NYC Will Eat You

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In Williamsburg, Vice will upgrade from its current, just-expanded home at 90 N.11th Street to a 60,000-square-foot office on the corner of S.2nd Street and Kent Avenue. The move will allow the rapidly expanding brand to more than double its Brooklyn staff (from 400 to 925 people), earning the company up to $6.5 million in state tax incentives. [Wall Street Journal]

This Wednesday night at 8 p.m., St. Lucia will play a free show at Bleecker Street’s (Le) Poisson Rouge, which will be filmed for MTV. Click here to RSVP. “Festive/floral attire” is encouraged. [Free Williamsburg]

Longtime East Village drag club Lucky Cheng’s has closed for good on 52nd Street, where it relocated in 2012. [DNA Info]

After Mayor de Blasio was called out at City Hall last week (“Are you just the mayor of Central Park or are you going to be the mayor of Heckscher Playground also?”), Bushwick’s Heckscher Playground received $900K in funding from the parks department. [NY Times]

Former Sushi Samba and Nobu chef Fernando Navas, who is from Argentina, will open an Argentinian restaurant called Balvanera at 152 Stanton Street on the Lower East Side. [Bowery Boogie]

Today Gabriel Byrne, Nathan Lane, and Frances Conroy will start filming scenes for their new film—No Pay, Nudity, directed by Lee Wilkof—in Williamsburg near the future home of Vice. [DNA Info]

Charges were dropped against Mark Panzarino, the artist who was arrested in May for drawing with chalk in Union Square. [Bowery Boogie]

French ready-to-wear retailer A.P.C. opened a pop-up shop in the Wythe Hotel with clothing plus home and travel goods, which will run through September 1. [T]

Shalom Chai Pizza‘s former Lower East Side digs on Grand Street are on the market for $9,500/month. [Bowery Boogie]

On July 24, Brooklyn Craft Company in Greenpoint will host a “cleaning out the craft closet” party with nine DIY stations (floral crowns, chevron necklaces, calligraphy, etc). Tickets are $45. [Brokelyn]

On June 26, Williamsburg Ligurian restaurant Fitzcarraldo will host a luau/pig roast/dance party. Tickets are $40 for food and drinks, and $20 for entertainment. [Eater NY]

The Ludlow Hotel‘s lobby bar is now open on the Lower East Side; it’s restaurant, Dirty French, is still a work in progress. [The Food Doc]

Brooklyn Brewery will host To Market! To Market!—a panel discussion with local food professionals—on Wednesday night in Williamsburg. Tickets are $5. [Edible Manhattan]

Fivestory, the extremely luxe Upper East Side designer boutique, will have a sample sale at the Bowery Hotel from July 18 through July 23. []

Some of the pink clothing donation bins that appeared on the Lower East Side last week were placed on properties without the owners’s consent. [DNA Info]