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An 82-year-old woman who lived in the East Village was struck by a party rental van and killed Thursday afternoon while crossing Elizabeth Street around 1:30 p.m. An investigation is ongoing and charges have not been filed against the driver. [Gothamist]

Police say a 22-year-old man dressed in women’s clothing was shot in the buttocks around 7 a.m. Saturday after being chased by three men yelling homophobic slurs near the Bushwick corner of Broadway and Putnam Avenue. Matthew Smith, 21, was charged with first-degree assault; Cody Sigue, 22, and Tavon Johnson, 17, were charged with menacing and third-degree hate crime. [NY Daily News]

A Williamsburg bank that shuttered a century ago at the corner of Bedford Avenue and Grand Street will be reincarnated as Witlof, a Flemish beer hall/restaurant from the owner of nearby Radegast Hall. [Gothamist]

Grab a free cup of java from Dunkin’ Donuts today in honor of National Coffee Day. [The Skint]

Opening day for Morgan Avenue BBQ spot Arrogant Swine is Wednesday, October 8. [Bushwick Daily]

The White Castle on Metropolitan Avenue closed for good yesterday. [Gothamist]

Real estate developer Adam America submitted permits for two Williamsburg buildings: a six-story, 96-unit one at 120 Union Avenue, and an eight-story, 80-unit one at 771 Metropolitan Avenue. [NY YIMBY]

Next month Community Board 3 will hear a pitch for a 16-unit building that could endanger the Siempre Verde Garden near Stanton and Attorney Streets. [Curbed NY]

Cyclists on the Lower East Side encountered a sizable grease spill near the entrance to the Williamsburg Bridge very early Saturday morning. [Gothamist]

See a rendering of the 10-story, 27-unit apartment building proposed for 55 Eckford Street in Greenpoint. [Curbed NY]

Use this flyer to score 50 percent off men’s and women’s clothing at the Noho boutique Civilianaire through October 5. [Racked NY]

Next Sunday from 4 to 6 p.m., multi-Michelin-starred chef Massimo Bottura will be signing copies of Never Trust a Skinny Italian Chef at Brooklyn Kitchen. Tickets are $30 to $80. [Eater NY]

Tour jewelry designer Venessa Arizaga‘s studio, located on the border of Williamsburg and Greenpoint. [Racked NY]