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Birds & Bubbles Lawsuit; Gotham’s Most Instagrammed Food Destinations

According to the NYPD, the 31-year-old Lower East Side resident and SoulCycle instructor who was hit by a truck earlier this month on First Avenue—and later died of her injuries—fell off her bicycle prior to being struck. [The Village Voice]

In November, a woman in the East Village called the police to report missing items. The next day, a civilian posing as an officer requested her phone access code, turned off her service, and made unauthorized purchases with her credit cards.

Per a pilot program that started this week, police officers in the East Village will receive training in conversing with individuals who are deaf or hard-of-hearing. [DNA Info] Keep Reading »

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A Hate Crime in Williamsburg; Peek Inside Brooklyn Steel

Teenagers tossed a brick and homophobic at two men, a gay couple, in Williamsburg on April 11. [NY Daily News]

Williamsburg residents are complaining about the cacophony of loud activity noodle purveyors TMI Trading Co. are generating on Bushwick Place. [DNA Info]

The makers of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt reportedly paid a Greenpoint resident $1500 to film on her brownstone’s front steps. [6 sq ft] Keep Reading »

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Two Women Endure Subway-Related Sexual Assaults; Caffe Bene Leaves St. Marks

A 22-year-old actress suffered a broken wrist, torn ligament and bruising after she was sexually assaulted and pushed onto the 14th Street F train’s subway tracks Friday morning. She was rescued before a train arrived. [NY Daily News] On Saturday, the alleged attacker was arrested outside his East Village home in the Lillian Wald housing project. [NY Daily News]

On a Williamsburg L train, a 29-year-old woman was sexually assaulted late last week. [DNA Info] The next day, she saw her alleged attacker on a North Brooklyn subway platform. No arrest has currently been made. [Gothamist]

In the wake of last week’s death of the 31-year-old cyclist who was trapped under a truck in the East Village, local police officers seem to be ticketing an increasing number of bike riders for traffic violations. [Streetsblog] Keep Reading »

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Grim Discovery Near Sara D. Roosevelt Park; Delivery Man Punched on LES

An unidentified man was found dead yesterday morning near the intersection of Forsyth and Broome Streets. [DNA Info]

Police say a delivery man on the clock, 40, was beaten and robbed Friday night by five assailants in the lobby of 60 Columbia Street. [DNA Info]

Tomorrow in the East Village, a wake will be held for musician David Peel, followed by a musical tribute in Tompkins Square Park. [Brooklyn Vegan] Keep Reading »

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Cyclist Dies Days After EV Accident; Poutine Comes to Greenpoint

According to an NYPD spokesman, Kelly Hurley—the cyclist who last week was hit by a box truck on First Avenue—was taken off life support yesterday. She was 31. [DNA Info]

Rapper Freeman “JU” Durden was slashed across the face early last Wednesday by five men outside of the First Avenue hookah bar Karma, where he’d just performed. On the way to Bellevue Hospital, where Freeman eventually received 30 facial staples, Durden was forced out of his Uber ride for excessive bleeding. [DNA Info]

The 18-bed Bea Arthur Residence on E. 13th Street will begin taking in homeless LGBT young people this summer. [DNA Info] Keep Reading »

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Alan Cumming to Open EV Nightclub; Houston Street Library Remodel

Brazilian chef Guilherme Barreto, who built his career in East Village and Lower East Side kitchens, died in a Florida motorcycle accident on Friday. He was 37, and a $10K Go Fund Me page has been established to benefit his two daughters. [EV Grieve]

Hours after a transit officer visited The Whiskey Brooklyn in July, then struck four people with his car (killing one), the State Liquor Authority investigated the Williamsburg bar, and found $15K worth of violations. [DNA Info]

Early in the next decade, Houston Street’s now-57-year-old Hamilton Fish Park branch of the NY Public Library will unveil a major renovation. [Bowery Boogie] Keep Reading »

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W-Burg Parking Lot Death; Subway Bludgeoning Near Bowery

Police say a 63-year-old Coney Island man died yesterday afternoon in a Metropolitan Avenue parking lot when a flatbed truck reversed into him. [NY Daily News]

On a J train approaching the Bowery stop Friday night, police say six-plus attackers turned violent toward two men, one of whom was beat in the head with a hammer. No arrests have been made.[DNA Info]

Pokito, a Latin restaurant on S. 4th Street, was robbed of nearly $3K in the pre-down hours of April 3. Police released a photo of the suspect. [DNA Info] Keep Reading »

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Truck Strikes Williamsburg Girl; Robbery at Gunpoint on LES

Police say the box truck driver they arrested Thursday for critically injuring an 11-year-old girl on Wythe Avenue was drug-impaired at the time of the accident. [DNA Info]

Late Tuesday afternoon on Madison Street, a man was robbed at gunpoint while attempting to complete the Internet-facilitated sale of two iPhones. [DNA Info]

“East Village crime wave has residents living in fear,” claimed an alarmist headline yesterday. [NY Post] Keep Reading »

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David Peel Dies at 73; Dog Found in LES Trash Compactor

East Village musician David Peel died yesterday at age 73, days after suffering a massive heart attack last week. [Brooklyn]

On March 30, a healthy Chihuahua was found inside a trash compactor at the Vladeck Houses project on Jackson Street. Police are offering a $2,500 reward to anyone who helps them catch a suspect, to be charged with animal cruelty. [DNA Info]

Landlord Dean Galasso has been indicted for six charged mortgage fraud-related charges stemming from his 10-unit property at 43 Essex Street. [Bowery Boogie] Keep Reading »

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Cyclist Hit by Truck in EV; Vans Store to Open in W-Burg

Early yesterday morning, police say a female cyclist, 31, was hospitalized in critical condition after becoming pinned underneath a box truck on First Avenue in the East Village.
[DNA Info]

NYU senior Chetan Hebbur, 21, is a Democrat city council candidate hoping to call the East Village, Lower East Side and Murray Hill home to his constituents.
[NY Post]

Musician and filmmaker Tony Conrad, who died nearly a year ago, will be remembered this weekend at a Lower East Side memorial, a screening of the documentary he inspired at Anthology Film Archives, and a performance of his compositions at Le Poisson Rouge. [Hyperallergic] Keep Reading »

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Man Rescued from EV Subway Tracks; LES Tupac-Inspired Grub

Watch a Con Ed worker rescue a man from the L train tracks at the Third Avenue station this past Saturday night. [NY Post]

According to the family of Rame Pierluisse—the 13-year-old Bushwick boy who perished following a rooftop fall on March 24—the NYPD has reneged its promise to share a video capturing some of his final moments. [DNA Info]

Following the election, Local Faith Communities of the East Village began hosting interfaith playdates for a few dozen neighborhood kids.
[DNA Info] Keep Reading »

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Neck-Slashing on Bowery; Webster Hall Nabs $35 Million Buyer

Around 10 p.m. last night, police say a 20-something man was slashed in the neck during a fight on Bowery near Stanton Street. He was treated at Bellevue Hospital, and no arrests have been made. [DNA Info]

Late Saturday afternoon inside Ludlow Street brunch spot Libation, police say a man sustained a gash below his ear (that required six stitches) soon after reportedly spitting at a woman. [Bowery Boogie]

A partnership that includes Barclays Center-owning Brooklyn Sports Entertainment purchased Webster Hall for a reported $35 million. [NY Post] Keep Reading »