(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

A victim of the Spring 2015 East Village explosion, Nicholas Figueroa, is the subject of a wrongful death lawsuit his family filed recently in the state’s Supreme Court. [The Real Deal]

In North Brooklyn last week, a woman had her wallet stolen from a Wythe Avenue bar while a motorcycle was taken from N. 6th Street. [Brooklyn Paper]

A mugger looted $181 dollars from a Williamsburg man Friday afternoon on Third Street. [Brooklyn Paper]

Restauranteur Alex Stupak, whose ventures include both Empellón Cocina and Empellon Al Pastor in the East Village, will open a large Midtown eatery called Empellón later this year. [Eater NY]

This week, St. Mark’s-in-the-Bowery Church celebrates its golden anniversary. [Off the Grid]

Emmy Squared, a sibling of Clinton Hill’s Pizza Loves Emily, opens this week at 364 Grand Street. [Grub Street]