Body of Missing Stuy-Town Man Found in New York Harbor

23C3E58D00000578-0-image-m-4_1417776308907A Stuyvesant Town resident who disappeared from his apartment, leaving a suicide note behind, was found dead in the water today.

Andreas Robbins disappeared from his East 14th Street apartment on Dec. 1, leaving behind his cell phone, wallet, and a note that said he was going to jump off the George Washington Bridge. His girlfriend, in a Reddit post, said he was suffering from depression and wanted to leave New York City.
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Gotta ♥ These Churros

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

Where Valentine’s grub is concerned, I never thought my heart would stray from Doughnut Plant’s rose-petal doughnuts, but these heart-shaped churros really take the cake. And speaking of cake, La Churreria is also offering a churro cake for the V-Day season. Take a look.
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Love This: I Hate Being Single Is Back For Season 2

There’s never been a better time to have your cable service cut off for non-payment. First new webisodes of High Maintenance and now this: I Hate Being Single has returned to the interwebz for a second season.
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This Valentine’s, Get Her the Essence of an Ecstatic Nun

Cilice, with a cilice. (Photo: Lindsey Smith)

Cilice, with a cilice. (Photo: Lindsey Smith)

The inspiration for the fragrance that Euphorium Brooklyn is debuting this month isn’t exactly typical: Cilice is supposed to invoke “the sensuality of the environment and the intensity of emotion when a young nun is encountered in her cloistered cell,” according to their website. “An intimate and ecstatic moment is observed as she becomes transcendent.”
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Miley Cyrus Flick Pulled From Porn Festival; St. Marks Buildings go for $18.5M

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(Photo: Scott Lynch)

short film starring Miley Cyrus won’t be appearing at the NYC Porn Film Festival after all; the singer’s reps say the Bushwick fest’s organizers weren’t upfront about its porny nature. [NY Post]

A safe, a computer, and at least $8K in cash was stolen Sunday from a Williamsburg restaurant on S. 4th Street between Wythe Avenue and Berry Street. [Brooklyn Paper]

Dressed as construction workers, these four men allegedly looted $25K in batteries and copper wire from a Putnam Avenue rooftop in Bushwick last month. [DNA Info]
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Karaoke Restaurant’s Pitch Falls Flat as CB 3 Tunes Out

Ae Sook Choi at the CB3 SLA Committee meeting Monday (Photo: Jaime Cone)

Ae Sook Choi at the CB3 SLA Committee meeting Monday (Photo: Jaime Cone)

It stands to reason that after a night of drinking at a karaoke bar revelers are going to continue warbling “Don’t Stop Believing” in the streets on their journey home. The more drunk they are, the louder they’ll be. Variations on this statement were repeated multiple times at a recent discussion about Karaoke Boho‘s impending relocation on the Lower East Side.
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Tips On Tipping For Coffee: Baristas Spill the Beans

(Photo: Hanna McCarthy)

(Photo: Hanna McCarthy)

Are you shorting the guy who made your long black?

A recent Times item about the phenomenon of “tip creep” triggered debate on sites like Gothamist, which insisted that you should be tossing $1 into the jar every time someone pours you a coffee. While some commenters agreed, others kvetched that “it is not and has never been standard to tip for counter service.” 
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21 Questions With… Satan!

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(Courtesy of)

From zombies to Bigfoot to the mayor of Williamsburg, an array of colorful characters will alight in the East Village when Frigid Festival opens Feb. 18 — but none quite as colorful (i.e. red) as Beelzebub. During “An Evening of Not-So-Quiet Despair with Satan,” the Prince of Darkness promises to spew secrets in a manner that’s “so offensive that God himself intervenes.” We asked director Brian “BZ” Douglas whether Satan might have time to play “21 Questions,” Daily Intel-style. He invited us to his lair for a fireside chat; we said e-mail would do just fine. 
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