A 20-year-old house cleaner was arrested Tuesday after allegedly sneaking into a client’s residence on July 25 to bound, blindfold and rape her. [NY Daily News]

On Monday afternoon, a cockalier spaniel puppy named Pippen was stolen from his owner’s Knickerbocker Avenue laundromat. The incident was captured on video. [Pix 11]

Police say a cyclist in Williamsburg verbally abused a driver before hitting him in the face and helping herself to his sunglasses last Friday. [DNA Info]

According to NYU’s Rudin Center for Transportation, another potential way to alleviate future L train shutdown malaise is an electronic scooter sharing program. [DNA Info]

In a hoax meant to incite housing activism, this week a Bushwick resident posted a Facebook ad for a $1K/month treehouse for rent in Maria Hernandez Park. [Bushwick Daily]

Claire Danes and the rest of the Homeland crew filmed a season six scene Wednesday night at a Beaver Street playground. [Bushwick Daily]

Read a Q&A with Project Runway art director and Greenpoint resident Eric Morrell. [Greenpointers]

Tomorrow afternoon, Greenpoint eatery Esme will host a mezcal, tacos and alcoholic popscicles-fueled fete with free admission. [Greenpointers]