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Sexual Costumes in Bushwick, Williamsburg’s Two New Parks


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Hate Citi Bikes? Think they’re shiti? Tonight’s your chance to stand up and be heard. The transportation and public safety subcommittee of Community Board 3 will hear concerns about the bike sharing program at tonight’s meeting. [The Lo-Down]

City Council Speaker and mayoral hopeful Christine Quinn called Police Commissioner Ray Kelly directly to get an ambulance to respond to an emergency at a Williamsburg press conference, after Quinn’s 911 call failed to bring help for half an hour. [New York Post] Keep Reading »

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Update on Pike St. Fire, Bushwick Bohemia in the Hamptons

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Last week’s fire on Pike Street rendered 34 adults and 7 children homeless. [The Lo Down]

Hamptons Bohemia, this summer’s annual ArtHamptons fair, will feature a “Bushwick Bohemia” show “contrasting two different artist worlds,” according to curator Andrew Gori. No kidding! [DNA Info] Keep Reading »

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Williamsburg Property Sells For $29 Million, Couple Brings Crib to Brunch

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A Williamsburg property at 65 North Sixth Street has sold for nearly $29 million. The developers plan 28 luxury apartments, 4,000 square feet of retail space and 14 off-street parking spots. [The Real Deal]

Michelin-starred chef Paul Liebrandt will open The Elm tomorrow in Williamsburg’s fancypants King & Grove hotel. [Eater]

Hopefully this won’t happen there: a couple dined at Rosarito’s Fish Shack in Williamsburg with a crib alongside their delightful al fresco feast. [DNAinfo] Keep Reading »

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Woman Goes Topless at Verso, Greenpoint Man Arrested in Flag Burning


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A woman was stabbed late on Monday outside the Jacob Riis house repeatedly with a razor blade. The victim’s estranged husband was arrested late last night. [The Lo-Down]

Get ready, Kent Avenue-ians: L + M Developers paid nearly $20 million for a 40,000 square foot warehouse at 149 Kent Avenue, with plans to erect a seven-story, mostly-residential building – that’s 164 new units plus some retail space on the increasingly circus-like thoroughfare. [The Real Deal] Keep Reading »

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Titus Andronicus Sells Singing Telegrams, ‘Biggest Block Party in East Williamsburg’


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For $50, Patrick Stickles, front-man of the Brooklyn-based rock outfit Titus Andronicus, will deliver a singing telegram right to your door. [The L]

The real-estate upheaval continues on the LES, as two buildings on East Broadway were sold this morning in two separate transactions. [Lo Down] Keep Reading »

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Free Soul Cycling in Williamsburg, Spanish Poet Reborn in Bushwick

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Soul Cycle NYC has launched Williamsburg Local Rides, in which neighborhood residents can take a class for free every Wednesday this summer. [Bedford + Bowery]

The New York Times is “confounded” by a new mural of Spanish poet Federico García Lorca on Stockholm Street in Bushwick. It’s part of the New York Public Library’s “Back Tomorrow” exhibit, closing July 21. [NYT] Keep Reading »

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Hanksy Gets Patriotic; Brookland! Is America’s Hippest Theme Park

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Williamsburg music venue Public Assembly has been undergoing on-site renovations for over a month, but now it looks like the front room may not ever reopen for shows. [BrooklynVegan]

Hanksy, our most lovable graffiti-slash-“street-fartist,” made the Lower East Side a bit more patriotic last night by hanging a series of posters depicting the heads of famous bald celebrities (Patrick Stewart, Walter White, Britney Spears) on the bodies of bald eagles. [Bowery Boogie] Keep Reading »