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LES Airbnb Host Fined; Butcher Bar LES Arrives Tomorrow

An East Village resident was fined for charging $446/night for her city-subsidized apartment on Airbnb. [NY Daily News]

Greenpoint food and event space Glasserie has been temporary closed by the city’s Department of Buildings. [Eater NY]

Chef Damon Wise—a recent transplant from South Carolina after years of working in NYC—returned back to the South (Atlanta) after helming Greenpoint eatery Sauvage for four months. [Eater NY] Keep Reading »

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Mailman Vandalizes Property and Slaps Cops in EV; W-Burg Shop Sues Starbucks

Yesterday afternoon, a dead man was found floating in the East River near 14th Street. Police believe he was 24 years old and homeless. [Town & Village]

According to new details released by the Brooklyn District Attorney, when 26-year-old off-duty police officer Stefan Hoyte crashed into a car on the Williamsburg Bridge in mid-March, he was driving 111 miles per hour. The crash killed another car passenger, Amanda Miner, who was celebrating her 21st birthday that evening. [Bowery Boogie]

A mailman made three visits to an E. 14th Street medical marijuana dispensary Saturday, ultimately kicking in the door and hitting the pair of cops who arrested him. [Gothamist] Keep Reading »

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Police Seeking LES Groper; Old Monk Will Land in EV

David Green, 33, turned himself into police after allegedly shooting and killing Byron Elder, 22, Saturday afternoon on Scholes Street.
[DNA Info]

Police are looking to for Victor Colon, 60, who allegedly sexually assaulted multiple women between Sunday and Monday.
[Bowery Boogie]

On Saturday, current and former tenants of rancor-inspiring landlord Raphael Toledano, 27, protested outside his Upper West Side home. [EV Grieve] Keep Reading »

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Last Month for the Roebling Tea Room; Brooklyn Barge Season Starts

City Councilman Rafael Espinal, who represents Bushwick and other neighborhoods, wants the Housing Preservation and Development commission to release yearly reports on where bedbug infestations have been reported, which New Yorkers could chart on an online map. [ABC 7 NY]

Williamsburg brunch destination Roebling Tea Room will shutter on May 29, concluding a 12-year run. [Gothamist]

A 45-seat Mediterranean eatery, Cervo’s, will soon run the kitchen at 43 Canal Street, formerly the first Pies ‘n’ Thighs. [Eater NY] Keep Reading »

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Brooklyn Flea on the Move; Two New EV Noodle Spots

Family members of a man who died in the Spring 2017 East Village gas line explosion are lobbying to name a pair of streets in the victims’ honor.
[DNA Info]

Brooklyn Flea has concluded its tenure at East River State Park after just a month and is seeking new digs. [Brooklyn Paper]

A bi-level Mexican restaurant, Dos Cientos, is vying to fill Allen Street’s vacated Preserve 24 space. [Bowery Boogie] Keep Reading »

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Reduced L Train Service in May; New Restaurant and Bar at Union Square’s Hyatt

During the first and last weekends of May, there will be no L train service from Brooklyn to Manhattan. [DNA Info]

Williamsburg residents are voicing their concerns about the DNA Info]

Two additional dining and drinking destinations, Bowery Road and The Library of Distilled Spirits, debuted inside the Hyatt Union Square on Fourth Avenue. [NY Daily News] Keep Reading »

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Target Signs LES Lease; Williamsburg Roof Collapse

On Friday afternoon, a 22-year-old man was shot and killed in a Williamsburg courtyard. [NY Daily News]

In yesterday’s pre-dawn hours, a Lower East Side man at home was pistol-whipped and robbed of his wallet and electronics by four masked assailants. Police have thus far made no arrests. [CBS NY]

A residential building at the intersection of Bedford Avenue and Wilson Street was evacuated Friday when the roof partially collapsed. No one suffered injuries. [News 12 Brooklyn] Keep Reading »

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Reduced-Price Ferry Rides; Live Like an Olympian in the EV

Next week the East River Ferry will be rechristened NYC Ferry, providing riders with considerable cheaper fares. [DNA Info]

Monday night in the East Village, office-seekers for City Council Districts 1 and 2 will discuss local preservation initiatives. [EV Grieve]

Snowboarder and two-time gold medalist Shaun White is selling his E. 13th Street penthouse (in a building with a rooftop pool) for $2.8 million. [NY Post] Keep Reading »

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Secret Project Robot Reopening; McDonald’s Rankles Bushwick Artists

Monday night on Banker Street, a 26-year-old woman claims she was raped by two men inside a portable toilet. Two men were questioned by police yesterday for allegedly stealing her cellphone, but they were not arrested due to “inconsistencies” in the woman’s account. Now, however, the office of Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez is investigating the case more seriously. [DNA Info]

Secret Project Robot, the Bushwick DIY space that shuttered in late Summer 2016 due to rising rents, will be back in business one week from tonight at 1186 Broadway. [Bushwick Daily]

Artists from The Bushwick Collective allege that McDonald’s used their murals in a corporate video without seeking permission or providing payment. The fast food retailer will soon open an outpost in the neighborhood. [Bushwick Daily] Keep Reading »

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Union Square Welcomes Caitlyn Jenner; LES Welcomes Galerie Perrotin

The New York State Senate Health Committee halted progress on the “Rivington Act,” a bill aimed at preventing another nursing home closure like the one Rivington House witnessed in 2015.
[DNA Info]

Williamsburg and Lower East Side landlords are being accused off denying cooking gas to low-income and rent-stabilized tenants in hopes of forcing them from the buildings.
[Gothamist] Keep Reading »

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Ire Over a Possible Transmitter Park Eatery; Bowery-Bound Beer Garden

In Greenpoint, the WNYC Transmitter Park volunteers, who want the city to turn an empty building on the premises into a botanical learning center, were dismayed Thursday when the Parks Department instead began soliciting proposals for a (liquor license optional) restaurant.
[DNA Info]

Police patrolling Bushwick seem to be increasingly less hospital to ephemera-selling street vendors. [Bushwick Daily]

Adelina’s on Greenpoint Avenue will host a $50, five-course vegan dinner tonight, with the proceeds benefitting Woodstock Animal Sanctuary. Tickets available here. [Greenpointers] Keep Reading »

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Hell Square Squabble; Domino Park’s Projected Reopening

Satish Patel, owner of the weeks-old JuiceGo on E. 9th Street, died on April 10.
[EV Grieve]

Multiple people were involved in a violent, post-concert altercation that was captured on video last night outside The DL on Ludlow Street, which came nearly a year after a similar fight made headlines. [Bowery Boogie]

Friday night a pedestrian on Henry Street suffered left arm and leg injuries when he was struck by a vehicle. [Bowery Boogie] Keep Reading »