(Photo: Scott Lynch)

East Village landlord Steve Croman‘s treatment of rent-stabalized tenants is under investigation by state attorney general Eric Schneiderman. [NY Daily News]

To coincide with the 25-year anniversary of the album Paul’s Boutique, artist Danielle Mastrion painted this Beastie Boys tribute mural at Ludlow and Rivington Streets, the same Lower East Side corner photographed for the album’s cover. [The Lo-Down]

Community Board 1 will decide next month whether Williamsburg’s next Starbucks, slated for 154 N. 7th Street, may serve beer and wine. [DNA Info]

When asked whether Shake Shack will cropping up on N. 4th Street, a spokesperson said the brand is, “huge fans of Williamsburg.” [Gothamist]

John Flowers imagine a zombie war, World War G, triggered by the subway shutdown in Greenpoint. [NYer]

Katz’s Deli has prevailed over the Florida restaurant that used its name. [NY Daily News]

Over the weekend, The New York Times endorsed legalized marijuana for medical and recreational use. [NYT]

An application has been submitted to build a 30-story mixed-use building at 262 Kent Avenue in Williamsburg, the northernmost lot in the Domino development. [NY YIMBY]

Thanks in part to the presence of film crews, the state tabled plans to sell the Marcy Avenue Armory in Williamsburg. []

A six-story, 10-unit apartment building at 385 Broadway in Williamsburg is almost finished. [Buzz Buzz Home]

Meanwhile, construction just began on a six-story, six-unit residence in the neighborhood at 535 Flushing Avenue. [Buzz Buzz Home]

Renderings have been released of the new condo/hotel bound for 215 Chrystie Street on the Lower East Side. [NY Yimby]

Take a look inside 260 N. 9th Street in Williamsburg, where 20 new apartments are priced in the $800K to $2 million range. [Curbed NY]

This guide to where to spend your time if you’re a G-trainless Greenpointer gives shout-outs to the Brooklyn Night BazaarWord bookstore, Bellocq Tea Atelier, coffee shop Budin and Homecoming, and boutiques People of 2MorrowIn God We TrustFox & Fawn and Wolves Within. [Racked NY]

Read a Q&A with Christina Tosi of Momofoku Milk Bar. [Refinery 29]

Tickets are available to the second annual Taste Talks— a three day food festival in September, hosted by Mario Batali and curated by Danny Bowein—in which 100+ chefs (including veggie burger savant Brooks Headley) will converge on Williamsburg. [Taste Talks]

“The Husk,” a new group show at Lower East Side gallery UNTITLED, includes a sculpture of a disembodied FedEx worker’s head by Josh Kline. [Art F City]