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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 »

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EV Rocker David Peel Hospitalized; More Fast Food with “McBushwick”

Former John Lennon collaborator and legendary East Village resident David Peel was reportedly hospitalized last week in Virginia following a major heart attack. [EV Grieve]

Seeking help finding the suspect, the NYPD released footage of the man they believe attempted to rape a Bushwick woman in her Greene Avenue apartment early on March 25. [Gothamist/a>]


The number of New York City hate crimes in last month was up 106 percent from March 2015. [DNA Info] Keep Reading »

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Houston Street Welcomes Wowfulls; ‘Younger’ is Bushwick-Bound

In Greenwich Village, restaurateur Silvano Marchetto suffered a broken trachea and was robbed of $1,800 Monday when he was attacked by two men in the lobby of his former restaurant of 41 years, Da Silvano. Police are searching for suspects. [NY Daily News]

Wowfulls, the Smorgasburg veteran purveyors of Hong Kong-style egg waffles, will debut their first brick-and-mortar store today at 309 E. Houston Street. [Gothamist]

Macaron Parlor on St. Mark’s Place has closed in preparation for their upgrade to a larger space on Hester Street. [EV Grieve] Keep Reading »

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Village Pourhouse to Close; Lower East Side Pop-Up Gallery Debuts

An affiliate of real estate broker-cum-investor Raphael Toledano’s Brookhill Properties filed bankruptcy protection Tuesday on collection of 15 East Village addresses.
[The Real Deal]

Locals are trying to raise $250K by June to convert a onetime Wythe Avenue firehouse into a community center. [Brownstoner]

Third Avenue’s Village Pourhouse will reportedly shutter Monday, making way for the music venue E.Vil.
[EV Grieve] Keep Reading »

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Man Found Dead in Chinatown Train Station; MatchaBar Says Goodbye

A man, 28, was reportedly found dead in the East Broadway subway station on Sunday morning around 8:30 a.m. [Bowery Boogie]

Celebrated drag queen legend Sweetie recently passed away from cancer at age 51. A memorial will take place Sunday afternoon at Pangea on Second Avenue. [New Now Next]

Wythe Avenue’s MatchaBar, which is closing after two-and-a-half years in business, will kick off a farewell party Friday night at 10 p.m. [Eater NY] Keep Reading »

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LES Rape Suspect Arrested; Budget Five-Course Dinner in Greenpoint

Robert Adames, 41, was arrested for approximately the 40th time after allegedly attempting to rape a Norfolk Street woman in her apartment on March 3. [NBC NY]

More than $10K has been raised to aid the family of Rame Pierluisse, the 13-year-old boy who fell off a Bushwick roof and died on Friday. [DNA Info]

On the Lower East Side, later this spring the Seward Park Cooperative will vote on whether sell $46.5 million in air rights to real estate agency Ascend Group. [DNA Info]

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Bushwick Teen Falls to Death; 2nd Ave Explosion Site May Be Sold

Residents who are suing their landlord over the 2nd Avenue explosion of two years ago fear that an impending sale will prevent them from receiving settlement money. [NY Post]

A teenager who fell to his death from the roof of a Bushwick building may have believed that he was being chased by police. [NY Daily News]

The former Pfizer site in South Williamsburg will be converted to “upscale religious housing” for Orthodox Jews. [The Real Deal].

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