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Hyper-Gentrification vs. Super Gentrification; How to Squat in NYC

Nelson Mandela

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Congrats to Lower East Sider Spike Jonze, who took home the Oscar for Best Original Screenplay last night. [B+B Twitter]

On hyper-gentrification, super gentrification and the third wave of gentrification. [Jeremiah’s Vanishing NY]

Gothamist uses the closing of Williamsburg’s Supercore to ponder gentrification some more. [Gothamist]
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Human Hamster Wheel in Williamsburg; Boozy Laundromat in East Village

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The Times discovers Bushwick. It’s “a haven for artists, newly minted college graduates, working-class families and freelancers of all stripes, and this shows in its hangouts, which are often whimsical, generally easier on the wallet than their Manhattan counterparts and, as of late, surprisingly sophisticated.” [NY Times]

“Don’t Hate on Hipsters – Williamsburg has its charms.” [Brooklyn Eagle]

James Murphy’s espresso blend: a taste test. [Gothamist] Keep Reading »

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Deepak Chopra Scores $14.5M Pad; Spin Doctors Drummer Sells $4M Duplex

Pulino's, now with more love

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The drummer for the Spin Doctors is selling his East Village duplex, which comes with a recording studio, for $3.995 million. [NY Post]

Meanwhile, Deepak Chopra just picked up a $14.5 million unit in the Delos building on East 11th. [NY Post]

Here’s the audio of Spike Lee’s rant about gentrification. [Daily Intel]
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James Murphy Releases Espresso Blend; Spike Lee On ‘Motherfucking Hipsters’

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(Photo: Phillip Kalantzis Cope, on Flickr)

You can finally drink James Murphy of LCD Soundsystem‘s espresso blend at the newest location of Blue Bottle. [Grub Street]

City Councilmember Antonio Reynoso says he’s “not anti-development. I’m anti-irresponsible development, which is what we see in Williamsburg.” [Commercial Observer]

Spike Lee doesn’t like it when “”m—-f—–g hipsters” come into neighborhoods like Bushwick and change the name to East Williamsburg. “These Williamsburg m—–f—–s are changing the names,” he told a crowd at Pratt. [NY Daily News]

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Bushwick Is Becoming A Foodie Haven; Inside a Dilapidated Synagogue

Peanut Loves Tenny and Poky

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A woman was shot in the chest in a Bushwick building Sunday. [NY Daily News]

Police have released video of a man who allegedly assaulted a man in Williamsburg and robbed him of his phone on New Years. [DNA Info]

A look inside the historic but dilapidated Beth Hamedrash Hagadol Synagogue on the LES. [Curbed]

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Greenpoint Ferry Update; Rosie Perez Remembers Her Bushwick Days

God Hates Kittens

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Operators say busted anchor posts were responsible for the Greenpoint ferry ramp collapse, and there’s no telling when service will return. [NY Daily News]

Williamsburg’s latest luxury building features canvas wall coverings hand painted by artist Sebastian Vargas. [Curbed]

Inside William Scott Benoit’s home in a historic East Village synagogue. [Wall Street Journal]
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L Train Gets Yarn Bombed; Williamsburg’s Of-the-Moment Luxury Building

Above: Watch London Kaye yarn bomb the L train. [Animal]

The Lower East Side is among the neighborhoods with the most cases of binge drinking. Duh. [DNA Info]

Interior shots of sculptor Walter De Maria’s cavernous home in an East Village substation, which just hit the market for $25 million. [Curbed]
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Meet Peter Pan’s Regulars; A Smoothie Made From American Apparel Shirts

Watch the above video and meet the regulars at Peter Pan Donut in Greenpoint. [via Eater]

And then meet the woman who makes all of Veselka‘s 100-gallon batches of borscht. [New Yorker]

A Bushwick pet store remains open even though its its owner was arrested for his alleged involvement in a cockfighting ring. [NY Daily News]
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Ben Shaoul Sued By Parents; East Village May Lose Another Record Store

Pawel Althamer: Draftsmen's Congress, at the New Museum

Here’s what museum goers have put on the walls at Pawel Althamer’s exhibit at the New Museum. (Photo: Scott Lynch)

Notorious East Village real estate developer Ben Shaoul is getting sued by his own parents, who allege almost $50 million in damages. [The Real Deal]

Williamsburg had the most AirBnb rentals last year. [NY Daily News]

The space that has long held Sounds record shop on St. Marks recently hit the market. [Wall Street Journal]
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Remembering Hudson of Feature Inc.; Developers Blew $248 Million in Williamsburg

Army of One: !!!! Sold Paintings; Kuma

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Jerry Saltz remembers Hudson. The owner of Feature Inc. was among the first to exhibit the art of Takashi Murakami, Raymond Pettibon, Tom Friedman, Richard Kern, and many others. [Vulture]

Developers bought nearly $2 billion worth of Brooklyn land last year. Williamsburg saw the most property trades with 40 development transactions comprised of 74 properties totaling $284 million. [Real Estate Weekly]

An 80-year-old woman was struck and killed while crossing Manhattan Avenue. [Brooklyn Paper]
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New Renderings for Whole Foods Williamsburg; Surprise! Surprise! Closing

Centre-Fuge Public Art Project, Cycle 14: Foxx Face

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A woman was hospitalized after being struck by a Department of Education truck on Williamsburg’s Grand Street. [DNA Info]

A “new high-end residential building on an emerging corridor in Williamsburg” is coming to Grand Street. [BuzzBuzz Home]

New renderings for the Williamsburg location of Whole Foods. [Brownstoner]
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Cockfighting Ring Busted in Bushwick; NYU Student’s $4.5 Million Pad

Centre-Fuge Public Art Project, Cycle 14: Michael DeNicola, RIP Philip Seymour Hoffman

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As you can see above, the latest cycle of CentreFuge on East First Street features a tribute to Philip Seymour Hoffman.

Authorities broke up a cockfighting ring that was allegedly based out of a Bushwick pet store. [NY Post]

Neighbors want to landmark the building set to contain Soho House‘s controversial Ludlow Street location. [Curbed]

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