A retired police officer who allegedly shot and killed his Greenpoint Avenue neighbor in March, Gene Barrett, will plead guilty, according to his attorney. [DNA Info]

Norfolk Street’s Beth Hamedrash Hagodol Synagogue, the site of a stability-compromising fire five weeks ago, will be demolished if Rabbi Mendel Greenbaum has his way. [The Lo-Down]

Read an update on Market Hall, the 150K-square-foot food hall (and future home of the Essex Street Market) at the now-under-construction Essex Crossing development.
[NY Times]

Preview the fare at Cervo’s, an Iberian eatery opening imminently on Canal Street. [Gothamist]

Oddfellows Ice Cream Co.‘s nearly-ready, summer-long pop-up on Lafayette Street will round out a trio of scoop shops (the others are in Williamsburg and the East Village). [Bowery Boogie]

Meanwhille, the third venture in the Littleneck empire, Littleneck Grand, opens tomorrow in Williamsburg. [Eater NY]

Watch a Crown Heights rat successfully drag a bag of curbside trash behind a gate.
[DNA Info]