Philip Seymour Hoffman’s final hours included a stop into his usual coffee shop, dinner at Automatic Slims, and a phone call to his longtime girlfriend during which he seemed high, per CNN. Police are looking for the actor’s drug dealer after dozens of baggies of heroin were found in his apartment.
Frank Prisinzano, the owner of Frank, said on Instagram that Hoffman was a regular and “a real New Yorker and a super low key.” Yesterday, Ajay Naidu recalled being taken under the actor and director’s wing.
Rents went up in Williamsburg in December but down in Bushwick and (for studios and two-bedrooms, anyway) Greenpoint. [MNS]
Jared Kushner was initially losing money on his East Village portfolio but that changed when he bought up more buildings. [The Real Deal]
That figures: the East Village was last week’s most in-demand neighborhood, rental-wise. [The Real Deal]
Inside the South Williamsburg building that’s home to cycling advocacy groups Time’s Up! and Right of Way. [NY Daily News]
Kinsfolk has expanded in Williamsburg with a menswear shop. [Racked]
Art storage company Cadogon Tate has inked a deal for 67,362 square feet of space in Greenpoint. [GlobeSt]
A look back on East 12th Street bar Slugger Ann’s, owned by the grandmother of Jackie Curtis of the Warhol Factory. [Jeremiah’s Vanishing NY]
Cari Luna’s novel about Lower East Side squatters was inspired by one question: “What the hell happened to New York?” [Brooklyn Based]
Greenpointers is putting on a Valentine’s market this Sunday. Check out the 70+ dealers. [Greenpointers]