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The mother of Jamie Pugh, the 20-year-old Alphabet City suspect charged with beating a man to death on Friday night, said her son was under the influence of Molly and does not remember his violent encounter with victim Wen Hui Ruan. [DNA Info]

St. Mark’s Bookshop signed a lease for its new location at 136 E. 3rd Street and is planning for a fall move. Update: the Bookshop now says it’s moving next month. [NY Times]

The polyamorous owner of the Bushwick residential building “Hacienda Villa” is seeking polyamorous tenants. [DNA Info]

Besides bigger digs in Dumbo, Govenor Cuomo announced this week that Etsy is getting a $5 million tax credit from the state. [Crain’s NY]

A three-day Ukrainian festival begins tomorrow on 7th Street in the East Village. [Eating in Translation]

Artist Maya Lin, who designed the Vietnam Veterans Memorial wall, purchased a $4.5 million live/work space in Noho. []

Tonight at 6 p.m., Williamsburg clothing and gift shop Life: Curated will host a party with discounts and free cocktails. [Racked NY]

This week the Landmarks Preservation Commission signed off on Extell’s restoration plans for the 142-year-old building at 734 Broadway. [Curbed NY]

Here’s a round-up of the best happy hours in Bushwick, Greenpoint and Williamburg . [Free Williamsburg]

Three mixed-used Ridge Street buildings on the Lower East Side have been listed for a combined $59 million. [The Real Deal]

WeWork, the chain of communal workspaces, will open directly above Williamsburg’s forthcoming Whole Foods. [NY Observer]

Yesterday, Empire Biscuit missed out on National Biscuit day because a late night patron at the 24/7 East Village spot pulled the fire suppression system, spraying chemicals all over the kitchen. [Gothamist]

Apparently NYC is over fro-yo, especially the East Village. [Grub Street]