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Robert Alan Diaz, a 39-year-old rapper from Brooklyn who went by the stage name Pumpkinhead, died yesterday in a New Jersey hospital. The cause of death has not been released. [NY Daily News] Early Friday night a Greenpoint store clerk was arrested for assault after throwing a soda bottle at a customer’s face. [Brooklyn Paper] A new gallery, Lyles & King, recently opened at 106 Forsyth Street on the Lower East Side. [Bowery Boogie] This week Daredevil Tattoo on Division Street began a $30K Kickstarter fundraiser to build the city’s first museum devoted to tattoo history. [amNY] Pete Wells awarded two stars to the revamped Mission Chinese Food. [New York Times] The Gray Lady also reviewed Okonomi in Williamsburg. [NYT] Tonight at 7 p.m., the stars of DopeKiersey Clemons, Tony Revolori, Blake Anderson, Chanel Iman, and Quincy Brown—will discuss the film at the Apple store in Soho (RSVP here to attend).
Ron English’s mural on Bowery fell victim to taggers. [Bowery Boogie] Pick up a free pineapple berry blue iced tea today in honor of National Tea Day at Teavana’s East Village outpost, 771 Broadway. [The Skint]