An Artsy Dot-Com Joins Livestream On 3rd Ward’s Old Block

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The once dark and desolate area around the former 3rd Ward building is brightening up. Months after Livestream Public moved into 195 Morgan Avenue in May, Sugarlift is now up and running across the street, in a second building leased by Livestream.
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Rough Trade Shooting Victim IDed; Bushwick Beating Victim Leaves Hospital

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The man shot alongside rapper Freddie Gibbs Monday night outside Rough Trade was his tour djay, DJ Izzo, who suffered an injured leg. [Brooklyn Vegan]

Early Saturday evening in Williamsburg, 18-year-old DaQuan Murrell allegedly bit a bodega employee on the arm before trying to set him on fire with Axe Body Spray after Murrell was stopped from making a $174 purchase with a fraudulent Paypal card. [DNA Info]

Possible hate crime victim Kimy Hartman—the 28-year-old transgender woman knocked unconscious in Bushwick by four attackers wielding a Plexiglas board—was released from the hospital after three weeks but requires constant supervision as she recovers from a traumatic brain injury. New Alternatives, a non-profit for LGBT homeless, launched a Go Fund Me campaign to raise money for her care. [DNA Info]

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Ponder ‘White People Having Brunch’ at the Williamsburg Independent Film Festival

First Julian Casablancas told GQ that he left New York because of he was sick of “white people having brunch,” then the Times opined that “bunch is for jerks,” and finally Grub Street insisted it was time to shut up about brunch. But before that can happen, a new short, The Brunchers, will play at the Williamsburg Independent Film Festival. 
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A New Sanctuary For ‘Divine Feminine Yoga’ in Williamsburg

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(Courtesy Devi Yoga Studio)

Williamsburg’s newest yoga studio wants to bring out the goddess in you. When Devi Yoga Studio opens Nov. 11, it’ll offer “divine feminine yoga” classes, among others.

Bridget Vizoso, a veteran floral stylist and the creative director at the Williamsburg-based Designers’ Co-op, has been practicing yoga for 18 years, having started at Jivamukti when it was a walk-up studio in the East Village. She recently graduated from Kelly Morris’s Conquering Lion program and has now brought Morris over to her new studio for 300-hour teacher trainings.
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Tuome Snags Two Stars; Bushwick’s Schoolhouse Rockers

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A thief in a blue surgical mask swiped $3K in money orders from a Greenpoint bodega on October 27, according to police. And just after 5:30 a.m. Saturday morning, a woman entering a friend’s Skillman Avenue apartment building was wrestled to the ground by a man who made off with her iPad, camera and passport. [The Brooklyn Paper]

Brooklyn Hospital Center partnered with a private-equity firm to fund a potential expansion into a neighborhood such as Williamsburg. [The Real Deal]

Restauranteur Joseph Valentine will lobby Community Board 3 for a liquor license to open The John Lamb—a 10-table American eatery—at 119 Essex Street. [Bowery Boogie]

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A Pair of ‘Cool Style Facilitators’ Are Selling ‘I’m Rad’ Shirts For Kids

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For 15 years, Melissa Scott and her business partner Annie Ju have been personal shoppers for celebrities and politicians. Last week, the self-described “cool style facilitators” grand-opened their new East Village boutique for kids and families.
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A Vintage Clothier Opens an Izakaya With ‘Special Addictive Fried Chicken’

1457537_979032202114010_889068870840931021_nYudai Kanayama’s clothing shop, Champon Vintage at Williamsburg’s Artist & Fleas, is named after a type of ramen — so it shouldn’t be a surprise that the FIT graduate has opened a restaurant.

When he quietly opened Izakaya on the East Village’s Curry Row a little over a week ago, he put a sign out on East Sixth Street that was meant to evoke Hokkaidō’s defunct Kōfuku Station. Fellow Japanese people who recognized the name of the station — which means “happiness” — immediately began poking into the restaurant, he said.
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Hunt For Hermes and Help the Homeless Tonight at Rockwood

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Tonight, kick off the season of giving by getting some pretty cool stuff.

L.E.S. Amis, in conjunction with Communion Music, is hosting a pop-up thrift store in order to support the Bowery Mission, whose shelves were almost entirely bare when we visited in September. The Mission is determined to serve 8,000 meals to the city’s homeless on Thanksgiving Day.
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