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Drunk Driver Hurts Bushwick Pedestrians; W-Burg Liquor Shop Robbed

Early Monday morning, at least six pedestrians were injured when a drunk driver careened onto a sidewalk near Halsey Street and Wilson Avenue. [ABC 7 NY] Driver Naquan Ricks, 23, was arrested after crashing his car into a nearby fence. [Gothamist]

A Soho food cart vendor was hospitalized this weekend after being attacked by three competitors, who were charged with gang larceny assault. [ABC 7 NY]

Grand Street’s Ming Star Liquor was held up Monday evening by an armed man who made off with $1,500. [DNA Info] Keep Reading »

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Manager Implicated in EV Explosion Dies; Restoration Planned for La MaMa

Building manager Michael Hrynenko Jr., who was indicted alongside his mother after two of her Second Avenue properties were destroyed in the Spring 2015 gas line explosion, died at age 31 from an unknown cause. [EV Grieve]

Paperwork has been submitted to fully restore landmarked 74 East 4th Street, the site of La MaMa Experimental Theater Club. [Off the Grid]

Developers hope to build a six-story, 12-unit residence at 330 Grand Street on the Lower East Side. [NY Yimby] Meanwhile, Randall’s Barbecue is vying to replace Shalom Chai Pizza at 359 Grand Street. [The Lo-Down] Keep Reading »

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Motorcyclist Dies in Bushwick Crash; Greenpoint Stabbing Suspect Arrested

Just before 3 a.m. yesterday, Habib Doukoure, a 30-year-old riding a motorcycle, fatally collided with a bread truck on Bushwick’s Arion Place. [DNA Info]

Police arrested Gary Correa, 19, yesterday for murdering Greenpoint actor and playwright George Carroll as he walked through the neighborhood on August 18. [NY Post]

East Village establishments Coup and Sushi on Jones are just two of the city’s food and drink spots raising money for Hurricane Harvey relief efforts. [Eater NY] Keep Reading »

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Bushwick Church Blaze; Greenpoint Hospital to Become Affordable Housing

Steven Dym, a 56-year-old CEO of a property management company with clients in the East Village and Soho, killed his wife, daughter and himself last week in their Westchester home.
[NY Post]

No one was injured but Bushwick’s Mt. Paran Baptist Church was mostly destroyed in a fire yesterday morning caused by faulty electrical wiring. [DNA Info]

During a town hall last night, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced plans to convert the decommissioned Greenpoint Hospital into 300 to 600 units of affordable housing. [NY Post] Keep Reading »

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Man Freed from W-Burg Sinkhole; New Digs for LES Pizza and Hosh Yoga

Earlier this month in Alphabet City, a 62-year-old woman was kicked to the ground by two men who then stole her purse. [DNA Info]

On Myrtle Avenue in Williamsburg yesterday, a man was rescued after his leg became trapped in a small sinkhole. [ABC 7 NY]

Victoria Cambranes, who was born in Greenpoint to Polish and Guatemalan immigrants, created the Progress for All Party and is waiting to hear whether she’ll be permitted to run for the District 33 City Council seat. [DNA Info] Keep Reading »

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Fat Baby and Croxley Ales Are Finished; Jimmy’s No. 43 Could Be Next

President Obama’s former associate director of public engagement, Ronnie Cho, is running for the City Council’s District 2 in hopes of representing his East Village neighbors. [Town & Village]

The Washington Square Association is critical of Chinese artist Ai Weiwei’s forthcoming NYC public art project, which will include installing a temporary fence under the Washington Square arch. [Washington Square Park Blog]

East Village bar and restaurant Jimmy’s No. 43 has been closed for three weeks and requires a financial backer to reopen. [Gothamist] Keep Reading »

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White Supremacist Graffiti on E. Broadway Synagogue; Clayworks to Close

Yesterday, city council member Margaret Chin painted over KKK vandalism that recently appeared on East Broadway’s Beth Hachasidim DePolen synagogue. [Bowery Boogie] An Upper West Side church was also tagged with a swastika last week. [NY Post]

East 9th Street ceramics shop Clayworks will shutter in mid-September after 43 years. [Jeremiah’s Vanishing NY]

Parker Posey’s former one-bedroom co-op on E. 10th Street was purchased by fellow actor Alexander Skarsgärd for $2.3 million. [LLNYC] Keep Reading »

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Fatal Bushwick Gallery Altercation; Creep Pushes Woman onto EV Subway Platform

Bushwick bike messenger Curtis Valentine, 32, died Saturday after sustaining a head injury at a Head Too Heavy Gallery exhibit honoring artists who died of drug overdoses. [DNA Info] Police are investigating the reported brawl that left Valentine with a cracked skull. [NY Daily News]

Tuesday night, a 49-year-old New Jersey woman who works at an East Village nail salon was shoved onto the Second Avenue F train platform by a man who whispered, “Maybe we’ll die together.” She survived and received 16 stitches. [ABC 7]

A client who rented The Muse circus school’s Moffat Street space for a month now threatens its existence by neglecting to pay the bill. Thus a $30K Indiegogo campaign is underway. [Brokelyn] Keep Reading »

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The Village Voice Forgoes Print; Slipper Room Benefit for Charlottesville

Village Voice owner Michael Barbey announced yesterday that the 62-year-old paper’s free, weekly print edition will cease publication, but the website will continue. [Variety]

Musicians and comedians raised money for victims of the Charlottesville terrorism attack last night at The Slipper Room. [Brooklyn Vegan]

Bond Street tool and die shop Etna shuttered after serving customers for 71 years. [Gothamist] Keep Reading »

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Greenpoint Stabbing Suspect Named; Parm is Coming to Barclay’s Center

Police are looking for Bushwick Houses resident Gary Correa, 19, who they believe fatally stabbed actor/playwright George Carroll on Friday night in Greenpoint. [DNA Info] More than $18K has already been raised for Carroll’s wife, Christina, via GoFundMe. [NY Post]

Summer high school interns from Hell’s Kitchen and Williamsburg located a dozen previously forgotten “colored” graves (circa 1858) in Green-Wood Cemetery. [DNA Info]

Brooklyn for Bernie Sanders and Black Lives Matter of Greater New York were two sponsors of an anti-Nazi rally that took place near McGolrick Park on Friday. [Greenpointers] Keep Reading »

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Deadly Stabbing in Greenpoint; EV Woman Allegedly Raped by Her Uber Driver

While walking with his wife Friday night, Greenpoint resident George Carroll was fatally stabbed on Monitor Street by a stranger. No arrests have been made. [NY Post]

Police say a sleeping East Village woman in an Uber was taken to the driver’s Queens apartment and raped early Thursday. Later the victim was examined at Bellevue Hospital, and police now have a suspect. [Gothamist]

East Village DJ Darren Keen was arrested, charged with criminal mischief and released from custody Friday evening after breaking an E. 8th Street apartment window draped in the Confederate flag. [DNA Info] Keep Reading »