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Muchmore Sues City For Right to Dance; Michelin Bestows Stars

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Saturday night, a teenage girl was thrown to the ground and robbed of her cellphone after exiting the Marcy Avenue J train. And just before midnight last Thursday, two thieves locked a Metropolitan Avenue gas station employee inside the store so they could attached a chain from the cash machine to their 1998 Plymouth Voyager and drive off with it. [The Brooklyn Paper]

Raymond Mersier, 16, was arrested and charged with burglary after allegedly taking three laptops and an iPhone from Kickstarter’s Greenpoint headquarters a week ago. [DNA Info]

A 14 and 15-year-old were arrested Saturday night for allegedly stealing three cases of chips from the Frito-Lay factory at 10 Eyck Street in Williamsburg. [The Brooklyn Paper]
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Attempted Rape in Greenpoint; Anti-Dorm Rally in the East Village

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Three individuals sustained minor cuts after a FDNY truck’s tire blew out on the corner of Clinton and Delancey Streets. The burst also shattered the store windows of Snea Jean Inc. a Lower East Side clothing shop. [DNA Info]

The man on the run in this six-second surveillance video allegedly attempted to rape a 25-year-old woman near the Greenpoint intersection of Morgan Avenue and Driggs Street around 3 a.m. Sunday morning, according to the NYPD. [DNA Info]

Police also say this man followed a delivery worker into Kickstarter’s Greenpoint HQ Wednesday night and made off with three laptops and an iPhone 5s. [Gothamist]

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Castle Of Spices: Music, Photography, and Brooklyn’s Most Terrifying Wolf Person

Famous Swords, a Brooklyn-based art collective founded by Alyse Lamb (of EULA) and Chris Mulligan, is gathering a regular army of mostly Brooklyn-based musicians, performance artists, and visual artists that will descend upon Glasslands tomorrow. Castle of Spices features a varied lineup including Short Nerve (a weird jammy outfit featuring Greg Saunier of Deerfhoof on drums), Adam Schatz (also of NYC indie poppers Landlady), Andra (singer-songwriter), and EULA.
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Cross-Dresser Shot in Bushwick; Bank Becomes Beer Hall

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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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Fatal Shooting in Bushwick; Cheap Tats at Black Square

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Police say a 22-year-old man was shot and killed in the stairwell of the Bushwick Houses project on Moore Street yesterday around 12:50 p.m. [NY Daily News]

Yesterday morning a male pedestrian was hit by a truck and seriously injured while crossing the street near 14th Street and Avenue B. He is recovering at Bellevue Hospital. [DNA Info]

On E. 2nd Street, the one-story Houston Street Beer Distributors building is on the market for $8.5 million. [Corcoran]

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Kurt Russell Rocks An Eyepatch, Tommy Wiseau IRL, Get Freaky With Danish Vampyrs

It’s that time of the week again, y’all. Here’s a list of a moving pictures we’re excited to see.


Escape From New York
This is early ’80s sci-fi action at its finest. It’s the year 1997 and New York City is a police state (sounds familiar), but rather than shipping criminals to Rikers Island, the island of Manhattan has been converted into a maximum security prison where violence reigns. The probably named Snake Plissken (played by a mostly shirtless Kurt Russell) is not only working to bring back eyepatches, but he’s also on a reconnaissance mission to save the President after Air Force One crashes in the middle of Manhattan. Friday September 26th and Saturday September 27th at 12:20 am, IFC Center; tickets, $14
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Roberta’s Opens Takeout Annex; ‘Nightmare New York’ Haunted House

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Two men robbed a third at gunpoint as the victim was sitting in his car at the corner of Jackson Street and Debevoise Avenue in Greenpoint on September 17. [The Brooklyn Paper]

Oyster bar Maison Premiere‘s owners will open a second Williamsburg restaurant at 905 Lorimer Street. [Grub Street]

Westville‘s owner will debut a new 40-seat eatery, Concord Hill, in Sel de Mer’s old space on 347 Graham Avenue in Williamsburg. [Eater NY] Keep Reading »

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The Un-School Celebrates And Mourns the Passing Of Havemeyer Park

The view from Havemeyer Park (Photo: Nicole Disser)

The view from Havemeyer Park (Photo: Nicole Disser)

Last night I spent some quality time at a beautiful park that’s about to be bulldozed beyond recognition. After September 30th, there will be no more mini-farm, no more tipi, and no more dirt moguls for bikers, when the lot will be wiped clean and prepared to make way for the massive Domino development.
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Watch the Saddest Man in Williamsburg Blow It With a CUNY Science All-Star

If you’re not the type to meet people by fliering all of Manhattan, you’re left with only a few options. One of them is patrolling for paramours at coffee shops, and that’s exactly what Charles Gould does — sadly/hilariously to no avail — on “Charles, By the Way.” Gould, a standup comic who co-hosts the weekly Dan + Joe + Charles Show at UCB East, launched the web series with freelancer writer Daniel Hurwitz back in April. It’s set at Amici, a cafe they frequented when they both lived in Williamsburg (Gould has since moved to Manhattan).
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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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Williamsburg Will Lose Yet Another Homegrown Venue

(Photo: Brooklyn Rod & Gun Facebook)

(Photo: Brooklyn Rod & Gun Facebook)

On the heels of Death By Audio’s closing announcement, yet another Williamsburg waterfront institution is shutting its doors. Brooklyn Rod & Gun, a private social club and sometime performance space on Kent Avenue, will close by year’s end.
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