Hot Chicks at The Hole

Adam Green has a new exhibit at The Hole. (Photo: Scott Lynch)

Menachem Stark, the Williamsburg developer who was abducted Thursday outside of his office and then found burned and asphyxiated to death in Long Island Saturday, was mourned as a charitable man by his neighbors but was “a lightning rod for fuming tenants and neighborhood activists across north Brooklyn,” per The Times. Though thousands attended Stark’s funeral, the New York Post accompanied its story with the front-page headline “Who Didn’t Want Him Dead?” Yesterday, as B+B reported, City Councilman Stephen Levin (and others, including Stark’s brother-in-law) condemned the headline as “offensive and horrific.” (The Post, reporting on a protest rally led by the Brooklyn BP, later said its thoughts and prayers were with Stark’s family.) Meanwhile, The Daily News says some relatives believe the mob was involved in the hit, or that it was a hate crime. The Post says Stark’s business partner is worried he’s next.

A Brooklyn man has been arrested in connection with what the Daily News says is five and the Post says is at least seven “knockout” incidents.

Some 200 firefighters spent nearly five freezing hours battling a five-alarm fire in a Greenpoint lumber yard early Saturday. [WABC, NY Post]

After cars struck and killed a woman on McGuinness Blvd. Sunday night, a petition is calling for speed and security cameras. [NY Shitty]

Judith Malina, the avant-garde theater maverick who a year ago lost the Living Theater’s space and her apartment above it, is living in a nursing home in New Jersey, but working on a new play. She says of the Lower East Side, “It’s where everything that’s good started. If there’s going to be a beautiful, nonviolent revolution, it’s going to start there.” [NY Times]

Problem is, it’s harder than ever to score an apartment in Manhattan. [WSJ]

And Brooklyn, too. [Crain’s]

Plus, “the East River Ferry has caused total property values in Brooklyn and Queens waterfront neighborhoods to soar by hundreds of millions of dollars, according to a new study.” [NY Post]

A clothing store that got priced out of Bushwick ended up moving to the Lower East Side. []

Camels roamed the streets of Williamsburg for El Museo del Barrio’s Three Kings Parade. [Gothamist]

75-year-old Astor Place Hairstylists is the subject of a new documentary premiering today in the East Village. Turns out, Bill de Blasio has been going there since his NYU days. [NY Post]

Jeff Gordinier pens an appreciation for McSorley’s: “You go to McSorley’s because it’s still here, and because, for the time being, so are you.” [NY Times]

The woman who staged a “sushi defense” — arguing that her utility bills were so low because she ate a lot of sushi and takeout — has lost her battle to keep her rent-stabilized East Village apartment. [NY Daily News]

Remembering See Hear, the place to buy zines in ’80s East Village. [Ephemeral NY]

Smorgasburg wants YOU to be a vendor. [Smorgasburg]

Bed-Stuy’s Daily Press has opened a South Williamsburg cafe. [DNA Info]

A hundred years ago, a Lower East Side man had his daughter arrested for dating a local gangster boy. [Forward]