So long, JR on Mulberry

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Police say the emotionally disturbed Bushwick resident who was shot and killed by a rookie cop yesterday threw a baseball bat at an ambulance in 2011 and threw a hammer inside a high school in 2006. [NYDN]

The internet blew up today with news that 5Pointz was whitewashed by the developer who plans to turn the graffiti mecca into apartments. Daily Intel spoke to developer Jerry Wolkoff, who said, “I had tears in my eyes while I was doing it. I know it seems like a bitter pill to take, but it’s medicine.” [DI]

Meanwhile, a stalled hotel project on Great Jones Street is about to get new life and a giant mural from Jose Parla. [Curbed]

As you might’ve guessed, Dirt Candy is relocating to the Lower East Side. Chef Amanda Cohen announced on her blog that it’ll happen next Fall. “What will happen to Little Dirt Candy? I’m not sure yet, but I’d love to hear your ideas. What will happen at Big Dirt Candy? It’ll be Dirt Candy, only bigger! There will be a bar where you can wait for your table! There will be ice! No more two month wait for tables! There will be more than one non-alcoholic drink on the menu!” [Dirt Candy]

Want a disco ball in your living room? Check out this dope 2-bedroom for rent in Ridgewood. [New York Shitty]

Care to see some shots of Adam Sandler filming “The Cobbler” on the Lower East Side? [DNA Info]

With the help of some donated CBGB shirts, Lombardi’s has raised $8,000 for the family of a worker who was killed while riding his bike. [DNA Info]

The Filipino proprietors of Dalaga in Greenpoint are holding a drive to collect relief supplies for typhoon victims. [Greenpoint Gazette]

Developers just secured a $37 million loan to turn a former church on North 7th Street in Williamsburg into a 92-unit rental building. []