Ice & Vice

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The State Court of Appeals unanimously approved NYU’s $6 billion expansion plan yesterday. [NY Daily News]

Sunday morning around 4 a.m., three men punched a drunk man and stole his phone on Marcy Avenue in Williamsburg. [Brooklyn Paper]

On June 23, a woman visiting an apartment on Eagle Street in Greenpoint had hot soup thrown on her right arm and leg by her prospective new roommate, a man police are now trying to find. [Brooklyn Paper]

A 46-year-old Bushwick woman who invited over a suitor she met on a dating app in late June says the man stole her dog. [DNA Info]

Spaceworks, a private organization that uses tax dollars to create art hubs citywide, took over part of the Division Avenue branch of the Brooklyn Public Library. [Brooklyn Paper]

Here’s an explanation for apartment advertisements around Bushwick that seemingly contain an anti-Semitic slur. [DNA Info]

Tribeca Kitchen recently opened a health-conscious dessert spot on the Lower East Side’s Orchard Street. [Bowery Boogie]

Today is Debbie Harry‘s 70th birthday. [EV Grieve]