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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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15-Year-Old Arrested for East Williamsburg Shooting; Champagne Scion Opens Gallery

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A 15-year-old was arrested in connection with the Jan. 20 shooting outside of Progress High School in East Williamsburg. [NYDN]

Ground has finally been broken on the first of five new buildings on the Domino Sugar site. [Crain's]

Two men were arrested after breaking into a Williamsburg synagogue. [JP Updates]

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#AnnieHall Brings Woody Allen’s Classic Into the Internet Age

J.P. Porter — the hero of #AnnieHall, a new homage to Woody Allen’s classic, essential love letter to New York City — is a rather sassy guy who likes to talk. Admittedly, it’s mostly jabber fueled by neurotic preoccupations that belie an unshaken confidence, but it’s entertaining stuff. Hence his success with women nearly half his age. J.P. is too narcissistic to be considered a depressive, but he would definitely agree with Alvy Singer’s sentiment that life is “full of loneliness and misery and suffering and unhappiness and it’s all over much too quickly.”
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This Week In Film: Vampire Giggles, Larry Clark Is Back (Sort Of), And Spanking New Cronenberg

It’s Awards Season. Apparently. Which means we here at Reel Psyched are staying as far, far away from TV screens as is possible in this day and age, lest we’re tricked into watching the fashion police spew racist crap or pop stars we were 100 percent sure were dead until now jiggle impossibly across some seizure-inducing nightmare of a stage set. It’s all so demonic when you think about it, really. And all of this disturbing spectacle is in the name of… movies? Like, how? Rather than watch perfectly white teeth teetering on top of high heels, fight back against all the inanity and celebrate the movies for reals.
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NYC Porn Film Fest Begins; Bye Bye, Benny’s Burritos

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The city closed Lower East Side lounge and taqueria Los Feliz on Wednesday night following a police raid due to numerous neighborhood complaints. [Bowery Boogie]

British model Lily Cole sold her 625-square-foot Nolita apartment for $920K. [NY Daily News]

Today the first-ever NYC Porn Film Festival begins at Secret Project Robot in Bushwick. A three-day weekend pass is, obviously, $69.

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Umami Williamsburger Opens Next Month; Meet the LES ‘Party Killers’

Nike Shoebox line on Bowery

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LA-based Umami Burger, which was supposed to land in Williamsburg back in 2013, will open its 3K-square-foot space on N. 4th Street next month. [Grub Street

Otto's Tacos on Second Avenue added fish tacos to their regular menu. [Eater NY]

Local upcoming food events include “More Than Maize and Mole: Nahuatl Language Through Food” at City Lore Gallery Space (7 p.m. tonight, $10), Lithuanian Scouts St. Casimir Festival at Our Lady of Mt. Caramel in Williamsburg (Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., free), and a Cassoulet Festival at Back Forty West (Sunday from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.) [Eating in Translation]
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Semilla Gets Two Stars; Freaks and Geeks Bingo at Videology

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Landlord Aron “Al” Stark, brother of murdered Williamsburg landlord Menachem Stark, was busted by a judge last month for allegedly collecting and keeping taxpayer-generated money intended for families seeking public housing. He was in court for an unrelated dispute involving one of his rent-stabilized Bushwick tenants. [Brooklyn Paper]

A black bag holding $12K was stolen from a Withers Street office in Greenpoint on February 17. [Brooklyn Paper]

New renderings were released for Williamsburg construction projects underway at 190 S. 1st Street and 308 N. 7th Street. [NY YIMBY]

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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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Bushwick Has the Most Burglaries; Williamsburg’s Oldest Bar Gets New Owner

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Last month, the number of burglaries reported in Bushwick (38) exceeded every other NYC neighborhood. [DNA Info]

The eight-story, mixed-use building at 99 Suffolk Street is on the market for $26 million. One of its tenants, Lower East Side Montessori School, will be replaced by Elements Preschool later this year. [Bowery Boogie]

Dating back to the 1880s, Teddy’s Bar & Grill was purchased last week for an undisclosed amount to a buyer who pledged to preserve the aesthetic of Williamsburg’s oldest watering hole. [Brooklyn Paper]

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This Week In Shows: Extra Bratty Punk, Sludge Metal, And Seriously Heady Art Noise

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Hi guys, it’s been a minute since we’ve done a Good Shows listing featuring our picks for live music happenings of the week, but here we go again. As before, we’ll try our darndest to bring you a diverse range of shows featuring lesser-known bands, great touring acts, and local mainstays. The only rule we stick to is that the music rules– no genre or scene specific constraints. However, any band that describes their music as “soaring” need not apply. Sorry, we have our limits.

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Long Week? Walk A “Crooked Line” to the Camlin, Williamsburg’s Newest Respite

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(Photo: Jaime Cone)

Near the banks of the East River, The Camlin’s out of the way location evokes the restaurant’s namesake, a river that flows through Ballinalee, Ireland. The old warehouses and Williamsburg Bridge let you know you’re still in Brooklyn, but the simple, clean food and placid atmosphere make this new restaurant an ideal escape from the pressures of city life.
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