(Photo: Scott Lynch)

Two teaching assistants in their fifties were arrested and charged with assault last week for “pushing and kneeing” a 14-year-old female student at E. 4th Street’s Manhattan School for Career Development, said police. [DNA Info]

In Noho, 298 and 304 Mulberry Street were picked up for $178.5 million. [The Real Deal]

Developers secured a $81 million+ loan to finance the forthcoming Level Hotel at 55 Wythe Avenue. []

At Williamsburg’s 215 Moore Street, Cooper Tank & Welding Corp.’s 2+ acre site was snapped up for more than $28 million. Plans are underway for a new suite of office spaces. [Commercial Observer]

Paperwork was submitted for a new seven-story, 50-unit apartment building at 406 Manhattan Avenue in Williamsburg. [NY YIMBY]

Bound for 27 Dodworth Street in Bushwick: a four-stories of new apartments. [Brownstoner]

A recent $5 million grant awarded to the Greenpoint Library will fund a rooftop expansion project called the Greenpoint Environmental Education Center. [Brownstoner]

A craft beer bar called Stanton Street Kitchen recently opened on—you guessed it—Stanton Street. It’s also where you can get your boar sausage fix. [Village Voice]

On Second Avenue, non-dairy frozen dessert shop DF Mavens opens Friday. [EV Grieve]

Russ & Daughters is inviting the Mission Chinese Food crew over for a $60/person, family-style dinner on Christmas Day. Email for details. [Eater NY]

Both and Space Ninety 8 in Williamsburg made this round-up of the year’s most talked-about NYC store openings. [Racked NY]

Tour the enviable Williamsburg apartment of a One King Lane exec and a former Domino magazine editor. [NY Times]

Bill Murray’s son Homer chats about next week’s NYE blowout at Greenpoint restaurant River Styx, which he co-owns. [Paper]

And checkout some more of the neighborhood’s high-brow NYE offerings. [Greenpointers]