A deceased man believed to be approximately 40 years old was found yesterday morning on the rocky bank of the East River, near East Sixth Street and FDR Drive. [Patch]

On Thursday afternoon, a Lower East Side resident was punched in the face by a stranger while riding the F train. [Gothamist]

Two men with guns stole $850 from Koneko, Clinton Street’s cat cafe, on Monday night. A police search for suspects is underway. [DNA Info]

The FDNY quickly extinguished a fire Sunday night atop the three-story apartment building at 519 E. 12th St. No injuries were reported. [EV Grieve]

East Village Independent Merchants Association members will rally against the forthcoming St. Mark’s Place Starbucks next Thursday. [EV Grieve]

The proprietors of eateries Contra and Wildair will soon expand their Orchard Street offerings with a liquor store, set to replace streetwear shop Reed Space. [Bowery Boogie]

Mac and cheese purveyor S’MAC relocated from its E. 12th Street home of 11 years to new nearby digs on First Avenue. [EV Grieve]

In the East Village, Blue Ribbon Fried Chicken bets diners they can’t down a $25 franken-sandwich in less than five minutes. A portion of each sale (20 percent) benefits the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. [Gothamist]