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Police say a 26-year-old female pedestrian is in critical condition after being struck by a hit-and-run driver while crossing the BQE in Williamsburg at 3:30 a.m. yesterday. [Gothamist]

A 36-year-old man was scammed out of $4,400 that he put down on a Ludlow Street apartment that was not actually vacant. [Gothamist]

Williamsburg-style condos are popping up farther east as “Bushwick takes the spotlight.” [NY Times]

Comedian and writer Michael Che, who is from the Lower East Side, will become Saturday Night Live‘s first black Weekend Update co-anchor when the variety show returns for its 40th season on September 27. [NY Times]

Williamsburg’s newest gay club, Lovegun, opened Friday night on Grand Street. [Free Williamsburg]

The Department of Heath shutdown Yaffa Cafe on St. Mark’s Place Friday, and the restaurant announced on Twitter that it will be renovating for the next three months. [EV Grieve]

No.7 Sub in Greenpoint will reopen Wednesday as a No.7 North, a neighborhood bar with tacos and sandwiches. [Eater NY]

On Jefferson Street in Bushwick, the restaurant Salad Wheel has closed, and the landlord is suing the owners for more than $33K. [Brownstoner]

On September 23, Greenpoint’s Champion Coffee will join 20 other vendors when the new Gansevoort Marketplace debuts in the Meatpacking District. [Village Voice]

A few weeks after revoking permits for ZogSports’s ongoing co-ed adult kickball games at a pair of Lower East Side schools, the Department of Education reversed its decision. [The Villager]

Dudley’s on the Lower East Side, Joe and Misses Doe in the East Village, and Maison Premiere in Williamsburg are among the local eateries are namedropped in this NYC brunch guide. [Refinery 29]

Meet Bushwick music producer, “techo-collagist” and interactive sound artist Adriano Clemente. [Noisey]