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An uptick in traffic checkpoints more than doubled the NYPD’s number of drunk driving arrests in Bushwick last month. [DNA Info]

Starting Saturday, Cloak & Dagger clothing boutique will consolidate its 441 E.9th Street and Boerum Hill stores into one larger space at 334 E. 9th Street in the East Village. [Racked NY]

If Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams gets his way, 51 units of affordable housing will rise at 695 Grand Street. He’s also supporting the redevelopment of the Greenpoint Hospital site and the Broadway Triangle. [Crain’s NY]
See a rendering of 305 Union Avenue’s planned seven-story, 18-unit apartment building. [NY YIMBY]

Here are some preliminary sketches of a Rubik’s cube-resembling, five-story, 100-unit apartment complex set to begin construction in June on the corner of N.8th Street and Driggs Avenue in Williamsburg. [Arch Daily]

New start-up social media hub Wrevel will soon go live from Greenpoint. [The Brooklyn Paper]

Sun Noodle’s Ramen Lab school aims to open the second week of November on Kenmare Street. And Txikito chef Cristian Quiroz will cook a seven-course Chilean dinner ($60/person, with wine) at Williamsburg’s Lighthouse restaurant on November 10. [Eater NY]

French restaurant Le Gamin will host a literal tongue-and-cheek prix fixe dinner ($30/person) on Halloween at 6 p.m. at its Greenpoint location. [Greenpointers]

Check out a recipe for Milk Punch, the apparently delicious (?) curdled milk concoction being mixed at Bushwick’s recently-opened Forrest Point bar/restaurant. [Gothamist]

The Strokes’s frontman, Julian Casablancas, says he recently relocated from the Lower East Side because he didn’t “know how many, like, white people having brunch [he could] deal with on a Saturday afternoon.” [Rolling Stone]