NugsErnest Russell, an East Village artist and photographer, died on July 31 at the age of 72. [EV Grieve]

A photo and footage have been released of the suspect police say fractured a man’s skull with a tire iron outside of Rosemary’s Tavern in Williamsburg on August 4. [Gothamist]

Restaurant Black Tree LES will begin a four-month closure on August 31 to reconceptualize. [Eater NY]

This Wednesday, Silent Barn will be the site of a Mt. Homes Arts-curated show boasting music, animation, readings and more. [Bushwick Daily]

Next month, the weekend-long drag and music fest Bushwig will follow it’s longtime venue, Secret Project Robot, to its new home in Maspeth, New York. [Bushwick Daily]

Four East Village spots made this round-up of toothsome Texas-inspired eateries. [Eater NY]

Local comedian Mookie Thompson is joined by The Lucas Bros. on quest for free weed in the first episode of his web series, Mooklyn. [Free Williamsburg]