At an Alphabet City deli Tuesday evening, a clerk allegedly hit an 18-year-old man with a baseball bat and called him a “tranny.” The clerk was arrested for assault, arraigned and released from police custody. [NY Daily News]

Police released footage of a man they believe has been cutting holes in sleeping L train passengers’ pockets and stealing their wallets over the past two months. [DNA Info]

Local artist Jim “Mosaic Man” Power erected an Astor Place tribute to musician David Peel, who died two weeks ago. [EV Grieve]

Vegan Mexican spot Jajaja. will begin welcoming customers tomorrow on East Broadway. [DNA Info]

Longtime Smorgasburg vendor Parantha Alley will start serving its Indian dishes at The Bowery Market. [The Village Voice]

Brooklyn lifestyle brand Privilege will debut a brick-and-mortar outpost Saturday on at 84 Clinton Street, which will be feted that night at The Delancey. [Bowery Boogie]

Menswear shop Killion shuttered in early April after two years on Orchard Street. [Bowery Boogie]

The East Village’s Neighborhood Preservation Center will host two free photography workshops this summer on the subject of documenting the endangered Lower East Side storefronts. [EV Grieve]