Kelsey Smith, a 21-year-old Bushwick resident, pleaded guilty on Friday to fatally beating his three-year-old stepdaughter one year ago. [ABC 7 NY]
On St. Marks Place, Brooklyn Dark Hemp Bar was shuttered by the Department of Health after two months in business. [EV Grieve]
Sushi Dojo met the same fate last weekend, but is expected to reopen imminently. [EV Grieve]
Chili’s Indian Cuisine opened its doors at 123 Allen Street for the first time this past weekend. [Bowery Boogie]
Also on Allen Street, the expanded Empanada Mama debuts tomorrow. [Bowery Boogie]
During Jimmy Kimmel Live‘s final Brooklyn episode last week, he aired a spoof on local culture called, “Do The White Thing.” [Stereogum]
Tomorrow at 7 p.m. Drew Barrymore will promote her new book, Wildflower, at Barnes & Noble Union Square. Exactly one day later, Portlandia‘s Carrie Brownstein will chat with Transparent‘s Gaby Hoffman about her memoir, Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl.