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(Photo: Scott Lynch)

Police say this tattooed, 5-foot-7-inch guy used fire escapes to loot four Greenpoint apartments Monday afternoon. [Gothamist]

New York’s Department of Environmental Conservation claims that new oil deposits are being dumped into Newtown Creek. [The Brooklyn Paper]

The city told landlord Ben Shaoul that he has 60 days to remove the problematic penthouse at 515 E. 5th Street. []

Yesterday singer Jason Mraz helped clean up La Casita Verde, a community garden at Bedford and Division Avenues in Williamsburg. [DNA Info]

Before it opens this weekend, preview the fare at GG’s, Nick Morgenstern’s latest venture at Goat Town’s former East Village site. [Grub Street]

Nino’s Pizza on St. Marks Place has been shutdown twice in five weeks by the health department. [DNA Info]

Last week two stop work orders were issued against the renovations underway at 222 E.12th Street. []

Archive issues of East Village Eye magazine, which was in print from 1979-1987, will be on sale tonight from 6 to 8 p.m. at Printed Matter in Chelsea, where there’ll also be a panel in progress called, “How Hip-Hop Came Downtown.” [The Skint]

This guide unravels the latest changes in Union Square’s real estate landscape. []

Meet your newest pastry hybrid, the creffle (crepe/waffle), now being served at Stanton Street’s Creffle Cafe. [The Lo-Down]

Here are eight new art exhibits opening this week in Bushwick. [Bushwick Daily]

North Brooklyn events this weekend: the Greenpoint (short) Film Festival screens tomorrow night at 8 p.m. at the Wythe Hotel ($10), The Diamond hosts a free pancake and pumpkin pie breakfast to celebrate the fall equinox Sunday at 10 a.m. [Greenpointers]

Read an open letter from a bartender at Soho’s Lucky Strike to the hedge fund-empoyed customer who grabbed her butt (and admitted so to New York Post). [Gothamist]

Check out some of the awesome miniature race cars that are on view at Williamsburg’s Pierogi Gallery through Sunday. [Hyperallergic]