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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

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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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Police Looking For Slasher in LES; See a $5 Mil Noho Apartment Renovation

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Police released a sketch of a man wearing a hoodie and a polka dot scarf, who they believe cut a 30-year-old woman’s face with a sharp object near her Lower East Side apartment on the afternoon of January 31. The victim was treated at Beth Israel Hospital. [DNA Info]

Look inside a stark loft on Broadway in Noho whose owners seek an $8 million payday, $5 million more than their purchase price in September 2013. [Curbed NY]

Check out the menu and a slideshow tour of The Camlin, a Williamsburg wine bar that opened this past weekend. [Eater NY]

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Nathalie Karg Gallery Relocates; ‘Cocina del Barrio’ Opens On Norfolk

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The man in this blurry photo is wanted for groping a woman on January 17 near the intersection of Irving Avenue and Halsey Street in Bushwick. [Times Newsweekly]

Nathalie Karg will relocate her eponymous gallery from Great Jones Street to Grand Street. [NY Observer]

The new Mex/French restaurant La Contenta Cocina del Barrio opened Wednesday at 102 Norfolk Street.

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Facebook Expands Astor Place Offices; Luxury Buildings in Alphabet City

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Local sculptor, landlord, and retired fire marshal Ralph Feldman died Thursday morning in his East Village home at age 79. [NY Daily News]

Robert Vilensky, a Manhattan lawyer, filed a $20 million lawsuit against the city for property damage sustained during the recent CitiStorage warehouse fire in Williamsburg. [Gothamist]

Police are looking for this man, 37-year-old Anton Liverpool, who allegedly approached a 21-year-old woman while masturbating on the street in Bushwick last month. [Gothamist]
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<em>Better Call Saul</em> at the Apple Store; Rent Vanessa Carlton's $17.5K Digs

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Yesterday a police officer shot a German Shepherd in the leg after the canine got aggressive while its owner was being interviewed in Bushwick about an unpaid cab fare. The dog is receiving medical care and is expected to survive. [NY Daily News]

Cops arrested three men on drug charges early Saturday evening outside the McDonald’s in Union Square. [Town & Village Blog]

Cayuga Capital now owns pretty much an entire block of Wythe Avenue real estate in Williamsburg,  picking up 85 Wythe Avenue for $14.5 million. Previously the film purchased Vice Media‘s soon-to-be-former HQ on neighboring N. 10th Street. [Crain's NY]
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'Rent Is Too Damn High' Guy Evicted; Williamsburg White Castle's Replacement

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Following a $23 million sale, Williamsburg’s White Castle will be supplanted by an 81-unit apartment building. []

A judge dismissed Jimmy McMillan’s lawsuit against his landlord, and the Rent is Too Damn High party founder will be evicted from his St. Mark’s Place apartment of 38 years. [Daily News]

On E. 11th Street, Soon Beauty Lab will shutter today. Three locations of the salon mini-chain remain. [EV Grieve]

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Construction Worker Trapped On Grand St.; Sheldon Silver Arrested

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New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, a Lower East Sider who has represented the neighborhood for nearly four decades, was arrested on federal corruption charges; he allegedly failed to disclose payments he received from a law firm. [NY Times]

Firefighters rescued a trapped construction worker on Grand Street yesterday after the ground underneath him collapsed while he attempted to install subterranean piping. [NY Daily News]

An investment company has agreed to pay $33 million for the unfinished 98-room hotel at 139-141 Ludlow Street. [NY Daily News]
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Man Shot While Parked in Williamsburg; Woman Who Paved the Way at McSorley’s Dies

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A car passenger was shot in the ribs while parked on S. 3rd Street in Williamsburg on January 12; police say he was taken to Bellevue Hospital in stable condition. Two days later, a Driggs Avenue bodega employee was robbed at knifepoint while working an early afternoon shift. [Brooklyn Paper]

Next week, the city’s DMV will host a safety hearing resulting from the 2011 hit-and-run death of cyclist Mathieu Lefevre, who was struck by a 28-ton truck in Williamsburg driven by Leo Degianni. [Gothamist]

Faith Seidenberg, one of two plaintiffs in the 1970 discrimination lawsuit that resulted in McSorley’s Old Ale House opening its doors to women, died in upstate New York at age 91. [Daily News]

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