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Bushwick Is Becoming A Foodie Haven; Inside a Dilapidated Synagogue

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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

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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

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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

(Photo: Scott Lynch)

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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A Rezoning For Bushwick?; Push For a New School On the LES

Maya Hayuk does the Bowery Wall: Pigeons

Looks like Maya Hayuk’s Bowery wall mural has already been tagged.(Photo: Scott Lynch)

Councilman Antonio Reynoso is working on a rezoning proposal that would prevent Williamsburg-esque high rises from taking root in Bushwick. [Brooklyn Paper]

Elected officials are pushing for the DOE to consider putting a school at Essex Crossing. [The Lo-Down]

Check out a Lower East Side salt shed in action. [Gizmodo]
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Anti-Gay Attack in East Village; Beastie Boys Square Is Back in Play

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Police say three men participated in an anti-gay attack on a 27-year-old on East 15th Street and First Avenue. [NBC NY]

After what looked like a permanent setback, it looks like Beastie Boys Square will be reconsidered by Community Board 3. [Complex]

A look inside the former Pfizer building, now the “creative epicenter of Brooklyn’s food scene.” [Curbed]
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Williamsburg Rental Building Fetches $40M; Mission Cantina Does Burritos

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A recently built Williamsburg residential building, near the Domino Sugar Factory, just sold for about $40 million. [Crain’s]

A historic synagogue on East 14th Street is for sale for $14 million and preservationists want to see it landmarked. [Off the Grid]

Witnesses say a city snowplow caused a water main break at Clinton and East Broadway. [The Lo-Down]
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Alleged East Village Rapist Pleads Not Guilty; Cabin in a Bushwick Loft

Skaters Under the Manhattan Bridge (Film) (I)

(Photo: Joey Ahram)

The hunt for Philip Seymour Hoffman’s drug dealers led cops to a Mott Street apartment where they busted four people after finding a “mother lode” of heroin, per the . According to an online heroin review site cited by Brooklyn Paper, Ace of Spades — the dealer of which police are still searching for — could be found on the streets of Williamsburg as recently as last month.

A San Loco employee who’s accused of raping a woman in her East Village apartment says she gave him permission to follow her home and the sex was consensual. [NY Post]

More about House of Yes’s plans to reopen — with a full-fledged bar and restaurant. [Bushwick Daily]
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