Levan Mindiashvili: Ghost, on Ideal Glass

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Because of a rent increase, Union Square Cafe—the original Danny Meyer restaurant (Gramercy Tavern, Shake Shack)—will leave its current home in late 2015. The change of address (TDB) will coincided with the restaurant’s 30-year anniversary on East 16th Street. [NY Times]

Late yesterday morning in Soho, a homeless man stabbed a street vendor in the chest with scissors outside of Ricky’s NYC at 590 Broadway. Richard Pearson, 49, was arrested and charged with attempted murder and assault; the 60-year-old victim is in stable condition at Bellevue Hospital. [DNA Info]

Williamsburg’s first Starbucks will indeed open at the corner of Union Avenue and Ainslie Street later this summer. [DNA Info]

According to an autopsy, Bushwick clothing designer Jay Ott’s cause of death was drowning. Ott was missing for six weeks before his body was found on May 8 in the New York Bay. [WWD]

The Rent Guidelines Board’s decision to raise rents by one percent on stabilized units will have the following repercussions (or lack thereof). [NY Observer]

Tonight from 6 to 9 p.m., East Village watering hole Gin Palace will pour drinks at “Cocktails for Camp,” a fundraiser at the Lower East Side Girls Club. Entry costs $25. [Grub Street]

In November, Pok Pok Phat Thai will relocate from its current Lower East Side address on Rivington Street to 127 Columbia Street in Red Hook—the former home of its sister restaurant and future neighbor, Pok Pok Ny. [NY Times]

Trees planted since 2011 as part of Mayor Bloomberg’s seven-year-old MillionTreesNYC initiative have seen high mortality rates in certain neighborhoods, such as Williamsburg-Greenpoint (22.3 percent). [WNYC]

A third lawsuit against American Development Group—this one seeking $8 million on behalf of a five-story building at 1610 DeKalb Avenue in Bushwick—alleges construction defects and various code violations. [The Real Deal]

New American restaurant Goat Town—owned by Nick Morgenstern, of the in-demand new LES spot Morgenstern’s Finest Ice Cream—will close in the East Village on July 4 and reopen in September under the name GG’s. [Eater NY]

Tour the Bushwick workspace belonging to furniture and accessories designer Syrette Lew (of Moving Mountains). [Refinery29]

After 21 years on East 9th Street, Archangel Antiques has shuttered. [Jeremiah’s Vanishing NY]

Apparently, some locals refer to the five-block triangle on the Bushwick/Ridgewood border as “The Hole.” [Curbed NY]

On July 5 and 6, Artists & Fleas in Williamsburg will host a #CutestPupinthePool contest for shopping dog owners and their pets, as well as a hula hooping clinic.

Ramen burger brainchild Keizo Shimamoto found his next big thing, ramen fries, soon to be sold at Smorgasburg and Brooklyn Flea. [Foodbeast]

Watch (for $5) or listen to Saturday Night Live cast member Sasheer Zamata tell the story of surviving a shuttle bus accident at LaGuardia Airport. [This American Life]

Yet another reason to watch where you walk: “Beard Husks On Sidewalk Indicate Start Of Hipster Molting Season,” at least according to this video.  [The Onion]