Bushwick Open Studios 2014

(Photo: Michael Tapp)

Greenpointers are divided about whether the forthcoming Brooklyn Expo Center will help or hurt the neighborhood. [Crain’s NY]

Henry Huggins, who was found guilty of assaulting and robbing two elderly male Stuyvesant Town residents in 2011, was sentenced to 38 years-to-life in prison. [Town & Village Blog]

An East Village resident is teaching a new yoga class in Chelsea called “Yoga For Getting Over It,” meant to help those struggling with break-ups, job loss, and grief. [DNA Info]

The five-story mixed-use building located at 6 St. Marks Place (and home to Karaoke St. Marks) is on the market for $16.5 million [Massey Knakal Reel]

Plenty of Williamsburg store owners are unhappy with the proliferation of big brands moving in. [NY Post]

Since 2012, the number of Brooklyn breweries has doubled from four to eight. [The Brooklyn Paper]

On the Lower East Side, Ochado Ramen has opened for business. [Bowery Boogie]

Second Avenue’s BP gas station is relocating to Hell’s Kitchen. [EV Grieve]

See a map of how the merch will be laid out when St. Mark’s Bookshop opens on East 3rd Street later this month. [NY Mag]

This round-up features eight great Greenpoint bakeries. [Brokelyn]

Scroll through pics of 11 insanely expensive summer rentals around the city, priced in the $18,000-to-$40,000/month range. [Curbed]

Read about what happened to Valerie Solanas after she shot Andy Warhol in 1968 [Off the Grid]

Friday night, the Greenpoint bar Broken Land will celebrate its first anniversary. [Brooklyn Based]

Korean restaurant Dok Suni in the East Village and Rocket Joe’s pizzeria on the Lower East Side have both closed [Eater NY]

In Nolita, Japanese restaurant MasionO and its below-ground hang-out, The Stardust Lounge, have also shuttered. [Eater NY]

A Greenpoint man has devised SpotterAssist, a safety system for weight lifters. [WG News+Art]

Here are some summertime tips for keeping dogs safe. [Greenpointers]

Tonight in Greenpoint, Word bookstore will host a talk with Suzanne E. Shapir0—author of Nails: The Story of the Modern Manicure—plus a nail polish swap. RSVP here. [Racked NY]

Learn how black-and-white cookies became synonymous with NYC. [Eater NY]