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Bushwick Man Will Be Sentenced for W-Burg Murder; Eastern Bloc’s Last Bow

On Wednesday, Bushwick resident Bryan Aponte, 22, was convicted of multiple charges, including the 2015 murder of a sheet metal worker in 2015. Aponte will be sentenced later this month to as many as 57 years imprisonment. [DNA Info]

Alphabet City gay bar Eastern Bloc will conclude its 12-year run with a closing party Sunday night at 9 p.m. [EV Grieve]

Ludlow Street designer clothing and accessories shop ODD will soon relocate to Grand Street in Williamsburg. [Bowery Boogie] Keep Reading »

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Bloody Fight at a Bushwick Shelter; Drake Invests in MatchaBar

According to police, two men seeking shelter at Bushwick’s Eddie Harris Residential Facility were hospitalized Tuesday night after one bit off the other’s index finger, prompting a beating.
[Bushwick Daily]

A Bushwick woman who attempted to report a man she regularly sees masturbating in public said she was told by police that doing so would be “a waste of time.” [DNA Info]

Last night, a bar called Fine Time opened in the Central Avenue digs previously occupied by Central Station. [Bushwick Daily]

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LES Gets Living Gallery; Boss Tweed’s Saloon Closes Amid Controversy

The company that owns the garbage truck that recently killed cyclist Neftaly Ramirez in a hit-and-run, Action Carting, has reportedly been responsible for a dozen injuries and four additional pedestrian deaths since 2008. [DNA Info]

Boss Tweed’s Saloon, the Essex Street bar where in July an unconscious woman was locked overnight, was deemed to have 40 police violations and seized last week. [Bowery Boogie]

Bushwick’s The Living Gallery will celebrate the opening of its Lower East Side sibling with festivities next Sunday. [Bushwick Daily] Keep Reading »

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Jared Kushner Takes La Nonna to Court; Unwelcome Opposum Customer in EV Deli

Williamsburg Italian eatery La Nonna Ristorante & Bar and its Trump-adjacent landlord, Kushner Companies, recently filed lawsuits against each other. [NY Daily News]

The Prince Street complex housing the local Louis Vuitton storefront seeks a buyer via shares in a Luxembourg holding company. Projected price tag: up to $80 million. [Crain’s NY]

Yesterday the NYPD Emergency Services Unit escorted an opossum from First Avenue’s Classic Gourmet Deli. Earlier, the animal wandered into neighboring Cosmos Laundrarama. [NY Daily News] Keep Reading »

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Fatal Fall from Williamsburg Loft Bed; Resist with Non-Gendered Haircuts

A Driggs Avenue woman, 28, is believed to have died from a head injury after falling from her loft bed. [DNA Info]

Between Sunday and Wednesday this week, four violent robberies occurred on the Lower East Side, including a cab driver who was punched in the eye and relieved of $25. [DNA Info]

Compared to one year ago, the cost to rent a ground floor retail space has increased by an average of 42 percent Greenpoint, and decreased by an average of 18 percent in Williamsburg. [The Real Deal] Keep Reading »

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Broadway Triangle Protestors Arrested; Chinese Hawaiian Kenpo Academy Moves

Yesterday, police cuffed seven protestors aiming to halt the public hearing concerning a Williamsburg-bound, 1100-unit-plus apartment complex. [DNA Info]

No arrest had been made in the hit-and-run death of cyclist Neftaly Ramirez last week, but police have determined that the garbage truck in question was own by Action Carting. [DNA Info]

NYC Ferry has welcomed more than one million riders since service began along its three routes (East River, the Rockaways, South Brooklyn) in May. [Curbed NY] Keep Reading »

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Williamsburg Fire Under Investigation; LES Playground Updates

The cyclist killed by a trash truck in Greenpoint this weekend has been identified as East Village resident and Paulie Gee’s employee Neftaly “Neffy” Ramirez. [DNA Info]

Yesterday on Graham Avenue, 100+ firefighters quelled a blaze that broke up above Ore Bar. No injuries were reported. [DNA Info]

PDT [Please Don’t Tell]’s Jeff Bell, a seven-year veteran of the East Village cocktail haven, won Bartender of the Year 2017 at this weekend’s Spirited Awards in New Orleans. [Gothamist] Keep Reading »

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Garbage Truck Kills Greenpoint Cyclist; Sleepover in Boss Tweed’s Saloon

By the Greenpoint intersection of Franklin and Noble Streets, a male cyclist, 27, died around 12:30 a.m. Saturday when he was struck by a garbage truck in a hit-and-run. [Gothamist]

An unconscious, underage New Jersey women spent Friday night inside the bathroom of Boss Tweed’s Saloon on Essex Street after the staff accidentally closed the business while she was still inside. [NY Post]

On July 2 near Graham Avenue and Seigel Street, a woman’s purse was stolen along with the $2,900 inside. Police released a photo of the suspect. [DNA Info] Keep Reading »

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LES Protests New Towers; Bushwick Schooling Sticker Shock

On the Lower East Side in less than an hour, elected and community leaders will rally against the construction of three planned skyscrapers. [Bowery Boogie]

Much-loved Schiller’s Liquor Bar will reportedly serve its final customers on Sunday, August 13. [Bowery Boogie]

Bushwick Montessori, which opens in September, is generating criticism for it’s $25K/year tuition. [Bushwick Daily] Keep Reading »

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Videology Takes Landlord to Court; Failed LES Bank Robber in Custody

To avoid eviction, Videology‘s co-owners sued their landlord of six years Tuesday in Brooklyn Supreme Court. [The Real Deal]

A New Jersey man, 22, was arrested yesterday after attempting to rob three Lower East Side banks in 24 hours. [Bowery Boogie]

The landlord of the E. 6th Street building that will house Mayahuel until August wants to then open a comparable bar in its place. [Eater NY] Keep Reading »