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Just after 2 a.m. yesterday, a fire broke out at a three-story residence on Greene Avenue in Bushwick. Three people suffered minor injuries. [DNA Info]

A British private equity firm bought a 179K square-foot, block-long property on Greenpoint’s West Street—near the future Greenpoint Landing development—for $45.5 million. [The Real Deal]

Here’s a video of the multi-story whirling “dust devil” that left onlookers sufficiently stunned in McCarren Park Sunday afternoon. [Mother Jones]

Peter Brandt, billionaire and husband of supermodel Stephanie Seymour, purchased artist Walter De Maria’s former home/studio, a five-bedroom residence at 421 E. 6th Street for $27 million. The empty lot next door was included in the deal. De Maria died in July 2013 at age 77. [The Real Deal]

Diesel, the clothing chain best known for its denim and leather, will open a store this month at 101 Bedford Avenue, the same building that houses The Bean‘s Williamsburg outpost. [Brownstoner]

Korean food truck Korilla BBQ will open its first brick-and-mortar location on Third Avenue near St. Mark’s Place, replacing three-year-old luncheonette Archie & Sons. [EV Grieve]

Eder Montero and Alex Raij, the husband-and-wife chef/owners of Chelsea’s Txikito and two other Spanish restaurants, hope to open their newest eatery at 367-359 Grand Street, the former Lower East Side home to Shalom Chai kosher pizzeria. [The Lo-Down]

Greenpoint Expo Center on Franklin Street will host its inaugural event on September 13 and 14, the Brooklyn Antiques and Book Fair. [The Brooklyn Paper]

See a rendering of 100 Bogart Street in Williamsburg, a proposed six-story building that would house between 50 and 60 artist studios. [DNA Info]

Updated paperwork was filed for a seven-story, 30-unit condo with an art gallery to rise on the empty lot at 194-196 S.3rd Street in Williamsburg. [Brownstoner]

One year after hitting the market for $5 million, the owners of Ideal Hosiery have again listed their Grand Street row house, this time for $6 million. [Bowery Boogie]

Preview Nolita’s forthcoming restaurant Egg Shop, which will scramble, fry, and poach weekdays from 8 a.m to midnight (’til 1 a.m. on weekend). [NY magazine]

On Friday, Moe’s Doughs Donut Shop opened on Nassau Avenue near McGuinness Boulevard in Greenpoint. [Greenpointers]

And to make a G train-less commute a little easier, Greenpoint bakery Ovenly is now selling coffee and pastries weekday mornings from 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. (while supplies last) at the East River Ferry’s India Street Pier. [Greenpointers]

Meanwhile, a coffee shop called Green and Brown started serving patrons at 115 Stanton Street on the Lower East Side. [Bowery Boogie]

Union Square’s TGI Fridays will soon shutter. [Commercial Observer]

Smorgasburg‘s latest vendor, Mofon-GO, cooks up Puerto Rican comfort food for $10/bowl. [Gothamist]

Ludlow Street clothing boutique Reformation is in the midst of its semi-annual sale. []

Friday night from 5 to 8 p.m., Con Artist Collective across the street will host a party for this weekend’s Relique lingere pop-up shop. [Racked NY]

A newly released video from inside an elevator at Rutgers Houses residence on Pike Street shows a bald man snatching a pendant from an 18-year-old’s neck late last month. [DNA Info]

LES photographer Clayton Patterson reteamed with DAMEHT at the Pyramid Club, taking backstage photos when the band kicked off their three-show residency at the Alphabet City venue. [Paper]

The Williamsburg spinoff of Lower East Side bar/grooming destination Blind Barber got the glossy slideshow treatment. [Vanity Fair]