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An alleged drunk driver exceeding the speed limit, Elroy Perez, 27, was arrested yesterday after crashing into a truck on Vandervoort Avenue in Williamsburg, killing his female passenger. [NY Post]

Members of Bushwick’s community center, Mayday, patterned with the NYC Light Brigade on a series of anti-gentrification signage. [Village Voice]

Christopher Swain, the environmental activist who took a dip in the Gowanus Canal, recently emerged from the waters of Newtown Creek in Greenpoint and deemed them much worse. [DNA Info]

According to a survey conducted by the Center for Urban Future, there are currently 48 chain stores on the Lower East Side and 163 in the East Village. [The Lo-Down]

At 86 Kenmore Street, a new 50-seat eatery called Pasquale Jones will open soon. [Eater NY]

A vegan restaurant called “by Chloe” will debut it’s second outpost at 240 Lafayette Street, replacing 16 Handles. [Bowery Boogie]

CBGB Lab is now in business at Newark Airport. [Bowery Boogie]

Tonight at 5 p.m., carolers will gather under the Washington Square Arch. [The Skint]