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East Village lawyer Stanley Cohen, who recently vowed to appeal the conviction of Osama Bin Laden’s son-in-law, has announced on Twitter that he’ll finally end the “witch hunt and harassment” by the IRS and plead guilty to failing to report income. [Twitter via >NY Times]

According to estimates, last month the median monthly rent was $3,200 in Manhattan and $2,900 in north and northwest Brooklyn. For Brooklyn, that’s a 13 percent increase from median monthly rents in March 2013. [The Real Deal]

Indeed, “the desire to live in Brooklyn is at the highest its ever been,” according to a broker whose family business has been open for 85 years in Greenpoint. [NYDN]

A Williamsburg yeshiva told students to stop wearing thick-rimmed glasses that cause a “disruption with respect to dress.” [NY Times]

Four Williamsburg businesses were denied bike corrals they requested from Community Board 1 because each corral would have taken away an automobile parking space.  [The Brooklyn Paper]

Saint Nick’s Alliances will receive nearly $200K in public funds to put toward Booklyn Shuttle, a mobile library that’ll pass out free books to underprivileged children in Williamsburg, Greenpoint and Bushwick. [Brownstoner]

Mexicue, the Mexican/BBQ restaurant that just closed on the Lower East Side, has done away with its food trucks but plans to open five new NYC locations. Last year, the founder of Ruby Tuesday became a partner in the business. [Eater NY]

164 Orchard Street on the Lower East Side, home of Snack Dragon Taco Shack, is currently on the market. [Bowery Boogie]

Here’s what a $1,200/month apartment looks like in five different neighborhoods. [Curbed NY]

A restaurant will replace Wilson Auto Collision garage in Bushwick. [Buzz Buzz Home]

Some customers at the East Village bar Niagara apparently tried to start a fight with Jimmy Fallon on Thursday night. [Page Six]

The next night, Fallon was in a much better mood when he was caught on video buying shots for everyone at a Chelsea bar. [Gothamist]

Two commenters identified the bar as Billy Mark’s West. [Daily Mail]