Around 1 a.m. Saturday morning, police say a man at McCarren Park’s handball court was assaulted and robbed by a group of eight to 10 men, who took a bat to his right knee. [DNA Info]
In Williamsburg this week, 36-year-old Rosella Best was arrested for spray painting messages including “Nazis=NYPD” on police cars and public school walls last month. [Animal NY] Click here to see video surveillance (obtained by The Post) of Ms. Best allegedly caught in the act.
The East Village’s last gas station just shuttered, a Mobil at the corner of Houston and Avenue C. [EV Grieve]
The single-story office building at 26 West Street in Greenpoint will be replaced by a six-story, 72-unit apartment building. [Brownstoner]
From the looks of Community Board 1’s September agenda, Frankie’s Spuntino will be adding a Williamsburg outpost to its current pair of restaurants in Carroll Gardens and the West Village. [Grub Street]
On Hester Street, Brazilian restaurant Barzinho closed after less than two years in business. [Bowery Boogie]
Studio Kitchen Cafe on the Lower East Side will debut a pop-up restaurant Sunday called Project Sara, serving a five-course, $80 meal inspired by a single flavor. [NY Post]
For several hours on September 20, the music installation “Trumpet City” will dispatch 18+ trumpet players to spots on Meeker Avenue (from Metropolitan Avenue to Newtown Creek) as part of an experiment to break up the sounds of street traffic. [Hyperallergic]
Tonight at 6:30 p.m., Greenpoint eatery Achilles Heel will host a shrimp boil, where various dark liquor concoctions will also be served.
Learn the morbid history of Noho’s 31 Bond Street, where a dentist was stabbed in the heart in 1857. [NY Times]