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Preview Billy Reid’s 10th Anniversary Sample Sale, Launching Tomorrow

Billy Reid's sample sale space on Bond/Bowery (Photo: Kirsten O'Regan)

Billy Reid’s sample sale space on Bond/Bowery (Photo: Kirsten O’Regan)

This year, Billy Reid turns 10. And to celebrate the big one-oh, the high-end Americana clothier (originally hailing from the South), is holding a blow-out sample sale at 57 Bond Street, just steps away from its usual NoHo storefront.
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Car Break-Ins in Williamsburg; East New York the Next Bushwick?

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Kim’s Video & Music in the East Village could shutter before the month’s end. [Jeremiah's Vanishing NY]

Robert Durst, the real estate developer who sold 234 Union Avenue in Williamsburg for more than $21 million this month, was arrested in Houston for allegedly exposing himself and urinating on a CVS cash register. [NY Daily News]

Yesterday 28-year-old Google engineer Jason Chan was arraigned on charges that he raped a 19-year-old woman in his East Village apartment in June. [NY Post]

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Dear: Rivington+, Welcome to Great Jones

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Dear: Rivington + owner Moon Rhee in the new Noho location (Photo: Kirsten O’Regan)

High-end fashion retailers are staking out Noho like there’s no tomorrow. First there was A.P.C., then Filson landed, and Phillip Lim scored a still-under-construction spot. Now, vintage/modern luxe store Dear: Rivington+ has just moved into 37 Great Jones, fresh from its former digs on Rivington Street.
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Veselka Celebrates 60 Years; McKibbin Lofts Hit With Partial Vacate Order

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Sadie Silver—a public school principal living in Bushwick—was arrested and fired after police allegedly caught she and her partner, Michael Acosta, bringing heroin and prescription drugs into an maximum security prison in upstate New York. [NY Daily News]

J.Crew confirmed that it will open a Williamsburg outpost at 234 Wythe Avenue in mid-September. [T]

From 6 p.m. to 6:54 p.m. tomorrow night, Veselka will charge the prices it did in 1954 (10-cent coffee, 60-cent borscht) in honor of its anniversary. [Grub Street]
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Williamsburg Starbucks Opens Monday; Free Films in Tompkins Begin Tonight

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The son of Tatum O’Neal and John McEnroe was arrested in the East Village after allegedly buying cocaine and prescription pills. Police also arrested McEnroe’s alleged drug dealer, 22-year-old Niro Meneses of the Upper West Side. [NY Daily News]

The Williamsburg Starbucks opens Monday. [Gothamist]

Kings County Bar—of Smallest Penis in Brooklyn Pageant fame—left its Seigel Street space in Bushwick after a rent increase, choosing to merge with its sister bar 1 Knickerbocker to form Kings County Saloon, opening Friday. [Gothamist]
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Rally For Williamsburg Senior Center; Catey Shaw Celebrates ‘Brooklyn Girls’

Watch Bushwick singer Catey Shaw‘s new music video, “Brooklyn Girls,” a play on Katy Perry’s “California Girls.” [Paper]

A 21-year-old mom and City Bakery employee was struck and killed by a 4 train at the Union Square subway station this weekend. [NY Post]

Neighboring Noho businesses Kaufman Shoe Repair Supplies (age 75) and Downtown Floor Supplies (age 25) will depart Lafayette Street, with the former relocating to Park Slope after August 1 and the latter reopening in Chelsea after August 10. [Bowery Boogie]
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Dov Charney in the House; Pot Basically Legal in Brooklyn?

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With the DA saying that his office won’t prosecute adults without a criminal record for “low-level” marijuana offenses, Brian Lehrer asks, “Is pot basically legal in Brooklyn?” [WNYC]

Ousted American Apparel CEO Dov Charney—who in his termination letter was banned from visiting company facilities—was photographed inside the Houston Street American Apparel store yesterday. [Racked NY]

Luis Freytes, 30, will be in court tomorrow on charges that he assaulted his wife and her 11-year-old son this weekend after she woke him up when the bus they were riding on approached their stop at the corner of 14th Street and 1st Avenue. [DNA Info]

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Kings Pharmacy Leaves Williamsburg; Bruffins Comes to LES

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During the fireworks show over the East River on Friday night, someone sawed a hole on the roof of Delancey Street’s Popular Community Bank, sneaked in, and robbed the place. According to one report, approximately $290K was taken in the heist. [NY Post]

A firefighter died Saturday night after becoming trapped in the two-alarm blaze at 75 Wilson Street in Williamsburg. Lt. Gordon Ambelas, a 40-year-old father of two, is the first NYC firefighter to die on the job since April 2012. Two additional firefighters and two civilians suffered minor injuries. [DNA Info] The determined cause of the fire was a faulty electrical cord from an air conditioning unit. [Wall Street Journal]

To coincide with NYPD commissioner Bill Bratton’s “Summer All Out” campaign, 232 police officers will be reassigned to Brooklyn to combat the recent increase in shootings. [NY Daily News]
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Missing Man Found in Newtown Creek; Nitehawk’s Free Outdoor Movies

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Police recovered the body of 21-year-old Stephen L. Middleton—who went for a swim off a Williamsburg pier just before 6 a.m. on Thursday—from Newtown Creek in Greenpoint on Monday evening. [DNA Info]

In a closet at 124 E. Houston Street—where Bob Dylan recorded from 1969 to 1972—two boxes of acetate discs were found featuring never-before-heard cuts from Dylan albums Nashville Skyline, Self Portrait and New Morning. [Brooklyn Vegan]

Two women, ages 18 and 20, were arrested for assault after allegedly punching a 79-year-old man on the corner of Taylor Street and Bedford Avenue in Williamsburg late Saturday night. [The Brooklyn Paper] Keep Reading »

Best Gay Bars, Outdoor Drinking Spots; 21 Questions For Alex Karpovsky

FIFA World Cup 2014 at Miss Lily's 7A

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The driver of a 2003 Infiniti sedan was decapitated after crashing into the back of a flatbed truck on the BQE while trying to evade police. The car’s passenger and an officer were taken to Lutheran Medical Center in Sunset Park, and the truck driver walked away from the scene. [The Brooklyn Paper]

Pop, a nine-year-old clothing store on Grand Street in Williamsburg, will close in late August due to a rent increase and neighborhood competition. A 25-percent-off closing sale begins tomorrow. [Racked NY]

Despite CB4′s pledge to “halt the influx” of new liquor licenses in Bushwick, the State Liquor Authority may have the final say. [Brick Underground]
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Miniature Replica of Graham Ave; Sinkhole in Williamsburg

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St. Mark’s Bookshop will close its current location Monday after business hours and re-open Wednesday on East 3rd Street. [St. Mark's Bookshop]

Not to be outdone by the Lower East Side, Williamsburg got its very own sinkhole this week: a six-foot-deep doozy on Driggs Avenue, near Metropolitan Avenue. There were no injuries; the cause was a broken sewer line. [Daily Intelligencer]

Silvershore Properties has been sued by the city after the ground-floor tenant at one of the sites the firm oversees on the Lower East Side—Lamar’s Bagel & Grocery—was allegedly caught selling untaxed cigarettes out of their Madison Street retail space. [NY Daily News] Keep Reading »

Abraço’s New Coffee Shop; Rents Off the L, Stop-By-Stop

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State Assemblyman Joseph R. Lentol, who represents North Brooklyn, announced a series of tenants’ rights bills in the wake of rising rents and allegations of misconduct by landlords. [Greenpointers]

Taj Patterson, the 22-year-old fashion student who police say was brutally beaten by five members of the Williamsburg Safety Patrol Union (or Shomrim) on December 1, is suing his alleged attackers. [DNA Info]

To help raise money for the feature film Inside You, a romantic comedy in the midst of a month-long Kickstarter campaign, Hannibal Buress will headline a free show at Lulu’s in Greenpoint tomorrow at 8 p.m. [Brokelyn]

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