(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

Roland Legiardi-Laura, the director of the Nuyorican Poets Cafe in the East Village, died of cancer last week. [EV Grieve]

A 24-year-old woman who was being followed was the victim of a rape attempt Saturday afternoon inside her apartment building, located at the corner of Stanton and Pitt Streets. [NY Post]

Electrical wires caused the Dekalb Avenue fire that decimated five buildings last month, according to the FDNY. [DNA Info]

Take a look at the condos set to replace LES institution Streit’s Matzo. [NY Times]

Chloe Sevigny is making her directorial debut at the Cannes Film Festival with a short based on a Paul Bowles story about a little girl who transforms into a kitten. [The Cut]

Two former Bushwick buskers are funding their new album using the $36K they earned in March from a wrongful arrest settlement. [Brooklyn Paper]

Read a Q&A with chef Molly Franklin, whose gluten-free establishment Kings County Supper for Queens and Paupers has popped up both on the Lower East Side and in Bushwick. [Greenpointers]

The new app Where Is Williamsburg promises to pinpoint the W-burg of any city. [Gizmodo]

Over the weekend on Ludlow Street, a Prince tribute mural appeared. [Bowery Boogie]