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While the 14th Street Halal Guys brick-and-mortar is still weeks from opening, the brand just inked a deal that could place it in not only LA but also Canada and the Middle East, with a projected 100 locations in five years (including restaurants in Europe). [NY Times]

A motorcyclist injured in a Williamsburg hit-and-run Sunday night when he and his passenger were struck by an SUV is not expected to survive. [Daily Intelligencer]

Because of the impending Essex Crossing Development—which will include an Andy Warhol museum—next month Shakespeare in the Parking Lot will begin its 20th and final season at the intersection of Ludlow and Broome Streets on the Lower East Side. [Bowery Boogie]

Legendary food critic Gael Greene already reviewed Cherche Midi, Keith McNally’s new restaurant on Bowery. [Insatiable Critic]

Japanese small-plates restaurant Family Recipe will shutter Sunday night on the Lower East Side. [Grub Street]

In Williamsburg on June 25th, Brooklyn Winery will fete its two new rosés at a $35-per-person, all you can drink affair. [Eater NY]

A new five-story, mixed-use structure is planned for 89 Grand Street in Williamsburg. [Buzz Buzz Home]

Yesterday the city approved financing for nearly 2,800 units of affordable housing. [Crain’s NY] The monetary package, totaling close to $500 million, will help fund the Greenpoint Landing and the Williamsburg Apartments developments. [DNA Info]

An empty Bushwick lot with almost 13,000 buildable square-feet is on the market for $2.1 million. []

Possibly contributing to CitiBike‘s financial woes: its lackadaisical attitude about finding stolen bikes. [Gothamist]

Designer Anya Ponorovskaya—owner of an eponymous Nolita fashion boutique—claims that the lawyer she believed was her husband from their 2010 wedding until she filed for divorce three years later never legally married her, and he is now trying to evict her from their six-figure Tribeca apartment. [NY Post]

This fall Insignia Brewing Company will move into a 2,200 square-foot space on Grand and Marcy Streets, having signed a 10-year lease. [Brownstoner]

Apparently, the NYPD was able to make so many graffiti arrests in Williamsburg this weekend thanks to intel provided by the neighborhood’s Shomrim, a Hassidic neighborhood watch. [Free Williamsburg]