The death of Sergio Reyes—the 18-year-old Bushwick student who was killed by police in February after holding up a local bodega with a fake gun—has sparked a soon-to-be-filed $10 million lawsuit brought forth by his relatives. [DNA Info]

In his Wednesday court appearance, the teenage boy who allegedly set fire to Norfolk Street’s Beth Hamedrash Hagadol synagogue last month was reportedly not charged with committing any crimes. [NY Post]

On Wednesday, a Community Board 3 committee will host a public forum on E. 12th Street to hear arguments for and against establishing a special district, meaning that that there would be the possibility of capping the number of new bars and restaurants to encourage the emergence of other types of businesses. [EV Grieve]

Inspired by a Mae West play, a new bar from a Broken Land veteran called Diamond Lil recently began pouring cocktails on Nassau Avenue. [Greenpointers]

Tonight the Wythe Hotel in Williamsburg will fete the 20th Brooklyn Film Festival, running through June 11th. [Greenpointers]

An festival built around 11-year-old Harold Hunter day—which honors the late pro skateboarder—comes to the Lower East Side this weekend. [Bowery Boogie]

Yesterday a writer published her case for “Why Bleecker Street Sucks.” [Gothamist]

A trailer is out for The Deuce, this fall’s dramatic HBO series about the porn industry in 70s and 80s New York, starring James Franco as twins. Numerous scenes were taped last year on the Lower East Side. [Collider]