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In about three weeks the city will begin posting signs to notify Greenpoint drivers that the speed limit along much of McGuinness Boulevard has been reduced to 25 mph. [The Brooklyn Paper]

The family of a cyclist who was hit by a truck and killed in Williamsburg three years ago is struggling to get the NYPD to return his bike, which they hope to use as evidence in court. [Gothamist]

Due to a rent increase, a tailor on 14th Street in Alphabet City is closing his business of 50 years. [Town & Village]

This story details the ongoing saga of the Williamsburgh Savings Bank restoration. [WG News]

A new incarnation of Nicky’s Vietnamese Sandwiches is open in the East Village. [EV Grieve]

In June, Esmé — an eatery serving American fare — will take over the Greenpoint space that once belonged to Papacitos Mexican restaurant. [Greenpointers]

Look inside a two-bedroom Greenpoint loft in a converted firehouse, renting for $6K per month. [Brownstoner]

The Daily News gave four stars (out of five) to Bobby Flay’s new Noho restaurant, Gato. [NY Daily News]

On the Lower East Side, El Rey Coffee Bar will host free bi-weekly baking classes beginning May 6. [Eater NY]

To celebrate its 15th anniversary, this week Bird boutique (which has a Williamsburg outpost) will start selling specially-designed capsule collections from the owner’s favorite designers. [T Magazine]

Here’s a profile of East Village writer/artist/fimmaker Gary Indiana. [Gallerist]

Through Saturday, a vintage clothing pop-up shop called Trickponi will hold court on the Bowery. [Racked NY]

The Bowery Electric will throw a 63rd birthday party in Joey Ramone‘s honor on May 19. [Brooklyn Vegan]

Tonight the Lower East Side Tenement Museum‘s annual gala takes place in an Essex Street Market building that very few people have been inside during the past 60 years. [Massey Knakal Reel]

A six-story building in the East Village will soon sit atop the Children’s Magical Garden grounds. [Bowery Boogie]

Street artist did an on-camera interview (his voice and face are obscured). [Gothamist]