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Sushi Park Owner Sues Landlord Over Gas Explosion; Cops Seek Butt Grabber

Former Sushi Park chef Machendra Chongbang filed a lawsuit against Maria Hrynenko— owner of the destroyed restaurant’s building on Second Avenue—after a gas line exploded in March, killing two and injuring others. [NY Daily News]

Check out Nicolas Heller’s short documentary, above, about Jim “Mosaic Man” Power, who wants to “mosaic the whole city.” [No Your City]

Police are looking for a man who followed a Williamsburg woman into her apartment building on April 18, grabbed her behind, and fled. [Brooklyn Paper]

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Shows: Psych Guitar God Holds Court All Month, Noise Queen Goes Soft Serve

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Don’t judge us for this, but we’re kind of still recovering from New York’s Alright. Having engaged in more than our fair share of jostling and mayhem, we’re taking this week to mend our bruises and douse our wounds in extra-strength liquor. R&R calls for a brief break from sonic masochism so this week we’re feeling dancey stuff, psych, and dare we say even a little bit of pop. Thankfully lineups around town reflect this inclination, take advantage of it while you can.

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Fatal Shooting in W-Burg Today; Tompkins Square Bagels is 2nd Ave. Bound

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According to the NYPD, a 33-year-old man was shot and killed near the intersection of Bedford Avenue and S. 9th Street in Williamsburg this morning around 1 a.m. No arrests have been made. [DNA Info]

Felix David, the 24-year-old man who died after being shot by an NYPD detective Saturday afternoon on Sixth Street, had reportedly been diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia. [NY Times]

Contrary to articles in The Post last week, the homeless shelter at 400 McGuinness Boulevard in Greenpoint will not be the new home of a dozen-plus convicted sex offenders. [Greenpointers]

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Will Anyone Save This Mural By Legendary Grove Press Publisher Barney Rosset?

(Photo: Jaime Cone)

(Photo: Jaime Cone)

Time is running out to save a mural painted by literary trailblazer Barney Rosset on the living room wall of his East Village apartment. Best known as the provocative publisher of Grove Press who introduced U.S. readers to authors like Samuel Beckett and waged court battles to release books by D.H. Lawrence, Henry Miller and William Burroughs, Rosset lived on Fourth Avenue, between 9th and 10th Streets, with his wife Astrid Meyers Rosset for nearly 30 years. Now the building has been sold and his widow, along with a team of supporters, has until June 30 to raise funds to extract the living room wall. Once the mural, which is the subject of a forthcoming documentary, is removed, it will need to find a home.

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If NYC Is a Girl, Public Access TV’s John Eatherly’s Probably Feeling Hurt

Public Access TV (Photo courtesy of Terrible Records)

Public Access TV (Photo courtesy of Chad Moore)

John Eatherly has been doing the music thing for a while, having dropped out of high school at 17 to pursue music. “I’ve played in a lot of different bands over the years,” he explained. But Public Access TV seems to be his most focused effort to date. The band has just dropped their first proper release in the United States, Public Access EP on Terrible Records, and Eatherly’s not just songwriting, he’s also spotlighted as the lead vocals and guitars. The fact that Public Access TV really sees Eatherly coming into his own probably has something to do with the fact that he’s supremely close with all the other band members. In fact, three of four members (all except for the drummer) lived together in an East Village apartment. New York’s always been somewhat tough, Eatherly admits, but when their apartment burned down in the East Village fire last month, he realized things could always be harder.

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How the ‘Man in a Cube’ Video Got Made; Tenement Museum Launches Fundraiser

Above, go behind the scenes of the making of Man in a Cube, a stunt about a man who pretended to call the Astor Place Cube his casa. [Curbed NY]

The Lower East Side Tenement Museum launched a fundraiser to help repair the Orchard Street building’s infrastructure. [Bowery Boogie]

Next week Evolve Health + Wellness will open in the ground-level space at 36 Rivington Street. [Bowery Boogie]

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Week in Film: Ryan Gosling Tries to Direct and Punks in Escobar-Era Colombia

Welcome back to another week of exciting film picks by us. Again, you ask? Yes, again. Relentless? Perhaps. Hint: it will never end. So get used to this undeniable brilliance mixed with essential despair because based on what the stars are telling me, this will never subside. That is unless of course Waka Flocka Flame actually does win the Presidency. In that case, the revolution will have come and gone and only a perfect utopia will remain. At that point I can’t make any promises. Until then, we have each other.

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Tuome Reopens After Fire; Shaoul Gets $97M For Orchard Street Complex

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Following an article in The Post about the number of sex offenders residing in a Kip’s Bay homeless shelter, the Department of Homeless Services relocated the 12+ men to a facility on Greenpoint’s Clay Street. [NY Post]

Ben Shaoul’s real estate company received a $97 million loan for a planned residential complex at 196 Orchard Street on the Lower East Side. [The Real Deal]

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Teen Shot in Williamsburg; Girls the Movie?

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Saturday night, a teenager was shot in the torso and buttocks on Humboldt Street near Flushing Avenue in Williamsburg. He would not ID his assailant. [Brooklyn Paper]

Since it’s Earth Day, Mayor de Blasio will introduce his Zero Waste plan today, aiming to decrease NYC’s trash output by 90 percent in the next 15 years. [NY Daily News]

NBA Hall of Fame center and real estate investor David Robinson and partners procured three Ridge Street residential buildings on the LES for $50 million. [The Real Deal]

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Mammoth Brooklyn Zine Fest to Spotlight 150 Zinesters and Black Lives Matter Movement

(Poster by Deth P. Son)

(Poster by Deth P. Son)

The fourth annual Brooklyn Zine Fest is happening this weekend (Saturday, April 25 and Sunday, April 26) and we’re getting super excited to check out what more than 150 zine crafters will be hawking at the Brooklyn Historical Society as well as a brand new panel series which looks to be interesting and varied, just how we like our zines.

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Lawsuit Against Landlord Samy Mahfar, Organic Cafe/Spa Replaces Mars Bar

Sunny Day in NYC: LES Coleman Skate Park

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Saturday on Kent Avenue in Williamsburg, an 18-wheeler backed-up into a memorial-in-progress for pedestrians killed in traffic accidents. [Brooklyn Paper]

Since the East Village explosion last month, residents of 128 Second Avenue have been sans heat, hot water, and cooking gas. [Wall Street Journal]

Members of the Mahfar Tenants Alliance filed four lawsuits against their landlord, Samy Mahfar, for violating their rent-paying rights at residences he owns on the Lower East Side. [DNA Info]

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