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Partake in Literature and Libations at Lit Crawl Manhattan and Brooklyn Book Fest

Crawlers read their maps between phases of a previous Lit Crawl (Photo courtesy of Ky Huynh and Lit Crawl)

Crawlers read their maps between phases of a previous Lit Crawl (Photo courtesy of Ky Huynh and Lit Crawl)

If your dream evening revolves around a bottle of Cabernet Sauvignon and a Pynchon novel—or your idea of getting ruckus involves regaling amigos with Ginsberg-ian incantations after a couple stiff drinks—these upcoming literary and libation-friendly events are sure to make your heart sing. Say hello to not one but two bookish extravaganzas: Lit Crawl Manhattan and the Brooklyn Book Festival.
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‘Domino Sugar’ Sign Coming Down; DOH Combats East Village Rats

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Yesterday around 5:30 a.m. a female Mini Thai Cafe employee was robbed at knifepoint near the corner of E.9th Street and Avenue A. No arrest has been made. According to police, the suspect is a six-foot-tall man in his 30s. [NY Post]

On the Lower East Side, Katz’s Deli will sell its air rights to an unnamed buyer for an (as of yet) undisclosed sum, said co-owner Jake Dell, adding that the 126-year-old eatery is here to stay. [The Lo-Down]

Apparently, Brooklynites don’t feel too wistful about the Domino Sugar refinery apartment conversion. [NY Times]

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Turn to the Left: Fashion Events!

(Courtesy of LES BID)

(Courtesy of LES BID)

While so many New Yorkers succumb to the insidious “normcore” and “athleisure” trends, others are determined to stay fresh — and not just the drag queens. With Fashion Week coming up, it’s once again time to focus on the fabulous. Luckily, you don’t have to trek up to midtown (or wherever the shows are this year) to do so, since there are plenty of fashionable festivities in our hoods.
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Celebs Heart Bushwick; Grey Lady’s Greenpoint To-Do List

Icy and Sot

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Just before 7 a.m. yesterday, a Volvo driver struck three female pedestrians on the Lower East Side‘s South Street. According to the NYPD, one woman suffered life-threatening injuries while the other two (ages 60 and 67) suffered serious injuries. All three were taken to Bellevue Hospital. [Gothamist]

Developers of the 28-story Public Hotel at 215 Chrystie Street were served a stop-work order from the city Tuesday. [Bowery Boogie]

A show scheduled for Sunday at Greenpoint bar Coco66 is causing controversy because the front man for one of the bands booked, Tears of Frustration, has allegedly endorsed neo-Nazi groups. [One People's Project]
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‘If We Weren’t Taking Pictures, We’d Just Be Complete Maniacs and Degenerates’

From left, Mike Krim, PJ Monte, Osvaldo Chance Jimenez (aka Slutlust), Mikhail Sokovikov, Harry McNally, and Jason Aaron Wall. (Photo: Nicole Disser)

From left, Mike Krim, PJ Monte, Osvaldo Chance Jimenez (aka Slutlust), Mikhail Sokovikov, Harry McNally, and Jason Aaron Wall. (Photo: Nicole Disser)

Party photos are more than ubiquitous– images of gleeful off-duty models chugging champagne and wild-eyed kids of questionable age tearing it up at some after-hours are about as surprising as seeing someone on the subway brown baggin’ it to work. And yet, those once responsible for documenting it all are quickly becoming an endangered species as Instagram and selfies threaten to reveal the party photographer as nothing more than a middle man.
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Sandwiches Air-Dropped into Greenpoint; Central Perk (From Friends) Coming to EV

Lister at Wallplay

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Madewell, the J.Crew-owned jean purveyor, will join its parents company in Williamsburg this fall, setting up shop at 126 N.6th Street on October 28. [New York mag]

In a move that may inspire Cat Cafe levels of glee, Warner Bros. and Eight O’Clock Coffee are celebrating the 20th anniversary of Friends by bringing a real live Central Perk to the East Village for a month-long pop-up starting September 17. The inside of 199 Lafayette Street will be decked out with furniture from the series, trivia and giveaways will be ongoing, and there will be a guest appearance by the actor who played Gunther. But will David Schwimmer show up? He did recently say he wanted to be “accepted totally” by the neighborhood… [Time Out NY]

Eastside Sound recording studio will shutter after four decades on Forsyth Street. The space is currently available for lease or purchase ($2.2 million). [Bowery Boogie]
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Greenpoint Factory Will Be Demolished; New York More Affordable Than Austin?

Opening day at the rice burger place, Yonekichi

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In Williamsburg crime news: 74 laptops—valued at $111K total—were stolen from a Hooper Street school between August 15 and 19, and an engagement ring and two Macbooks were taken from a Havemeyer Street apartment. [The Brooklyn Paper]

G&S Sporting Goods will shutter after more than seven decades in business on the Lower East Side. [Bowery Boogie]

Demolition permits were filed for six buildings in Greenpoint’s former Harte and Co. plastics factory, which sits on a Superfund site. [Brownstoner]

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100 Montaditos Unleashes Its Spanish Mini Sandos On Ludlow Street

(Photos: Daniel Maurer)

(Photos: Daniel Maurer)

Despite construction at the sites of the old Dark Room, El Sombrero, and Motor City, Ludlow Street is looking a little livelier these days: Sweet Chick filled the old Max Fish space in June, the Ludlow Hotel’s Lobby Bar opened last month (with Dirty French coming soon), and now, across the street, 100 Montaditos has opened its second NYC location.
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