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Delicious Development: Farm On Domino Site Opens With Outdoor Dinner Parties

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Just nine months after North Brooklyn Farms dismantled its plot at Havemeyer Park, it’s returning at a new location and hosting some al fresco, farm-to-table dinners.

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10-Story Condo Coming to Chrystie; Ten Thousand Saints Trailer Drops

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See a rendering of the 10-story condominium planned for 165 Chrystie Street on the Lower East Side. [Bowery Boogie]

Philly burger joint PYT will open an NYC outpost on Bowery in the former home of Gia Trattoria. [EV Grieve]

Mid-July will bring a second new eatery to 23 Essex Street, Taco Recipes. [Bowery Boogie]

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Brawl in Williamsburg; Greenpoint Landing Breaks Ground

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Cellphone video captured a man striking teenage girls who were mid-fight on Havemeyer Street in Williamsburg Thursday. Police are investigating the incident. The man is reportedly the father of one of the teens in the video. [ABC 7 NY]

Greenpoint Landing‘s groundbreaking ceremony commenced on Friday. [Gothamist]

Changes to the B26 and Q58 bus lines have Bushwick residents up in arms. [News 12 Brooklyn]

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’90s Skateboards On Gallery Walls? ‘It’s Hard to Compete With That Level of Freshness’

Detail of The LB Project artwork by Michael Sieban. (Deckaid's FB)

Detail of The LB Project artwork by Michael Sieban. (Deckaid’s FB)

One of skateboarding’s biggest commercial booms was in the 1980s. With their robust royalty checks and penchant for partying, many of the big name vert riders of the decade were legitimate rock stars. Unlike today, it wasn’t the contest money or shoe contracts that beefed up their bank accounts, but monthly board sales royalty checks that often exceeded 10K (put that in the inflation calculator). Sure, kids were consuming these boards because Tony Hawk and Christian Hosoi were household names, but it was the actual board art that was the true marketing tool.

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Fire-Felled Ella Cafe Sneaks Back Onto Bedford Avenue

Ella's back patio. (Photo: Konstantin Sergeyev)

Ella’s back patio. (Photo: Konstantin Sergeyev)

After being knocked out by a fire in early 2013, Ella Cafe reinvented itself as a Korean gastropub that never really took off. But yesterday, a signboard outside of Sujo announced that Ella was back. The owners explained the move on Facebook: “Over the past couple of months, we tried a new concept called Sujo but we kept hearing how much people missed Ella.”

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Black Flamingo Is Where You’ll Be Dancing (and Eating Your Veggies?) This Summer

Lights in the basement lounge.

Lights in the basement lounge.

Williamsburg just got a new dance destination, far from the maddening crowds that line up at Output, Verboten, Kinfolk and Good Room. Black Flamingo isn’t another boxy club – it’s a vegan restaurant that houses an intimate basement lounge with a killer analog, vinyl-friendly soundsystem. For the past couple of weeks it’s been operating under the radar, in “very, very soft-opened” mode, despite a pretty impressive lineup of DJs. But with its menu launching this week, you’re certain to hear more about it.

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Drinking and Dining Outdoors? Here’s the Ultimate Sidewalk Cafe Map

Here it is, folks. If you’re looking to plunk down on the avenue and get a buzz on while your fellow denizens scurry to and fro as if there’s more to life than slurping oysters in God’s great outdoors, this is the only map you’ll need all summer. Give it a gander to find most every bar and restaurant with sidewalk seating in the B+B domain. And go ahead and bookmark this bad boy, because we’ll be adding to it throughout the summer to make it still more comprehensive. It’s like the Boss said: when you’re out in the street, you feel all right.

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Pedestrian Killed in Williamsburg; St. Marks Buildings Sold For Big Bucks

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The Greenpoint resident who was hit by a motorcyclist while crossing Metropolitan Avenue in Williamsburg on June 11 died five days later. He was 27 years old. [Gothamist]

Hudson Dipede, a two-month-old boy found dead in a high-end Williamsburg condominium on October 17, died of a head trauma, according to police. [NBC NY]

A man relaxing on an LES park bench Friday morning had his phone and wallet taken away at knifepoint by two assailants. [DNA Info]

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Bill Baker’s Brings Bacon Puffs and Cheddar-Grit Fritters to Williamsburg

Construction shot. (Bill Baker's Flickr)

Construction shot. (Bill Baker’s Flickr)

Hot on the heels of James Murphy’s wine bar, The Four Horsemen, Williamsburg’s Grand Street strip is getting another “libation-friendly seasonal American menu” courtesy of Bill Baker’s, which opens next month.

In an opening announcement, the place, named after the banker grandfather of one of the owners, claims that its “menu of delicious American fare will make us one of Brooklyn’s favorite neighborhood restaurants.” With its remote location flush up against the BQE, it’ll have its work cut out for it if it expects to lure folks east of kindred spirit Walter Foods (not to mention another Grand Street newcomer, the forthcoming Witlof.) So, among other things, it’s playing up its beer program.

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Week in Shows: Doctors in Experimental Sound and Weird Punk from Middle Earth

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It’s official now, right? We’ve entered the season of sweat. We’re all gonna smell like crap from here until depression, and shows are the perfect bacteria-breeding, lust-filled eco-chambers for housing all those fun city smells under one decrepit roof. Unless you’re so lucky as to find yourself a backyard show, or better yet a backyard show series like the one happening at Union Pool, get ready for seriously noxious fumes. But just imagine, with Summer Thunder you’ll be able to get rowdy in the heat of a summer show and be able to breathe. They don’t say Union Pool is the straight man’s cruising heaven for nothing. We’ll keep an eye out for more open-air music happenings, but until then, when heading to your neighborhood DIY dungeon, don’t forget to break out the kerchiefs, patchouli, or even a plague mask if you can swing it, you’re gonna need em.

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Battle Brewing at Rheingold Site; Rent Laws Set For Renewal

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Gov. Cuomo announced that he and leaders of the state legislature have worked out the “framework” of an agreement that would renew current rent laws but increase to $2,700 the rent at which an apartment can be deregulated. [Gothamist]

Casey Holloway, who is 32 and homeless, was charged with sexual abuse against a 26-year-old woman Sunday night outside 24 E. 7th Street. [NY Post]

A woman was arrested for throwing bleach in a man’s eyes on Clay Street in Greenpoint last Thursday morning. [Brooklyn Paper]

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