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Gang Assault on Williamsburg Bridge; Manhattan Apartments Average $2.2M

Per the New York Supreme Court, the family of former Stuyvesant Town resident Mark Chanko—who was hit by a garbage truck and killed in 2011 while filming a scene for the reality series NY Med—may not obtain unlimited access to the footage. [Town & Village]

Yesterday morning, a 62-year-old man sustained serious head injuries after he was hit by an Escalade at the intersection of Allen and Grand Streets. [DNA Info]

A Lower East Side-bound deliveryman was attacked on December 10 by five punching men on the Williamsburg Bridge, who robbed him of $60, his bicycle, and the $105 food order he was dropping off. [DNA Info] Keep Reading »

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Tipsy Mistletoe Bar Crawl in Greenpoint; New Hotel in Rockaway

Wilson Avenue gallery Outlet Fine Art has shuttered after five years in business. [Bushwick Daily]

Meanwhile, three-year-old, Michelin-starred Luksus—which offers up a Nordic tasting menu inside the Greenpoint beer bar Tørst—will fold at the end of the month. [Grub Street]

Wythe Hotel architect Morris Adjmi will next oversee a six-story hotel overlooking Rockaway Beach. [NY YIMBY] Keep Reading »

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5 Ways New Yorkers Can Fight the ‘Shocking Turn’ Our Country Has Taken

(Flyer via office of CM Stephen Levin)

(Flyer via office of CM Stephen Levin)

You might have noticed that since the election, stories of hate crimes and swastika sightings have been everywhere. But the increase isn’t simply due to a greater public interest in issues like police brutality and racially-motivated violence– hate crimes themselves have actually been on the rise. And quantifiably so: in the first 10 days after Trump’s victory, the Southern Poverty Law Center documented 867 “bias-related incidents” across the country. (And yet, the government itself has no reliable way of tracking hate crime. “That’s because reporting of hate crimes is voluntary, not mandatory,” CNN reported yesterday.)

As New Yorkers, we live in one of the most progressive and diverse cities in the nation, so we might think that hate crimes only happen in rural America, and are therefore not our problem. Unfortunately, that’s just patently false. Back in November, Governor Cuomo said that the “ugly political discourse” of the campaign trail has only gotten worse, having transformed into an all-out “social crisis” of hate crime and intolerance. “This fear and this anger, misdirected, seeks an enemy,” he said. “It seeks a target and that target has become people who we see as different than ourselves.” Recently, Cuomo launched a Statewide hotline for reporting “incidents of bias and discrimination.” According to the NYPD, hate crimes have been on the rise in the last year right here in New York City– as of November 13, 328 had been reported since the start of 2016. (As Gothamist noted, that’s a 31.5 percent increase since 2015.)

Ok, that’s a little overwhelming. So how can we even begin to respond to awful garbage like this?

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Hate Crime Summit in Greenpoint; Neurologist’s Menu at Honeybrains

According to police, members of the Hells Angels are declining to assist with an investigation following a non-fatal shooting that occurred Sunday outside their East Village headquarters. The police have searched the facility and issued a subpoena for all of its video. [NY Post]

City Council member Stephen Levin will host a talk tonight at the Automotive High School in Greenpoint about how to bring hate crimes to a halt. [DNA Info]

Tomorrow, the world’s cheapest Michelin-starred restaurant, Hong Kong-based Tim Ho Wan, will begin serving customers dim sum at its first American location, 85 4th Avenue. [Gothamist] Keep Reading »

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Christmas Spectaculars, Gay Horses, and Other Seasonal Performance Picks

WEDNESDAY

(flyer via Andrew Ayres / Facebook)

(flyer via Andrew Ayres / Facebook)

Sexxxplosion!
Wednesday, December 14 at The Rosemont, 9 pm: FREE 

This event is for the later crowd, especially if you like to experience a show and a party all at the same time, in the same place. Queers, colorful folk, and nightlife crawlers alike will gather in jazzy Bushwick cocktail bar The Rosemont (opened by Trash Bar’s Aaron Pierce) for a night of lip-sync and general debauchery. The lineup, hosted by Andrew Ayres, includes ultra-flexible burlesque babe Apathy Angel, “vegan goddess” Slater G. String, photographer and performer Gypsy Hill, and “part dandy part showgirl” Nellee Dii. Rounding out the evening is Neon Music, spinning tunes all night. Performances begin at 11 pm, which is late enough to feel mysterious and nightlife-y but early enough for people to actually be conscious for them. Grab one of the Rosemont’s bespoke cocktails (or a beer and a shot) and prepare for a “Sexxxplosion.”

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Free Dumplings in Bushwick; Rheingold Developer Gets $93M Loan

A residential developer will receive a $93 million construction loan to build a 500-unit apartment building where Rheingold Brewery once stood. [The Real Deal]

Renderings have been released of a 39-unit residence set to rise at 16 Charles Place in Bushwick. [NY YIMBY]

Yesterday, the Landmarks Preservation Commission awarded landmark status to both St. Barbara’s Roman Catholic Church in Bushwick and the Forman Building in Williamsburg. [Brownstoner] Keep Reading »

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Hate Graffiti Turns Up in Greenpoint, Deadly Stabbing in Williamsburg

Following a late-night soccer game, a 31-year-old man died and his brother, 29, was hospitalized when they were stabbed around 2 a.m. yesterday outside a Heyward Street high school in Williamsburg. [NY Daily News]

The Bronx apartment where a pair of sisters, ages 1 and 2, were killed Wednesday when the radiator malfunctioned is owned by the Bushwick Economic Development Corp, which is facing other allegations of misconduct. [DNA Info]

On Friday, 18-year-old Tyheim Smith was sentenced to 24 years in jail for his role in the Williamsburg shooting of another man, 33, in April 2015. [DNA Info] Keep Reading »

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Can Reusable Takeout Containers ‘Take the Guilt Out of Takeout’?

(Image via Shareware/ NAG)

(Image via Shareware/ NAG)

These days, there are countless ways to act like an entitled jerk even if you don’t go around launching empty Turkey’s Nest cups into McCarren Park (pretty sure NYC squirrels are just paid actors anyway). For starters, Amazon Prime, Seamless, Caviar, and eBay have all contributed to a massive increase in packaging waste. But starting this week, if you live and/or order takeout food within the Greenpoint area, you can sign up for a new eco-conscious initiative that will help you hate yourself a little less. Patrons of two local restaurants will be given free takeout food containers that can be returned to the restaurant for reuse.

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Cambodian Noodle Pop-Up; Mean Girls Talent Show

After their restaurant was somehow falsely implicated in the Washington, D.C.-based Pizzagate hoax, the staff of Roberta’s is now receiving death threats. [DNA Info]

Independent Cobble Hill bookstore BookCourt will shutter in three weeks, ending a 35 year tenure and following in the sad footsteps of St. Marks Bookshop. [Gothamist]

Tonight, chef Chakriya Un will bring his Cambodian noodle pop-up shop to Franklin Avenus’s The Diamond. [Greenpointers] Keep Reading »

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There’s a Lot to Love About This Radio Station’s New School-Bus Hangspot

(Photos: Daniel Maurer)

(Photos: Daniel Maurer)

A while ago, while strolling around Bogota, I stumbled on a double decker bus that doubled as a café, and I thought to myself, “They don’t have anything like this in New York.” Happily, I now stand corrected: The Lot Radio has parked a vintage bus inside of its tiny triangular lot near the Williamsburg-Greenpoint border, and soon you’ll be able to sip a beer inside of it while listening to one of the city’s best internet radio stations.

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Fieri Visits Pies ‘n’ Thighs; No Office Christmas Party

The Department of Transportation debuted a new pedestrian plaza Friday in front of Bushwick’s Myrtle-Wyckoff subway entrance. [Curbed NY]

A Parks Department plan to lower the fences around Tompkins Square Park from seven feet to four feet high is being met with resistance from safety-conscious locals. [DNA Info]

Renderings were released of 13 Greenpoint Avenue‘s forthcoming 11-story, mixed-use building. [NY Yimby] Keep Reading »

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Williamsburg Man Killed By Tractor Trailer; Roberta’s Partners in Court

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

Williamsburg resident Moshe Weiner, 21, was killed yesterday when he was hit by a tractor trailer, which proceeded to drag him down Kent Avenue. [DNA Info]

According to a report by Cleanup North Brooklyn, many Bushwick children suffer from asthma owed to a diesel fuel pollutant emitted by the private waste transfer station Brooklyn Transfer LLC. [Gothamist]

This week the three business partners behind Bushwick’s most beloved pizza, Roberta’s, are in court hammering out their “conscious uncoupling.” [NY Post] Meanwhile, yesterday Roberta’s debated a two-month pop-up restaurant in Culver City, CA. [Eater LA] Keep Reading »