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David Schwimmer finally talks about his rocky start as an East Villager. “My plan is to demonstrate that we’re good neighbors,” he says, explaining that he and his wife “really hope that in time we’ll just be accepted totally by everyone.” [Wall Street Journal]

Former police officer Kenneth Moreno, who was acquitted of raping a 27-year-old East Village woman in December 2008, filed a $175 million lawsuit against his accuser. [Gothamist]

Yesterday afternoon a man committed suicide by jumping in front of an F train at the Broadway-Lafayette Street subway station, according to police. Two witnesses suffered minor injuries. [NY Daily News]

Oliver Rivera came forward to claim his pit bull, Wookie, who was found injured in Greenpoint Tuesday evening after possibly being thrown from the BQE. Apparently, Wookie had run away hours before being found on the pavement of Meeker Avenue. The animal rights organization Positive Tails will pay all of Wookie’s medical bills. [The Brooklyn Paper]

An unknown local investor purchased 20 Avenue A—a 62-unit rent-regulated building—for $26.5 million. [The Real Deal]

Here’s a rendering of the five-story, 19-unit affordable housing residence coming to 356 Bedford Avenue in Williamsburg, one of four such properties anticipated on the block. [Brownstoner]

Lulu’s in Greenpoint—sister venue to the East Village bar Crocodile Lounge—will close on Franklin Avenue on August 9 following a grand finale show. [Greenpointers]

Greenpoint Fish & Lobster Co. opened Wednesday on Nassau Avenue. [NY Times]

SHNY, the Lower East Side experimental space opened by film production company Spreadhouse five months ago, has been supplanted by Mr. Rapidan, a cafe during the day that doubles as a nighttime ceviche spot. [Bowery Boogie]

The former Kung Fu Tea outpost on the corner of 10th Street and 1st Avenue will become Snowdays, a snow cone shop. [EV Grieve]

A French bistro is moving into Apartment 13’s old digs at 115 Avenue C in the East Village. [EV Grieve]

Spanish fast-cas chain 100 Montaditos will open a 74-seat restaurant at 177 Ludlow Street on the Lower East Side. [Eater NY]

A fourth location of the local chain Roast Chicken will replace the Qdoba on the corner of 13th Street and University Place. [EV Grieve]

Budget bus company YO! Bus expanded its service to include a $25 route from the Lower East Side to Washington, D.C. [DNA Info]

This Manhattan Avenue Rite-Aid was once the Greenpoint Roller Palace, a disco-era skating rink. [Brownstoner]

On August 13, Hearth restaurant in the East Village will host a $110/person, four-couse “Salute to the Tomato” dinner. For reservations, call 646-602-1300. [Grub Street]

A round-up of Brooklyn barbecue destinations spotlights three Williamsburg go-tos: BrisketTown, Fette Sau, and Mable’s Smokehouse. [Edible Brooklyn]