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Patrick Salt Ryan, a singer/songwriter and bartender at Fontana’s in the East Village, died suddenly last month at age 45. [EV Grieve]

At Tommy’s Tavern in Greenpoint, Williamsburg district leader Nick Rizzo claims he received an early morning black eye from the owner after defending a bartender who was trying to go home. [Brooklyn Paper]

Three rental buildings located at 144-150 Ludlow Street were recently purchased for $24 million. [The Real Deal]

Across the street, Libation‘s landlord sold 137 Ludlow Street for $7.9 million. [Bowery Boogie]

Cake Shop, which seeks investors, celebrates its 10th anniversary this month on the Lower East Side. [DNA Info]

The owners of Kura, a luxe St. Marks sushi spot, are prepping an omakase-style restaurant for Lan Cafe’s former digs at 342 E. 6th Street. [EV Grieve]

Today, Bowery eatery Pearl & Ash unveils its 16-seat outdoor patio. And on Great Jones Street, Il Buco Alimentari e Vineria will host a $100/person bread making class on Thursday afternoon (call 212-837-2622 to RSVP). [Eater NY]

This Tuesday night, Greenpoint Fish & Lobster Co. will host a BBQ at Good Co. on Hope Street ($10/person in advance, $15/person at the door). [Greenpointers]

Allison Williams filmed a Girls scene yesterday on Forsyth Street. [Bowery Boogie]

NYU’s 30th annual free Strawberry Fest takes place on W. 3rd Street today from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Then, watch Ghostbusters and roast marshmallows tonight at Videology (7 p.m., $8). [The Skint]