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Police now say Menachem Stark was squashed to death. “It might be that they sat on him to get him under control and that they wound up killing him that way,” a police source tells the Daily News. [NY Daily News]

According to the Post’s sources, Stark’s business partner told police they owed money to characters who could be involved in the killing. [NY Post]

Meanwhile, rumors are flying in South Williamsburg: “One rumor had it that Mr. Stark had told his wife in recent weeks that he was being followed by men in a car. Another held that Mr. Stark had borrowed $500,000 from a mysterious, unidentified lender the day of his kidnapping.” [NY Times]

Bill Murray stayed in a Kent Avenue loft building this summer and “went on to melt residents’ hearts when he took one of their neighbors, who was dying of liver disease, out for supper at the nearby upscale restaurant, Diner.” [NY Times]

Jerry Delakas, the vendor who’s fighting to get his Astor Place newsstand back, met the new mayor and gave him a miniature version of the stand. There’s a rally tomorrow at City Hall. [Jeremiah’s Vanishing NY]

On Wednesday, Dealkas’s lawyer will argue before a State Supreme Court justice that the stand should reopen while an appeal is pending. [NY Times]

Rough Trade still isn’t ready for live music and January shows are being moved. [Brooklyn Vegan]

The retail space below The Edge, which holds a CVS and other stores, has been sold for more than $40 mil. [Crain’s]

Greenpoint pizzeria Paulie Gee is expanding to Chi town. [Slice]

Inside of a yoga class/silent vegan dinner in Greenpoint. [NY Observer]

A former Socarrat Paella Bar chef has opened El Born in Greenpoint. [Greenpointers]

Chris Cannon and his former Ai Fiori chef have opened All’onda, an Italian restaurant with Vietnamese influences, on East 13th. [Eater]

The East Village’s Japanese restaurant scene is changing: Sapporo East and Shima have closed [Eater] and Robataya has been sold to a Japanese chain. [DNA Info]