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Guilty Charge in Killing of Williamsburg Landlord; Robbery Spree in Greenpoint

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

Yesterday, Kendel Felix, 29, was found guilty of kidnapping and killing Williamsburg landlord Menachem Stark in January 2014. [DNA Info]

In addition, former assistant principal William Abreu was convicted of raping a 17-year-old girl who who had graduated and was working in the office of his Williamsburg high school in 2009. [DNA Info]

Between September 19 and 25, seven robberies were reported in Greenpoint, and police believe those to blame are delinquents from Queens. [DNA Info] Keep Reading »

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Look For Justin Timberlake in Swimwear as Woody Allen Returns to Coney

The East Village shoot.

The East Village shoot.

A sign posted on Surf Avenue, near the entrance of Luna Park, indicates that Woody Allen is returning to Coney Island on Tuesday and Thursday to film his next movie. Justin Timberlake stars as a lifeguard in the 1950s flick, and last week some photos emerged of him wearing vintage swimwear as he walked on the beach with co-star Kate Winslet.

A week and a half ago, after we gave you a heads up that the Woodman’s so-called “summer project” was shooting in the East Village, we walked past one of the trailers on set and spotted the man in the bucket hat himself. Head out to Coney on Thursday and, who knows, you may catch him riding the Cyclone.

As a reminder, his Amazon series, Crisis in Six Scenes, premieres Sept. 30.

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Tompkins Square Bagels Set To Open New Location Mid-October

Men at work! (Photo: Katherine)

Men at work! (Photo: Katherine Barner)

Last time we checked in with the second location of Tompkins Square Bagels, it was set to open in June. But it wasn’t until last night that we saw new signage up on the former Open Pantry space. Owner Christopher Pugliese tells us he’s now aiming to open at 184 Second Avenue sometime next month.

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Dives Down: East Village Loses Its Edge and a Palace Closes in Greenpoint

Palace Cafe owner Mike Ryan (second from left) with friends at the opening of the his goodbye party, 9/24/16. (Photo: Nick McManus)

Palace Cafe owner Mike Ryan (second from left) with friends at the opening of the his goodbye party, 9/24/16. (Photo: Nick McManus)

On Saturday, two neighborhood long-timers quietly said goodbye. In Greenpoint, the Palace Cafe, which had officially closed Sept. 3 after 60 years in business, held one last goodbye party. Meanwhile, in the East Village, Edge Bar turned off its neon “SLEEP LATE” sign after 29 years on East 3rd Street. In what was surely a somber bar crawl, photographer Nick McManus went to both to take some Parting Shots for us.

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Tonight’s Debate: Where to Watch, Drink and (Try to) Laugh It Off

(flyer via NOW-NYC / Facebook)

(flyer via NOW-NYC / Facebook)

The sun is shining, birds are chirping, and I somehow just got an email from Al Franken with the subject line “Time to panic.” Looks like it’s Debate Day.

As Hillary and Donald face off in Long Island tonight, some will watch alone in the dark, while clutching a pint of ice cream in sheer fear. Others will jump into the thick of it and head to Hofstra University, where street performer and purveyor of love and farts Matthew Silver will be debating fringe candidate Vermin Supreme. Good luck finding them. Thousands of protestors — not to mention a 51-foot joint — are also expected to descend on the Hempstead school.

Don’t worry, you can also watch from a safe distance. Here’s who’s throwing watch parties, offering drink specials, or otherwise spicing up this evening of discourse.

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Wanna Meet Bruce Springsteen? $1,000 Is the Price You Pay

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When Bruce Springsteen said, “Meet me tonight in Atlantic City,” he failed to mention it would cost $1,000.

Jersey’s native son is about to ride into that tunnel of love– or the Holland Tunnel, anyway– and make some New York appearances. But, sorry, if you want to attend his meet-and-greet at the Barnes & Noble in Union Square, it’s going to be a Park Avenue freeze-out. Tickets are all sold out. Oh, but what’s this? A kind soul is offering up two extras. The asking price? All that heaven will allow, pretty much.

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Sad! What 13 People Would Write on Trump’s Tombstone

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(Photo: Daniel Leinweber/Razberry Photography)

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(Photo: Daniel Leinweber/Razberry Photography)

(Photo: Daniel Leinweber/Razberry Photography)

The Donald Trump tombstone that artist Brian Andrew Whiteley planted in Central Park in March is now on display in Bushwick. Friday night, we stopped by Christopher Stout Gallery’s pop-up to pay our respects to the man who “Made America Hate Again.” While we were at the opening, we asked attendees to come up with their own epitaph for the Trump campaign. Click through the slideshow to see their responses.

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Hasidic Man Guilty in Gang Beating; Ben Shaoul Gets $195M to Build

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

Last week Mayer Herskovic, a Hasidic man, was found guilty of second-degree gang assault for his role in the December 2013 attack on a gay, black student in Williamsburg, who was left blind in one eye. [Gothamist]

Ten days ago on the Lower East Side’s Columbia Street, a cyclist stole a $600 necklace off a female pedestrian. [DNA Info]

Contentious local landlord Ben Shaoul was approved for a $195 million loan to complete construction on a condominium at 196 Orchard Street. [The Real Deal] Keep Reading »

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Week in Film: The Jazz Loft, a New Indie Theater, and More


The Jazz Loft According to Eugene W. Smith
Friday September 23 through Wednesday September 28 at the Metrograph: $15

In this film about a loft that from 1957 to 1965 drew some of the best musicians of its time to a nondescript location in the city’s Flower District, you might get the feeling that you’ve been to a place sort of like this before. Like almost everything cool in America, the DIY venues we frequent today have their roots in jazz, specifically the underground spots of yesteryear where the music could be experienced in its natural state.

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Donald Trump’s Tombstone Is Now Resting in a Bushwick Gallery

(photo: Cassidy Dawn Graves)

(photo: Cassidy Dawn Graves)

As we previously told you, artist Brian Andrew Whiteley will be bringing his notorious Donald Trump Tombstone to a formal gallery space tonight, in Bushwick. The solo show, which will display the original tombstone as well as a grave rubbing made in collaboration with “master printer” James Stroud and photographs of the stone’s original installation by Ventiko, is presented by Christopher Stout Gallery.

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Camping Meets Raving at This Poconos Getaway With Tiki Disco, GHE2OGOTH1K n More

What happens when you take a bunch of hedonists who throw parties inside of musty East Williamsburg warehouses and give them free reign over a lakeside Poconos resort? Danceheads will have a chance to find out at the Ray-Ban x Boiler Room Weekender on the weekend of November 4. The festival is set to take place at the Split Rock Resort in Lake Harmony, Pennsylvania and looks to be a veritable fantasyland for ravers.

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