Following the murder of Terrell Ortiz—a 26-year-old Bushwick resident—early Friday evening near the intersection of Broadway and Lawton Street, police are circulating security footage of his alleged assailant. [Bushwick Daily]
Collaborators on the forthcoming hotel-condominium at 215 Chrystie Street refinanced the project with a loan exceeding $173 million. [The Real Deal]
In late May while an L train was stopped at Bedford Avenue, police allege this woman instigated an argument with a man over his coughing, and proceeded to Mace him before bolting from the scene. [DNA Info]
Per Manhattan Supreme Court filings, Maria Hrynenko—the landlord facing manslaughter charges for the Spring 2015 gas line explosion on 2nd Avenue—contends that the true responsible party is the management company who installed gas meters at one of her three properties. [NY Post]
The death of Sergio Reyes—the 18-year-old Bushwick student who was killed by police in February after holding up a local bodega with a fake gun—has sparked a soon-to-be-filed $10 million lawsuit brought forth by his relatives. [DNA Info]
In his Wednesday court appearance, the teenage boy who allegedly set fire to Norfolk Street’s Beth Hamedrash Hagadol synagogue last month was reportedly not charged with committing any crimes. [NY Post]
On Wednesday, a Community Board 3 committee will host a public forum on E. 12th Street to hear arguments for and against establishing a special district, meaning that that there would be the possibility of capping the number of new bars and restaurants to encourage the emergence of other types of businesses. [EV Grieve]
Have you ever fantasized about visiting a bodega where every sale item is an exact replica made of felt? No? Either way, as on June 5, you’ll now have the opportunity.
For your consideration: Next week British artist Lucy Sparrow will unveil her newest art installation– a 1,200-square-foot space she has conjured into an “immersive, fully stocked felt convenience store.” The store will contain 8,000 purchasable items, all made of felt. Snickers bar? Felt. Pack of Marlboros? Felt. Liter of milk? Felt. Bodega cat? Felt, probably.
Surely, Williamsburg’s Oslo Coffee Roasters isn’t the only cafe making fun of Trump today, now that he’s gone from his usual facepalm-worthy misspellings to outright inventing words Dr. Seuss-style. If you’ve seen other local establishments celebrating our president’s Joycean way with words, do let us know in the comments. We still haven’t fully woken up today, and we could use a little covfefe break.
Nine lives, indeed! The legendary Pussycat Lounge has quietly reopened after six years of uncertainty.
I haven’t yet read Meet Me in the Bathroom, the oral history of the aughts rock scene that got James Murphy and Nick Zinner reminiscing, but I’d be surprised if the Pussycat Lounge wasn’t mentioned. After all, it’s where Taavo Somer and Carlos Quirarte threw parties before they went on to open downtown hotspots Freemans and The Smile, respectively. At one point, the place was so cool that it appeared in a Times trend piece about the death of the trucker hat. And then, in 2011, the 41-year-old dive was suddenly closed by the city, after its building was deemed unsafe.
A 24-year-old woman first confronted with homophobic slurs then sustained a concussion and a broken eye socket after being assaulted by a man on the Q train near DeKalb Avenue late last month. The assailant, 27, was arrested on multiple charges but released without bail. [NY Daily News]
In May, the man in this surveillance video allegedly stole a bicycle, backpacks and other belongings from a pair of Williamsburg apartment buildings. [DNA Info]
Paperwork has been submitted to construct a pair of eight-unit apartment buildings on Decatur Street in Bushwick. [Yimby]