With not one but two horror film festivals coming up, you’re going to have to make some serious viewing decisions. Make sure to factor this in: Dobbin St, a new event space in Greenpoint, is launching its public programming with a screening of Dario Argento’s Suspiria, and they’re going all-out to replicate the creeptastic vibe of the 1977 classic, right down to live music inspired by the spine-tingling soundtrack.
While responding to an unrelated call yesterday in Alphabet City, EMT workers disarmed a man with a knife. [NY Daily News]
A 73-year-old woman was struck and killed by an M14 bus Tuesday morning near Houston and Avenue D. [DNA Info]
Two Williamsburg residents were tricked into giving more than $13K in cash and gift cards to phone scammers last month. [DNA Info]
At 300 Nassau Avenue, rent-stablized tenants forced from their homes in late 2013 by the building’s “unlivable” conditions were able to return recently following building improvements. Their landlords, Joel and Amrom Israel, face criminal charges for fraud, grand larceny and unlawful eviction. [DNA Info]
On Sunday, a memorial was held for 25-year-old Carolyn Bush at Wendy’s Subway, a nonprofit library and reading room she co-founded in Williamsburg. Bush was allegedly stabbed to death by her roommate in their Queens apartment six days ago. [DNA Info]
Two Franciscan friars have been implementing some unorthodox strategies to try and save San Damiano Mission, a Greenpoint church. [NY Times]
Gary Bias, 23, was arrested this weekend for allegedly killing his great grandmother and attempting to kill his mother inside the Lillian Wald Houses on E. 4th Street. [NY Daily News]
The NYPD has called on helicopters to help find Decatur Gooden, a 21-year-old Williamsburg resident who went missing Thursday following an argument with his mother. [Bushwick Daily]
Falafel Shop on the Lower East Side appears to have shuttered after four years in business. [Bowery Boogie]
Near the corner of Graham Avenue and Ten Eyck Street yesterday afternoon, a driver was critically hurt after suffering a seizure and hitting a B57 bus with his SUV. Three others also sustained injuries. [DNA Info]
Yesterday, the members of three local couples—including a landlord with properties in Williamsburg and Bushwick, Shlomo Kubitshuk—were arrested for allegedly cheating the government out of $1.3 million in benefits since 2001. [DNA Info]
In case you were living under a rock or underneath the bridge, Nirvana’s seminal album Nevermind turned 25 on Saturday, an event that was marked by everything from a cover night at Sunnyvale to a recreation of the album cover featuring its now 25-year-old baby. There’s not much left to say about the album that led pretty much every suburban kid to buy a guitar and smash his entire Columbia House cassette collection with it, but there’s plenty left to be said about Smart Studios, the Madison, Wisconsin facilities where an early version of the record was recorded. Luckily, a new documentary is coming along to fix that. The Smart Studios Story, directed by Wendy Schneider, will screen at St. Vitus on Nov. 13.
In addition, former assistant principal William Abreu was convicted of raping a 17-year-old girl who who had graduated and was working in the office of his Williamsburg high school in 2009. [DNA Info]