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East Village Wine & Liquors Relocates On the, Um, Lower East Side

(Photo: Sarika Gangar)

(Photo: Sarika Gangar)

Oh, hey, speaking of tequila: the stretch of Clinton between Rivington and Delancey in the Lower East Side is getting a wine shop as East Village Wine & Liquors relocates from two blocks away. The store will be taking over the former home of V.I.P Cafe & Bakery, at 80-82 Clinton Street.
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Now Showing: Iranian Vampires, ‘Shape-Shifting Fetus Eaters,’ Bill Murray Returns


Hey there! Are you going to the movies this weekend? If not, you should definitely reconsider because there are some fantastic movies out right now. Seriously, go see them before we are bombarded with Big Hollywood holiday season bull butt.
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While You Wait For the Cat Cafe, Meet Some Kitties and Help Some Doggies

(Photo: Madeline Walsh)

(Photo: Madeline Walsh)

A week ago, the folks at Macaron Parlour emailed to let us know that they’re opening the city’s first permanent cat cafe at 46 Hester Street. Unlike last time, this time it’s for real. Customers will be able to nibble on homemade pastries and sip coffee from Blue Bottle or tea from Harney & Sons while they get anywhere from 30 minutes ($4) to five hours ($30) of QT with cats that can then be adopted from KittyKind. The cats, we’re told, will have “bespoke playpens,” and there’ll be free wifi in case you want to, you know, watch cat videos.
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Four Women Robbed in Bars; Teen Raped By Police Impersonator

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On Wednesday night, 47-year-old Walter Barnes was arrested for impersonating a cop and sexually assaulting an 18-year-old girl early last month near the corner of Aberdeen Street and Bushwick Avenue. [NY Daily News]

Police are looking for a 30-something man with black hair who allegedly robbed four women in bars across Bushwick and Williamsburg last month. [DNA Info]

New 127-apartment building Colony 1209, located on DeKalb Avenue in Bushwick, is on the market for $81.5 million. [Commercial Observer]

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SantaCon No Longer Bushwick Bound; Bowery Bank Building Under Contract

Retail For Lease

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Greenpointers bearing proof of residence can vote today and Saturday for how the next parcel of Exxon-Mobil settlement funds gets distributed within the neighborhood. [Greenpointers]

On Bowery, the 72-room Beaux Arts building occupied by photographer Jay Maisel since the ’60s is currently under contract to be purchased for an undisclosed amount. [The Real Deal]

Too-small Bushwick won’t be the site of SantaCon 2014 after all, organizers announced last night. [am NY]

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Bushwick Councilman Wants SantaCon Gone; Enough ‘New Brooklyn’ Trend Pieces

Cern One Wildlife Refuge

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Two real estate companies partnered to purchase five floors of 101 E. 10th Street—a School of Visual Arts dorm—with plans to rework the building into regular rentals. [The Real Deal]

Rafael Espinal Jr., a Brooklyn City Councilman, voiced his stance against SantaCon in Bushwick. [NY Daily News]

Newtown Creek Alliance member Michael Heimbinder created a wearable air pollution detection device called Air Casting Greenpoint. [The Brooklyn Paper]
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Bowery Bank Building Auctioned; Williamsburg Indie Film Fest

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France’s Yonathan Souid, 23, was arrested yesterday on various charges after scaling the Brooklyn Bridge for a photo op. [Gothamist]

Five floors of Bowery’s East West Bank building are being auctioned, with bids starting at $5.5 million. [Bowery Boogie]

Siempre Verde Community Garden supporters hope Community Board 3′s Thursday night meeting might help derail plans to clear the site for incoming developers. [Curbed NY]
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‘Death of Williamsburg’ Party; Air Raid Sirens Explained

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Due to an upcoming apartment conversion, 100-plus students at Bushwick United Early Learning must find a new school by December 20. [NY Daily News]

Karaoke Boho‘s future seems uncertain on the Lower East Side—Ben Shaoul submitted paperwork to build a 10-story residential complex at 198 Orchard Street. [The Real Deal]

Grocery store Gracefully will imminently close its Avenue A location to make room for a New York Sports Club. [EV Grieve]
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Hit These Town Halls to Speak Up About Affordable Housing Downtown

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Don’t be that guy at the end of the bar muttering the word “gentrification” over and over again — do something about the anxiety-inducing state of housing and development (or at least learn more about how to do something) at these upcoming community forums.
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East Village Radio Returns; Cat Cafe Redux

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Paris Hilton paid $5.25 million for a two-bedroom apartment she’ll share with her seven dogs at 738 Broadway near Astor Place. [NY Post]

One month from tomorrow, NYC will get its first legit, non-temporary cat cafe. The owners of Macaron Parlor in the East Village will open Meow Parlor at 46 Hester Street. [Eater NY]

Landlord Ben Shaoul is looking to unload his six-story, mixed-use building at 62-74 Avenue B for more than $70 million cash. [NY Post]
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