Germania Bank Building, RIP

(Photo: Scott Lynch)

Police say a 22-year-old man was shot and killed in the stairwell of the Bushwick Houses project on Moore Street yesterday around 12:50 p.m. [NY Daily News]

Yesterday morning a male pedestrian was hit by a truck and seriously injured while crossing the street near 14th Street and Avenue B. He is recovering at Bellevue Hospital. [DNA Info]

On E. 2nd Street, the one-story Houston Street Beer Distributors building is on the market for $8.5 million. [Corcoran]


J.Crew Williamsburg opens today at 11 a.m. on Wythe Avenue. [Brownstoner]

Paperwork was submitted for a nine-story, 175-room hotel at 97 Wythe Avenue in Williamsburg. [NY YIMBY]

In November, both Brooklyn Flea and Smorgasburg will take up winter-long residence at 1000 Dean Street in Crown Heights. [Eater NY]

Celebrity photographer Mario Testino, who is selling his Bond Street apartment, will relocate to another Ian Schrager-owned home when the real estate’s magnate’s 215 Chrystie Street project is completed. []

Model Louisa Gummer, Meryl Streep’s 23-year-old daughter, purchased an apartment on S. 4th Street in Williamsburg for just over $1.5 million. []

Read a skewering of Williamsburg’s (fast-changing) indie retail scene. [NY Observer]

From 1 to 11 p.m. today, get a $40 tattoo at Williamsburg’s Black Square Tattoo, which is celebrating its first birthday. [Brokelyn]

Correction: the original version of this post’s headline mistakenly said that Black Square’s tattoos were free. They’re in fact $40.