Matthew Silver

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“A plumber who worked at the East Village building where two people died in an explosion last month has admitted to illegally tapping into a gas line there — but said the landlord’s son ordered him to do it, The Post has learned.” [NY Post]

Sting and his wife have contributed $36,000 to Good Old Lower East Side and victims of the explosion. A fundraising performance is coming at Theatre 80. [MyFox]

So far $6K has been raised to aid the family of Moises Locon Yac, the 26-year-old Sushi Park busboy killed in the recent East Village gas line explosion. [DNA Info]

Meanwhile $87,000 has been raised for a mother of three who lost her rent-stabilized apartment. [Daily Mail]

An Adult Protective Services caseworker allegedly robbed a 94-year-old Greenpoint woman of more than $200K. [Brooklyn Paper]

Italian restaurant Spina closed recently after six years on Avenue B. Vying for its old address is a planned Indian eatery called Babu Ji. [EV Grieve]

Lower East Side pizzeria Douma recently shuttered on Stanton Street. [Bowery Boogie]

A Chelsea restauranteur aims to open a health food restaurant at 71 Clinton Street. [Bowery Boogie]

Two twenty-something friends are hosting a $25/person class in Greenpoint about Britney Spears’s feminist influence. [DNA Info]

On April 18 in Greenwich Village, the 9th annual Anarchist Bookfair will take place at Judson Memorial Church. [Bushwick BOMB]

Virtually tour an East Village townhouse (with a trampoline) currently on the market for $7.25 million. [Curbed NY]

Someone looted Dirty French‘s ceramic frog mascot, Frankie. [Eater NY]