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Dear Bushwick, Jared Leto Will Grace You With His Presence Tomorrow

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(Photo: JaredLeto.com)

On Tuesday Jared Leto will host an intimate one-man show for an audience in Bushwick. With Franco-like bravado, Renaissance Man Leto will impress upon guests his many talents as not only an actor and orator, but also a photographer, and award winning musician. Yes, 30 Seconds To Mars has won distinguished awards.
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Cross-Dresser Shot in Bushwick; Bank Becomes Beer Hall

Al Ortiz Jr.: You Sure It's Still Worth It?, at First Street Green

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An 82-year-old woman who lived in the East Village was struck by a party rental van and killed Thursday afternoon while crossing Elizabeth Street around 1:30 p.m. An investigation is ongoing and charges have not been filed against the driver. [Gothamist]

Police say a 22-year-old man dressed in women’s clothing was shot in the buttocks around 7 a.m. Saturday after being chased by three men yelling homophobic slurs near the Bushwick corner of Broadway and Putnam Avenue. Matthew Smith, 21, was charged with first-degree assault; Cody Sigue, 22, and Tavon Johnson, 17, were charged with menacing and third-degree hate crime. [NY Daily News]

A Williamsburg bank that shuttered a century ago at the corner of Bedford Avenue and Grand Street will be reincarnated as Witlof, a Flemish beer hall/restaurant from the owner of nearby Radegast Hall. [Gothamist]
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Fatal Shooting in Bushwick; Cheap Tats at Black Square

Germania Bank Building, RIP

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Police say a 22-year-old man was shot and killed in the stairwell of the Bushwick Houses project on Moore Street yesterday around 12:50 p.m. [NY Daily News]

Yesterday morning a male pedestrian was hit by a truck and seriously injured while crossing the street near 14th Street and Avenue B. He is recovering at Bellevue Hospital. [DNA Info]

On E. 2nd Street, the one-story Houston Street Beer Distributors building is on the market for $8.5 million. [Corcoran]

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Roberta’s Opens Takeout Annex; ‘Nightmare New York’ Haunted House

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Two men robbed a third at gunpoint as the victim was sitting in his car at the corner of Jackson Street and Debevoise Avenue in Greenpoint on September 17. [The Brooklyn Paper]

Oyster bar Maison Premiere‘s owners will open a second Williamsburg restaurant at 905 Lorimer Street. [Grub Street]

Westville‘s owner will debut a new 40-seat eatery, Concord Hill, in Sel de Mer’s old space on 347 Graham Avenue in Williamsburg. [Eater NY] Keep Reading »

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Will ‘Missing BK’ Be the Bushwick Anthem That ‘Brooklyn Girls’ Wasn’t?

Today’s entry into the “Brooklyn anthem” category (in fact, it’s tagged that way on YouTube) comes from Farohawk, a Bushwick-based MC, producer and songwriter who, according to his bio, “credits the emerging neighborhood as a major source of creative inspiration for his current sound.”
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Big-Box Retailers Heart Williamsburg; Citi Bike Gets Audited

Frank Ape

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A Brooklyn investment firm with apartment-building ambitions purchased 510 Driggs Avenue for $35 million. [The Real Deal]

In Bushwick, the Washington Irving Branch of the Brooklyn Public Library will receive $4 million to put towards infrastructure improvements, like fixing a roof with falling plaster. [DNA Info]

City Controller Scott Stringer will audit the Citi Bike program. [NY Daily News]

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Rev. Billy Arrested; Amato Opera House Becoming Apartments

People's Climate March NYC 2014: YOLO

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Corresponding with yesterday’s People’s Climate March, Reverend Billy was arrested in Tompkins Square Park for climbing onto a Parks Department truck in an attempt to save a tree. [NY Daily News]

Georgia’s former president, Mikheil Saakashvili, now lives on N. 7th Street in Williamsburg. [NY Times]

Fab 208 clothing store will shutter after 23 years on 7th Street in the East Village; they hope to find a new location next year. [Jeremiah's Vanishing NY]

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Burglaries Up in Bushwick; Cotton-Candy Cone at Oddfellows

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During the first eight months of 2014, there were 313 burglaries in Bushwick—up 39 percent from the same span a year ago—which police partly attribute to thieves stealing new appliances from numerous construction sites. [DNA Info]

Permits were filed for three new apartment buildings on Commercial Street in Greenpoint (30 stories, 40 stories, and six stories, respectively). [Brownstoner]

Today OddFellows Ice Cream Co.‘s Williamsburg location will start selling this cotton-candy cone. [Grub Street]

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Here’s How You Throw A ‘Badass and Forward-Thinking’ Party in the Woods

(Photo: Erez Avissar)

(Photo: Erez Avissar)

Aurora Halal (of Mutual Dreaming) and Zara Wladawsky took their underground parties upstate this past weekend as they launched the Sustain-Release electronic music festival. With over 20 performances by DJs from Brooklyn (Bossa Nova Civic Club curated a stage with acts like their resident DJ Analog Soul) and beyond (XOSAR from Berlin, MGUN from Detroit), the inaugural two-day event must have been an intense one.
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Greenpoint Film Festival; Meet the Creffle (Crepe + Waffle)

Monsieur André

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Police say this tattooed, 5-foot-7-inch guy used fire escapes to loot four Greenpoint apartments Monday afternoon. [Gothamist]

New York’s Department of Environmental Conservation claims that new oil deposits are being dumped into Newtown Creek. [The Brooklyn Paper]

The city told landlord Ben Shaoul that he has 60 days to remove the problematic penthouse at 515 E. 5th Street. [Curbed NY]
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