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Two people suffered minor injuries following a second-floor fire at 73 Monroe Street on the Lower East Side yesterday afternoon. [NY Daily News] Approximately 100 firefighters extinguished a fourth-floor blaze at NYCHA’s Taylor-Wythe House in Williamsburg on Saturday morning. [News 12 Brooklyn] In Bushwick, 232 Seigel Street is the prospective site of a new 10-story, 144-room hotel. Heritage Equity Partners paid $28 million for the land late last year. [The Real Deal] Today Narifuri, a Tokyo import and apparel brand for cyclists, will soft open it’s first brick-and-mortar outpost at 143a Orchard Street. [Bowery Boogie] Meanwhile, its former neighbor, 96 Orchard Street, is on the market now that Cafe Dancer has closed up shop. [Bowery Boogie] On Avenue A, Galleria J. Antonio will relocate to the smaller storefront next door. [EV Grieve] Next Tuesday, former Weekend Update anchor Colin Quinn will sign copies of his new book, The Coloring Book: A Comedian Solves Race Relations in America, at Barnes & Noble Union Square.
This weekend, the LES was the subject of a Times real estate piece titled, “The Lower East Side Goes From Gritty to Glossy.” [NYT]