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Crown Heights Is the ‘New Williamsburg,’ East New York Is the ‘Next Bushwick’

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Is East New York the “next Bushwick”? [Untapped Cities]

And is Crown Heights the “new Williamsburg”? [Curbed]

The owners of the Jarmulowsky Bank building have decided to restore its dome as they convert it into a hotel managed by Ace. [The Lo-Down]
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NYPD Seeks NYU Student's Shroom Dealer; Carmellini Takes Former Peels Space

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The NYPD are looking for the drug dealer who, they say, provided shrooms to Titan Lee-Hai before he plunged from an NYU dorm. [DNA Info]

A faux ConEd bill collector is getting Williamsburg shopkeepers to turn over bundles of cash. [Brooklyn Paper]

In Greenpoint, a 25-year-old is accused of jumping off his moped to bash strangers with a metal pipe. [Brooklyn Paper]
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NYU Student ‘Not in His Senses’ Before Fall; Rally For Pedestrian Safety in BK

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A police source tells the Post that NYU freshman Titan Lee-Hai was high on mushrooms when he plunged from the roof of Third North. A fellow student says that Lee-Hai, who was clearly “not in his senses,” punched him in the face shortly before the fatal fall. [NYP, NY Daily News]

Rapping under the name Trizzykid, the Trinidadian had built a substantial following of fans, and was remembered fondly. [NY Observer]

200 people gathered in Bushwick to mourn traffic fatalities and rally for safer streets. [The Weekly Nabe]

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$1.7M Missing From Stark’s Account; Zosia Mamet’s $1M Home

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Court records show that $1.7 million was “improperly removed” from a bank account belonging to Menachem Stark, the slain Williamsburg developer. [NY Daily News, NY Times]

Zosia Mamet of Girls dropped a cool million on a fixer-upper in Bushwick [Daily Mail]

Twitter, which was rumored to be considering a move to 51 Astor, is moving to Chelsea instead. [NY Post]
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City Drops Suit Against Williamsburg Shops; Vogue‘s Greenpoint Guide

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The city has agreed to drop its discrimination case against Williamsburg shops accused of enforcing dress codes to keep away women and non-Orthodox men. [NY Times]

With the death of his victim, the bail of the man alleged to have struck an East Village florist while drunk and high has been upped to $1 million. [NY Post]

In the wake of a hit-and-run accident last year, the DOT has proposed slowdown measures for Kent Avenue. [NY Daily News]
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Sasheer Zamata’s Girls Tour; Video of 285 Kent’s Last Shows

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Watch Sasheer Zamata, who made her SNL debut Saturday, give a Girls tour of Greenpoint. [NY Observer]

Speaking of Girls, Lena Dunham is defending Vogue against Jezebel, which stirred up some controversy by publishing unretrouched photos from her recent shoot with the mag: “Vogue isn’t the place that we go to look at realistic women, Vogue is the place that we go to look at beautiful clothes and fancy places and escapism and so I feel like if the story reflects me and I happen to be wearing a beautiful Prada dress and surrounded by beautiful men and dogs, what’s the problem?” [Today]

During the final show at 285 Kent, Fucked Up’s lead singer shared a fond memory: “Last time we played here it was like a million degrees, and I vomited outside.” [NY Times]
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American Apparel's Merkined Mannequins; Gunman Arrested in Bushwick

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As you can see from this and other photos Scott Lynch added to our Flickr pool, the mannequins at the American Apparel on East Houston got a merkined makeover. A company employee tells the Observer “rawness and newness” to Valentine’s Day.

Curbed takes an in-depth look at Bloomberg’s rezoning of the industrial waterfront and its effect on manufacturing. []

Cops took down a gunman in Bushwick yesterday with the help of a brave bystander. [NY Daily News]

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East Village Florist Dies; 2,000-Capacity Venue Bound For East Williamsburg

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The East Village florist who was struck by a drunk, high and speeding driver in June has died while on life support. [NY Daily News]

Police may have found the minivan used to abduct Williamsburg developer Menachem Stark. [NY Times]

Nearly $1.2 million in “unauthorized” withdrawals were made from Stark’s corporate bank account in the weeks before he died. [Newsday]
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LPC Approves Domino Conversion; Check L Train Times From Your Phone

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The Landmarks Preservation Committee approved plans to convert the landmarked portion of the Domino Sugar factory into office space with a four-story glass addition on the roof and a three-story addition on the back side. [Brownstoner]

In case you missed our update yesterday, police have arrested Fermin Flores, a 32-year-old Washington Heights resident, in the rape of an East Village woman early Monday morning.

A new app lets you check L train arrival times on your phone. [Brokelyn]
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Beards are Everywhere; LES Pier Closer to $92 Million Revamp

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Beards have gone mainstream, argues Alex Williams. That’s right: the “L-train look” is now appearing on “corner-office types.” [NY Times]

Speaking of the L train, at a meeting with the MTA, Stuy Town residents complained about overcrowding at the First Avenue station. [Town & Village]

The $92 million redevelopment of Pier 42 got a Community Board 3 subcommittee’s approval. Check out renderings that show the Lower East Side waterfront getting a bike path, lawns, a playground, waterfront marshes, an educational estuarine park, and more. [Curbed]
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Video of Suspect in Stark Killing; Condo Prices Way Up in BK

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New video shows the suspect in the killing of Williamsburg developer Menachem Stark. It’s believed Stark had been shadowed for two weeks. [NY Post]

Remembering Gray’s Papaya: “Gray’s was a place you always thought was going to be there.” [Flaming Pablum]

At the heart of a judge’s ruling against NYU’s expansion yesterday is green space inadvertently created by an expressway that Robert Moses was prevented from building. [NY Times]
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