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Three East River Housing co-op tenants facing eviction filed federal complaints with the Department of Housing and Urban Development, stating that their building’s no pets policy is discriminatory, as their dogs improve their mental health. [NY Times]

In Williamsburg crime news: a man with a machete robbed an 18-year-old Sunday afternoon; a man was stabbed by a group of assailants Saturday around 3 a.m.; and a 15-year-old allegedly tied up his 13-year-old brother and drugged him with ammonia in their S. 3rd Street home Thursday morning. [The Brooklyn Paper]

And on Saturday afternoon, police say a man hit a child on the L train at the Lorimer Street station, then shoved a woman teeth-first into a subway pole before throwing her against the floor. No arrests have been made. [DNA Info]

A disgruntled customer stole a cab and some cash from a taxi driver on Greenpoint’s McGuinness Boulevard this weekend. The missing cab was later recovered on Powers Street, but the thief was not caught. [The Brooklyn Paper]

Dr. David Ores, who was in danger of eviction from his E.2nd Street office, successfully solicited more than $35,000 this week in an online fundraiser, surpassing his original $30K goal. [DNA Info]

Public Advocate Tish James proposed installing cameras in all subway cars to combat sexual assault. [NY Observer]

Grilled cheese shop Little Muenster will shutter its Lower East Side location on Saturday after three years. [Bowery Boogie]

This fall, a co-owner of the Williamsburg bar Alaska will open Alphaville, a bar/restaurant, in a former bakery on Wilson Avenue in Bushwick. [Bushwick Daily]

Russ & Daughters Cafe earned two stars from restaurant critic Pete Wells. [NY Times]

In the East Village, Butter Lane Cupcakes is under new ownership. [EV Grieve]

Starting this weekend, Williamsburg’s Meadowsweet restaurant will have Sunday brunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Also, in the East Village, Blue Ribbon Fried Chicken now offers a $8 lunchbox special weekdays from 12 to 4 p.m., and Madam Genevra cocktail lounge unveiled its summer menu. [Grub Street]

On the Lower East Side, Express Tailor has closed. [Bowery Boogie]

From August 18 through 24, Momofoku Noodle Bar will serve a throwback menu of past dishes to coincide with its 10th anniversary. Around the corner, Momofoku Milk Bar will mark the occasion by selling a “lucky peaches ‘n’ cream” cookie;” part of proceeds from both tie-ins will go to Edible Schoolyard NYC. [Grub Street]

Tonight and tomorrow, Contra on the Lower East Side will serve a three-course dessert tasting menu for $20. [Eater NY]