A Hudson Yards developer scooped up a Williamsburg trio (two buildings on Havemeyer Street, one on Lorimer Street) for $60 million. [The Real Deal] Cake Shop, the financially-strapped Lower East Side performance venue, hopes to sell its street level cafe/bar but maintain possession of its subterranean digs. [Bowery Boogie] During a press conference Sunday on Second Avenue, Senator Chuck Schumer outlined his proposed new drug legislation, inspired by nearly three dozen people overdosing on K2 last week. [EV Grieve]
East Village author Sarah Schulman is in the midst of a neighborhood dispute with actor and fellow author Alan Cumming. [Jeremiah’s Vanishing NY] Meet Athanasios “Tommy” Hondros, owner of the last remaining gas station in Lower Manhattan. [Curbed NY] Read a history of Greenpoint’s street names. [Greenpointers] According to the co-owner of the Cleveland Bagel Co., New York bagels are “over.” [Wall Street Journal] Earlier this month, a local couple threw themselves a free wedding by getting married on the Staten Island Ferry and escorting their guests (via subway) to a party at Radegast Hall & Biergarten in Williamsburg. [Gothamist]