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(Photo: Scott Lynch)

State Assemblyman Joseph R. Lentol, who represents North Brooklyn, announced a series of tenants’ rights bills in the wake of rising rents and allegations of misconduct by landlords. [Greenpointers]

Taj Patterson, the 22-year-old fashion student who police say was brutally beaten by five members of the Williamsburg Safety Patrol Union (or Shomrim) on December 1, is suing his alleged attackers. [DNA Info]

To help raise money for the feature film Inside You, a romantic comedy in the midst of a month-long Kickstarter campaign, Hannibal Buress will headline a free show at Lulu’s in Greenpoint tomorrow at 8 p.m. [Brokelyn]

Abraçolina, a new East Village coffee shop from the owners of Abraço Espresso, opens today in what was most recently the Velvet Cigar Lounge on E. 7th Street. [EV Grieve]

Recent reports of the median household income for Williamsburg residents have been greatly exaggerated, according to the guy who collected the data. Also, as in the case of “Quooklyn,” we’re in no hurry to see the neighborhood nickname “San Williamsisco” catch on. [Free Williamsburg]

This infographic illustrates how much the median rent is for people who live within a five-block radius of L train stops from Bedford Avenue ($3,350/month) to Broadway Junction ($1,495/month). [Brick Underground]

In Bushwick, the building at 1 Knickerbocker Avenue—which includes the currently-closed, six-month-old restaurant 1 Knickerbocker—is on the market for $2.5 million. [Bushwick Daily]

Barcade‘s owners plan to open the St. Marks Place location by late summer. [DNA Info]

Nearly 20 restaurants will participate in “Eat Green in Greenpoint,” a vegan awareness event happening Saturday at 3 Roots. [Greenpointers]

Here’s a Q&A with Fort Tilden‘s writer and director, Sarah-Violet Bliss. [Paper]

And a profile of Broad City stars Abbi Jacobsen and Ilana Glazer. [The New Yorker]

Check out 50 pictures of the 1,500-square-foot Williamsburg apartment deemed “the most cluttered, chaotic loft in all of New York,” where you can rent a room for $400/night on AirBNB. [Curbed NY]

Watch a behind-the-scenes video of the cookie-making process at Zucker Bakery in the East Village. [NY Times]

A $30,000 Kickstarter campaign called “Farm-In-The-Sky” is underway to bring a rooftop farm to the month-old Bushwick communal workspace Mayday. [Bushwick Daily]

In August, Kidville, the chain of centers for early childhood education, will open a Williamsburg location with a focus on helping autistic kids. [DNA Info]

Today and tomorrow, Lower East Side clothing boutique Maryam Nassir Zadeh is holding a flash sale. [Racked NY]

As we near the midpoint of 2014, this round-up ranks the year’s 50 best albums so far. [Stereogum]

Scan through the menu of Jify’s, a new Caribbean restaurant in Williamsburg from Cameo Gallery owner (and former B+B Newsroom panelist) Jify Shah. [Free Williamsburg]

Also in Williamsburg, the restaurant Meadowsweet opens today. [Eater NY]

For those in Game of Thrones withdrawal following Sunday’s season finale, tomorrow night’s Chouffe Fest at the Brooklyn Night Bazaar will celebrate the Belgian beer brand with, among other things, an “eight-foot tall gnome throne photo booth.” [Greenpointers]

Starting in August, the streets around Tompkins Square Park will be part of a new Department of Transporatation Slow Zone, with the speed limit dropping from 30 mp.h. to 20 m.p.h. [EV Grieve]

Three new tenants will be selected via lottery for $350-to-$400/month studio spaces at the Williamsburgh Library. [Art F City]

Here’s a photo of the new robotic parking system inside the pricy condominium at 12 E. 13th Street. [Curbed NY]

The Printhouse Lofts, 36 new apartments at century-old 139 N. 10th Street building in Williamsburg, will soon be available to range of about $2,500/month to $6,200/month. [NY Observer]

Peek inside the Williamsburg loft of John Seymour, proprietor of the neighborhood eatery Pop’s. [NY Times]

Chef Caroline Fidanza, of the Williamsburg sandwich shop Saltie, will cook a curry-themed meal Thursday night at Andrew Tarlow’s Greenpoint café and bar, Achilles Heel. [Eater NY]