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10-Story Condo Coming to Chrystie; Ten Thousand Saints Trailer Drops

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See a rendering of the 10-story condominium planned for 165 Chrystie Street on the Lower East Side. [Bowery Boogie]

Philly burger joint PYT will open an NYC outpost on Bowery in the former home of Gia Trattoria. [EV Grieve]

Mid-July will bring a second new eatery to 23 Essex Street, Taco Recipes. [Bowery Boogie]

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Video: The NYC Drag March Was Anything But a Drag

The annual New York City Drag March took place Friday, as drag queens and individuals of various sexual identities marched with pride from Tompkins Square Park to the celebrations at Stonewall Inn. Occurring on the same day the U.S. Supreme Court passed legislation legalizing gay marriage in all 50 states, this year’s march was especially joyous. Watch our video and see for yourself.

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Brawl in Williamsburg; Greenpoint Landing Breaks Ground

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Cellphone video captured a man striking teenage girls who were mid-fight on Havemeyer Street in Williamsburg Thursday. Police are investigating the incident. The man is reportedly the father of one of the teens in the video. [ABC 7 NY]

Greenpoint Landing‘s groundbreaking ceremony commenced on Friday. [Gothamist]

Changes to the B26 and Q58 bus lines have Bushwick residents up in arms. [News 12 Brooklyn]

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Major Looting at Bushwick Sneaker Shop; Gigi Hadid Scopes Out LES Apt

Rockaway Beach 2015: Beach 90 Surfing Only

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A car overturned in a crash early Wednesday evening on McGuinness Avenue in Greenpoint. No one sustained serious injuries. [Gothamist]

Police say 10 thieves entered a sneaker store on Bushwick’s Broadway and stole a bevy of merch. [Brooklyn Paper]

Greenpoint Landing will be reportedly the site of a 103-unit affordable housing building. [Crain's NY]

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Tenants Demand Rent Break as Albany Lawmakers Reach a Deal

Eva Brown: "The Bible says you got to love one another and you got to help those who are under." (Photo Credit: Sam Gillette).

Eva Brown: “The Bible says you got to love one another and you got to help those who are under.” (Photo Credit: Sam Gillette).

“All you landlords, you can’t hide. We can see your greedy side,” and “All my money is spent when I pay my rent” were the chants that rose from housing activists and tenants at the Great Hall at Cooper Union yesterday evening. They rallied to demand that the Rent Guidelines Board roll back rents when it meets Monday to set new rent levels for regulated apartments.

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Week in Film: High Priestess of Soul, Bicycle Film Fest and More

If you’re paying attention to anything right now beyond your piña colada, first of all, stop, but second of all we’re guessing you’re also sensing there’s a shakeup coming our way real soon. Election-talk is starting to dominate the airwaves, and legislative sessions are coming to an end with groundbreaking decisions like Albany’s approval of the wood frog as our state amphibian (finally!). But let’s set all that aside for a moment, because soon enough we’re going to be treated to a wildly entertaining mud-slinging contest and lucky for us, we have an unprecedented cast of totally insane characters who are willing to do horrible things to one another to win the crown. Before we’re spoiled by such comedy, take time to reflect on the tumultuous life of a figure whose ideals matter now maybe more than ever, and reserve your right to gawk at the banality of the human condition– it’ll make you feel a little bit better about this disappointing world, maybe.

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Drinking and Dining Outdoors? Here’s the Ultimate Sidewalk Cafe Map

Here it is, folks. If you’re looking to plunk down on the avenue and get a buzz on while your fellow denizens scurry to and fro as if there’s more to life than slurping oysters in God’s great outdoors, this is the only map you’ll need all summer. Give it a gander to find most every bar and restaurant with sidewalk seating in the B+B domain. And go ahead and bookmark this bad boy, because we’ll be adding to it throughout the summer to make it still more comprehensive. It’s like the Boss said: when you’re out in the street, you feel all right.

Reported by Jaime Cone and Paula Ho

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Pedestrian Killed in Williamsburg; St. Marks Buildings Sold For Big Bucks

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The Greenpoint resident who was hit by a motorcyclist while crossing Metropolitan Avenue in Williamsburg on June 11 died five days later. He was 27 years old. [Gothamist]

Hudson Dipede, a two-month-old boy found dead in a high-end Williamsburg condominium on October 17, died of a head trauma, according to police. [NBC NY]

A man relaxing on an LES park bench Friday morning had his phone and wallet taken away at knifepoint by two assailants. [DNA Info]

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Evie’s, a Filipino Favorite, Makes a Slight Return to First Avenue

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(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

Turns out the East Village, already a destination for Filipino food, just got not one but two new Pinoy options. In addition to Tito King’s Kitchen, a bygone neighborhood mainstay has made a return of sorts. Elvie’s Turo-Turo was a First Avenue fixture until its namesake proprietress retired and closed the place in 2009, sending this reporter into a balut panic. Now the daughter of Elvie, Carla Cinco, has opened a new takeout joint just a half-block from her mom’s former perch.

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Battle Brewing at Rheingold Site; Rent Laws Set For Renewal

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Gov. Cuomo announced that he and leaders of the state legislature have worked out the “framework” of an agreement that would renew current rent laws but increase to $2,700 the rent at which an apartment can be deregulated. [Gothamist]

Casey Holloway, who is 32 and homeless, was charged with sexual abuse against a 26-year-old woman Sunday night outside 24 E. 7th Street. [NY Post]

A woman was arrested for throwing bleach in a man’s eyes on Clay Street in Greenpoint last Thursday morning. [Brooklyn Paper]

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Perez Hilton Is Playing Danny Tanner in the Raunchy ‘Full House’ Musical

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If you’re a millennial who wanted Danny Tanner to be your daddy, prepare for him to be ruined forever by Full House! The Musical! Get ready for it: Danny is to be played by diabolical gossip Perez Hilton. The unauthorized parody of the TV show will appear at Theatre 80 from Sept. 10 through Nov. 29 after it premieres in Toronto in August.

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Behind That New Bookshelf at Your Local Library, a Portal to Citizenship

The new corner at Tompkins Square Library. (Photo Credit: Sam Gillette).

The new corner at Tompkins Square Library. (Photo Credit: Sam Gillette).

What’s so significant about one more bookshelf in New York City libraries? Quite a bit, actually. The recently installed “New Americans Corners” — signed into agreement last week by Mayor Bill de Blasio and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services – not only provide resources for immigrants aspiring to citizenship; they also signify that public libraries are trustworthy places to seek counsel in a city fraught with scams and false promises.

The corners are located in all 217 public library branches in the New York, Brooklyn and Queens systems to service the 650,000 to 750,000 “lawful permanent residents” seeking citizenship, per a statement from de Blasio’s office. Though multiple resources already existed at the libraries, these corners ensure that there is an organized, uniform system for New Yorkers to attain information regarding not only citizenship, but guidance on running a successful business and gaining financial stability.

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