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Steve Croman is Rikers-Bound; Gin Ice Cream Flights

Yesterday landlord Steve Croman—whose 140 New York City buildings include several in the East Village and on the Lower East Side—plead guilty yesterday to mortgage and tax fraud. He will pay a $5 million settlement and spend a year in Rikers Island. [NY Daily News]

A 13-story Grove Street building’s sponsor will sell 65 percent of its stakes.
[Brownstoner]

The MIXER Reading & Music Series will take place for the first time tonight at Bushwick’s Our Wicked Lady, following a 10-year run at now-closed Cake Shop. [Bushwick Daily] Keep Reading »

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Police Search for Bushwick Killer; Custom Boob Portraits

Following the murder of Terrell Ortiz—a 26-year-old Bushwick resident—early Friday evening near the intersection of Broadway and Lawton Street, police are circulating security footage of his alleged assailant. [Bushwick Daily]

Collaborators on the forthcoming hotel-condominium at 215 Chrystie Street refinanced the project with a loan exceeding $173 million. [The Real Deal]

The East Village Croxley Ales outpost will change ownership and be helmed by the team behind Lower Manhattan’s two Triona’s bars. [EV Grieve] Keep Reading »

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Macing on W-Burg Subway; Molly’s Milk Truck in Bushwick

In late May while an L train was stopped at Bedford Avenue, police allege this woman instigated an argument with a man over his coughing, and proceeded to Mace him before bolting from the scene. [DNA Info]

Per Manhattan Supreme Court filings, Maria Hrynenko—the landlord facing manslaughter charges for the Spring 2015 gas line explosion on 2nd Avenue—contends that the true responsible party is the management company who installed gas meters at one of her three properties. [NY Post]

On Knickerbocker Avenue, Hoboken-originating Molly’s Milk Truck has opened a storefront serving up a menu by a Per Se veteran. [DNA Info] Keep Reading »

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Bushwick Teen’s Murder Spurs Lawsuit; Brooklyn Film Festival Begins Tonight

The death of Sergio Reyes—the 18-year-old Bushwick student who was killed by police in February after holding up a local bodega with a fake gun—has sparked a soon-to-be-filed $10 million lawsuit brought forth by his relatives. [DNA Info]

In his Wednesday court appearance, the teenage boy who allegedly set fire to Norfolk Street’s Beth Hamedrash Hagadol synagogue last month was reportedly not charged with committing any crimes. [NY Post]

On Wednesday, a Community Board 3 committee will host a public forum on E. 12th Street to hear arguments for and against establishing a special district, meaning that that there would be the possibility of capping the number of new bars and restaurants to encourage the emergence of other types of businesses. [EV Grieve] Keep Reading »

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Violence on the Q Train; Serial W-Burg Apartment Thief

A 24-year-old woman first confronted with homophobic slurs then sustained a concussion and a broken eye socket after being assaulted by a man on the Q train near DeKalb Avenue late last month. The assailant, 27, was arrested on multiple charges but released without bail. [NY Daily News]

In May, the man in this surveillance video allegedly stole a bicycle, backpacks and other belongings from a pair of Williamsburg apartment buildings. [DNA Info]

Paperwork has been submitted to construct a pair of eight-unit apartment buildings on Decatur Street in Bushwick. [Yimby] Keep Reading »

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Deluge of Domino Sugar Applicants; Grateful Dead Anniversary Concert

Eighty-seven thousand hopefuls applied for 104 affordable-housing apartments at 325 Kent Avenue, the first of the repurposed former Domino Sugar Factory buildings. [The Real Deal]

Grateful Dead cover band Ice Petal Flowers will perform a free show Thursday afternoon in Tompkins Square Park to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Jerry Garcia & Co.’s first live set. [EV Grieve]

Two listening parties for Planetarium—the new album from Sufjan Stevens, Nico Muhly and others—will take place Monday evening at the Lower Eastside Girls Club. [Brooklyn Vegan] Keep Reading »

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Elderly LES Cyclist Dies; Previewing 325 Kent Ave

A 74-year-old Lower East Side woman died from injuries sustained when her bicycle was doored on E. 20th Street. [Town & Village]

The Times published a recent piece making the case for Williamsburg residents to stay in the neighborhood during the forthcoming 15-month L train hiatus. [NY Times]

Designer Lindsey Thornburg will forgo her eponymous Orchard Street shop for an appointment-only successor in Chelsea. [Bowery Boogie] Keep Reading »

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Fire at Artichoke Basille’s Pizza; Astor Place Shake Shack

Early this morning, a fire originated inside the walls of the first Artichoke Basille’s Pizza on E. 14th Street, spreading to apartments above before firefighters were able to quell the blaze. [EV Grieve]

A man seated near the intersection of Norfolk and Rivington Street’s received a two-inch gash on the chin from a random passerby one week ago, per police. [DNA Info]

Shake Shack signed a lease at 51 Astor Place, where it is expected to debut later this year. [NY Post] Keep Reading »

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Pudge Knuckles vs. Kushner Companies; Samy Mafar’s Latest LES Buy

A former Trump Model who now co-owns Pudge Knuckles in Williamsburg claims the coffee shop is being evicted by it’s landlord, the real estate company owned by Jared Kushner’s family. [Gothamist]

On Houston Street, the 13-story Jones LES luxury rental building was sold to Samy Mahfar and his business partners for $61 million.
[The Real Deal]

At least three stenciled, misspelled, Neo Nazi slogans have recently been spray-painted on East Village sidewalks. [EV Grieve] Keep Reading »

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Rally for Loft Law Reform; Falafel Guys Money Woes

The married owners of the recently-closed East Village spot Joe and Misses Doe will helm Georges Vongerichten’s soon-to-open Fire Island eatery. [EV Grieve]

Local politicians and advocates will lead a rally Thursday night in Greenpoint for a better citywide Loft Law. That same night, a new exhibition space, the Batu Museum, will debut at Grand Street’s Shin Gallery. [Art F City]

At Falafel Guys on Rivington Street, the new owner (an immigrant from Bangladesh), is trying to quickly cobble together $10K for plumbing upgrades. [Bowery Boogie] Keep Reading »

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Peter Luger Steakhouse Lawsuit; Proposed Carpool Lane on the W-Burg Bridge

Last week, the team behind the 130-year-old Peter Luger Steakhouse in Williamsburg sued the owner of Carl von Luger Steak and Seafood in Scranton, Pennsylvania for copyright infringement. [Reuters]

The current iteration of Webster Hall will reportedly close during the second week of August. [EV Grieve]

In a meeting Friday at MTA headquarters, a Williamsburg Bridge high-occupancy vehicle lane was presented as an option to help alleviate some of the commuting inconvenience caused by the upcoming 15-month L train shutdown. [NY Daily News]

Starting today on Metropolitan Avenue property previously occupied by White Castle, 16 subsidized units at a forthcoming 81-apartment residence are available via a housing lottery. [Brokelyn]

Allen Street Peruvian eatery Baby Brasa recently debuted a second, larger outpost on Seventh Avenue. [Eater NY]

Scroll through a virtual college from last week’s 1th annual Dance Parade and Festival, which snaked through the East Village. [Gothamist]

Tour the new multi-million dollar apartments now occupying the former site of a Houston Street pentecostal church. [Curbed NY]

Night of Joy and Extra Fancy in Williamsburg made this round-up of “10 Brooklyn bars to impress your Tinder date with this summer.” [Brokelyn]