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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.
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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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Arrest in Lower East Side Beating; Sentencing in Williamsburg Gang Assault

Two people from Woodside, Queens were arrested for allegedly beating a man during a fight that spilled out of Pianos. [DNAinfo]

A 24-year-old was sentenced to four years in prison for a 2013 incident in which members of Williamsburg’s Shomrim Safety Patrol beat a man until he lost sight in one eye. [DNAinfo]

Developers have scaled back a 12-story building that was going to replace the old Stuyvesant post office in the East Village. [DNAinfo]

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Police Shoot Pitbulls in Bushwick; Greenpoint Is ‘Land of $14 Hamburger’

Police officers shot and killed two pitbulls that were mauling a 50-year-old man outside a Bushwick bodega. [NY Daily News via Gothamist]

Local shopkeepers are fighting to stay put as Greenpoint becomes the “land of the $14 hamburger.” [DNAinfo]

Prosecutors will push for additional charges against the ex-cop accused of shooting a Greenpoint neighbor in the head. [DNAinfo]

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The Stone Relocates to New School; ABC No Rio Demolition Begins

Just in time for International Women’s Day, the East Village has been blanketed in posters featuring Donald Trump’s “grab them by the pussy” quote. [Jeremiah’s Vanishing NY]

Next year, John Zorn’s East Village venue The Stone will move to the New School’s Glass Box Theater on West 13th St. [Village Voice]

East Village longtimer San Loco has expanded to Bushwick. [Brownstoner]

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