in LES Shooting

East Village magician Stephen Konzen died on August 11. [EV Grieve]

Three days later, neighborhood photographer Patrick J. Eves died at age 41. [The Villager]

Timothy Montalvo, 19, was sentenced to at least 15 years in prison for providing the gun used to kill 16-year-old Lower East Side resident Raphael Sadonte Ward in January 2013. [The Lo-Down]

On Bond Street, Mile End will soon get a new neighbor when the Thai eatery Fish Cheeks replaces Le Philosophie. [NY Times]

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Palace Cafe Is Closing After 83 Years; Bushwick’s Got Talent

The 52-year-old man who allegedly raped a 27-year-old Bushwick woman last week was arrested after he called the police later that day to request a ride. [NY Daily News]

A man took a cab from Bushwick to Williamsburg on August 11 and then stole $150 from the driver. [DNA Info]

Greenpoint bar Palace Cafe will shutter on September 3 after 83 years in business. [Gothamist]

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Naked Trump Statue in Union Square; New Food Fest/Fundraiser Taste of EV

(Photo: Nicole Disser)

(Photo: Nicole Disser)

For two hours yesterday, a statue of naked Donald Trump stood in Union Square. The anarchist collective INDECLINE commissioned, “The Emperor Has No Balls,” which included this work plus similar statues in San Francisco, Cleveland, LA and Seattle. [Washington Post]

Developer Aby Rosen erected a “Vote Your Conscience” billboard at his 337 Lafayette Street property. [The Real Deal]

The Heyward, a Wythe Avenue restaurant that replaced Zebulon in 2014, recently shuttered. [Eater NY]

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Bushwick Woman Raped at Knifepoint; Chi Snack Shop is EV-Bound

NugsA 27-year-old woman was raped at knifepoint Tuesday morning while walking home from the Kosciuszko Street subway. The suspect is in police custody. [DNA Info]

Last night two cabs collided near the intersection of 9th Street and 3rd Avenue in the East Village. [EV Grieve]

The blowout chain Drybar signed a lease for 179 Ludlow Street, soon to be the site of its 14th NYC outpost. [Commercial Observer]

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Fineline Tattoo Turns 40; LES Pickle Day Countdown

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Two of the five men who launched a homophobic attack on Taj Patterson—which left him blind in one eye—in December 2013 were sentenced to probation and community service. [Gothamist]

Last week, after a Williamsburg store clerk asked a man not to smoke pot in front his business, the man hit the employee in the arm with a bat and threatened him with a gun before police made an arrest. [Brooklyn Paper]

Near the intersection of Union and Metropolitan Avenues, a woman’s purse was taken last week as she sang karaoke. [Brooklyn Paper]

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Troll Museum Briefly Returns; Two Dog-Themed Fundraisers in Bushwick

NugsBeginning tonight and continuing for the next week, the recently-shuttered Troll Museum will be remounted at Orchard Street art space Chinatown Soup,. [Jeremiah’s Vanishing NY]

Local artist Lesley Johnson claims that Major Food Group owes her more than $4500 for her contributions to Parm Williamsburg as she remains in a tussle with them over copyrights. [NY Post]

Beauty & Essex restauranteur Peter Kane’s latest venture will be an Alphabet city spot serving new American fare called Out East. [EV Grieve]

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Bushwig Departing Bushwick; Texas in the East Village

NugsErnest Russell, an East Village artist and photographer, died on July 31 at the age of 72. [EV Grieve]

A photo and footage have been released of the suspect police say fractured a man’s skull with a tire iron outside of Rosemary’s Tavern in Williamsburg on August 4. [Gothamist]

Restaurant Black Tree LES will begin a four-month closure on August 31 to reconceptualize. [Eater NY]

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Murder in Bushwick this A.M.; Lawsuit Threatens Okonomi in W-Burg

NugsJust after midnight this morning, 22-year-old Terrell Henry died after sustaining multiple shots to the torso outside 220 Covert Street in Bushwick. [DNA Info]

Late last month on Eyck Street, $3K in musical instruments and recording equipment was lifted from the practice space Band Spaces NYC. [DNA Info]

A former partner of Williamsburg’s Okonomi is suing the owner in attempt to shutter the restaurant after the plaintiff says she was denied profits and forced out of the venture. [Eater NY]

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