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East Village’s $4.4M Rooftop Cottage; ’90s Fest in Williamsburg

Williamsburg Walks, Bedford Avenue Block Party 2015: Yog

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Surveillance video has been released of the man who police believe assaulted a 36-year-old woman on Bushwick’s Starr Street around 12:30 a.m. Friday. [NY1]

Dallas BBQ in the East Village closed for emergency repairs after multiple gas leaks were found on the premises. [NY1]

See a rendering of how 600 Bushwick Avenue will look when the former garage is converted to a 64-unit rental property. [NY YIMBY]

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Sale of Noho ‘Peace Pentagon’ Could Be Imminent; $10M Bid Is In

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For several months now, bidders have been seeking to acquire the ailing “Peace Pentagon,” a longtime haven for the War Resisters League and other leftist non-profits in Noho’s pricey historic district. A sale of 339 Lafayette Street could be imminent, B+B has learned.

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Comedy Club Coming to LES; John Cusack and Brian Wilson at Apple Store

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On E. 6th Street, the 86-unit Hudson East apartment building was purchased for $60 million. [The Real Deal]

Comedian Jessica Delfino will soon open The Unicorn, a music/comedy club, at 105 Henry Street. [Bowery Boogie]

A new restaurant called Funny BBQ will take up residence in Congee Bowery’s former home. In September, Congee Bowery was shuttered by the Department of Health for a multitude of violations. [Bowery Boogie]

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Tiff at Tommy’s Tavern; Ludlow Street Buildings Sold

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Patrick Salt Ryan, a singer/songwriter and bartender at Fontana’s in the East Village, died suddenly last month at age 45. [EV Grieve]

At Tommy’s Tavern in Greenpoint, Williamsburg district leader Nick Rizzo claims he received an early morning black eye from the owner after defending a bartender who was trying to go home. [Brooklyn Paper]

Three rental buildings located at 144-150 Ludlow Street were recently purchased for $24 million. [The Real Deal]

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Pinball Laundromat Goes For Beer; East Village Rapist Gets 14 Years

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Brian Montes, 16, was arrested yesterday for groping an 11-year-old boy at a Williamsburg bus stop this past Sunday. [NY Daily News]

Yesterday 33-year-old Fermin Flores received a 14-year sentence for raping a woman in her E. 7th Street apartment in January 2014. [NY Daily News]

Seven hundred dollars and two watches were stolen from the apartment of an elderly Manhattan Avenue couple last month as the pair sought medical attention for the husband’s heart attack. Also in Williamsburg, on April 8 more than $1K was looted from the register of Graham Avenue liquor store. [Brooklyn Paper]

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Gas Explosion Pipes ‘Surprisingly Intact’ ; Toxic Plumes at Greenpoint Superfund Site

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Investigators found the gas system under the rubble of the East Village explosion “surprisingly intact.” AM NY]

A new Noho-based fundraising campaign was created to help victims of the blast. [Noho News]

Toxic plumes are reportedly being emitted from the Nuhart Plastics Superfund site in Greenpoint. [Greenpointers]

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Landlord Blames Con Ed For Explosion; Zachary Quinto Buys On Great Jones

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In her first public statement since the East Village explosion, landlord Maria Hrynenko’s lawyer says, “I think Con Ed is really culpable here for not shutting off the gas. They could have shut off the main valve.” [NY Times]

Greenpoint art dealer Nayef Homsi is expected to be arrested soon for allegedly selling $500K worth of stolen Indian and Nepali art in deals that occurred between Summer 2012 and Spring 2013. [DNA Info]

Sibling chefs Eli and Max Sussman, formerly of Mile End, are planning a new restaurant bound for the Lower East Side. [Food Republic]

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Yaffa Cafe Replaced; Bushwick Flea Market Launches

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The owner of Action Burger in Williamsburg released footage of two teen girls fighting outside its doors last November. [NY Daily News]

Mid-summer, Portuguese restaurant Taberna will replace Yaffa Café on St. Mark’s Place. [DNA Info]

Last night a new draft wine bar, Lois, descended onto Avenue C in the East Village. [Grub Street]

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Alleged Avenue D Killer Charged With 2nd Shooting; Jimmy McMillan Holds On

Last snow, winter 2015: Houston and Bowery

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Shaquille Fuller, the 21-year-old arrested last month in connection with the death of aspiring rapper Shemrod Isaac, was charged with attempted murder for an additional Avenue D shooting that occurred in December. [DNA Info]

Thanks to Adult Protective Services, Jimmy “Rent Is Too Damn High” McMillan has so far retained possession of his $872/month, rent-stabilized East Village apartment, from which he was to be evicted in February. [Runnin' Scared]

Chelsea gallerist Zach Feuer will relocate to the Lower East Side in May, where he’ll partner his business with Untitled. [ArtNet News]

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Holiday Cocktail Lounge Reopens; Asia De Cuba Moves Downtown

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Holiday Cocktail Lounge finally reopened last night on St. Marks Place following a three-year absence. [NY Times]

Starting today, Jeffrey Chodorow’s Asia de Cuba—which closed in Midtown in 2011—will takeover Butter’s former Lafayette Street address. [Eater NY]

This Friday, Salvadorean restaurant Cabalito debuts at 13 Essex Street on the Lower East Side. [DNA Info]

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Starbucks Seeks Sidewalk Cafe; ‘Men and Cats’ Photo Show

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Police seek help finding the two armed teens seen in this video stealing $400 from a Halsey Street convenience store in Bushwick last month. [WABC-7]

At this Monday’s Community Board 2 meeting, Starbucks will lobby to open a 25-table sidewalk cafe at their Astor Place location. [Noho News]

Lots of real estate news on Second Avenue. First up: Petco has been confirmed as Ben Shaoul’s latest retail tenant. [EV Grieve]
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Smorgasburg Returns to Williamsburg in April; Retail Complex Replacing Spike Hill

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Police say a man with a knife robbed Spring Street beauty shop Molton Brown of $350 last night around 7:30 p.m. [NY Daily News]

A rendering was released of the three-story retail structure planned for Spike Hill‘s former address on Bedford Avenue in Williamsburg. [Wall Street Journal]

At 200 Lafayette Street in Noho, 85K-square-feet of fully-leased offices are expected to sell for $120 million. [Crain's NY]
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