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(Photo: Scott Lynch)

Madewell, the J.Crew-owned jean purveyor, will join its parents company in Williamsburg this fall, setting up shop at 126 N.6th Street on October 28. [New York mag]

In a move that may inspire Cat Cafe levels of glee, Warner Bros. and Eight O’Clock Coffee are celebrating the 20th anniversary of Friends by bringing a real live Central Perk to the East Village for a month-long pop-up starting September 17. The inside of 199 Lafayette Street will be decked out with furniture from the series, trivia and giveaways will be ongoing, and there will be a guest appearance by the actor who played Gunther. But will David Schwimmer show up? He did recently say he wanted to be “accepted totally” by the neighborhood… [Time Out NY]

Eastside Sound recording studio will shutter after four decades on Forsyth Street. The space is currently available for lease or purchase ($2.2 million). [Bowery Boogie]

Meanwhile, Suburbia—a Bushwick performance venue in an apartment—was visited by a very high-brow music critic. [The New Yorker]

Monday the MTA took another N train out of service because of bed bugs. [NY1]

Tomorrow night, the Brooklyn Night Bazaar will host a free end-of-summer blowout with various bands, and Sunday night Output in Williamsburg will cap off Electric Zoo with an after-party (tickets are $20). [Greenpointers]

On some TBD date in September, Jafflechutes—Australian grilled cheese makers—will parachute a few dozen sandwiches off the roof of Greenpoint’s The Diamond bar. [Brokelyn]

Read a profile of chef David Bouhadana of Sushi Dojo and—soon—Dojo Izakaya, both in the East Village. [NY Post]

This map depicts 12 real estate developments underway in Greenpoint. [Curbed NY]

Scientists from across the globe are helping Citi Bike solve its distribution dilemmas. [City Lab]

Apparently, the Lower East Side is actually warmer than the Upper East Side. [WNYC]

Mission Cantina on Orchard Street expanded its delivery menu, and Hearth in the East Village will host a $148/person, four-course dinner September 8 spotlighting Austrian Rieslings from F.X. Pichler. [Eater NY]

Check out vintage photos of East Village businesses in the 1930s. [Off the Grid]