Essex Street Market

(Photo: Scott Lynch)

Court records show that $1.7 million was “improperly removed” from a bank account belonging to Menachem Stark, the slain Williamsburg developer. [NY Daily News, NY Times]

Zosia Mamet of Girls dropped a cool million on a fixer-upper in Bushwick [Daily Mail]

Twitter, which was rumored to be considering a move to 51 Astor, is moving to Chelsea instead. [NY Post]

A profile of Joe Walentas, the man who remade Dumbo and will now do the same for the Domino Sugar Factory site. [Forbes]

An eight-story building is coming to a mostly commercial area on the Bushwick-Bed Stuy border. [Brownstoner]

The owners of 304 Boerum in Bushwick are applying for Loft Law protection. [Wyckoff Heights]

Steve Lewis sings the praises of the Williamsburg venue that hosted the cardboard robot battle. “Places like Standard ToyKraft are the reason I moved from Manhattan. [Blackbook]

A Williamsburg man had his kayak stolen off of his car. [Brooklyn Paper]

How Economy Candy became a local legend while its competitors died out. [Forbes]

Elected officials want the escalator open in the East Broadway station. [The Lo-Down]

The Royal Palms, the hotly anticipated shuffleboard bar in Gowanus, will open next week. [NY Times]

An East Village hired a pet detective to find their lost dog. [NY Post]

Silent Barn’s 100% Dino Party will feature “dinosaur movie breakdowns from an expert, a (safe) live volcano and uh, dinosaur erotica are all on the docket for Sunday.” [Brokelyn]

A tour of John Fraser’s Narcissa, due to open in The Standard East Village today. [Eater]

Some interior shots of El Born, the new tapas parlor in Greenpoint. [Eater]

A look inside another Greenpoint newcomer, the bistro-ized Coco 66. [Greenpointers]

Meet the new owners of Kossar’s Bialys. [DNA Info]

The $16 lunch special at Calliope is a “fantastic deal.” [Grub Street]