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Street Artist Arrested in Bar Fight; Indian-Food Pop-Up in Williamsburg

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Davide Perre, a well-known 39-year-old street artist, was arrested early yesterday morning for felony assault in the East Village after allegedly hitting a fellow Ace Bar patron in the face with a beer mug. [NY Post]

Community Board 3 voted this week to endorse the preservation of the Lower East Side’s Siempre Verde Garden, turning its nose up at three proposed affordable housing units. [Curbed NY]

Nearly a dozen Williamsburg, Greenpoint and Bushwick bars/eateries earned props in The Village Voice‘s “Best of New York” issue. [The Village Voice] Keep Reading »

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Terrifying Photos: Russell Brand ‘Basically Took Over’ the Strand Last Night

(Photos courtesy of Strand Book Store)

(Photos courtesy of Strand Book Store)

We have to admit, we steered clear of Russell Brand’s reading at Strand Book Store last night. Had we gone to see the hyperactive, hyperbolic comic-turned-crusader, we probably would’ve been the guy mentioned in this tweet: “Huge line outside the Strand; I ask a man what for, and his voice is noticeably ashamed as he says, ‘it’s for a Russell Brand reading.’”
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Korilla Opens For a Test-Run Tonight, Launches Next Week

(Photo: Ilyse Liffreing)

(Photo: Ilyse Liffreing)

Hurry now to Korilla for their soft opening at Third Avenue and St. Marks Place — but don’t tell too many people, because they’re trying to keep it on the DL. The official opening should happen sometime next week (exact date TBD).

At the food-truck fleet’s first brick-and-mortar, you can choose from rice bowls, burritos, and salads with a selection of spicy pork, chicken, beef, tofu, and a wide array of kimchi and toppings. Rice bowls will go for $9, burritos for $8, and salads for $10.
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Doc NYC Is Bringing a Dizzying Number of Documentaries to Town

unnamedIf you’re the type to get excited about hacker documentaries, then clear your calendar between Nov. 13 to 20, because the Doc NYC festival is once again bringing a slew of true-dat films to Chelsea and the Village.

This year’s fest features 19 world premieres, 7 US premieres and 40 New York City premieres. And that’s just among the 92 features — there will also be 37 shorts and 24 panel discussions and classes.
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Here’s What You Could’ve Hauled Home From the Opening of Shwick Market

Shwick (all photos from @shwick on Instagram)

Shwick (all photos from @shwick on Instagram)

It’s getting hard to keep track of all the Brooklyn markets now that they’re popping up in Manhattan, even. So you can forgive yourself for missing the opening of Shwick, the much ballyhooed bazaar that — true to its name — finally hit Bushwick on Saturday.
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Gang Assault in Bushwick; Home Invader Who Didn’t Bother Flushing

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Yesterday around 4 a.m., a woman believed to be in her 70s was struck and killed by a 2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee while crossing Canal Street at Elizabeth Street in Soho, according to the NYPD. The driver remained at the scene but has not been arrested. [DNA Info]

Police say four assailants knocked a 28-year-old transgender woman unconscious with a Plexiglas board Sunday night in a possible hate crime on Bushwick Avenue near Halsley Street. She was taken to Elmhurst Hospital in critical condition. [Gay City News]

Just after 3 a.m. Friday morning, a man was assaulted by a group who also robbed him of his cellphone near the corner of Manhattan Avenue and Moore Street. [The Brooklyn Paper]

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The Latest Brooklyn Market Is in Manhattan, Actually

1780148_791066680955463_6505091718767099592_oBrooklyn has become so cool that it’s being imported into Manhattan for tourists who are too lazy to go into Brooklyn. Four years ago, I wrote about the opening of a Brooklyn-themed restaurant in the West Village: “Manhattan’s Brooklyneer Has a Chef From Brooklyn’s Manhattan Inn,” went the improbable headline.
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Is Your Landlord On This Watchlist?

Last week New York City’s Public Advocate, Letitia James, released the annual NYC Landlord Watchlist (established by Bill de Blasio back in 2010), which includes a long list of landlords who have accrued a significant amount of violations from the Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD). And lucky for us, we’ve got plenty of slumlords to call our own.
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Cafe Bustelo Will Be Grinding and Salsa Dancing On the Bowery

Screen Shot 2014-10-14 at 1.07.27 PMCafé Bustelo – the Bronx-born, Cuban-style coffee in the yellow can — has always represented the antithesis of fads. You’re more likely to find the 86-year-old brand at your local bodega than in the modernist cafe that, well, probably replaced your local bodega. But now the brand — no stranger to marketing reinventions — is getting in on the pop-up trend by springing up at 168 Bowery, previously home to the cat cafe and Central Perk.
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Exclusive Clip: Hacker Wars Sheds Light On an Infamous East Village Cyber-Snitch

If Glenn Greenwald’s appearance last week put some fire in your belly, you’ll want to catch him in a new documentary about hackers and their haters. The Hacker Wars, opening at Village East Cinema this Friday, finds Greenwald and others sharing thoughts about trolls and hacktivists like Sabu, the East Villager who became possibly the most hated hacker of all-time when he became an FBI informant.
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