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Todd Solondz and Danny DeVito in the EV; Church of Nativity Holds Last Mass

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A 34-year-old woman was declared dead around 4:30 p.m Thursday at the Bushwick Hotel on Bushwick Avenue. [News 12 Brooklyn]

Jonquel Jones, 27, was sentenced Friday to 16 years in prison for two East Village crimes: raping a female tourist and sexually abusing a 12-year-old girl. [Village Voice]

Last night The Church of Nativity in the East Village held its final mass. [Pix 11]

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Tompkins Park Sleepover Protest; Drug Bust in Greenpoint

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Greenpoint gallery 106 Green will host a fundraiser on August 9 to help pay for the medical bills of recently attacked artist Bryan Osburn. [Greenpointers]

Police charged four men with dealing crack, heroin and marijuana to undercover officers approximately 60 times at Greenpoint’s Cooper Houses. [DNA Info]

Landlord Ben Shaoul sold the converted rental building at 31-33 Second Avenue for $29 million, more than five times the price he paid for the property four years ago. [Bowery Boogie]

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Artist Attacked in Greenpoint; Laptop Heist at Vice HQ

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A woman sitting on a bench outside the Riis Houses in the East Village on Wednesday night was shot in both feet as two men argued nearby. Police are searching for the shooter and the woman was treated at Bellevue Hospital. [NY Daily News]

Artist Bryan Osburn wound up with multiple lacerations and a shattered jaw when he was attacked by four men on his way home from his Greenpoint studio Friday evening. [NY Observer]

On July 14, a thief stole 11 laptops from VICE‘s office at S. Second Street and Kent Avenue in Williamsburg. [Brooklyn Paper]

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Bike Rider Attacked in Greenpoint; Free Cocktails at By Brooklyn

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A 25-year-old Hispanic man riding his bike through Greenpoint Sunday was attacked by two white men in what police are calling a possible hate crime. [News 12 Brooklyn]

On Thursday a man was treated at Bellevue Hospital for a gunshot wound to the leg he suffered by a runaway assailant near Ten Eyck Walk in Williamsburg. Meanwhile, three days later, a tanning woman had her purse stolen from her Marcy Avenue rooftop. [Brooklyn Paper]

Zegarmistrz Watchmaker Service was evicted from its Manhattan Avenue storefront one week ago after 26 years in Greenpoint. [Gothamist]

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Obamas Dine in Nolita; Truck Strikes Man in Chinatown

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Police arrested 24-year-old Maykel Felix-Tejada, who was driving a dump truck with a suspended license when he hit an 83-year-old man who was crossing Bowery and Canal Streets Friday afternoon. The victim was pronounced dead upon arrival at Downtown Beekman Hospital. [Bowery Boogie]

The Parks Department received a payday of over $400K from Greenpoint Landing developers seeking to cut down three trees. [Brooklyn Paper]

Streit’s Matzo factory, which resided on the Lower East Side for nine decades, will relocate to Orangetown, New Jersey. [Bowery Boogie]

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Greenpointers Summer Market

Not only did Greenpoint’s local blog admirably weather a transition period last fall, but their local events keep on growing. At our favorite seasonal market, more than 50 local vendors– slanging stuff like small-batch spicescat art, and a mad selection of natural body and beauty products– are going to cram inside a really rather nice space at an old warehouse on West Street. Besides stuff vendors, plenty of local food-stuff vendors will be selling stuff like mini-Dutch pancakes (poffees), Phumplings (pho-philled dumplings), and sweet and savory pies (from Pie Corps). You can shop and munch to tunes by indie pop duo Laura & Greg, whose video we premiered recently. Greenpoint Beer & Ale (located at Dirck the Norseman) have brewed up a couple of special beers for the market, but tbh we’re drooling even more over the promise of watermelon soju cocktails. As for other ways to chill out, consider getting a massage and/or participating in rooftop yoga. Oh! And if you’ve been boycotting your usual means of obtaining nails on fleek in light of recent disturbing news regarding nail slaves, rest assured that Peenk might be doing dope nail designs for free, but she sure as hell wasn’t trafficked into doing so.

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Stray Bullet Hits Car in Bushwick; Greenpointers Not a Fan of Compost Bins

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Ray’s Candy Store owner Ray Alvarez, 82, was back at his Avenue A spot this week for the first time following heart valve replacement surgery in June. [EV Grieve]

In Bushwick last Wednesday around 9 p.m., a man fired a gun on Knickerbocker Avenue, hitting a car. [News 12 Brooklyn]

Both Barramundi and 2nd Floor on Clinton will vacate 67 Clinton Street on July 29. [Bowery Boogie]

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Bowery Mission Gets an Upgrade; Britpop Party in Williamsburg

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Police are looking for a man who was allegedly masturbating on the L train on June 30. [Brooklyn Paper]

Extell Development Company submitted paperwork to build an 800-foot-tall on the East River waterfront at 250 South Street. [6sqft]

Bowery Mission received a donation of dozens of new mattresses for its men’s shelter. [Bowery Boogie]

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Do Rooftop Yoga or Ride a Mechanical Bull at These Al-Fresco Foodie Frolics

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It’s getting to that point in the summer where doing much of anything besides moving that lawn chair to the kiddie pool and cracking open your daily 40 seems interminably arduous. For hell’s sake, you’ve been wearing the same sweaty tank top, bucket hat, and cut-offs ensemble for, like, weeks now, dude. Pull yourself together and get to some of these combination music-food-shopping-booze-drink affairs. You’ll realize economy of movement as well as restoration of dignity.
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Anti-Muslim Attack in Chinatown; Kayak Theft in Greenpoint

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Eleven-year-old Angelica Chamoro has been missing since 5 a.m. yesterday, when police say she was last seen in her Stanhope Street apartment in Bushwick. [PIX 11]

Saturday night on East Broadway, a 19-year-old Muslim woman suffered a broken jaw and verbal abuse when a man punched her in the face. [NY Daily News]

On Friday morning, a woman was choked and robbed of her phone on S. Ninth Street near Bedford Avenue in Williamsburg. [Brooklyn Paper]

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Dog Heist in Williamsburg; $32.5M Building in Greenpoint

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Surveillance footage caught a blonde woman stealing a Pomeranian yesterday around 4 a.m. outside Khim’s Millennium Market in Williamsburg. [Gothamist]

The 38-unit rental property at 305 McGuinness Boulevard in Greenpoint is on the market for $32.5 million. [The Real Deal]

Assess interior renderings of 1 Great Jones Alley, a 14-unit condominium that will rise at the site of Broadway’s former open-air market in Noho. [Curbed NY]

Before you go, preview the fare at El Cortez, a mostly Mexican restaurant on Ingraham Street in Bushwick. [Gothamist]

Ludlow Street handmade jewelry shop Incaze has closed after three years on the Lower East Side. [Bowery Boogie]

From now ’til Thursday, the Foo Fighters are selling their merch at 125 Rivington Street in preparation for their upcoming show at Citi Field. [Bowery Boogie]

Today is National French Fry Day, and black car service Gett will donate $1 from each ride to construction of the new Pommes Frites location.

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Lit Lounge Leaving East Village; Kids Reunion Redux

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Lit Lounge is closing after 14 years in the East Village and will reopen in Bushwick sometime soon. Co-owner Erik Foss, who will be joined by Trash Bar’s owner in the new venture, blames “the new East Village crowd and the flight of the creative types to creative Brooklyn. It was inevitable.” [Clubplanet]

In Greenpoint, 35-year-old Carmine’s Original Pizzeria served its last slice on July 1. [Brooklyn Paper]

Avenue A taqueria La Lucha has closed six years after its debut. [EV Grieve]

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