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At 3 Diamond Door, There’s a Patio, Prosecco On Tap, and a Free Jukebox

(Photo: Lauren Carol Smith)

(Photo: Lauren Carol Smith)

What do you get when you combine an “old man bar” aesthetic, a big backyard and a free jukebox filled with “awesome shit”?

That would be 3 Diamond Door – Bushwick’s latest boozing destination from Mike Ireland of Pearl’s Social & Billy Club and partners Gabriel Check and Myles Atherton from Oak & Iron. She opened last night.
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Firefighters Gathered at McSorley’s to Remember 9/11

New York City firefighters outside McSorley

New York City firefighters outside McSorley’s Old Ale House today. (Photo: Natalie Rinn)

Members from fire rescue units across New York City congregated at McSorley’s Old Ale House today in commemoration of September 11.

Paul Sainsbury of FDNY Rescue 4 in Queens said, “We gather here every year at 3:43 p.m.” – a number that mirrors the total loss of firefighters on this day twelve years ago. Sainsbury said he arrived on the scene that Tuesday “as the second tower was going down.”
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Nova’s LES Scent and Divya’s Taxidermy Shoes Got Some Pretty Strong Reactions

Recently, Bedford + Bowery documented a couple of Brooklynite craftswomen taking really normal things and making them weird. Much like Oppenheim’s fur-lined tea cup, Julia Zangrilli’s scent based on the smelliest block in NYC and Divya Anantharaman’s stilettos adorned with bird parts sparked quite a few reactions — and strong ones.
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Prostitution Bust in Greenpoint; Attempted Rape in Williamsburg

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(Photo: Scott Lynch’s Flickr)

If you didn’t already think Greenpoint had all the makings for a great soap opera – what with all that big money waterfront development and a bunch of scary crime – an alleged prostitution ring at a Greenpoint massage parlor might help change your mind. [DNAinfo]

Police are looking for a man suspected of attempted rape in Williamsburg. The suspect broke into a 21-year-old woman’s window near Metropolitan Avenue and climbed on top of her; surveillance footage shows the man wearing a white t-shirt and jeans while wheeling a bike and looking — on more than one occasion — guiltily behind his shoulder. [Gothamist]

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Williamsburg Savings Bank Gets $5 Mil; Another Bushwick Radio Station

Corlears Hook / FDR Drive

(Photo: Joel Raskin’s Flickr)

We regret to be the bearer of bad news ­but: you can no longer buy cake made of honey toast submerged in whipped cream and fruit on St. Marks Place. CoCo Fresh Juice & Tea opened this week, replacing the short-lived Iris Café. [EV Grieve]

If you’re young and “bohemian” and still determined to move to Williamsburg, here’s a guide that shows you how to do it. [Brokelyn] More →