Art in Odd Places 2014: Big Head Brigade

(Photo: Scott Lynch)

After he attempted suicide, 20-year-old Kelsey Smith was arrested for allegedly beating his three-year-old stepdaughter to death Saturday afternoon in their Bushwick apartment. [NBC NY]

A 63-year-old East Village woman, Leslie Bright, appeared in court Friday to challenge an amnesiac California man’s claim that he is her missing husband of two decades. [DNA Info]

Delancey & Co., a Lower East Side-themed deli, will soon open in London. [Grub Street]

Big Candy—the next iteration of Amanda Cohen’s Dirt Candy—is aiming for a December debut on Allen Street. [Eater NY]

The Thirsty Buddha has departed St. Mark’s Place. [EV Grieve]

East Village bar/laundromat The Wash House shuttered several months after opening; its East First Street space is on the market for $4,500 per month. [EV Grieve]

Susan Sarandon helped High Times magazine celebrate its 40th birthday Thursday night at The DL on Delancey Street. [Daily Intelligencer]

See a rendering of the 13-unit condominium set to rise at 538 Union Avenue in Williamsburg. [The Real Deal]

Tonight Maiden Lane will fete chef Renee Erickson’s new book, A Boat, A Whale & A Walrus, with cocktails and small plates from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. ($65/person). Or for $100, you can try four kinds of gourmet ramen at LUCKYRICE‘s Slurpfest Thursday night from 5:30 to 10:30 p.m. at the Astor Center. [Gothamist]

Refinery 29 editor-in-chief Christene Barberich and executive creative director Piera Gelardi will be at Soho’s Apple Store Wednesday night at 7 p.m. to promote their new book, Style Stalking, the inspiration for a forthcoming Space Ninety 8 pop-up shop. [Refinery 29]

On November 5, East Village bar Jimmy’s No.43 will host an artisan food market to help launch the new book Small Batch. And Morgenstern’s Finest Ice Cream on the LES teamed up with local jewelry designer Anna Sheffield on a new flavor, prickly pear with yogurt and black sesame seeds in a honey-dipped cone. [Eater NY]