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Pink Pony Gets a Replacement; Where to Drink in Alphabet City

(Photo: Nicole Disser)

(Photo: Nicole Disser)

Friday morning, a 54-year-old man died after collapsing while pedaling down Kingsland Avenue in Greenpoint during inclement weather. [NY Daily News]

Ludlow Coffee Supply, which will include a barbershop, will officially replace The Pink Pony at 176 Ludlow Street. [Bowery Boogie]

Principals behind The Late Late and Webster Hall filed paperwork to replace Hop Devil Grill and Nino’s Pizza, adjoining spaces at the corner of St. Mark’s Place and Avenue A, with a bar/restaurant/co-working space called The Honey Fitz. [EV Grieve]

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64-Year-Old Stomped at LES McDonald’s; Clinton Hill Pizzeria Expands to Williamsburg

(Photo: Nicole Disser)

(Photo: Nicole Disser)

Police are trying to find the person who punched and stomped on a 64-year-old man in a Delancey Street McDonald’s in late November following an argument. The victim, who suffered from facial injuries and brain bleeding, is now in stable condition. [CBS NY]

On S. 1st Street in Williamsburg, a man was assaulted by three attackers who also stole his glasses on January 24. One arrest has been made. [Brooklyn Paper]

Three thieves robbed a Greenpoint gym located on Berry Avenue near N. 14th Street Friday evening. [Brooklyn Paper]

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How Many Ways Can You Say ‘Where’s My Williamsburg Waterfront Park’?

What is there to say other than, ‘Where’s our park?’ and, ‘The promise was made,’ and, ‘Do it’?” State Senator Daniel Squadron asked Sunday at the CitiStorage site, on the anniversary of a seven-alarm fire that renewed calls for the greening of the eight-acre plot on the Williamsburg waterfront. Turns out, there was more to say: the state senator was joined by Council Member Stephen Levin, Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney, and other elected officials and activists who once again called on Mayor de Blasio to acquire the land and make good on a promise made by his predecessor. So how many ways are there to say “Where’s our park?” Play the video to find out.

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Year After CitiStorage Fire, Park Conversion Is Still a Hot Topic

Site of the fire. (Photo: Daniel Maurer)

Site of the fire. (Photo: Daniel Maurer)

Nearly a year after a seven-alarm fire ravaged the CitiStorage building in Williamsburg, the fate of the hotly contested land remains in limbo. On Sunday, the fire’s anniversary, Friends of Bushwick Inlet Park will gather to once again call on the city to turn the controversial plot into parkland.

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Bodies Wash Up in Williamsburg; Peter Pan Donuts Sued

(Photo: Nicole Disser)

(Photo: Nicole Disser)

Within a few hours yesterday morning, police recovered the bodies of two women—ages 50 and 69—from the East River in Williamsburg. [Brooklyn Paper]

A veteran cook/diswasher at Peter Pan Donuts in Greenpoint is suing his employer of eight years for past-due overtime wages. [NY Daily News]

If a longterm L train closure does in fact happen, rent prices in Williamsburg and Bushwick are expectedly to drop significantly. [DNA Info]

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Bedford Ave’s Verb Cafe Now in G’point, Serving Hot Coffee Sans ‘Cold Interactions’

Verb Cafe is back, this time on Nassau Avenue (Photo: Nicole Disser)

Verb Cafe is back, this time on Nassau Avenue (Photo: Nicole Disser)

It was one of the last vestiges of a bygone Williamsburg– a grungy, cavernous little coffee shop with worn-down wood floors and a lifetime of coffee grounds seemingly plastered onto every surface. Verb Cafe, which opened in 1999, was nothing fancy– no one went there to get a pour-over or fawn over bespoke beans with tasting notes. But when the place closed in June 2014, there was more than a bit of sadness (which was compounded when life imitated every joke ever told about Brooklyn hipsters and the coffee shop was replaced by an artisanal soap boutique with handmade, organic cupcake soap).

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Slashing at Broadway-Lafayette; Zosia Mamet in Patti Smith Biopic

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

Carmen Rivera, a 71-year-old seamstress, needed 20 stitches yesterday after she was slashed while waiting for the D train at the Broadway-Lafayette subway station in Noho. [ABC 7 NY]

Sunday on S. 3rd Street in Williamsburg, a man was punched and robbed by three assailants after he tried to stop them from throwing snowballs at his car. [Brooklyn Paper]

On January 17, a couple entering a Greenpoint subway station was attacked around 4 a.m. by two perpetrators who fled the scene. [Brooklyn Paper]

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Cold White Men: The Best Snowdudes of Winter Storm Jonas

(Photo: @stribs on Instagram)

(Photo: @stribs on Instagram)

The powder has settled and it’s time to step outside and search for scour social media for the stars of winter storm Jonas. Still no sign of the fabled Chinatown snowman, but we found plenty of other impressive specimens out there chillin’.

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David Bowery Street; Rent a $200-a-Night Igloo

(Photo by Daniel Maurer)

(Photo by Daniel Maurer)

As of Friday morning, a 15-year-old boy was in critical condition after he was struck by a red minivan in a hit-and-run the previous night on Broadway between Havemeyer Street and Marcy Avenue. [Gothamist]

Despite the storm, on Saturday 400 people attended Donut Fest NYC at Verboten in Williamsburg. [NY Daily News]

In the same nabe the next day, many residents were displeased with the lack of snow removal. [Yeshiva World News]

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17-Year-Old Stabbed to Death in Williamsburg; Prosperity Dumpling Returns

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Yesterday afternoon, a 17-year-old boy was stabbed to death in a Williamsburg park. [CBS NY]

Prosperity Dumpling, which raised eyebrows with its alleyway kitchen last summer on Eldridge Street, will return to the food service game in February at 365 Broome Street. [Bowery Boogie]

The Sock Man officially departed St. Marks Place this past Saturday. [EV Grieve]

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Uber Baby Born in Greenpoint; Cafe-Barbershop to Replace Pink Poney

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On Monday morning, a baby girl was delivered in the back seat of an Uber stuck in Greenpoint traffic on the BQE. [NY Daily News]

A woman who left her keys in her checked coat pocket Saturday night had her car stolen from a bar near N. 11th Street in Greenpoint. [Brooklyn Paper]

An 89-year-old veteran was robbed of his wallet while entering his Boerum Street apartment in Williamsburg Friday. [Brooklyn Paper]

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Smile! Cafe Grumpy Is Coming to Nolita

(Courtesy of Cafe Grumpy)

(Courtesy of Cafe Grumpy)

Cafe Grumpy, the Greenpoint coffee roaster that shot to fame as Ray and Hannah’s place of employment in Girls, is opening a seventh shop in Nolita. The roaster just signed a lease at the Brewster Carriage House, the luxury condo building on the corner of Mott and Broome where John Legend lives.

News of the 15-year lease comes via broker Eastern Consolidated. The 19th-century building was once home to a factory that built carriages used by the Astors, Vanderbilts, J.P. Morgan, and Abraham Lincoln, the press release notes.

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