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Subway Busker Sues City; Pizza Pop-Up On LES

(Photo: Scott Lynch)

(Photo: Scott Lynch)

In Williamsburg, two Havemeyer Street apartment buildings plus a third at 442 Lorimer Street were sold for a combined $48.1 million. [Real Deal]

Third Avenue neighbors Excel Custom Framing and E.V. Cheese Shop are rumored to be closing to make way for another East Village Duane Reade. [Curbed NY]

Subway busker Andrew Kalleen, who spent five hours in jail following an October performance at the Metropolitan Avenue G train station, filed a wrongful arrest lawsuit against the city. [Brooklyn Paper]

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Read an Excerpt From Kim Gordon’s Memoir, Then See Her at Strand

UnknownIf you’re still kind of devastated that you weren’t there to see Broad City chat with Sleater Kinney, relax: the whole thing is online plus you’ve got another couple of chances to recoup your riot grrrl cred. First off, in an equally epic meeting of the minds, Lena Dunham is going to be chatting with Miranda July tomorrow, and somehow there are still tickets left (BAM just announced that July will be singing copies of her new novel after the event). And also: the Strand just announced that none other than Kim Gordon is coming to chat about her memoir, out in about a month.
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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

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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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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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‘Screw Off, New York’: Kroll Show’s ‘Too Much Tuna’ Guys Have Had Enough

We’re still kicking ourselves for missing Nick Kroll and John Mulaney at the 92nd Street Y last night (we will not be missing Bob Odenkirk and the rest of the Better Call Saul gang next month), but at least we got to see their characters Gil Faizon and George St. Geegland in full NYC curmudgeon mode during last night’s episode of Kroll Show.
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Man Shot While Parked in Williamsburg; Woman Who Paved the Way at McSorley’s Dies

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A car passenger was shot in the ribs while parked on S. 3rd Street in Williamsburg on January 12; police say he was taken to Bellevue Hospital in stable condition. Two days later, a Driggs Avenue bodega employee was robbed at knifepoint while working an early afternoon shift. [Brooklyn Paper]

Next week, the city’s DMV will host a safety hearing resulting from the 2011 hit-and-run death of cyclist Mathieu Lefevre, who was struck by a 28-ton truck in Williamsburg driven by Leo Degianni. [Gothamist]

Faith Seidenberg, one of two plaintiffs in the 1970 discrimination lawsuit that resulted in McSorley’s Old Ale House opening its doors to women, died in upstate New York at age 91. [Daily News]

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The Zaccaro Sign Has Left the Building

(Photo: Frank Mastropolo)

(Photo: Frank Mastropolo)

While researching our recent story on ghost signs, we were saddened to discover that a Lower East Side classic has disappeared. The façade of 19 Kenmare Street used to boast a 1940s-era sign for two companies still in business: P. Zaccaro Co. Real Estate and J. Eis and Son, an appliance store. Workers have removed the iconic hand-painted ad.
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