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Starbucks opened its second Williamsburg outpost yesterday, at 154 N.7th Street. [DNA Info]

The far-from-completed Allen Street Hotel seeks new bidders for a forthcoming auction. [The Real Deal]

Maison des Crepes replaced a falafel spot on Bedford Avenue in Williamsburg. [Fork in the Road]

Upper East Side greasy spoon The Comfort Diner doubled its NYC presence with a second location on Grand Street. [Bowery Boogie]

Apparently, the Lower East Side is one of the five most Democrat-dense neighborhoods in the five boroughs. [Address Report]

Rivington Street boutique Spiritual America will fete its first anniversary tonight from 6 to 9 p.m. with free makeovers from Nars and manicures from Lushlife. Email to snag a spot. [Racked NY]

Tonight at B&N Union Square, chef Gabrielle Hamilton will sign copies of Prune, her new cookbook inspired by her East Village restaurant (7 p.m., free). [The Skint]

Acclaimed cartoonists from around the country will gather in Williamsburg this weekend for the Comic Arts Brooklyn festival, which culminates Sunday with a talk by legendary Mad magazine contributor Al Jaffee at the Wythe Hotel. [Free Williamsburg]

On December 7, 70+ local vendors will set-up shop at the Greenpointers Holiday Market at 67 West Street. Beverages will be provided by Brooklyn Brewery and Cafe Grumpy, and there will be free areas for crafting, nail art, and snapping photos. [Greenpointers]

Photographer Michelle Ma released a 2015 calendar of local gents in their skivvies called, “The Babes of Bushwick.” [Bushwick Daily]