Buff Monster on Bowery

(Photo: Scott Lynch)

Police are looking for a foursome—two men and two women, all likely in their late teens—who they believe committed three Lower East Side robberies in a couple hours between late Wednesday and early Thursday. [DNA Info]

East Village jewelry store C’est Magnifique, which spent its first 57 years in the West Village before relocating in 2012, closed for good this past weekend. [Jeremiah’s Vanishing NY]

Chef and Pies ‘n’ Thighs co-founder Stephen Tanner and Harvey Milk bassist Chris Young will follow-up their Williamsburg restaurant, The Commodore, with a two-story Bushwick dive bar serving BBQ/Mexican fusion called El Cortez. [Grub Street]

In other upcoming Mexican restaurant news, Food Network personality Aarón Sánchez will open Alegre on Orchard Street, and the team behind Cookshop will open Rosie’s on E.2nd Street. Both debuts are slated for October. [Grub Street]

According to an eviction notice against Houston Street bar/restaurant Preserve 24 (which abruptly closed in June), the space is now owned by Anthony W. Rudolf, the general manager of Thomas Keller’s Michelin-starred restaurant Per Se. []

Five years of bankruptcy litigation ended for 100 S.4th Street in Williamsburg—a rental property formerly co-owned by murdered landlord Menachem Stark—after it was purchased by midtown investment firm M&T Bank. The transaction was made possible thanks to a $36 million bank loan. []

Tonight Cherry Izakaya in Williamsburg kicks off happy hour from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. [Grub Street]

On Thursdays next month starting September 11, Roberta’s in Greenpoint will host three gardening workshops for $10 apiece. [Edible Brooklyn]

Tickets to the seventh annual Bushwick Film Festival go on sale September 1. BFF runs October 2 through 5. []

Here’s a guide to Brooklyn’s 10 biggest tech companies, including Etsy, Kickstarter and Vice. [Technical.ly]

Tour the East Village apartment of style blogger Leandra Medine, creator of the blog Man Repeller. [NY Times]

Read about the Bowery’s real estate transformation. [NY Daily News]
A round-up of top nightlife picks for fall spotlights forthcoming Boilermaker and Lovecraft in the East Village; Café Bambi, Max Fish, The Suffolk Arms and The Ludlow Inn on the Lower East Side; No.7 North in Greenpoint; and Alphaville, House of Yes, Mayday Bar & Community Space, Our Wicked Lady in Bushwick. [Grub Street]

Some more anticipated fall restaurants:  Acadian restaurant King Bee in the East Village, and Chefs Club by Food & Wine in Noho.  [Grub Street]

Chloë Sevigny on the state of her former neighborhood: “Walking around the East Village, I just want to cry at the state of it. There are so many fuckin’ jocks everywhere! It’s like a frat house everywhere.” [The Daily Beast]