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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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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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Usher Sits In With Afghan Whigs; J.Crew Williamsburg’s Piñata Making Classes

Grub Street Food Festival 2014, Seward Park: Mini Golf

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A 27-year-old chef who used to work in Williamsburg, Diego Ramos, was convicted of assault yesterday for using a broken wine glass to retaliate against a man who he found having relations with his wife back in January. [NY Daily News]

After closing this summer, Greenwich Village sushi restaurant Japonica reopened down the block at 90 University Place, where it originally stood from 1978 to 1991. And Tuesdays through Saturdays, Noho’s Mile End deli will host $40/person, family-style Middle Eastern dinners in addition to its regular menu offerings. [Eater NY]

Over the next three Saturday mornings in October, Williamsburg’s J.Crew will hold DIY classes devoted to mini piñata-making, flower arranging and screenprinting. Email to reserve a spot. [Refinery 29]

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Cross-Dresser Shot in Bushwick; Bank Becomes Beer Hall

Al Ortiz Jr.: You Sure It's Still Worth It?, at First Street Green

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An 82-year-old woman who lived in the East Village was struck by a party rental van and killed Thursday afternoon while crossing Elizabeth Street around 1:30 p.m. An investigation is ongoing and charges have not been filed against the driver. [Gothamist]

Police say a 22-year-old man dressed in women’s clothing was shot in the buttocks around 7 a.m. Saturday after being chased by three men yelling homophobic slurs near the Bushwick corner of Broadway and Putnam Avenue. Matthew Smith, 21, was charged with first-degree assault; Cody Sigue, 22, and Tavon Johnson, 17, were charged with menacing and third-degree hate crime. [NY Daily News]

A Williamsburg bank that shuttered a century ago at the corner of Bedford Avenue and Grand Street will be reincarnated as Witlof, a Flemish beer hall/restaurant from the owner of nearby Radegast Hall. [Gothamist]
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Lena Dunham’s Advice Videos; Williamsburg’s Rock, Paper, Scissors Hustler

People's Climate March NYC 2014: I Love You to the Moon and Back

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Jamancey Vadon, a 14-year-old who lives in the Riis Houses on Avenue D, has been missing since Friday night. Crime Stoppers (1-800-577-8477) is seeking leads on the boy’s whereabouts (see photo). [Town & Village Blog]

Today Momofoku Milk Bar Soho opens a takeout window at the Band of Outsiders store on Wooster Street. [Grub Street]

On Great Jones Street, the currently-closed restaurant Five Points will return next month as Vic’s, an Italian/Mediterranean eatery helmed by Chef Hillary Sterling. [Grub Street]

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This Roving Vintage Shop Is Back In NoHo For The Fall

The Nomad Truck is parked at 4th street and Broadway today. (Photo: Nicole Disser)

The Nomad Truck is parked at 4th street and Broadway today. (Photo: Nicole Disser)

Hoping to catch some NYU students on their way to and from class, the Nomad Truck has spent at least one day a week parked at the corner of West 4th Street and Broadway since the first day of school, and will continue showing up at different spots around the area in the coming weeks. If you’re close by, just hop on the gangplank and make your way inside the boxy mobile retail biz that’s packed to the brim with women’s clothing, accessories, and jewelry.

We spoke with store manager Chastity Mahoney about what Nomad has to offer. Prices hover under $100, while most of the new clothing pieces occupy the $40 range, jackets and outerwear creep up to the higher mark. Everything looks polished and vaguely “on trend”: leather jackets, acid wash jeans, marled sweaters, and necklaces with bones and power crystals are all available. Mahoney said the store sources the majority of its clothing from Los Angeles because of the number of manufacturers located there, but also because “LA is our style.”

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Rev. Billy Arrested; Amato Opera House Becoming Apartments

People's Climate March NYC 2014: YOLO

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Corresponding with yesterday’s People’s Climate March, Reverend Billy was arrested in Tompkins Square Park for climbing onto a Parks Department truck in an attempt to save a tree. [NY Daily News]

Georgia’s former president, Mikheil Saakashvili, now lives on N. 7th Street in Williamsburg. [NY Times]

Fab 208 clothing store will shutter after 23 years on 7th Street in the East Village; they hope to find a new location next year. [Jeremiah's Vanishing NY]

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Burglaries Up in Bushwick; Cotton-Candy Cone at Oddfellows

Ta'Kaiya Blanrey, by Lmnop

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During the first eight months of 2014, there were 313 burglaries in Bushwick—up 39 percent from the same span a year ago—which police partly attribute to thieves stealing new appliances from numerous construction sites. [DNA Info]

Permits were filed for three new apartment buildings on Commercial Street in Greenpoint (30 stories, 40 stories, and six stories, respectively). [Brownstoner]

Today OddFellows Ice Cream Co.‘s Williamsburg location will start selling this cotton-candy cone. [Grub Street]

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Boozy Starbucks Stumbles in Williamsburg; Ron Swanson in Union Square

Rat trap overseer

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Community Board 1 pushed back its vote on Starbuck’s proposed liquor license for its forthcoming N. 7th Street location in Williamsburg because the coffee empire apparently hasn’t been clear enough with neighborhood residents about its plans. For example, the word “Starbucks” was absent from a flyer circulated to notify locals about the liquor license request. [Eater NY]

Paperwork was submitted for a new 40-story, 554-unit apartment building at Williamsburg’s 2 N.6th Place. [Brownstoner]

According to a new real estate report, Bushwick rents are up an average of 23 percent this year. [DNA Info]
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Bushwick’s 10 Biggest Fall Events; Brooklyn’s Best BYOB


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A 23-year-old woman chased down the thief who stole her iPhone Sunday in  Williamsburg, but was unable to reclaim the contents of her wallet. Also, two Subarus and a motorcycle were stolen from North Brooklyn this weekend. [DNA Info]

In this surveillance video from Friday, watch a man steal a family bike near McCarren Playground in under 10 seconds. [Gothamist]

Brooklyn’s median rent price in August ($2,808) was down 1.5 percent from a year ago, ending a 14-month streak of increases. [The Real Deal]
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Russ & Daughters Expands Uptown; Bushwick Is World’s 7th Coolest Neighborhood


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A $65 million, 75K-sqaure-foot mixed-use building is planned for 120 Union Avenue in Williamsburg. [The Real Deal]

When the 10-unit apartment building 42 Crosby Street is complete, its parking spaces will cost $1 million apiece. [NY Times]

Houston Street staple Russ & Daughters will open a 75-seat cafe inside Fifth Avenue’s Jewish Museum. [NY Observer]

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