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Three Shot Outside of Williamsburg Bar; Bushwick Gets More Coffee

Three people were shot just before 2 a.m. yesterday when a pair of armed men began arguing outside of Don Pedro, a Williamsburg bar. None of the injuries are life-threatening and police arrested one of the shooters, a 36-year-old man who took a bullet to the knee. [NBC NY]

In Union Square, a 48-year-old man was arrested on a recent Saturday after allegedly threatening someone with brass knuckles and a hammer. [Town & Village]

Spicewala Bar Indian Cuisine will soon replace East Village Burritos & Bar on First Avenue. [EV Grieve] Keep Reading »

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Local Leaders Support East River Skyway; Greenpoint Residents Against Paulie Gee’s

Thus far, 214 Greenpoint residents have signed a petition to prevent the forthcoming Paulie Gee‘s Slice Joint from obtaining a liquor license. [Gothamist]

Fives Leaves, the Greenpoint bistro that was the brain child of the late actor Heath Ledger, has ended its partnership with soon-to-rebrand neighbor Nights and Weekends and will now open outposts in other cities, beginning with Los Angeles. [Eater NY]

This month, three local leaders signed a letter asking Mayor de Blasio to support the East River Skyway, an aerial gondola that would aid residents who will be inconvenienced by the 2019 L train shutdown. [DNA Info] Keep Reading »

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Robbery at Bushwick Hotel; Increased L Train Service This Summer

Saturday night a thief physically assaulted an employee of the Bushwick Hotel before making off with $1K in cash. [DNA Info]

When M train repairs begin as early as this summer in Bushwick, the MTA announced that increased L train service will go into effect. The L train’s own upcoming shutdown will not begin until 2019. [Curbed NY] Keep Reading »

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Lyft Rider Steals Car in Williamsburg; Cafe Moto Becomes Cafe Velo

Shaun Martin—who crashed into an East Village storefront in 2013 while on drugs, killing a 62-year-old florist—was sentenced Friday to at least 20 years imprisonment. [NY Daily News]

On E. 12th Street Friday afternoon, a woman was left shaken after she fell from one roof to another while reportedly attempting to retrieve her drone with a handmade rope of tied-together sheets. [EV Grieve]

Around 3 a.m. yesterday in Williamsburg, a Lyft passenger urinated in the SUV and proceeded to punch the driver and steal the car after the driver called the police. The vehicle was later found abandoned on S. 1st Street. [DNA Info] Keep Reading »

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New Essex Crossing Renderings; Converted Synagogue Going For $30K

Check out new renderings of the Market Line, the eventual site of the Essex Street Market in the Essex Crossing development on the Lower East Side. [Curbed NY]

An eighth grade teacher at Evergreen Middle School for Urban Exploration launched a $4K crowdfunding campaign to buy computers for her students. [Bushwick Daily]

On E. 8th Street, a synagogue converted into a four-story townhouse is currently on the market for $30K/month. [Curbed NY] Keep Reading »

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Danny Meyer Plans East Village Eatery; Carmellini Opens Williamsburg Restaurant

Four months after opening its first Brooklyn outpost in Williamsburg, Apple signed a lease at the Fort Greene space that was previously home to BAM South. [The Real Deal]

This week the theoretical 16-mile route was unveiled for the Brooklyn Queens Connector, a 16-mile streetcar that would take at least eight years to construct. [NY Times]

Tuesday night, the group Transportation Alternatives rallied near an entrance to the Williamsburg Bridge, advocating for a more bike and pedestrian-friendly Grand Street. [Gothamist] Keep Reading »

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Shooting in Greenpoint; Man Falls Down Construction Shaft in East Williamsburg

Around 3 a.m. yesterday, a 29-year-old man was shot in the leg outside of Greenpoint’s 1109 Manhattan Avenue. He arrived at Bellevue Hospital in stable condition. [DNA Info]

A man was hospitalized in critical condition yesterday morning after falling five stories down an under-construction shaft inside 246 Johnson Avenue in East Williamsburg. [Gothamist]

According to an MTA official, 60 Bushwick residents and three businesses have agreed to relocate from their addresses around Myrtle Avenue during the 10 months of upcoming M train repairs. [DNA Info] Keep Reading »

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Killer Shows: UFO Landing, Taking Back the ‘Demon’ Inspired by Michael Brown Case

(Flyer via AdHoc)

(Flyer via AdHoc)

Trash Talk, Antwon, Black Noise
Tuesday November 1, 8 pm to 11:30 pm at Brooklyn Bazaar: $15

Here’s to hoping you made it to Aviv Monday night for the grand finale. Super sad face. Actually, the last show was more of a bittersweet bye-bye for the DIY venue since the owners have promised a triumphant return ASAP, just as soon as they find a new space. RIP for now BBs, see you on the other side and all that.

Until then, we’re facing seriously slim pickins when it comes to decent venues that don’t require you to check your soul at the door in exchange to watch your favorite bands transform into blands right before your very eyes.

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Shooting in LES; Subway-Themed Apartment Building

Early yesterday morning, three men were shot near the intersection of Ridge and Stanton Streets by an assailant who drove away. The victims were taken to Bellevue Hospital in stable condition. [NY Post]

According to the data analysis site Value Penguin, 57 percent of New York City’s Airbnb rentals are illegal, and Airbnb hosts in Williamsburg are more vulnerable to fines than hosts from any other neighborhood. [NY Post]

After the Landmarks Preservation Commission failed to offer a reprieve, a series of row houses on E. 7th Street is set for demolition, including the residence where beloved children’s book If You Give a Mouse a Cookie was illustrated. [Patch] Keep Reading »

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Week in Film: See the Stooges Have a Real Cool Time and Get Shrieked at a Spooky Film Streak


Gimme Danger
Friday October 28 through Thursday November 3 at IFC Center: $14.50

I’m hoping at least a few of you out there, like me, are cursed/blessed by a bizarro Pavlovian response to the words “No Fun”– whenever they’re uttered, even in passing, you immediately drop whatever or whoever you’re doing, wherever you may be, and start thrashing around like a seahorse at the tail end of his week-long soak in a Benzedrine bath.

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SantaCon Comes to Williamsburg; Property Theft Up in Bushwick

Police say a 24-year-old woman was followed into her Williamsburg apartment building Monday morning by a man who flashed her and began masturbating in an elevator. [DNA Info]

This year, Bushwick has seen a 15 percent increase in grand larcenies (thefts of property worth $1K+). [DNA Info]

McCarren Hotel & Pool in Williamsburg was recently purchased by investors for $22 million. [The Real Deal] Keep Reading »

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Vice Media Expands in Dumbo; Anthony Bourdain Signs at B&N

Vice Media is on the move again; its creative advertising agency, Carrot Creative, is taking new office space in Dumbo. [Curbed NY]

A real estate firm paid $15.5 million for Ludlow Street’s Comfort Inn. [The Real Deal]

Residents of 43 Essex Street now have cooking gas after more than a year without it. [Bowery Boogie] Keep Reading »