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Bourgeois Pig Closes; Bill Cosby Mural On Rivington

(Photo: Scott Lynch)

(Photo: Scott Lynch)

250N10, a 240-unit apartment building that touched down on N. 10th Street in Williamsburg last year, is on the market and predicted to sell for around $100 million. [Crain's NY]

A new restaurant called Doka Hot Pot applied for a liquor license at 141 Eldridge Street, formerly home to Marly Building Supply. [Bowery Boogie]

Following a rent increase, 10-year-old wine bar The Bourgeois Pig closed this weekend on E. 7th Street. A new location is open at 127 MacDougal Street. [EV Grieve]

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6 Snowmen That Will Melt Your Heart

We met this guy outside of Veselka last night. (Photo: Daniel Maurer)

We met this guy outside of Veselka last night. (Photo: Daniel Maurer)

So it wasn’t the blizzard of the century – but it was enough to bring some new faces into our midst. There’s always an industrious few who try to make life from the scant snowfall we tend to get in this city, and this time around there was actually some material to work with. Behold, the best of this storm’s snowmen (and women, animals, etc.). They don’t have much longer, so join us in honoring our guests before they go grey and slushy.
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Should You Ask Them to Deliver If It Means They’re Going to Shiver? And What to Tip?

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New Yorkers face the ultimate dilemma with the arrival of Winter Storm Juno. A buffalo chicken pizza delivered to your door sounds like the ideal start to the beginning of what may be this year’s snowmageddon. But how will your conscience fare after forcing some poor soul out into inches of snow that will soon turn into feet.

We spoke to a smattering of delivery spots to find out if they’re making runs tonight, and to ask if their customers are (or should be) tipping extra.
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Bushwick Teen Arrested for Emoji-Filled Tweets; Action Bronson Gets Animated

No prob bro, done

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Osiris Aristy, a 17-year-old boy from Bushwick, was jailed for making terrorist threats after posting a series of tweets containing both police officer and gun emoji. [Gothamist]

A big ass blizzard is predicted to ravage the city tonight.

Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, who was arrested last week on corruption charges, will reportedly resign from his government post as soon as today. [NY Daily News]

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Continental Files For Bankruptcy; Wedding Salon For ‘Very Brooklyn Brides’

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Expelled NYU student Jaime Castano, 20, returns to court today after allegedly setting blaze to a female student’s comforter—while singing—and documenting the act via Snapchat last August. The woman sustained burns and scarring. [CBS NY]

Two female employees at the E. 8th Street outpost of Tom Colicchio‘s sandwich chain, ‘Wichcraft, filed a lawsuit accusing the Top Chef judge of violating labor laws and practicing sexism. [Page Six]

Continental Bar on 3rd Avenue, which hosted OG legends like Patti Smith and The Ramones in its former incarnation as a music venue, recently filed its second bankruptcy in six years. [Crain's NY]

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Unlike the Patriots’, This Designer’s Footballs Are Tight

10622913_801978936541153_6674415878487053035_nIf you’re going to deflate a football, at least deflate the $185 camouflage ball being sold at East Williamsburg’s newest clothing store. Because if you’re going to risk Roger Goodell’s wrath, you might as well do so in style.

Victory Lap, a clothing brand started by designer Tavon Davis in 2013, opened its first brick-and-mortar store on Bushwick Avenue this month, just a stone’s throw from where you can now get vodka on tap.

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Construction Worker Trapped On Grand St.; Sheldon Silver Arrested

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New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, a Lower East Sider who has represented the neighborhood for nearly four decades, was arrested on federal corruption charges; he allegedly failed to disclose payments he received from a law firm. [NY Times]

Firefighters rescued a trapped construction worker on Grand Street yesterday after the ground underneath him collapsed while he attempted to install subterranean piping. [NY Daily News]

An investment company has agreed to pay $33 million for the unfinished 98-room hotel at 139-141 Ludlow Street. [NY Daily News]
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Behind the Sneaker-Tossing, Tandem-Riding Scenes of SNL’s ‘Bushwick, 2015′

(Photo: Paul Rome)

(Photo: Paul Rome)

Walking up St. Nicholas Avenue around 2pm on Friday afternoon on my way home from the Wyckoff Starr, the coffee shop I manage, I passed an unusual sight: a tall, long-haired man attempting to throw a pair of laced-together sneakers over a telephone wire in broad daylight.
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Affordable Housing Threatens Community Gardens; SNL’s Bushwick Sketch

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A man in Bushwick was arrested when police found a single-use grenade launcher during a drug raid in his Knickerbocker Avenue apartment. [Gothamist]

Bushwick’s Evergreen Lots and Williamsburg’s La Casista Verde are among the community gardens that could be replaced by affordable housing. [Curbed NY]

Bowery Coffee on Houston shuttered last week. [EV Grieve]

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Renderings For Essex Crossing, Yotel Williamsburg; ‘Metal Yoga’ in Bushwick

The Classics, by Ivan Orama

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According to a new report, chain stores accounted for at least 275K-square-feet of Brooklyn real estate leased last year. [The Real Deal]

Renderings were released of the hard-to-recognize Essex Market (and three of its neighbors) circa 2018. [Curbed NY]

When The Oosten, a luxury residence, opens next year in Williamsburg it will be the first major building constructed by a Chinese company stateside (without a local partner). [WNYC]

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