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LES Troll Museum Evicted; Dorm Developer Gets $44M Loan

Police are trying to find Brian Ackwood, a 25-year-old who punched the officer attempting to arrest him for theft on Friday night outside a Bushwick Avenue bodega. [Gothamist]

After a contentious battle, developer Gregg Singer secured a $44 million loan to turn a former school and community center on E. 9th Street into a dorm. [Commercial Observer]

Starting at 10 a.m. today, the Lower East Side Troll Museum will be dismantled, as its curator, Reverend Jen, has been evicted from her apartment. [Jeremiah’s Vanishing NY]

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Are You All ‘LOL WTF’ About Tuesday’s Democratic Congressional Primaries?

(Photo: Nicole Disser)

(Photo: Nicole Disser)

Look, we don’t blame you for spending all your time worrying that Donald Trump will win the election and then rip off that Boehner-hued mask to reveal he’s actually an electric-orange lizard person. But if you really care about the future of the country, you should be aware that tomorrow, Tuesday, June 28, is the New York State Democratic Congressional primary.

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Last Days of Discs: Parting Shots of Other Music and Rebel Rebel

The staff and customers of Other Music on closing day, June 25, featuring owners Josh Madell (third from left) and Chris Vanderloo (third from right).

The staff and customers of Other Music on closing day, June 25, featuring owners Josh Madell (third from left) and Chris Vanderloo (third from right). (Photo: Nick McManus)

Was it the day the music died? It sure seemed like it when two of Manhattan’s last record shops, Other Music and Rebel Rebel, closed their doors on Saturday. Photographer Nick McManus, who’s been shopping at them since he was a teenager, got everyone together for some Parting Shots, above and below.

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Whole Foods Opens in Williamsburg Next Month; Free Summer Yoga

(Photo: Nicole Disser)

(Photo: Nicole Disser)

A Bushwick man was robbed in his apartment last week by a pair of assailants who punched him in the face and threatened him with a screwdriver. [Brooklyn Paper]

Tomorrow, Other Music will commemorate its closure with a parade from E. Fourth Street to the Bowery Ballroom. [DNA Info]

Williamsburg’s Whole Foods will debut July 26th on Bedford Avenue. [Gothamist]

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Fresh Body Found in Bushwick Boneyard; Candy Store Busted for Booger Sugar

(Photo: Nicole Disser)

(Photo: Nicole Disser)

Yesterday morning, the body of a man (believed to be in his 30s) was found above ground at Bushwick’s Most Holy Trinity Cemetery. [NY Daily News]

Police uncovered $100K worth of heroin and cocaine at Gates Candy in Bushwick yesterday. [Bushwick Daily]

Community Board 2 declined to support a liquor license for The Stand, the Gramercy Park comedy club hoping to open a second outpost on Spring Street. [Bowery Boogie]

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Performance: A Decapitation, Circus Maximus, and Female Serial Killers

(photo: Maxine Nienow)

(photo: Maxine Nienow)

THURSDAY

Circus Revue: Love, Trust, and Partnerships
House of Yes, 2 Wyckoff Ave, Bushwick. 7pm doors, 8pm show. Also on Friday. Tickets are $15. More info here
In a special edition of House of Yes’s recurring circus revue, this show is totally devoted to the magic number two. Yes, each act in this high-flying variety show will be a partnered one, so instead of the singular dazzling aerial, burlesque, dance, and circus acts you’re used to this glitzy venue delivering, you’ll be seeing double. In the spirit of deux, this show will be going on for two nights instead of its usual one, so there’s no excuse not to check it out. Plus, there’s a free dance party afterward, where you can probably unsuccessfully attempt some of the moves you saw.

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Rent Britney Spears’s Former Penthouse; Mick Jagger Drops into Greenpoint Bar

(Photo: Nicole Disser)

(Photo: Nicole Disser)

A smooth-talking woman in Williamsburg convinced a thief to return her cellphone after it was stolen on a recent afternoon. [Brooklyn Paper]

The Meat Hook will close its Lorimer Street sandwich shop on July 10. [Eater NY]

Model/chef/former Olympian Franco Noriega hopes to open outposts of his Lower East Side Peruvian rotisserie, Baby Brasa, in both Soho and the East Village. [NY Post]

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Mosaic Poles Return to Astor Place, But Cube Won’t Be Back Til August

(Photo: @AstorPlaceNYC)

(Photo: @AstorPlaceNYC)

Last month, the city’s Department of Design and Construction told us the Astor Place cube was set to return in June. Today was supposed to be the big day, according to a construction update noticed by EV Grieve. But alas, the newly redesigned Alamo Plaza is still as cube-less as a sad cup of iced coffee left out in the sun too long. The city now says it won’t happen till August.

A DDC rep told us today that the cube was “awaiting final inspection by the NYC Department of Parks and Recreation. Once completed, it will be delivered and re-installed.” A spokesperson for the Parks Department, which has traditionally been involved in the upkeep of Tony Rosenthal’s beloved sculpture, added, “The City is looking forward to an installation of the Cube in August. The Cube must first be inspected by a conservator.”

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East Village’s New Top Cop Hears Complaints, Asks For Help Finding Shooter

(Photo: Mary Reinholz)

Vincent Greany in white shirt. (Photo: Mary Reinholz)

Capt. Vincent Greany, the 9th Precinct’s freshly minted top cop, was peppered with complaints last night about persistent quality of life offenses ranging from noisy rooftop parties to an excess of rats. In turn, he asked East Villagers for help finding someone who shot a 24-year-old in Alphabet City early yesterday morning.

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Lakeside Lounge Owner Releases a Musical Homage to His Old Dive

Eric "Roscoe" Ambel (Photo: Courtesy of Johan Vipper)

Eric “Roscoe” Ambel (Photo: Courtesy of Johan Vipper)

When the Lakeside Lounge closed in April 2012, East Villagers mourned the loss of another quintessential dive bar in the rapidly changing neighborhood. For Eric “Roscoe” Ambel, a musician, producer, and the former owner of the Alphabet City bar, the venue’s departure from NYC’s live music scene was a symptom of the greater economic forces at play in redefining the character of the city’s neighborhoods, and served as an inspiration for his newly released solo album, Lakeside, which takes its spirit from Ambel’s bar-owning days. With Ambel playing a live show of his record at Hill Country Brooklyn on June 25, Bedford + Bowery caught up with him to chat about Lakeside Lounge and live music in New York.

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Shooting in East Village; Slashing and Attempted Rape in Bushwick

(Photo: Nicole Disser)

(Photo: Nicole Disser)

Around 2:40 a.m. in an Alphabet City housing project, a 22-year-old man was shot in the stomach. He is in stable condition at Bellevue Hospital. [DNA Info]

Video footage was released of the man who allegedly slashed a 25-year-old woman’s neck on a Bushwick street during an attempted rape early Sunday morning. [Gothamist]

On Friday, Williamsburg pop-up nightclub Mirage experienced its second shutdown of the month, this time for safety concerns. [Free Williamsburg]

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Before Cuomo Cracks Down On Apartment Sharing, He Should Read This Site’s Amazing Description of the East Village

Earlier today, the New York State Senate passed a bill that, if signed into law by Governor Cuomo, would make it harder to post illegal short-term rentals listings for apartments. The proposed law builds upon a piece of legislation from 2010 that made it illegal for a landlord to rent out a class-A multi-unit dwelling for less than 30 days. The new law would help with enforcement and act as a deterrent by making listing sites like Airbnb liable for facilitating these regulatory violations.

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