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Brooklyn Gets a New Fake Neighborhood; Heartbeet Juicery Opens

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Heartbeet Juicery, which we told you about a few weeks ago, opened yesterday. Juice for everyone! [B+B]

So apparently the neighborhood where Bushwick and Bed-Stuy meet is called “Bedwick.” Will the neighborhood naming madness never end? [Curbed]

A LES resident recently launched Get Off My Bike Lane, in which he documents his tumultuous daily commute to and from Chelsea. [Lo Down]

CVS is coming to East Houston in a big way. [Bowery Boogie]

First Russ & Daughters and now Katz’s is publishing a book. [Zagat]

WSJ did a feature on everyone’s favorite open-air theater experience: Shakespeare in the Parking Lot [WSJ]

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Rheingold Brewery Redevelopment OK'd by CB; Burglaries in North BK

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(Photo: Reeve Jolliffe)

Community Board 4 voted to recommend rezoning for development on the former Rheingold Brewery site behind closed doors. [Bushwick Daily]

Here’s the latest on Jules de Balincourt’s to outsmart the prohibitively expensive local real estate market: he and 75 other Bushwick-based artists may secure lucrative work spaces with pooled funds. [WSJ]

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Jimmy McMillan Endorses Weiner for Mayor; Behold the Ramen Burger

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Summerscreen last night. (Photo: Reeve Jolliffe)

The New Museum sends over a press release announcing plans to put two 36-foot-tall mini skyscrapers on its roof and a 30-foot double-ended vessel on its façade as part of a new exhibit featuring the art of Chris Burden. [New Museum]

Sun Noodle will sell one of Keizo Shimamoto’s awe-inspiring Ramen Burgers to the first 100 customers at Smorgasburg on Saturday. [Gothamist]
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L Train Is Cutting Out Early; Driver in Sidewalk Wreck Pleads Not Guilty

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(Photo: Phillip Kalantzis Cope)

So apparently the L train isn’t going to be running late-nights in August. Guess the whole “city that never sleeps” business doesn’t extend beyond the East River. Dammit. [Brokelyn]

Speaking of the L, The L Magazine named us “best new local blog” in their Best of Brooklyn issue (yep, shameless plug). Aww, thanks, guys! [The L]
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House Fire On Graham Avenue; ‘theArtisan’ Coming to Williamsburg

(Photo: Anthony Pappalardo)

(Photo: Anthony Pappalardo)

A fire broke out at 293 Graham Avenue in Williamsburg this afternoon. The three-story residential building appeared to sustain little damage, although 60 firefighters responded, prompting one bystander to ask, “Is this a show of force? Show those fires what they’re up against?” An FDNY spokesperson told Bedford + Bowery the fire was placed under control at 4:45 p.m., about a half-hour after it began. Its cause is currently under investigation.

City public advocate Bill de Blasio rocketed into second place in the latest mayoral poll. Sure, it could be a sign that New Yorkers are tired of Anthony “Danger Zone” Weiner’s cock-shot proclivities, but might Blasio’s open courting of “the Williamsburg vote” have something to do with his rise? [Daily Intelligencer] Keep Reading »

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Bushwick Home Goes For Over a Mil, Williamsburg Pads Sell For $2.5M a Pop

Roberta's Bushwick Block Party 2013: Watermelons

(Photo: Scott Lynch)

Alt-Brooklynites from near and far got together this weekend at the Bushwick Block Party and, well… did all the things they normally do except packed tightly together and with more boas and double-dutch than normal. You can see photos such as the one above in Bedford + Bowery’s Flickr pool. Gothamist also has coverage.

Remember earlier this month when an East Village couple made the to pay $1 million for a rough-around-the-edges apartment in Bed-Stuy? Well, now the seven-figure-buyers club has spread to Bushwick – where a free-standing home was sold for over $1.2 million. The purchase on Bushwick Avenue is thought to be a new neighborhood record. [Brownstoner]

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Dressler and DuMont Owner Found Dead, Max Fish’s Goodbye Party Tonight

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

Sad news: Colin Devlin, chef and owner of beloved Williamsburg restaurants Dressler and DuMont, was found dead in his car near a Pennsylvania cemetery on Thursday afternoon after having apparently shot himself. [Wall Street Journal]

In sad news of a different sort, Max Fish is hosting its farewell party tonight. Come say goodbye. [The Lo Down] Keep Reading »

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St. Jerome’s Says Farewell, Man Seeks Hipster for Mooning

Brooklyn Bike Park, Domino Sugar Factory lot

(Photo: Scott Lynch)

Shiti Bike indeed? A software glitch earlier this month temporarily exposed the account information of over 1,000 Citi Bike members. A bumbling attempt to contain the damage was distinguished by the sending of error-riddled letters to those whose info may have been compromised. Cue the Yakety Sax. [Gothamist]

Everyone’s talking about rent regulation these days, it seems, and the New York Times is on it. [New York Times] Keep Reading »