Early this morning, a fire originated inside the walls of the first Artichoke Basille’s Pizza on E. 14th Street, spreading to apartments above before firefighters were able to quell the blaze. [EV Grieve]

A man seated near the intersection of Norfolk and Rivington Street’s received a two-inch gash on the chin from a random passerby one week ago, per police. [DNA Info]

Shake Shack signed a lease at 51 Astor Place, where it is expected to debut later this year. [NY Post]

Trader Joe’s signed a lease for a two-story shop at 432 E. 14th Street, less than a block west of the new outpost’s original projected location. [The Real Deal]

Elizabeth Street’s Egg Shop will christen a sibling restaurant on June 7 in Williamsburg. [Eater NY]

Aesthetic upgrades are complete at Bluestockings independent bookstore on Allen Street. [Bowery Boogie]

Today, the three-day Lower East Side Festival of the Arts returns for it’s 22nd year [EV Greive], while the 30th annual Loisaida Festival takes place Sunday. [EV Grieve]

Gear up for Greenpoint Open Studios next weekend, when 400-plus artists will exhibit their works. [Hyperallergic]