At Bushwick bodega Mely Food on Thursday night, an employee slashed a drunk customer on the neck with a machete, according to a police witness. The victim, 39, was treated at the hospital. [DNA Info] Around 3 a.m Friday morning, a man was arrested for allegedly robbing a gyro cart on N. 7th Street and Bedford Avenue. The cart’s vendor also accused the perpetrator of assault. [Brooklyn Paper] Barbara Shaum Leather shuttered Monday, ending its 54 year run on E. 7th Street. Shaum herself, who was the first woman admitted to McSorley’s back in 1970, died in September at the age of 86. [EV Grieve]
OKONOMI eatery in Williamsburg is halfway to meeting its $50K Kickstarter goal, which would help fund a local Japanese-style fish market. [Grub Street] Williamsburg Syrian restaurant DAR 525 now has a Greenpoint sibling. [Greenpointers] Girls co-star Alex Karpovsky talks Greenpoint and the G train in a new Q&A. [Gothamist] Take a look inside Manhattan Avenue’s Dream Fishing Tackle, which semi-recently morphed into an antiques and records shop (as well as a purveyor of aquatic sporting goods). [Greenpointers] On May 21, Essex Street Market hopes to celebrate it’s 76th birthday with a second-annual outdoor block party. [Bowery Boogie]