FIFA World Cup 2014 at Miss Lily's 7A

(Photo: Scott Lynch)

The driver of a 2003 Infiniti sedan was decapitated after crashing into the back of a flatbed truck on the BQE while trying to evade police. The car’s passenger and an officer were taken to Lutheran Medical Center in Sunset Park, and the truck driver walked away from the scene. [The Brooklyn Paper]

Pop, a nine-year-old clothing store on Grand Street in Williamsburg, will close in late August due to a rent increase and neighborhood competition. A 25-percent-off closing sale begins tomorrow. [Racked NY]

Despite CB4’s pledge to “halt the influx” of new liquor licenses in Bushwick, the State Liquor Authority may have the final say. [Brick Underground]

The new boxing gym replacing the Yippie! Museum on Bleecker Street near Bowery will be called Overthrow NYC. [EV Grieve]

This August in Williamsburg, re.union cafe will open at 544 Union Avenue. [DNA Info]

CB3 Chair Gigi Li was re-elected to lead the Chinatown/Lower East Side community board for another year. [Bowery Boogie]

Permits were filed to add a new floor with three apartments to the the 19th century Renaissance Revival lofts in Noho. The building, located at 31 Bond Street, was sold for $16 million in December. [Buzz Buzz Home]

Per this round-up of the city’s 30 best gay bars, five are in the East Village: Eastern Bloc, The Cock, Nowhere Bar, Boiler Room, and Phoenix NYC. [Paper]

And the best places for outdoor drinking include The Ides and the Wythe Hotel, Maison Premiere, Berry Park, Huckleberry Bar, and Spuyten Duyvil in Williasmburg; d.b.a. in the East Village; and Loreley Restaurant & Biergarten on the Lower East Side. [Serious Eats]

An unidentified buyer paid $20.75 million for a 125K square-foot, four-story Bushwick commercial property formerly owned by Venus Knitting Mills Inc. [The Real Deal]

Sunday is the last day to see “Remedy for Insanity,” Cuban painter Dunieski Garcia Nazco‘s show at 17 Frost, which took two years to assemble because 10 of the works were rolled up and hand-carried from Cuba to Williamsburg. [NY Daily News]

Audi is sponsoring a 40-foot-tall, Hollywood Squares-style World Cup scoreboard in Greenpoint. [NY Daily News]

Paperwork has been submitted to build a 45K square-foot, mixed-use space at 810 Flushing Avenue in Bushwick, a site currently home to a deli and a 99¢ store. [Buzz Buzz Home]

See some of the amenities at 10 Bond Street, home to 11 new units priced as low as $4.5 million. [Curbed NY]

SpurTree, the Lower East Side Jamaican restaurant that closed in March, has partnered with former neighbor Norman’s Cay on a new menu. [Bowery Boogie]

Events happening in Greenpoint this week: Grand Street Block Party, Bartenders’ Sidewalk Sale at The Diamond, and “Alas, Naughty Droid”—a Shakespeare and Star Wars celebration at Word bookstore. [Greenpointers]

Girls co-star and Greenpoint resident Alex Karpovsky used to be a teddybear salesman. [Daily Intelligencer]