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McCarren Park Pool’s Summer Return; Free Pet Adoption Drive in Greenpoint

Next month, according to the Newtown Creek Alliance, the Kosciuszko Bridge will merely be disassembled and “will not be exploded.” [Gothamist]

Today swim season officially returns to Williamsburg’s McCarren Park Pool. [Free Williamsburg]

Free four-legged friends will be available for adoption this Sunday afternoon at Petland Discounts on Manhattan Avenue. [Greenpointers] Keep Reading »

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Marcus Samuelsson Cooking to Take Brooklyn; Nicki Minaj Filmed in Bushwick

Formerly funds-challenged Swinging Sixties Senior Center and Small World Day Care on Ainslie Street suddenly have a bright future after being purchased last week for $8.55 million. [DNA Info]

One of Harlem’s best-known chefs, Marcus Samuelsson, will open an expansive Greenpoint eatery at a 40-story condominium on India Street. [NY Post]

Local officials disagree about whether a concrete wall is needed to divide Transmitter Park and a Greenpoint Avenue housing development-in-progress. [The Real Deal] Keep Reading »

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Stabbing in Alphabet City; Pier 35 Completion Delayed

Sunday night, an intruder repeatedly stabbed a woman in her home on Avenue B, and took $500. The 31-year-old victim’s injuries are not life-threatening, and the suspect has evaded capture.
[NY Post]

On the Lower East Side, the construction on Pier 35 is now not expected to concluded until Fall 2018. [Bowery Boogie]

The forthcoming Bushwick development on the onetime Rheingold Brewery site will now contain 88 less units of affordable housing than previously projected. [DNA Info] Keep Reading »

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Bushwick Burglar on a Bike; Mini Rex Continues Quest for LES Liquor License

Police believe this cyclist is a serial burglar targeting homes in Bushwick and Ridgewood, Queens. [Gothamist]

More than 500 people have RSVPed to attend a rally called, “Defend the Kosciuszko Bridge from Demo with Wolves & Swords,” which is scheduled to take place on July 11, the day the Greenpoint overpass will be blown up. [Brokelyn]

The proprietors of a karaoke spot that wants to open on Ludlow Street, Mini Rex, will attempt to attempt to obtain a liquor license from the state after being shutdown by Community Board 3. [Bowery Boogie] Keep Reading »

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Berkli Park to Departs LES; Radiohead Filmed in North Brooklyn

The owner of all day breakfast spot Berkli Park has decided to close his Delancey Street business of nearly seven years. [Bowery Boogie]

Greenpoint and Bushwick were the backdrops for “Man of War,” Radiohead’s just-released music video. [Gothamist]

Co-working space AgTech X in Williamsburg boasts “mini farms” where indoor agriculture fans can improve their skills. [Edible Brooklyn]

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Driverless Bushwick Bus Wreaks Havoc; Mayoral Town Hall Highlights

An empty bus that had been left in the wrong gear careened backwards down a Bushwick Street early yesterday morning until it struck a church, along the way hitting 10 parked cars, causing one injury, and resulting in a scary video. [NBC NY]

Yesterday, Devin Brown, 24, was charged with attempted murder stemming from last month when he allegedly beat a 61-year-old woman near Forsyth and Stanton Streets. [DNA Info]

In the East Village, a real estate firm purchased the 12-story building at 200 East 11th Street for $57 million. [The Real Deal]

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Trans Allies to Rally In Bushwick; Bliss Cafe Won’t Outlast June

Queer rights advocates at Bash Back will rally for tolerance Thursday evening in Freedom Triangle Park in response to the beating of two trans women outside a Bushwick liquor store earlier this month. [Gothamist]

The founders of local pizza mini-chain Emily now face a lawsuit from five investors who partnered in the Williamsburg outpost. [Grub Street]

On Bedford Avenue, Bliss Cafe will shutter next week. [Free Williamsburg] Keep Reading »

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Demolition Sought for LES Synagogue; New Oddfellows and Littleneck Locations

A retired police officer who allegedly shot and killed his Greenpoint Avenue neighbor in March, Gene Barrett, will plead guilty, according to his attorney. [DNA Info]

Norfolk Street’s Beth Hamedrash Hagodol Synagogue, the site of a stability-compromising fire five weeks ago, will be demolished if Rabbi Mendel Greenbaum has his way. [The Lo-Down]

Read an update on Market Hall, the 150K-square-foot food hall (and future home of the Essex Street Market) at the now-under-construction Essex Crossing development.
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Construction to Resume at Rivington House; Jeremiah’s Vanishing NY Scribe Comes Forward

Parts of the stop-work order issued 14 months ago against the controversial Rivington House Nursing Home have been lifted, a fact that will surely be addressed at Mayor de Blasio’s local town hall this Wednesday. [NY Post]

It is unclear whether the anti-rape protest scheduled to take place this afternoon in front of David Choe’s Houston Street mural [artnet] will happen now that the work has been painted over. [EV Grieve]

The mystery blogger behind Jeremiah’s Vanishing New York has revealed his identity after 10 years: psychoanalyst and social worker Griffin Hansbury. [The New Yorker] Keep Reading »

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New Store from a Trash and Vaudeville Vet; David Chang’s Kicks for Nike

I Need More Rock & Roll, a new shop from Trash and Vaudeville manager Jimmy Webb, will replace Dressing Room on Orchard Street. [Bowery Boogie]

Chef David Chang partnered with Nike for a $110, limited-edition shoe that will be available Thursday morning at one of his East Village eateries, Fuku, the day before it arrives arrives at the footwear purveyor’s outposts. [Eater NY]

Renderings were releases of a six-story, 95-unit residence planned for part the former Rheingold Brewery site in Bushwick. [Brownstoner] Keep Reading »

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Mayoral Town Hall on Bowery; Returns of the Bushwick Arts Festival and Pizza Fest

Mayor Bill de Blasio will host a town hall this Wednesday at 273 Bowery. To RSVP, call 212-748-0281. [Bowery Boogie]

Backed by local politicians, ShareBetter has established a hotline (646-979-4117) to report negative Airbnb experiences. [NY Daily News]

Nine months after he helped christen his son’s Greenpoint restaurant, Bill Murray unexpectedly dropped by the Dumbo opening of Cecconi’s in Dumbo on Tuesday night. [Page Six] Keep Reading »

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Greenpoint Library Checks Out for 12 Months; $20 Tattoos in Bushwick

According to the state’s Department of Health, most parts of blue crabs found in the Gowanus Canal (an EPA-declared Superfund Site) are safe for certain demographics to eat. [Pardon Me For Asking]

The team behind Avenue A’s Boulton & Watts were approved to take over one Ludlow Street and one Rivington Street establishment currently owned by Rob Shamlian. [Bowery Boogie]

Lower East Side Italian spot Bacaro will welcome a sibling this week when it’s chef/owner, Frank DeCarlo, debuts Barba Bianca on Long Island. [Eater NY] Keep Reading »