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Missing Model Found; Fall’s Most Anticipated Restaurants

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An employee at an unidentified hospital tipped off police that Lower East Side model Ataui Deng has been admitted as a patient. She’d been missing for 12 days. [NY Daily News]

Police say a 29-year-old man was robbed of his camera, laptop and wallet by a woman who’d accompanied him to his Allen Street hotel room on the Lower East Side. [DNA Info]

A Bushwick woman whose iPhone was stolen at gunpoint from her front stoop Monday night had her property returned to her by police after she used the “Find My iPhone” app. The phone was found in a car along with marijuana and a gun sans serial number. The car’s three male passengers were arrested. [NY Daily News] Keep Reading »

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Model Goes Missing; Seth Rogen and Shephard Fairey On LES

Bost No Pills

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Police say 22-year-old model Ataui Deng of the Lower East Side—who has walked runways for Zac Posen and Proenza Schouler— went missing from a 48th Street nightclub on August 6. Deng is Sudanese, six-foot-one and 110 pounds. [DNA Info]

During that Sunday-morning apartment fire on St. Marks Place—which may have generated from the living room couch—two unconscious women in their 20s were rescued and later hospitalized in serious condition; both are expected to live. A man who jumped from a first-floor window sustained minor injuries. [NY Post]

Buy-one-give-one shoe company TOMS will open its first NYC store at 264 Elizabeth Street, near Houston. [Bowery Boogie]

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Fire in East Village; Brooklyn Leads in Rat Complaints

21st Precinct Street Art Exhibit: Curb Your Ego

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Yesterday morning there was a “multiple dwelling” fire at 92 St. Mark’s Place near First Avenue. [EV Grieve]

In Williamsburg Friday afternoon, a 36-year-old woman chased a 13-year-old boy who allegedly stole her cellphone and held him in a bear hug until police arrived and made an arrest. [NY Post]

Rockaway Beach lifeguards ordered everyone out of the water Saturday afternoon when there was a supposed shark sighting; more likely, the culprit was a dolphin. [Gothamist] Keep Reading »

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Mosaic Man Tears Down His Work; Brooklyn Comedy Fest Begins

Paul Kostabi on Ideal Glass

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Previously the site of several nightclubs, 141 Chrystie Street—which has been on the market since June—is now being pitched as a development site that could net an estimated $15 million. [Buzz Buzz Home]

A 21-year-old bicyclist in Bushwick was hit by a car on Himrod Street and hospitalized with serious (but not life threatening) injuries, says the FDNY. [DNA Info]

Along with three other East Side buildings, the four-story, nine-unit residence at 216 E.13th Street is for sale for a combined $24 million. [The Real Deal] Keep Reading »

Epic Art Crawls Coming to Greenpoint and LES

Last year's LES fashion show. (Courtesy of LES BID).

Last year’s LES fashion show. (Courtesy of LES BID).

This morning we mentioned that Greenpoint Open Studios will return on the weekend of Oct. 3, and artists will get a free beer for signing up at The Diamond this Friday. But if you can’t wait that long for a festive gallery crawl, or you refuse to leave the Lower East Side, you might want to save the date of September 7 for LES Opening Night: Art + Fashion.
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Kim’s Video Sets Closing Date; Williamsburg Construction Site Shooting

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

Kim’s Video has announced its last day of business: Aug. 25. As you can see above, the store is looking more and more empty, with several empty shelves already sold. [@bedbow]

A contractor cleaning up a building abandoned 22 years ago on Bushwick’s Bleecker Street discovered two hand grenades—possibly dating from WWI, and one of them still active—inside a box of guns. [News 12 Brooklyn]

Police in Williamsburg arrested a 24-year-old man who allegedly assaulted a 21-year-old man just before 3 a.m. Friday morning on Wythe Avenue between N.5th and N.6th Streets. [The Brooklyn Paper]
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Diesel Comes to Williamsburg; TGI Fridays Leaves Union Square

Optimum Appliances Inc

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Just after 2 a.m. yesterday, a fire broke out at a three-story residence on Greene Avenue in Bushwick. Three people suffered minor injuries. [DNA Info]

A British private equity firm bought a 179K square-foot, block-long property on Greenpoint’s West Street—near the future Greenpoint Landing development—for $45.5 million. [The Real Deal]

Here’s a video of the multi-story whirling “dust devil” that left onlookers sufficiently stunned in McCarren Park Sunday afternoon. [Mother Jones]
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Shooting in Bushwick; Domino Artifacts Will Be Salvaged

26th Annual Tompkins Square Riot Reunion

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At 1 a.m. yesterday morning on Bushwick’s Moore Street, a 25-year-old man sitting on a bench was killed and two middle-aged women were injured when a man fired a gun in the direction of a crowd. No arrest has been made, and the surviving victims are in stable condition at Bellevue Hospital. [NY Daily News]

A security camera filmed a woman tossing a brick through the restaurant Glasserie‘s glass entrance Wednesday evening in Greenpoint. Other Franklin Street storefronts, including Word. bookstore, have reported recently similar acts of vandalism. [Greenpointers]

Both a firefighter and a civilian suffered minor injuries in a pre-dawn blaze on Friday morning at the Lillian Wald Houses on Houston Street. [DNA Info]

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10 Days In, Greenpoint Fish & Lobster Co. Is Off the Hook

Adam (Photo: Daniel Maurer)

Adam Geringer-Dunn at the fish counter. (Photo: Daniel Maurer)

Even at 3 p.m. on a Friday afternoon, Greenpoint Fish & Lobster Co. is packed like a sardine can (the salmon spot was slammed mid-week, too). So it’s no surprise that fifth-generation fishmonger Vinny Milburn and former Pianos booker Adam Geringer-Dunn, co-owners of Greenpoint’s newest fish market and lobster joint, are starting to crack up. After the first ten days, when many restaurants are already floundering, this corner spot is making waves. We fought off the steady stream of customers to see how things are going.
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