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The girlfriend of Michael Silver, the Bushwick man shot in the stomach by police officers while wielding a large knife Wednesday night, says her boyfriend was threatening to kill himself with the sharp object, not attack the cops. [Daily News]

A man named Mill Basin, 47, was indicted on eight charges after allegedly pretending to be a police officer in order to sexually assault an 18-year-old woman in Bushwick this past October. [Brooklyn Paper]

Dozens of tenants of the Hope Gardens public housing project in Bushwick, who sued NYC Housing Authority in November for a variety of complaints, say they’re enduring this winter without heat. [Daily News]

Reported apartment burglaries in Williamsburg and Greenpoint rose 24 percent in 2014 from the previous year. [DNA Info]

In Greenwich Village, the apartment of billionaire Ron Burkle—which includes an outdoor swimming pool—is priced at $37 million. [The Real Deal]

Essex Street accordion shop Main Squeeze, open since 1996, recently shuttered following the death of its owner. Most of their music accessories will be on sale with deep discounts this weekend. [Bowery Boogie]

Charter school Success Academy has postponed plans to open a Lower East Side location for at least two years. [DNA Info]

Yesterday on St. Marks Place, a group of protesting former Grand Sichuan workers called for a boycott of their ex-employer. [Gothamist]

Lower East Side restaurant Azasu‘s menu now features DIY Sushi Boxes. [Gothamist]