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Tadelech Yohanis, a 30-year-old nun visiting from Ethiopia, was last seen six days ago leaving Jackson Street’s Sacred Heart Convent on the Lower East Side. [DNA Info]

Matthew Smith of Bushwick was charged yesterday with attempted murder as a hate crime following a Sept. 27 incident where he yelled homophobic slurs at three men dressed in drag and shot one of them in the buttocks. [DNA Info]

Saturday afternoon, a 29-year-old woman seated on a playground bench in Williamsburg was attacked with a milk crate by a five individuals. [The Brooklyn Paper]

Police arrested a 55-year-old man for allegedly stealing $3,300 and beer from a Manhattan Avenue deli in Greenpoint on October 20. [The Brooklyn Paper]

NYU purchased 402-408 Lafayette Street in Noho for $157 million, aka chump change. [ via ]

The 150-year-old Tifereth Israel Town and Village Synagogue was designated a city landmark at 334 East 14th Street yesterday, ending nearly five decades of “landmark limbo.” [Bowery Boogie]

NY1 anchor Pat Kiernan, Twisted Sister frontman Dee Snider and others are lamenting the city’s choice of Taylor Swift as its “Global Welcome Ambassador.” [NY Daily News]

Lisa George, widow of the late celebrity floral designer Michael George, opened an Alphabet City flower shop in her husband’s honor. [WWD]

Tomorrow from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m., the Greenpoint YMCA will host a Glow In The Dark Punk [Jump] Rope class. Registration is available here for $20. [Greenpointers]

From 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Halloween, Exit 9 gift shop on Avenue A will replace its cheery window display with a “grisley operating theater” featuring “actual surgery performed on unwilling victims.” [EV Grieve]

New Greenpoint eatery Le Fond will debut weekend brunch this Saturday. [Eater NY]