Centre-Fuge Public Art Project, Cycle 14: Michael DeNicola, RIP Philip Seymour Hoffman

(Photo: Scott Lynch)

As you can see above, the latest cycle of CentreFuge on East First Street features a tribute to Philip Seymour Hoffman.

Authorities broke up a cockfighting ring that was allegedly based out of a Bushwick pet store. [NY Post]

Neighbors want to landmark the building set to contain Soho House‘s controversial Ludlow Street location. [Curbed]

An NYU student who had trouble sleeping in student housing decided to spring for a $4.5 million East Village penthouse instead. [Update: We should probably note this post is satirical.] [HuffPo]

A 40-unit Williamsburg condo building is going for $18 mil. [BuzzBuzz Home]

A Williamsburg apartment fire left three people homeless. [DNA Info]

Some affordable-housing units just hit the market in Williamsburg. As in: two-bedrooms for $1,036 a month. [Brokelyn]

Which is better than $2,600-a-month studios. [NY Daily News]

An overhaul of Orchard Street begins with a Streetscape Visioning Meeting. [The Lo-Down]

Some East Village shots from the NYPL’s Picture Collection. [Jeremiah’s Vanishing NY]

A look inside Bunna Cafe‘s new Bushwick home, which is awaiting a liquor license. [Bushwick Daily]