Above: a look at the new Cope2 mural on the Bowery wall.
Gurmeet Singh, the cab driver convicted of raping a passenger he was transporting from Williamsburg to the East Village, has been sentenced to 20 years in jail. [DNA Info]
Those who purchase Blondie’s 40th anniversary double-album (out today) at Rough Trade will receive wristbands to see the band perform there Monday night. The concert and album coincide with a new Blondie/Debbie Harry-themed art installation at Rough Trade called “The Room.” [Brooklyn Vegan]
Check out the interior of one of 83 apartments at Steelwork Lofts (nickname: The Lebowski), the luxe Williamsburg development set to begin leasing units in June. Eventually, the ground floor of 75 N. 4th Street will house the Brooklyn offshoot of McNally Jackson Books. [Curbed]
Here’s a map of 122 Brooklyn coffee destinations. [Brokelyn]
The 19-year-old Williamsburg antiques and housewares store Moon River Chattel is going out of business. [Brownstoner]
A street artist was arrested for his Union Square chalk drawings. [Bowery Boogie]
East Village favorite ChickaLicious Dessert Club is opening a West Village location. [Grub Street]
Designer Phillip Lim’s shop is expected to open there in August. [The Cut]
Take a look at photos from Friday’s Greenpoint Gallery Night. [Hyperallergic].
And some of the neighborhood’s most sought-after dive bars. [Greenpointers]
These photos depict the first days of the first city-run playground, William H. Seward Park on Essex Street, which opened 111 years ago. [Ephemeral New York]
Full Circle Bar‘s new art show “The Art of Skee Ball,” opening tomorrow and running through June 6 in Williamsburg, will double as a legal benefit for the creators of Brewskee-Ball, a skew ball and drinking sport accused of copyright infringement. [Brokelyn]