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De Blasio says finding Menachem Stark’s killer is a high priority. [DNA Info]

The House of Yes has found a new space in Bushwick. It’ll have a larger stage and seating area, a smokehouse restaurant, a bar, and an outdoor lounge. [Brooklyn Paper]

Mellow Pages explains why they fibbed about turning down a $50,000 loan from Exxon: “We did it for the survival of the library. But we’re OK with the reality of the situation, that people will hate us now.” [Brokelyn]

Chicago improv theater The Annoyance will offer comedy classes at UnionDocs. [Brooklyn Paper]

The first bitcoin ATM may debut at Just Sweet in the East Village. [NY Post]

Hanksy put on an art show in an abandoned East Village tenement. [Gothamist]

The “vibrant, convivial and unfussy” American Realness performance festival is at Abrons Arts Center on the Lower East Side through January 19. [NY Times]

Industrial rents are rising in Williamsburg and Greenpoint. [Crain’s]

The couple who built a home out of shipping containers talks about the process and gives us an interior tour. [Gothamist]

Ramona, the bar from the owners of Elsa that we told you about back in July, has opened in Greenpoint. [Eater]

And Coco 66 has reopened as a bistro. [Free Williamsburg]

Cops say this woman stole a purse from Sons of Essex. [Gothamist]

All merch is half-off at In God We Trust’s Greenpoint and Nolita stores. [Racked]

The rabbi at Beth Hamedrash Hagadol says the developers of Essex Crossing are open to buying and preserving the 163-year old synagogue building at 60 Norfolk Street. [The Lo-Down]

Remembering Trommer’s Evergreen Brewery in Bushwick. [Brownstoner]

And the “ragged, rebellious” history of Tompkins Square Park. [Bowery Boys]