Grand Street Near the Corner of Lorimer, Williamsburg, Brooklyn (2000)

(Photo: Bryan Hiott)

A Bushwick man was arrested on August 4 for his role in a large-scale drug ring where a reported $225K of cocaine was hidden inside children’s birthday packages. [Pix 11] B&H Dairy will be back in business tomorrow after an East Village gas line explosion wrecked havoc on Second Avenue this spring. [EV Grieve] Despite opposition to a proposed restaurant named Chinese Tuxedo, work is taking place in the former home of the Chinese Theater, a onetime gangster haunt. [Bowery Boogie] A report released by Comptroller Scott Stringer reveals that NYC’s unemployment rate is the lowest its been since the recession hit in 2008. [NY Daily News] New turf is currently being installed atop the soccer fields at Sara D. Roosevelt Park. [Bowery Boogie] The Wizard of Oz will screen tonight at 6:30 p.m. in Union Square’s North Plaza (free). [DNA Info] This Monday would have been North Brooklyn-born actress Mae West‘s 122nd birthday. [Greenpoint Gazette]