21st Precinct Street Art Exhibit: Curb Your Ego

(Photo: Scott Lynch)

Yesterday morning there was a “multiple dwelling” fire at 92 St. Mark’s Place near First Avenue. [EV Grieve]

In Williamsburg Friday afternoon, a 36-year-old woman chased a 13-year-old boy who allegedly stole her cellphone and held him in a bear hug until police arrived and made an arrest. [NY Post]

Rockaway Beach lifeguards ordered everyone out of the water Saturday afternoon when there was a supposed shark sighting; more likely, the culprit was a dolphin. [Gothamist]
Senator Kristen Gillibrand (D-NY), Brooklyn borough president Eric Adams, and other pols are endorsing the federal TRANSFER Act, which would provide more than $2.3 billion for Brooklyn’s burgeoning science and tech industry. [Brooklyn Daily Eagle]

A new Bushwick bar serving BBQ called Boobie Trap opened this weekend at Irving Avenue and Bleecker Street. [Bushwick Daily]

An ode to horror writer H.P. Lovecraft, Lovecraft Bar NYC, opened earlier this month at 50 Avenue B. [EV Grieve]

Di Fiore Marquet Cafe closed on E.12th Street after 22 years. [Jeremiah’s Vanishing NY]

Beatrice Inn partner Brett Rasinski’s deal to purchase the 106-year-old eatery John’s of 12th Street has fallen through. [Eater NY]

Near Kickstarter’s HQ in Greenpoint, one of the Eberhard Pencil Factory buildings at 74 Kent Avenue—a three-story structure just under 18K-square-feet—is in contract for almost $8 million. [Brownstoner]

See renderings for a pair of four-story affordable housing units proposed for 43 and 45 Maujer Street in Williamsburg. [NY YIMBY]

Check out an $850K one-bedroom, railroad apartment at 51 St. Mark’s Place. [Curbed NY]

In late July, the six-story, mixed-use building at 101 Delancey Street on the Lower East Side (near Ludlow Street) sold for $17.3 million. [The Lo-Down]

Thursday from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., the community garden at 61 Franklin Street in Greenpoint will host a $20/person twilight cocktail party to fund neighborhood educational programs. [Greenpointers]

Bird, whose three Brooklyn boutiques include a Williamsburg outpost, will discount its summer wares for the last time this Thursday. []

Handbags and small leather goods will be marked down up to 80 percent starting Thursday (8/22) in Williamsburg at Jack Germain. [Racked NY]

J Wasser & Co., a building management company operating properties in Williamsburg and Bushwick, gives all new tenants free fixed-gear bicycles. [DNA Info]

Between January 2010 and September 2013, Brooklyn had 31 percent of the city’s 38K+ rat complaints, exceeding the other four boroughs. [NY Daily News]

Street artist Antonio “Chico” Garcia painted this Robin Williams mural outside of B Cup Café on the corner of 13th Street and Avenue B. [EV Grieve]

Brooklyn also boasts a new Robin Williams mural, this one by former 5 Pointz curator Meres One and SeeTF. [Untapped Cities]

Here’s a map of the safest Citi Bike stations during the first half of 2014. [I Quant NY]