American Apparel pubic hair mannequins

(Photo: Scott Lynch)

As you can see from this and other photos Scott Lynch added to our Flickr pool, the mannequins at the American Apparel on East Houston got a merkined makeover. A company employee tells the Observer “rawness and newness” to Valentine’s Day.

Curbed takes an in-depth look at Bloomberg’s rezoning of the industrial waterfront and its effect on manufacturing. []

Cops took down a gunman in Bushwick yesterday with the help of a brave bystander. [NY Daily News]

An East Village man was found not guilty in a 1987 murder even though jurors suspected otherwise. [NY Post]

A cashier at San Loco’s Williamsburg location pleaded not guilty of raping an East Village woman earlier this week. [NY Post]

An ode to Ten Eyck: “When we rented the place, our landlord thought we were slumming and offered to help us move elsewhere once the one-year lease was up.” [Barely Bushwick]

The Lower East Side’s Gulick Park got $2.5 million for a revamp. [The Lo-Down]

Affordable housing units have opened up in Masaryk Towers. [The Lo-Down]

Some time-lapse video of Williamsburg, care of 20 Bayard’s marketing team. [Curbed]

Aska and Mile End are hosting wine dinners while L’Apicio is doing a BYO brunch. [Eater]

Might Quinn’s is opening its second brick-and-mortar location in… Clifton, NJ? [Clifton Journal]

Wacky Wok and Grotto have closed. [Eater]

Edi and the Wolf is doing a Super Bowl special and Momofuku Milk Bar is offering a new baking class. [Grub Street]