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Bushwick Resident Arrested in Infant Death; Susan Sarandon Fetes High Times

Art in Odd Places 2014: Big Head Brigade

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After he attempted suicide, 20-year-old Kelsey Smith was arrested for allegedly beating his three-year-old stepdaughter to death Saturday afternoon in their Bushwick apartment. [NBC NY]

A 63-year-old East Village woman, Leslie Bright, appeared in court Friday to challenge an amnesiac California man’s claim that he is her missing husband of two decades. [DNA Info]

Delancey & Co., a Lower East Side-themed deli, will soon open in London. [Grub Street]

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Bushwickers March Against Gentrification; Lower East Sider Against the Lowline

Grub Street Food Festival 2014, Seward Park: Davey's Ice Cream

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This week, 100-plus Bushwickers participated in an anti-gentrification march led by the group Make the Road New York [MRNY]. [The Brooklyn Paper]

A cyclist who suffered a broken hip after being hit by a car on Williamsburg’s Union Avenue is being sued for $2K in damages to the automobile. [Gothamist]

According to the Airbnb report released by NY attorney general Eric Schneiderman yesterday, the majority of the site’s Brooklyn rooms available for rent are in either Williamsburg or Greenpoint. [DNA Info]

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Sandanistas A Decade Later, Shanghai Of Yore, And Old Country Punks

We’ve made a list of films worth checking out this week, because you definitely don’t need another person to tell you to go see Birdman.
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Street Artist Arrested in Bar Fight; Indian-Food Pop-Up in Williamsburg

Bicycles on a Fence

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Davide Perre, a well-known 39-year-old street artist, was arrested early yesterday morning for felony assault in the East Village after allegedly hitting a fellow Ace Bar patron in the face with a beer mug. [NY Post]

Community Board 3 voted this week to endorse the preservation of the Lower East Side’s Siempre Verde Garden, turning its nose up at three proposed affordable housing units. [Curbed NY]

Nearly a dozen Williamsburg, Greenpoint and Bushwick bars/eateries earned props in The Village Voice‘s “Best of New York” issue. [The Village Voice] Keep Reading »

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Is Your Landlord On This Watchlist?

Last week New York City’s Public Advocate, Letitia James, released the annual NYC Landlord Watchlist (established by Bill de Blasio back in 2010), which includes a long list of landlords who have accrued a significant amount of violations from the Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD). And lucky for us, we’ve got plenty of slumlords to call our own.
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LES’s Living Room Reopens in Williamsburg; New East Village Speakeasy

Centre-fuge Public Art Project, Cycle 15: Basil

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Police say the cyclist in this photo allegedly stole residents’s packages (which he later abandoned) from the lobby of a Bushwick apartment building. [Gothamist]

Sushi Lounge supplanter Empellon Al Pastor expects to open within a week at the corner of St. Marks Place and Avenue A. [Eater NY]

Next Tuesday night, party at former LES music venue The Living Room‘s soft opening in Williamsburg at 134 Metropolitan Avenue. [Free Williamsburg]

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Greenpoint Gets a Jazz Club; Buy Zosia Mamet’s Bushwick Building

Airstream, Jerkface, Amancay's

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On East 14th Street, the Peter Stuyvesant Post Office—which shuttered in February—will be demolished along with the neighboring single-story building that once housed Stuyvesant Stationary. [EV Grieve]

Ludlow Street nightclub Darkroom NYC was closed by the Department of Health Friday night for wracking up 45 violation points. [Bowery Boogie]

Girls star Zosia Mamet has listed her Bushwick apartment building for $1.6 million, up nearly $600K from what she paid for the place back in November. [Bushwick Daily]
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I Wet My Pants at Blackout, Before Even Going In

The author.

The author.

In casual conversation I usually start off describing Blackout as being “a haunted house type situation that includes a lot of naked wieners,” but I understand how that doesn’t paint the picture very well. To flesh it out a bit: Blackout — located on the Lower East Side, just a few blocks from Nightmare: New York — is a violently sexual, immersive experience that is more like a date with a mid-range dominatrix than a walk through a haunted house. Doing away with any sort of monster gags, spooky ghosts, zombies, or whatever else standard haunted houses rely on, Blackout banks on knowing what people are afraid of MOST: darkness, and, well, wieners.
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Developer Pays $53M For Bushwick Properties; Ludlow Street’s Facelift

Centre-fuge Public Art Project, Cycle 15: Miss Zukie

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According to paperwork filed yesterday, developer Simon Dushinsky spent $53 million for 12 residential properties along Bushwick Avenue between Montieth and Forrest Streets. [The Real Deal]

Noho sneaker purveyor Kith will debut a 3K-square-foot expansion this weekend on the corner of Broadway and Bleecker Street. [WWD]

When Gansevoort Market opens Monday near the start of the High Line, the food haven will include sister sites of the East Village’s Sushi Dojo, Lower East Side’s Bruffin Cafe, and Greenpoint’s Champion Coffee. [Eater NY]
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Domino Rents Will Start at $553; Serial Bank Robber in the East Village

Broome Street

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Police are searching for the suspect in this 12-second video, who allegedly shot and killed 22-year-old Bobby Roberts outside the Bushwick Houses project on September 25. [DNA Info]

The same man who robbed an East Village Chase Bank on Saturday apparently carried out two more heists Monday, taking $600 from a Gramercy Park Citibank and more than $4,700 from the Chase Bank across from the Strand Book Store, according to the NYPD. [Gothamist]

Construction on a two-way protected bike path over Pulaski Bridge (and Newtown Creek, which separates Greenpoint from Long Island City) has been delayed until 2015. [Streetsblog]
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Rheingold Development Plans Submitted; CB3 Tells Coyote Ugly to Keep It Down

Bradley Theodore

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Three passengers with a gun took their cab driver’s cellphone on September 30 when he arrived at their destination on N.8th Street in Williamsburg. [The Brooklyn Paper]

Paperwork was submitted for the first of 10 buildings planned for the newly rezoned-as-residential Rheingold Brewery site in Bushwick. It’s a 385-unit structure at 123 Melrose Street. [NY YIMBY]

The two-year anniversary of Hurricane Sandy is this month, and Lower East Side residents still feel nervous about how they’d fare in another Superstorm. [Gotham Gazette]

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