Benny’s Burritos, Spike Hill to Close; Shepard Fairey’s Interpol Mural

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A 40-year-old new mom in Williamsburg recovered her stolen purse after chasing down the teenage girl who took it, and a woman on Larmor Street had her cellphone stolen by a passing bicyclist. [The Brooklyn Paper]

Bedford Avenue music venue Spike Hill will close early next month. [Gothamist]

In the East Village, parishioners of Church of the Nativity launched a online campaign to save their house of worship, which would shutter pending a series of recently-announced Catholic church mergers citywide. [EV Grieve]
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Video: New Yorkers Gather For Some Real Talk About Ferguson

Last night, after it was announced that Darren Wilson wouldn’t face charges in the killing of Michael Brown, outraged New Yorkers marched through the city’s streets. Today, it was time to sit down and talk. This afternoon, NYU Student Diversity hosted a forum at the school’s Kimmel Center that allowed community members to do just that. Play our video to hear raw reactions from a former Ferguson-Florissant resident and others who’ve been touched by the events of the last few months and beyond.

These Hacked Action Figures Make For ‘Suckadelic’ Stocking Stuffers

unnamed1221Black Friday is so mainstream, but what if you experience the irrepressible urge to go shopping with the rest of America? Worry not — Con Artist Collective has just what you’re looking for: Stormtroopers with beefed-up codpieces!

At Con Artist Gallery’s new show, “Action Figures: Objectified,” you can shop for aluminum-foil animals by Dean Millien or a toy version of one of Wizard Skull’s hacked animation cels, showing a swoll Ronald McDonald with French-fry pubes.
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A Car Slammed into Retro Fitness in Williamsburg

(Photos: Daniel Maurer)

(Photos: Daniel Maurer)

(Photos: Daniel Maurer)

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(Photos: Daniel Maurer)

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A car collided with a motorcyclist and smashed into Retro Fitness in Williamsburg this afternoon, spraying the corner of Berry and North 3rd Street with glass.
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Photos + Video: NYC’s Ferguson Protesters Take Over Bridges and Streets

(Photos: Daniel Maurer)

(Photos: Daniel Maurer)

New Yorkers protesting a grand jury’s decision not to indict Darren Wilson marched from Union Square to Harlem last night, taking over some of the city’s busiest streets and commandeering the Brooklyn and Triborough Bridges.
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Artisanal Soap Store Slips into Verb Cafe’s Old Home On Bedford Ave

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

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(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

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(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

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Soap Cherié, the artisanal soapmaker we gave you the heads-up about last week is now open in the former Verb Cafe space on Bedford Avenue. This outpost sells the same cupcake- and milkshake-shaped soaps, made in Bushwick, that are sold at the original Williamsburg shop over on Grand Street.
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#Twinning: Spot Dessert Bar Will Now Have Two Spots On St. Marks

IMG_0743Spot Dessert Bar, the wildly popular sweets destination on St. Marks Place, is expanding just a few doors down.

Over the weekend, we spotted a banner indicating Spot was taking over the nook that formerly belonged to Jum Mum. Today, workers were revamping the space for what creative director Aop Sridaranop told us would be a Dec. 1 opening.
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