Matthew Von Ohlen, a 35-year-old cyclist and co-founder of Bikestock vending machines, was killed early Saturday morning when he was hit by a Chevy Camaro in Williamsburg, which fled the scene. [Gothamist] Police believe that the vehicle hit Von Ohlen on purpose. [Pix 11] Last week a Bushwick woman, 35, was critically injured when her boyfriend shot her in the head before killing himself. [DNA Info] In Williamsburg’s East River State Park, dog owners are being encouraged to dispose of their pets’s droppings in a compost bin so they can be used as future fertilizer. [Brooklyn Paper]
After 17 years on the Lower East Side, Ludlow Guitars will relocate to Brooklyn on July 18. [Bowery Boogie] At Achievement First Bushwick Middle School this Thursday, MTA officials will discuss the forthcoming M and L train shutdowns with concerned riders. [DNA Info] Religious-themed Santos Variety Shop on Avenue C will shutter in less than three weeks. [EV Grieve] In a collaboration with Black Tap Craft Burger & Beer, this month, Mimi Cheng’s in the East Village is dishing up burger dumplings. [Gothamist] Learn how social-media savvy Brooklynites brought an end to a generation-old Fourth of July party, hosted annually by the parents of St. Marks Is Dead author Ada Calhoun. [NY Times]