The hunt for Philip Seymour Hoffman’s drug dealers led cops to a Mott Street apartment where they busted four people after finding a “mother lode” of heroin, per the . According to an online heroin review site cited by Brooklyn Paper, Ace of Spades — the dealer of which police are still searching for — could be found on the streets of Williamsburg as recently as last month.
A San Loco employee who’s accused of raping a woman in her East Village apartment says she gave him permission to follow her home and the sex was consensual. [NY Post]
More about House of Yes’s plans to reopen — with a full-fledged bar and restaurant. [Bushwick Daily]
The Ukrainian fight for government reform spilled into the East Village when a national boxing champ paid a visit. [NYU Local]
After ten years on the corner of Ludlow and Rivington, ‘inoteca closes Saturday. [Grub Street]
Lower East Side residents have been complaining about noise generated not just by bars, but by non-profits. [The Lo-Down]
In Williamsburg, the nine-month old Swords-Smith boutique is “taking a brave stance against the inevitable encroachment on the neighborhood.” [NY Times]
The team behind Goat Town is opening a LES coffee shop, El Rey, that boasts “a SoCal vibe and menu of healthful, flavorful eats.” [Gothamist]
An artist built a wooden cabin in a Bushwick loft. [Curbed]
Even in “Brooklyn’s hipster nabes,” dry cleaners get a lot of dress shirt orders. Read the “EXCLUSIVE” over at the Daily News.
Shuna Lydon (formerly of Peels and Calliope) will oversee kitchen operations at Greenpoint’s Ovenly bakery. [Grub Street]
Tom Mylan of the Meat Hook and other chefs will do guest stints at Greenpoint’s River Styx. [Eater]
Momofuku Ssam has unleashed a buffalo chicken bun. [Eater]