At 4 a.m. on April 30, a man punched and threw a glass bottle at a bodega employee at his Nassau Avenue store. [Brooklyn Paper]
Mixtape, a coffee shop serving Ovenly snacks and Oslo beans, opened last month at 1533 Myrtle Avenue. [Bushwick Daily]
Actress and poet Amber Tamblyn will read from her new book, Dark Sparkler tonight at 7 p.m. alongside Ira Glass at Strand ($15 gift card or purchase of the book required for entry). At the same time, actor H. Jon Benjamin (Sterling Archer on Archer) will talk about his voiceover work in that series and Bob’s Burgers at the Apple Store in Soho (free, RSVP required). But first, at 6:30 p.m., local photographer Daniel Root will discuss how the East Village has changed in the past 30 years at the Sixth Street Community Center (free, must RSVP). [The Skint]
Two shopping events tonight: 1) From 5 to 7 p.m. at Nomad Vintage in the East Village, enjoy 20 percent off discounts (RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org). 2) On the Lower East Side, Dressbar pop-up shop will boast tequila cocktails, a candy bar, a djay, and a lipstick fortune teller tonight from 6 to 8 p.m. (email email@example.com to RSVP).
Former NBA player Jayson Williams shot hoops Tuesday with teen boys at the Henry Street Settlement’s youth center on the Lower East Side. [The Lo-Down]