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The city has agreed to drop its discrimination case against Williamsburg shops accused of enforcing dress codes to keep away women and non-Orthodox men. [NY Times]

With the death of his victim, the bail of the man alleged to have struck an East Village florist while drunk and high has been upped to $1 million. [NY Post]

In the wake of a hit-and-run accident last year, the DOT has proposed slowdown measures for Kent Avenue. [NY Daily News]

Um. “A foreclosure suit over a Lower East Side hotel project took a dark turn when the debt-ridden developer threatened to rape and kill his adversaries, according to court papers.” [NY Post]

After putting Lena Dunham on the cover, Vogue now presents a Girls guide to Greenpoint. [Vogue]

More on the end of 285 Kent from the Observer and The Fader.

A new LES development is forcing a hardware store to leave its Clinton Street location of 60 years. [The Lo-Down]

Pete Wells is “mystified by the popularity of Han Dynasty in Manhattan, where there are far better Sichuan restaurants.” The East Village spot’s “translation of the cuisine has a thick American accent.” [NY Times]

Jon Fraser’s restaurant, Narcissa, opens Friday in the Standard East Village. [NY Times]

Gwynett St. has reopened as Lachlan, with a former Allswell chef at the helm. [Eater]

A developer who bought a South Williamsburg parking lot for $6.5 million is planning a six-story condo on the site. [Curbed]

Booker and Dax is now offering mixology classes. [Grub Street]