The Greenpoint neighbors of the late Krystyna Nowak, a Polish immigrant who died last month at age 78, raised more than $3K to pay for her funeral. [DNA Info]

During the 28 days prior to Monday, the number of robberies in Bushwick was up 12 percent from the same dates a year ago. [DNA Info]

On N. 6th Street between Driggs and Kent Avenues, rents on retail spaces rose an average of 24 percent in the past year, an increase that exceeded everywhere else in Brooklyn. [Commercial Observer]

At the Ben Shaoul-owned 196 Orchard Street, 94 apartments recently went on the market priced from $1 million to $6 million. [Curbed NY]

On October 15, Timbuk2, a San Francisco-based retailer of bags for cyclists, will open its flagship store at 325 Lafayette Street. [Bowery Boogie]

Tonight at Brooklyn Brewery, the NYU Game Center will provide entertainment at the free “BQEs and Betas” event, where the first 100 attendees will score a free beer. [The Skint]

All weekend long, the free Pop! Performance Festival will host events at six venues in Bushwick. [Brooklyn]