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Hotel Coming to Bushwick; Watch the John’s of 12th Doc

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A developer has proposed a 112-room hotel for 71 White Street in Bushwick, formerly home to ViceVersa Vintage. [The Real Deal]

Bushwick’s Community Board 4 promised to end to closed-door debates about new liquor licenses. [DNA Info]

The Lower East Side Festival of the Arts kicks off today and runs through Sunday at Theater for the New City. [The Skint]

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Bushwick Shooting Connected to W-burg Stabbing; Shake Shack Reopens

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According to the NYPD, an arrest is imminent in Monday’s shooting death of a 39-year-old Bushwick man, which they believe to be connected to the fatal stabbing that occurred the next day in Williamsburg. [DNA Info]

Fourteenth Street will be the site of 56K-square-feet of new retail space between Avenues A and B. [Real Estate Weekly]

Genesis Bridal Shop, which closed its Clinton Street location last week after three decades, will reopen just three blocks away at 309 East Houston Street, replacing a salon. [Bowery Boogie]

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Festival Frenzy: Northside and Bushwick Open Studios Reveal All

Untitled-1Two of the summer’s biggest fests, Bushwick Open Studios and Northside Festival, have now revealed their full schedules and lineups, showing us just what we can expect next month. To make things extra fun, they’re running back-to-back this year, with BOS slated for June 5 to 7, and Northside happening June 8 to 14. So, yeah, cancel any plans to hit the new Riis Park Beach Bazaar during those dates.

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Sexual Assault in Williamsburg; Taco-Truck Robbery Attempt on Bedford

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Police released security footage of a man they believe sexually assaulted a 27-year-old woman in her Williamsburg apartment building on April 18. [ABC 7]

Last Wednesday, a man who said he had a gun threatened to rob a Bedford Avenue taco truck, but left empty-handed. [Brookyln Paper]

Bushwick’s Community Board 4 allegedly broke state laws by banning the public from discussions determining whether local businesses will receive liquor licenses. [DNA Info]

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Man Gunned Down in Bushwick; Firefighters Catch Robber in the Act

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Last night Dennis Sanchez, 39, was killed after being shot in the face near Beaver Street and Bushwick Avenue. Police are searching for suspects. [News 12 Brooklyn]

An autistic 11-year-old’s bike was stolen by two men who hit in the head with a metal rod earlier this month at Lindsey Park in Williamsburg. An anonymous good samaritan bought the child a new bike and helmet. [ABC 7]

Two East Village firefighters chased down a pickpocket on foot yesterday. [ABC 7]

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Shooting On Avenue C; Bushwick Coffin Mystery Solved

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Saturday night an 18-year-old man was shot in the leg on Avenue C near 5th Street following an argument. [NY Daily News]

Authorities have determined how a coffin full of bones wound up in Bushwick a week ago. [NY Times]

Williamsburg’s first Whole Foods is likely a year away from its first day of business. [Gothamist]

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Shows: Noise Rock Savagery and a Beloved Venue’s Punkerversary

10411717_970867636257786_8329522161874932290_nIt’s that time of the week again. Scrambling to see what’s happening this weekend? Well, we don’t blame you for allowing yourself to check out of existence for the majority of the work week — attention spans are getting shorter and shorter as we hurtle toward holiday. Just kidding, we don’t get months off work to enjoy what little nice weather we’re blessed with each year, this isn’t freaking Europe. But at least you can pretend like something as blissful is on the horizon. We need something to keep us going and frequently lying to yourself works just as well as actual hope, for a brief time anyway. But you know what else helps to keep this awful world seem less so? live musical acts. So consider our weekly offerings after the jump.

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No More Ice-Skating Rink For McCarren; Williamsburg Pizza Chides Dominos

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McCarren Park’s ice skating rink will not return this winter. [Brooklyn Paper]

In an anti-Dominos marketing ploy, a Williamsburg Pizza investor says he’ll buy a pie for those who mention @dominos, a pizza emoji, and @WburgPizza in a tweet. [DNA Info]

A still-unnamed French-Catalonian restaurant with 100 seats will open early this summer on Franklin Street in Greenpoint. [Eater NY]

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Mellow Pages Is Closing the Book on its Bushwick Library

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On Tuesday, Matt Nelson and Jacob Perkins, founders of Bushwick independent library and reading room Mellow Pages, announced on Facebook that their literary hangout, in its current form at least, will cease to exist at the end of the month. They’re making like many writers before them and saying later gator to New York City.

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One More Place to Get Your Fingers Wet and Develop Some Film

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(Photo: Nicole Disser)

Thanks to a generous donation from the New Jersey Institute of Technology and a super cool landlord in Gowanus who’s trying to keep the neighborhood arty, the Gowanus Darkroom went from being a distant dream to a reality for Rachel Jun and Jonathan Rodgers. “We just went for it,” Rachel said of the darkroom that opened up in February. And they’re lucky they nabbed this particular place. Darkrooms and photo studios are generally in basements, closets, warehouses, anywhere dark and dank, really. But forget all that when it comes to Gowanus Darkroom. The place is located at the top floor of an industrial building with a massive, wide-open floor plan and impressive natural light flooding in from skylights.

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Gigawatts Festival Drops Lineup: Black Lips, Anamanaguchi, Braid and More

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Arts and music rag 1.21 Gigawatts has announced the lineup for its annual music fest, going down July 24 to 26 at The Wick, The Well and the soon-to-open Our Wicked Lady. This year’s headliners are Atlanta punkers Black Lips, chip-tune wackos Anamanaguchi, and Chicago-area longtimers Braid. But there are a slew of other bands worth catching, including perennial festival favorites Ava Luna and other B+B picks like Lodro, Hondruas, Shark? and more. Tickets ($30 or $60 depending whether you’re doing one day or all three) go on pre-sale today at noon (password is savetheclocktower) and then officially go on sale Friday. Here’s the initial lineup.

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40-Story Tower to Rise in Greenpoint; James Murphy of LCD Opening Wine Bar

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Two men were treated at Bellevue Hospital this weekend after a woman with a box cutter slashed them in the face and neck on Kent Avenue in Greenpoint. [Brooklyn Paper]

On Sunday afternoon, a scammer posing as a kidnapper phoned a Williamsburg mom and demanded $1K if she wanted her son to keep his fingers. [Brooklyn Paper]

Restaurants Paulaner NYC on Bowery and Bunna Cafe in Bushwick are donating a portion of their earnings to Nepal earthquake relief efforts. [Grub Street]

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