(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

A developer paid $47 million for 138-142 Bowery, a site that last yielded $45 million when it was on the market in December 2014. [Bowery Boogie]

Paperwork was submitted last week to level half of the former Streit’s Matzo Factory at 150 Rivington Street. [Bowery Boogie]

The onetime Quaker Sugar Factory on Hope Street in Williamsburg found a buyer for $31.5 million. Plans are underway to convert the building to 125 apartments. [The Real Deal]

Former State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver‘s corruption trial will begin on November 2nd. [Wall Street Journal]

A seven-story apartment building will replace a pair of former tenements at 201-203 East Broadway. [NY YIMBY]

On Troutman Street in Bushwick, the bar Tandem will close for business on November 1st after seven years. [Gothamist]

Organic Avenue, a chain of juice bars with an East Village outpost on Third Avenue, closed all of its locations last week after filing for bankruptcy. [EV Grieve]

A tattoo artist at Magic Cobra Tattoo Society in Williamsburg adorned someone’s leg with a permanent pizza rat portrait this past Friday. [DNA Info]