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Basquiat’s Place: How a Site of Mob Beef Became a Boutique Butcher Shop

This week, we present a series of longer pieces unraveling the histories of storied buildings.

Japan Premium Beef at 57 Great Jones Street. (Photo: Hanna Wallis)

Japan Premium Beef at 57 Great Jones Street. (Photo: Hanna Wallis)

Below the sparkling glint of a crystal chandelier, slabs of meat rest behind glass as if displayed in a museum. Each label is handwritten in gold ink on a black card, leaving a sense of mortal weight; something lost, commemorated, aggrandized.

The little butcher shop at 57 Great Jones Street lacks any trace of blood or a stained smock. It gives no hint of the secrets lurking in the building’s history, like an art icon’s untimely death or the 1905 murder that catalyzed the decline of the Italian mob in the Bowery. The shop’s unexpected elegance hides the death intrinsic to each of its products. Steaks appear as objects of art, an impression their price tags reinforce.

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Hate Crime Summit in Greenpoint; Neurologist’s Menu at Honeybrains

According to police, members of the Hells Angels are declining to assist with an investigation following a non-fatal shooting that occurred Sunday outside their East Village headquarters. The police have searched the facility and issued a subpoena for all of its video. [NY Post]

City Council member Stephen Levin will host a talk tonight at the Automotive High School in Greenpoint about how to bring hate crimes to a halt. [DNA Info]

Tomorrow, the world’s cheapest Michelin-starred restaurant, Hong Kong-based Tim Ho Wan, will begin serving customers dim sum at its first American location, 85 4th Avenue. [Gothamist] Keep Reading »

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Bowery Gets a Nosh Nook That Brings Together Alidoro, Butcher’s Daughter and More

(Photo: John Ambrosio)

(Photo: John Ambrosio)

Glorified food courts keep sprouting up, from the new Gansevoort Market to the one at the forthcoming Whole Foods Williamsburg. The latest, from real estate developer Scott Marano, opened in Noho earlier today. The Bowery Market features stalls from several local vendors and restaurants, including Soho Italian sandwich spot Alidoro, “veggie slaughterhouse” The Butcher’s Daughter, taco joint Pulqueria, and upscale Brooklyn cafe Champion Coffee.

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With Bluestone Lane and Coco & Cru, East Village Gets Two New Aussie-Style Cafes

(Photo: Courtesy of Kelly Brady)

(Photo: Kid Genius @iamkidgenius)

If after falling in love with the ever-popular flat white you’ve found yourself searching for anything Australian, your prayers have officially been answered. In April, Bluestone Lane, the Aussie-influenced coffee roasters with locations in the West Village and on the Upper East Side, opened their latest cafe inside of 51 Astor Place. And earlier today another Oz-inspired cafe launched in Noho with a menu filled with simple dishes inspired by the Lucky Country.

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Gang Assault in Williamsburg; 12-Story Condo Coming to Great Jones

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

Four men assaulted a man around 2 a.m. Sunday morning on Havemeyer Street in Williamsburg. [Brooklyn Paper]

The FDNY reported no injuries in the Greenpoint fire that consumed Best Value Hardware yesterday morning. [Patch]

One Great Jones Alley will be the site of a 12-story condo now that a $58 million construction loan has been green lighted. [The Real Deal]

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Greenpoint Hardware Store Fire; Tim Burton Trivia at Otto’s Shrunken Head

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

Early this morning a fire broke out at Best Value Hardware on Manhattan Avenue in Greenpoint. [Patch]

AltSchool, a pet project of Mark Zuckerberg that provides tech education to elementary-age kids, will open a location on Houston Street next year. [NY Post]

Thanks to a $22 million loan, RFR Realty acquired the three-story office building at Noho’s 337 Lafayette Street. [Commercial Observer]

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Drinkers Fall Off of Bushwick Roof; Man Beaten After Williamsburg Rampage

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

A 22-year-old woman and a 34-year-old man, who sustained serious injuries, both fell off a Troutman Street roof in Bushwick around 7:30 a.m. yesterday. [NY Daily News]

This weekend, surveillance footage captured a man being beaten in Williamsburg after he allegedly took out his aggression on nearby people, cars and buildings. [Gothamist]

Following a fire and some water damage, Greenpoint’s Salvation Army will shutter this month after 42 years in business. [News 12 Brooklyn]

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Bushwick Getting a Dog Run; Vegan Wine Bar Opens in East Village

America on September 11th, 2015 (Photo: Benjamin Curry)

A 63-year-old Bushwick man was found dead inside a grocery cart at his apartment Sunday afternoon. [NY Daily News]

As of yesterday, Café Henrie is open for business at 110 Forsyth Street. [Vogue]

Also entering the game yesterday: Avant Garden, a vegan restaurant/wine bar on E. 7th Street. [Eater NY]

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Obamas Dine in Nolita; Truck Strikes Man in Chinatown

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(Photo: Scott Lynch)

Police arrested 24-year-old Maykel Felix-Tejada, who was driving a dump truck with a suspended license when he hit an 83-year-old man who was crossing Bowery and Canal Streets Friday afternoon. The victim was pronounced dead upon arrival at Downtown Beekman Hospital. [Bowery Boogie]

The Parks Department received a payday of over $400K from Greenpoint Landing developers seeking to cut down three trees. [Brooklyn Paper]

Streit’s Matzo factory, which resided on the Lower East Side for nine decades, will relocate to Orangetown, New Jersey. [Bowery Boogie]

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Dog Heist in Williamsburg; $32.5M Building in Greenpoint

Giglio Feast Williamsburg 2015

(Photo: Scott Lynch)

Surveillance footage caught a blonde woman stealing a Pomeranian yesterday around 4 a.m. outside Khim’s Millennium Market in Williamsburg. [Gothamist]

The 38-unit rental property at 305 McGuinness Boulevard in Greenpoint is on the market for $32.5 million. [The Real Deal]

Assess interior renderings of 1 Great Jones Alley, a 14-unit condominium that will rise at the site of Broadway’s former open-air market in Noho. [Curbed NY]

Before you go, preview the fare at El Cortez, a mostly Mexican restaurant on Ingraham Street in Bushwick. [Gothamist]

Ludlow Street handmade jewelry shop Incaze has closed after three years on the Lower East Side. [Bowery Boogie]

From now ’til Thursday, the Foo Fighters are selling their merch at 125 Rivington Street in preparation for their upcoming show at Citi Field. [Bowery Boogie]

Today is National French Fry Day, and black car service Gett will donate $1 from each ride to construction of the new Pommes Frites location.

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

Williamsburg Walks, Bedford Avenue Block Party 2015: Yog

(Photo: Scott Lynch)

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

(Photo: Cushman Wakefield)

(Photo: Cushman & Wakefield)

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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