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East Village Radio Returns; ‘Bushwick’ Thriller Coming Soon

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NYC faces a winter storm warning until 7 p.m. this evening. [McBrooklyn]

Ludlow Street Mexican restaurant Loz Feliz is back in business following a recent police raid. [Bowery Boogie]

Developers released a rendering of the modern new five-story apartment building set to rise at 245 Manhattan Avenue in Williamsburg. [NY YIMBY]

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Will Citi Bike’s Expansion Improve the Trek to North Brooklyn’s Party Spots?

(Photo: Lindsey Smith)

(Photo: Lindsey Smith)

The day is finally upon us. Citi Bike is planning a 53-station expansion into northern Williamsburg, Greenpoint, and the fringes of Bushwick. As it stands, getting around these neighborhoods often means braving bus transfers or the G + L combo, neither of which are particularly appetizing options. Theoretically, this expansion will make life easier for North Brooklynites, but we wanted to see just how easy.
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Sheldon Silver Gets an Award; Napoleon Dynamite Restaurant

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Before dawn on Saturday in Williamsburg, a 19-year-old woman was arrested for assault after allegedly permanently disfiguring a man by biting his lip so hard. [Brooklyn Paper]

While a male driver waited out a red light on Leonard Street his weekend, two armed robbers took control of the vehicle, drove two blocks, tied up the driver and took $2K. [Brooklyn Paper]

Yesterday, former Assembly Speaker and current LES Assembly member Sheldon Silver, who is facing corruption charges, was awarded the Coalition for Community Service’s Champion Award for his contributions to drug treatment programs. [NY Daily News]

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Starbucks Seeks Sidewalk Cafe; ‘Men and Cats’ Photo Show

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Police seek help finding the two armed teens seen in this video stealing $400 from a Halsey Street convenience store in Bushwick last month. [WABC-7]

At this Monday’s Community Board 2 meeting, Starbucks will lobby to open a 25-table sidewalk cafe at their Astor Place location. [Noho News]

Lots of real estate news on Second Avenue. First up: Petco has been confirmed as Ben Shaoul’s latest retail tenant. [EV Grieve]
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15-Year-Old Arrested for East Williamsburg Shooting; Champagne Scion Opens Gallery

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A 15-year-old was arrested in connection with the Jan. 20 shooting outside of Progress High School in East Williamsburg. [NYDN]

Ground has finally been broken on the first of five new buildings on the Domino Sugar site. [Crain's]

Two men were arrested after breaking into a Williamsburg synagogue. [JP Updates]

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Semilla Gets Two Stars; Freaks and Geeks Bingo at Videology

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Landlord Aron “Al” Stark, brother of murdered Williamsburg landlord Menachem Stark, was busted by a judge last month for allegedly collecting and keeping taxpayer-generated money intended for families seeking public housing. He was in court for an unrelated dispute involving one of his rent-stabilized Bushwick tenants. [Brooklyn Paper]

A black bag holding $12K was stolen from a Withers Street office in Greenpoint on February 17. [Brooklyn Paper]

New renderings were released for Williamsburg construction projects underway at 190 S. 1st Street and 308 N. 7th Street. [NY YIMBY]

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4 Bookish Events to Choose From This Fine Evening

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Author Amanda Filipacchi brainstorming with herself while writing Love Creeps in 2003 (and doing trick photography when not writing)

For those who’ve ever felt like an ugly ducking (aka humans), commiserate with Amanda Filipacchi as she reads from her newest novel The Unfortunate Importance of Beauty. Filipacchi, who recently divulged her own feelings of inadequacy in the looks department in a confessional essay for the New Yorker, will join Siri Hustvedt, author of The Blazing World, to discuss “perception and desire, seeing and being seen.” Filipacchi has published several novels set against the backdrop of NYC; this newest offering gained the admiration of Slate, Huffington Post, and Brooklyn authoress Sheila Heti, who called it “a seductively powerful fable about the ugly powers of beauty, the redemptive powers of creativity, and the nature of true love.”
Tuesday, Feb. 24, at 7 p.m. McNally Jackson Books (52 Prince Street, Nolita)
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Bushwick Has the Most Burglaries; Williamsburg’s Oldest Bar Gets New Owner

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Last month, the number of burglaries reported in Bushwick (38) exceeded every other NYC neighborhood. [DNA Info]

The eight-story, mixed-use building at 99 Suffolk Street is on the market for $26 million. One of its tenants, Lower East Side Montessori School, will be replaced by Elements Preschool later this year. [Bowery Boogie]

Dating back to the 1880s, Teddy’s Bar & Grill was purchased last week for an undisclosed amount to a buyer who pledged to preserve the aesthetic of Williamsburg’s oldest watering hole. [Brooklyn Paper]

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This Week In Shows: Extra Bratty Punk, Sludge Metal, And Seriously Heady Art Noise

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(Photo: Chargaux)

Hi guys, it’s been a minute since we’ve done a Good Shows listing featuring our picks for live music happenings of the week, but here we go again. As before, we’ll try our darndest to bring you a diverse range of shows featuring lesser-known bands, great touring acts, and local mainstays. The only rule we stick to is that the music rules– no genre or scene specific constraints. However, any band that describes their music as “soaring” need not apply. Sorry, we have our limits.

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Get Your Zappie Fix At Early

(Photo: Jas Chana)

(Photo: Jas Chana)

About a year ago, Radek Kucharski, owner of a Brooklyn-based electrical contracting company, noticed something about Greenpoint’s Manhattan Avenue. The street’s northern-most portion was lined with countless bodegas, laundromats and bars  but not a single place to get a truly gourmet sandwich or cup of coffee. An electrical contractor by trade, Kucharsk lacked any kind of formal or professional culinary training. But a product of his Polish heritage, he knew he appreciated the art that is good sandwich making.
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Man Convicted In Williamsburg Hit And Run; Orchard Street Hotel Bought For $21 Million

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Yesterday Julio Acevedo, 46, was convicted of killing an expectant Williamsburg couple in a March 2013 hit-and-run. He will be sentenced on March 18. [NY Daily News]

Brooklyn-born R&B singer Joy Ryder, who cut her teeth with gigs at CBGB, died on February 14. She was in her mid-60s. [EV Grieve]

The retail space and parking garage at Hotel Indigo on Orchard Street was purchased for $21 million. [The Real Deal]

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