A lawyer representing the city in a Manhattan Supreme Court case filed in Spring 2015 by a group of Second Avenue neighbors who lost their homes in a gas line explosion said that the fault lies with other parties. [NY Post]
Meanwhile, The Grand Street Guild Apartments on the Lower East Side are among the city’s 1,700 New York City Housing Authority-owned residences currently without gas. [Curbed NY]
Dieci (Italian for “ten”), the Japanese-owned Italian restaurant on E. 10th Street, shuttered after its namesake number of years. [EV Grieve]
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According to police, a 68-year-old man found a pink box in the garbage containing a heart that “appeared to be human” Wednesday morning outside of a housing project on FDR Drive in the East Village. [NY Daily News]
A real estate firm secured a $139 million loan to refinance 12 Williamsburg properties. [The Real Deal]
With not one but two horror film festivals coming up, you’re going to have to make some serious viewing decisions. Make sure to factor this in: Dobbin St, a new event space in Greenpoint, is launching its public programming with a screening of Dario Argento’s Suspiria, and they’re going all-out to replicate the creeptastic vibe of the 1977 classic, right down to live music inspired by the spine-tingling soundtrack.
Two Williamsburg residents were tricked into giving more than $13K in cash and gift cards to phone scammers last month. [DNA Info]
At 300 Nassau Avenue, rent-stablized tenants forced from their homes in late 2013 by the building’s “unlivable” conditions were able to return recently following building improvements. Their landlords, Joel and Amrom Israel, face criminal charges for fraud, grand larceny and unlawful eviction. [DNA Info]
On Sunday, a memorial was held for 25-year-old Carolyn Bush at Wendy’s Subway, a nonprofit library and reading room she co-founded in Williamsburg. Bush was allegedly stabbed to death by her roommate in their Queens apartment six days ago. [DNA Info]
Silent Barn‘s proprietors are not happy that the music venue is being touted as a local amenity in a real estate listing for a Bushwick church-turned-apartment building. [Brooklyn Vegan]
Two Franciscan friars have been implementing some unorthodox strategies to try and save San Damiano Mission, a Greenpoint church. [NY Times]
Near the corner of Graham Avenue and Ten Eyck Street yesterday afternoon, a driver was critically hurt after suffering a seizure and hitting a B57 bus with his SUV. Three others also sustained injuries. [DNA Info]
Yesterday, the members of three local couples—including a landlord with properties in Williamsburg and Bushwick, Shlomo Kubitshuk—were arrested for allegedly cheating the government out of $1.3 million in benefits since 2001. [DNA Info]
In case you were living under a rock or underneath the bridge, Nirvana’s seminal album Nevermind turned 25 on Saturday, an event that was marked by everything from a cover night at Sunnyvale to a recreation of the album cover featuring its now 25-year-old baby. There’s not much left to say about the album that led pretty much every suburban kid to buy a guitar and smash his entire Columbia House cassette collection with it, but there’s plenty left to be said about Smart Studios, the Madison, Wisconsin facilities where an early version of the record was recorded. Luckily, a new documentary is coming along to fix that. The Smart Studios Story, directed by Wendy Schneider,will screen at St. Vitus on Nov. 13.