In 2013, former wd~50 pastry chef Sam Mason opened up a cutting-edge ice cream shop in Williamsburg, and now wd~50’s big cahuna, famed modernist chef Wylie Dufresne, is opening up a donut shop nearby. Du’s Donuts and Coffee opens today adjacent the William Vale hotel, right next to where former child star Dylan Sprouse is set to launch a meadery.
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A 25-year-old woman says she was raped by a male employee at the Broome Street bar Happy Ending one week ago. [Gothamist]
McGolrick Park playground in Greenpoint will receive a $2 million renovation thanks to a $850K pledge from Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams. [DNA Info]
Chef Wylie Dufresne is on a roll: This spring he vied for Best New York Chef honors at the James Beard Foundation Awards (again), got a surprise party from 29 of the world’s greatest chefs on the occasion of wd~50’s 11th anniversary, and — just a few days ago — saw his Lower East Side spot ranked among the top 20 restaurants in America (it edged out Momofuku Ko).
Recent assault arrests near Union Square include two 24-year-old women: one punched another woman in the face, the second attempted to knock someone out with a bike lock. [Town & Village]
Around 1:30 a.m. yesterday, a 23-year-old man was shot multiple times while fleeing a fight near the East River waterfront in Williamsburg. He died from his injuries approximately three hours later. [NY Daily News]
Following the closure of his Lower East Side and East Village restaurants in 2014 and 2015, respectively, acclaimed chef Wylie Dufrense will open Du’s Donuts and Coffee at the William Vale Hotel in Williamsburg. [Eater NY]
Last night the city’s tattoo luminaries hobnobbed at the grand opening of the most buzzed-about ink parlor in the history of man. Bang Bang (real name: Keith McCurdy) counts the likes of Rihanna, Rita Ora, and Justin Bieber as loyal customers — and he has their tattoo autographs to prove it.
It’s not yet ice cream weather (grrr), but that isn’t stopping OddFellows Ice Cream Co. from expanding to Nolita. The quirky parlor with locations in Williamsburg and the East Village just added another outpost at 55 East Houston Street, and there is a lot happening here.
Bushwick bike messenger Curtis Valentine, 32, died Saturday after sustaining a head injury at a Head Too Heavy Gallery exhibit honoring artists who died of drug overdoses. [DNA Info] Police are investigating the reported brawl that left Valentine with a cracked skull. [NY Daily News]
Tuesday night, a 49-year-old New Jersey woman who works at an East Village nail salon was shoved onto the Second Avenue F train platform by a man who whispered, “Maybe we’ll die together.” She survived and received 16 stitches. [ABC 7]
On 1st Avenue, Korean restaurant Space Mabi will officially replace Guayoyo on September 19. [EV Grieve]
East Village tapas bar Pata Negra shuttered on July 31 after the owner decided not to renew the lease. [EV Grieve]