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Williamsburg Man Killed By Tractor Trailer; Roberta’s Partners in Court

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

Williamsburg resident Moshe Weiner, 21, was killed yesterday when he was hit by a tractor trailer, which proceeded to drag him down Kent Avenue. [DNA Info]

According to a report by Cleanup North Brooklyn, many Bushwick children suffer from asthma owed to a diesel fuel pollutant emitted by the private waste transfer station Brooklyn Transfer LLC. [Gothamist]

This week the three business partners behind Bushwick’s most beloved pizza, Roberta’s, are in court hammering out their “conscious uncoupling.” [NY Post] Meanwhile, yesterday Roberta’s debated a two-month pop-up restaurant in Culver City, CA. [Eater LA] Keep Reading »

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Two Takes On ‘Immersive Cinema,’ From the Nightclub to the Museum

Little Cinema's The Fifth Element (photo: StudioMadness)

Little Cinema’s The Fifth Element (photo: StudioMadness)

While some would rather #Netflixandchill, there are ways to go out and experience film that stretch above and beyond your typical movie theater or home viewing experience. Some will even “immerse” you in your favorite film, or at least they will try.

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Michael Alig Returns to Nightlife; Beating at B Bar

Last Wednesday, a 29-year-old was punched multiple times by an unknown assailant while dining on the patio at B Bar and Grill, an encounter captured in security footage. [Gothamist]

Slumlord siblings Joel and Amron Israel were sentenced yesterday to five years probation, 500 hours of community service, and $350K owed toward eight rent-stabilized tenants whose North Brooklyn apartments they destroyed in order to get the residents to relocate. [Gothamist]

Paperwork reveals that a seven-story, 121-unit building on E. 10th Street was purchased for $73 million as part of a portfolio this May. [The Real Deal] Keep Reading »

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Live in the Domino Sugar Factory For Cheap; ‘Nasty Women’ Art Show

Police released a photo of the teenage boy who threatened to shoot or stab three people on the Lower East Side between November 14 and 17, making off with a combined $21 cash. [DNA Info]

A 79-year-old saxophonist claims his landlord planted bedbugs in his $380/month East Village apartment. [NY Post]

According to a study by the Association for Neighborhood & Housing Development, only about 40 percent of New Yorkers have three months worth of household expenses saved in case of an emergency. [DNA Info] Keep Reading »

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John Barclay of Bossa Nova Is Now Brewing Brooklyn’s Own Yerba Mate Soda

(image via White Label/ John Barclay)

(image via White Label/ John Barclay)

There’s no doubt Red Bull has staked its claim on the music industry (it just launched a web series, “Mavens,” dedicated to women in the industry), but how would you feel if we told you that things were going in the other direction, now that the music people are getting involved in the business of energized-drink making? It’s true: John Barclay of Bossa Nova Civic Club recently launched a yerba mate soda company called White Label. And the stuff ranks right up there with the energy-drink heavy hitters.

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Greenpoint Warehouse Going For $60M; Jupiter Disco Opens in Bushwick

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

This Friday afternoon on Palmetto Street, a vigil will be held for Sharabia Thomas, the 17-year-old Bushwick student who died in 2004. Her alleged kidnapper and killer was indicted Thursday. [DNA Info]

In the next year, $1.7 million in new amenities (including sports courts and a skate park) will be added to Bushwick’s Rudd Park and Playground. [DNA Info]

Greenpoint’s 1 Huron Street, a 1.5 acre property featuring an 80K-square-foot warehouse, is seeking a $60 million buyer. [Crain’s NY] Keep Reading »

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Talks + Readings: Doulas, Post-Capitalism, and an After-Turkey GMO Lesson

(flyer via The Doulas / Facebook)

(flyer via The Doulas / Facebook)

The Doulas NYC Launch Party
Monday, November 21 at Bluestockings, 7 pm: FREE.

Bookstore, cafe, and activist space Bluestockings is fittingly the space for the NYC release event of The Doulas: Radical Care For Pregnant People. The book was written by Mary Mahoney and Lauren Mitchell, founders of The Doula Project, a NYC-based organization founded in 2007 that works to provide care and support to pregnant people “across the spectrum of choice,” meaning they will be there for pregnant individuals “whether they face birth, miscarriage, stillbirth, fetal anomaly, or abortion.” Their new book acts as a history of the organization’s work thus far through individual anecdotes chronicling the decision-making that typically goes on behind closed doors, as well as a “guidebook for the future.” The event will feature readings from the book by the authors, and is co-sponsored by a variety of women’s and reproductive health organizations based in New York and elsewhere. Such an evening is unfortunately timely as the future of reproductive choice and health becomes more and more unclear, so there is no time like the present to familiarize yourself with workers and organizations such as this, while you still can.

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Indictment in Bushwick Murder; ‘Immersive Erotic Dinner Party’ Pix

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

Kwauhuru Govan, a 38-year-old man from Florida, was indicted Thursday for the 2004 kidnapping and murder of Bushwick teenager Sharabia Thomas, thanks to DNA found under the victim’s fingernails. [DNA Info]

On November 10, a woman witnessed a man fondling himself in front of Delancey Street’s P.S. 142 elementary school, which she reported to police. [DNA Info]

You can spin your own records at Chao Chao, a new Vietnamese restaurant in the East Village. [DNAinfo] Keep Reading »

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Seth Rogen Eyes East Village Condo; 200-Pound Tuna in Greenpoint

Yesterday afternoon on Knickerbocker Avenue, an alleged drunk driver who was going in the wrong direction hit a man in the foot after he first pushed his wife out of the car’s way, police say. [DNA Info]

A Rutgers University professor who lives in Greenpoint claims, “Trump’s crackdown on free speech has absolutely begun,” citing an incident that occurred Tuesday. That night, police took the Politicizing Beyonce author to Bellevue Hospital for a psyche evaluation after he tweeted what was interpreted as threats against white people. [NY Daily News]

Tomorrow from 4 to 6:30 p.m., Cafecito Bogotá on Manhattan Avenue will host a Love Trumps Hate event with free cookies and coffee. [DNA Info] Keep Reading »

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L of a Plan: Rider Coalition Wants Cars Off of 14th Street During the L-pocalypse

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Richard Barone of Regional Planning Association, one of the transportation experts on hand at “What the L?” listened to community members’ feedback (Photo: Nicole Disser)

Since word leaked in January that the MTA was planning to shut down L train service for over a year in order to repair damage from Hurricane Sandy, the residents, small businesses, and restaurant and bar owners who belong to the grassroots L Train Coalition have desperately wondered what the extended vacation will mean in real terms. For almost a year now, they’ve been locked in a push-and-pull with the MTA and elected officials, all in an effort to get the facts straight and prepare for the impact. At a meeting last night dubbed “What the L?”, coalition members took matters into their own hands and unveiled a report that proposes a 14th Street “transitway” that would be closed to private vehicles and other measures to stave off the L-pocalypse.

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Own Jay-Z’s Brooklyn Loft; Video of Suspect in Williamsburg Shooting

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

Police released video of the suspected gunman from the Williamsburg triple shooting that occurred Sunday outside of Don Pedro. [DNA Info]

The 2017 NYC Michelin Guide awarded two stars to Aska, a month-old Scandinavian restaurant on Wythe Avenue. [NY Times]

Casette, a year-old Greenpoint eatery partly backed by Kickstarter’s founder, will be replaced with a private event space. [Eater NY]

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Three Shot Outside of Williamsburg Bar; Bushwick Gets More Coffee

Three people were shot just before 2 a.m. yesterday when a pair of armed men began arguing outside of Don Pedro, a Williamsburg bar. None of the injuries are life-threatening and police arrested one of the shooters, a 36-year-old man who took a bullet to the knee. [NBC NY]

In Union Square, a 48-year-old man was arrested on a recent Saturday after allegedly threatening someone with brass knuckles and a hammer. [Town & Village]

Spicewala Bar Indian Cuisine will soon replace East Village Burritos & Bar on First Avenue. [EV Grieve] Keep Reading »