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Photo: Skate Park by C Ceres Merry

Take a look at photos from the scary fire that raged all night at a Greenpoint recycling plant. The flames were finally quelled around 6 a.m. Four firefighters suffered minor injuries and there were no fatalities. [Greenpointers]

The Beastie Boys have settled a legal dispute with GoldieBlox, a toy company that used a tweaked version of the rappers’ song “Girls” to promote their “Princess Machine” to, you guessed it, girls. Now, more importantly, where can we get our hands on one of those Princess Machines (asking for a friend)? [NY Daily News]

The 22-year-old arrested in the raid following Philip Seymour Hoffman’s death avoids prison with a plea deal. [NY Post]

Get a load of Brooklyn-based indie pop band Lolawolf’s brand new video for their song “Drive.” Oh BT dubs, Zoë Kravitz is Lolawolf’s sultry frontwoman. [Stereogum]

OMG Momofuku Milk Bar crossbred a Cronut and a breakfast sandwich and the results are glorious. [Gothamist]

Two dudes from Williamsburg are making protein bars with an extra special secret ingredient: Love! Just kidding – the secret ingredient is ground crickets. [Edible Brooklyn]

Winter weather delays construction on Star Academy/P.S. 63 and the Neighborhood School, proving to be a dream killer for kids who just want their East Village playground back. [DNAinfo]

You didn’t go colorblind during the night–The New York Observer dropped its rosy hue. [Daily Intelligencer]

Lower East Side housewares shop Sheherazade will close next month. [Racked NY]

Gay Talese hung out in Williamsburg recently. Locals had to come to terms with the fact that for a few hours an 82-year-old gentleman was the coolest person in the neighborhood. [NY Observer]