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Wylie Dufresne will close wd~50, his 11-year-old molecular gastronomy mecca, on November 30. A seven-story mixed-use building will soon be constructed on the restaurant’s Lower East Side lot. [Grub Street]

Fourteen Occupy Wall Street protesters who sued the city—claiming they were wrongfully arrested in the East Village in 2012—have been awarded $583K. [Daily Intelligencer]

Meet Lilly, a woman who moved into Bushwick’s polyamorous residence, Hacienda Villa. [Bushwick Daily]


In the few days since a judge banned a troop of Mister Softee knockoff trucks called Master Softee, the latter is still serving up cones in Greenwich Village. [NY Daily News]

Today is the first full day of business for Beacon’s Closet Bushwick. [Gothamist]

For The Water Tank Project, a public art initiative aimed at increasing awareness of how much water we consume, this summer Jeff Koons, Catherine Opie, Andy Goldsworthy, and other artists will paint 100 water tanks around the city. [ARTnews]

Have a look inside Greenpoint Cheese + Meat, a specialty shop that opened late last month. [Greenpointers]

A former 99 cent store on Broadway in Bushwick is on the market for $2.65 million. [Brownstoner]

Pete Wells gave two stars to Bobby Flay’s three-month-old Noho restaurantGato. [NY Times]

The McKibbin Street non-profit Sure We Can, which helps homeless men and women who make money by collecting recyclables, is being displaced because the landlord has a reported $3.8 million bid for the space. [DNA Info]

Chairman of the city’s Landmarks Preservation Commission, Robert Tierney, resigned after 11 years of service. [NY Observer]

Last week a thief stole $3,500 in cash and belongings from an unlocked delivery truck parked on McGuinness Boulevard in Greenpoint. [The Brooklyn Paper]

Paperwork has been submitted for twin four-story residential buildings (which will house four total families between them) on Williamsburg’s South 1st Street. [Buzz Buzz Home]

Local tattoo parlors offering $13 tattoos this Friday (June 13) include Asylum Studios, Gnostic Tattoo, and Magic Cobra Tattoo Society in Williamsburg; Morning Star in Bushwick; and NYHC Tattoo on the Lower East Side. [Brokelyn]

Saturday from 2 to 6 p.m., an Orange Is The New Black-themed food truck called Crazy Pyes will hand out free fruit pies and chocolate-and-vanilla swirl cones on North 7th Street in Williamsburg. [Eater NY]