The cyclist killed by a trash truck in Greenpoint this weekend has been identified as East Village resident and Paulie Gee’s employee Neftaly “Neffy” Ramirez. [DNA Info]

Yesterday on Graham Avenue, 100+ firefighters quelled a blaze that broke up above Ore Bar. No injuries were reported. [DNA Info]

PDT [Please Don’t Tell]’s Jeff Bell, a seven-year veteran of the East Village cocktail haven, won Bartender of the Year 2017 at this weekend’s Spirited Awards in New Orleans. [Gothamist]

Becky’s Bites, an E. 7th Street snack shop where cream cheese is the main ingredient, will open this Friday. [Grub Street]

Sneaker storefront ExtraButterNY has moved one door down on Orchard Street for the next two months of renovations. [Bowery Boogie]

Henry M. Jackson Playground recently began welcoming visitors following an 11-month closure for upgrades. Fellow Lower East Side resident Sol Lain Playground is projected to reopen this October. [Bowery Boogie]

Proprietors of Ikinari, the Japanese steakhouse chain that arrived in New York (via the East Village) in February, plan to bring up their city-wide presence to seven outposts by late 2017. [Eater NY]

Volunteers are needed for the Greenpoint Library’s pop-up inside the Park Church Co-Op on Russell Street. [Greenpointers]