(Photo: Scott Lynch)

Renovations at 102 Norfolk Street—site of an apartment building and The Back Room bar—have allegedly exposed locals to toxic levels of lead dust. [Gothamist]

Jose Henriquez, a 33-year-old Queens resident and SUV driver, was ordered to pay a $250 fine after striking a cyclist in a Lower East Side hit-and-run accident this June. [Streetsblog NYC]

Alphaville, a bar/restaurant with live music, debuted last night at 140 Wilson Avenue in Bushwick. [Bushwick Daily]

An affordable housing lottery is offering 38 apartments with rents starting at $640/month at Williamsburg’s 59 Frost Street. [DNA Info]

East Village vintage clothing store Grey Era will close on November 16 after three years in business. During its time on E.9th Street, the property was acquired by landlord Jared Kushner. [EV Grieve]

208 Avenue A, formerly Kim’s Laundromat & Cleaners, is being marketed for its bar/restaurant potential (price: $135/square foot). [Loop Net]

This full-floor co-op at 445 Lafayette Street—boasting an 1,100 gallon aquarium—just hit the market for $16 million. [NY Daily News]

See the schedule for the four-day NYC Food Film Festival in the East Village, kicking off Wednesday and culminating in Friday’s The Food Porn Party: Halloween Balls (tickets to that event are $95 to $125). [Edible Manhattan]

Next time you want to bitch about your commute, think of the folks at 2336 National Drive in Mill Basin, the Brooklyn home farthest from a subway station (2.2 miles). [I Quant NY]

For the remaining Sundays in 2014, Hearth on E.12th Street will host $55/person, four-course gravy dinners; on E.13th Street, Venetian eatery all’Onda will start serving brunch this Sunday (including a $85/person option with tons of truffles). [Eater NY]

Photographer Gretchen Robinette scouted Bedford Avenue on a recent morning between 5 and 6 a.m. [Gothamist]

This beginner’s guide to the city’s sex shops begins with a trip to Shag in Williamsburg. [Refinery 29]

Publications from Modern Farmer to The Times have anointed Switchel—a concoction of maple syrup, apple cider vinegar and ginger root served in a mason jar—Brooklyn’s most coveted drink. [Gothamist]