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Domino Debate Rages On; More Weekend Train Shutdowns A Comin’

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At a contentious City Council hearing, there was some lively debate about the number of market-rate apartments that the Domino development could bring to Williamsburg. [Crain’s]

Offices for the art website Hyperallergic will relocate from Williamsburg to the Upper East Side later this month now that the web platform has been purchased by Buzzfeed. [Hyperallergic]

On Metropolitan Avenue in Williamsburg, a man stole his date’s phone after she declined to go back to his place. Cops haven’t caught him yet, but they suspect he just wanted to put a ring on it. [NY Observer]
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New Footage of Missing Bushwick Designer; Lindsay Lohan Visits BK Bazaar

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New footage shows missing Bushwick designer Jay Ott walking over the Williamsburg Bridge around 5 a.m. Sunday. [Brooklyn Eagle]

And now another Bushwicker, 15-year old male Casey Chance, is missing. [Free Williamsburg]

Sources tell the Post that an arrest is imminent in the slaying of developer Menachem Stark. [NY Post]
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A Yoga Mat Tribute to Kokie’s; Ludlow Hotel Finally Opening

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Sure enough, Richard Gere was homeless in the East Village last week — as he shot scenes for an upcoming film this week. Time Out of Mind returns to the neighborhood today. [Euro Weekly News]

Police are looking for a bank robber who hit the Popular Community Bank on the Lower East Side, among others. [NY1]

Sean MacPherson’s long in-the-works Ludlow Hotel is aiming for a spring opening. [Hotel Chatter]
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East Village Gets a Tortilleria; New Bookstore For Williamsburg


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Score! The owner of McNally-Jackson is opening a new bookstore in Williamsburg this fall. [NY Times]

The guy who’s trying to make Beastie Boys Square happen took another hit from Community Board 3, so he’s going straight to the City Council. [Complex]

Jay Ott, who can be seen on Missing Person flyers all over town, is a fashion designer who lives in the McKibbin Lofts. [Gothamist] Keep Reading »

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Sweet Chick Gets Booze in Max Fish Space; Wiccan Street Fair Nixed

Stephen Powers at the Strand

New mural by Stephen Powers at The Strand. (Photo: Scott Lynch)

A pedestrian was struck by a vehicle at Cooper Square and East Fifth last night. [NY Post]

In case you haven’t seen the flyers around the East Village and elsewhere, a Bushwick man has gone missing. [Greenpointers]

Sweet Chick has been granted a liquor license for the old Max Fish space. [The Lo-Down]
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El Sombrero Hangs Up Its Hat; Love or Hate the L Train?

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This week’s issue of New York features an Encyclopedia of New York Pop Music featuring downtown acts spanning Pete Seeger to the Moldy Peaches to the Strokes to Lady Gaga, plus a map of bygone venues like Coney Island High.

Speaking of which: at NYU’s Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music, Questlove taught a course on Prince. [Noisey]

El Sombrero, our go-to for to-go margaritas, closed after three decades in business [EV Grieve] Keep Reading »

Location Revealed for St. Marks Bookshop’s Intended New Home

East 10th street. #eastvillage #nyc #newyorkcity #iheartny #imagesforyoursenses

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So this is creepy, but if you’re babysitting a child this coming Wednesday at noon, you can take them to the Sunshine Cinema to see Lars Von Trier’s Nymphonamiac: 1 for free. [Brokelyn]

A man attempting to rape a 51-year-old woman in Chinatown was, thankfully, stopped and arrested. [NY Post]

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Teen Climbs Freedom Tower; Free Macarons; How LaGuardia Might Look, Maybe

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Williamsburg Bridge (Photo: Jenna Marotta)

151 Bowery and its Noho neighbor, 331-333 Broome St., were reportedly purchased for $23.5 million [Curbed]

A 16-year-old evaded security and scaled Freedom Tower’s spire because he thought it’d make a cool picture [NY Post]

This slideshow reveals the disarray left behind in Bushwick by sibling slumlords Joel and Aaron Israel. [Gothamist] Keep Reading »

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Greenpoint Fire Burns for 11 Hours; Beastie Boys Settle with ‘Princess Machine’ Creators

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Take a look at photos from the scary fire that raged all night at a Greenpoint recycling plant. The flames were finally quelled around 6 a.m. Four firefighters suffered minor injuries and there were no fatalities. [Greenpointers]

The Beastie Boys have settled a legal dispute with GoldieBlox, a toy company that used a tweaked version of the rappers’ song “Girls” to promote their “Princess Machine” to, you guessed it, girls. Now, more importantly, where can we get our hands on one of those Princess Machines (asking for a friend)? [NY Daily News]

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Dredging in Greenpoint; Arrest Made in Bodega Robbery; Free Ice Cream

KAWS and David Byrne

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Fashion designer L’Wren Scott was found dead yesterday morning from apparent suicide in her Chelsea apartment. [NY Times]

There was a fire late last night at 279 E. Fourth St. in Alphabet City. [EV Grieve]

This apartment for rent in the East Village features a red bridge suspended over the kitchen. [Curbed]

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