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Hasidic Man Guilty in Gang Beating; Ben Shaoul Gets $195M to Build

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

Last week Mayer Herskovic, a Hasidic man, was found guilty of second-degree gang assault for his role in the December 2013 attack on a gay, black student in Williamsburg, who was left blind in one eye. [Gothamist]

Ten days ago on the Lower East Side’s Columbia Street, a cyclist stole a $600 necklace off a female pedestrian. [DNA Info]

Contentious local landlord Ben Shaoul was approved for a $195 million loan to complete construction on a condominium at 196 Orchard Street. [The Real Deal] More →

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Robberies Up in Bushwick; Rents Up in Williamsburg

The Greenpoint neighbors of the late Krystyna Nowak, a Polish immigrant who died last month at age 78, raised more than $3K to pay for her funeral. [DNA Info]

During the 28 days prior to Monday, the number of robberies in Bushwick was up 12 percent from the same dates a year ago. [DNA Info]

On N. 6th Street between Driggs and Kent Avenues, rents on retail spaces rose an average of 24 percent in the past year, an increase that exceeded everywhere else in Brooklyn. [Commercial Observer] More →

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Brooklyn Pour Craft Beer Fest Will Be a Glugapalooza

(Credit: Village Voice Brooklyn Pour)

(Credit: Village Voice Brooklyn Pour)

Forgot to book your ticket to Munich for Oktoberfest this year? You can still get your beer fix this Saturday at the Village Voice‘s Brooklyn Pour beer festival. Dozens of breweries will gather at the Brooklyn Expo Center in Greenpoint for one of the biggest beer tasting events of the fall. Represent the five boroughs by slugging beers from local favorites like Flagship, Big Alice, Rockaway Brewing Co., and Other Half, and compare New York’s best to the wares of national players like Allagash, Victory, and Sierra Nevada. Or get snickered at by the craft beer cognoscenti by sipping on macrobrews like Singha, Guinness, and Kronenbourg 1664.

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K2 Bust in Brooklyn; Bushwick Affordable Housing Up For Grabs

Two men were arrested Thursday in connection with 30K+ packets of K2 (synthetic marijuana) that were discovered at a Brooklyn storage unit. [DNA Info]

A report released by Mayor de Blasio’s office states that the number of cyclist deaths rose 25 percent in the 12 months that ended this June 30. [Gothamist]

According to a local real estate firm, between July and August 2016, Bushwick rent prices for studio apartments climbed an average of 10 percent. [Bushwick Daily] More →

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JEFF Bros. and Three Other Shows Not to Miss This Week

(Flyer via Aviv)

(Flyer via Aviv)

Dream Crusher, NAH, Girlpusher, Tony Seltzer, Hounds
Wednesday September 21, 8 pm at Aviv: $10

It’s just about time to start gathering your crew for the last stretch at Aviv as we know it. The venue is closing at the end of October and fingers crossed they find a new space, but until then me and you and everyone else who does the Brooklyn DIY thing should get it in while we still can.

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Latest Lowline Proposal Revealed; Hillary Clinton Art Fair

A woman received a cut on her neck while another was pushed to the ground in a pair of Grenpoint attacks last week. [DNA Info]

While his tenants rally outside Manhattan Criminal Court, notorious East Village landlord Steve Croman will go before a judge once again today as he faces a criminal indictment for mortgage fraud. [EV Grieve]

The latest edition of the Lowline proposal—now with an estimated price tag of $83 million—has been revealed. [Curbed NY] More →

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Elizabeth Street Garden Threatened Again; Avenue A’s Transformation

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

Thursday afternoon, police say a 66-year-old man was found dead on a bench in front of St. Mark’s Church in the Bowery. [NY Daily News]

On Bedford Avenue, a sleeping man’s Rolex was stolen last month by the trio of men he invited over after meeting them in a neighborhood bar. [DNA Info]

Just months after the fate of the Elizabeth Street Garden finally seemed secure, City Councilwoman Margaret Chin is interested in building a housing development for senior citizens on the site. [DNA Info] More →

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Bossa Nova Civic Club Gets a Sibling; Weedmaps Moves to LES

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

Israel Perlmutter, the former business partner of the late landlord Menchem Starkpurchased a 63-unit residence on Williamsburg’s White Street for $27.5 million. [The Real Deal]

Paperwork was submitted for Myrtle Avenue’s Bossa Nova Civic Club to get a another sibling—a concert hall/nightclub/restaurant with a 1,300-person capacity—on Randolph Street in Williamsburg. [DNA Info]

Apparently, the opening of 21 Greenpoint this weekend, where Bill Murray will be bartending, is actually a closed event and not open to the public. [Gothamist] More →

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Momofuku Ssäm Bar Upgrades; Morrissey Sets Up Shop in Bushwick

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

Friday on Avenue B, GUAC Tacos + Tequila will start serving up Mexican cuisine plus 11 different types of guacamole. [Time Out NY]

Bill Murray will reportedly be bartending this weekend at 21 Greenpoint, the new venture from his son, Homer, and Syd Silver, in the space previously occupied by their restaurant River Styx. [Eater NY]

This Saturday, the free, third annual Greenpoint Arts Block Festival will take over Norman Avenue.
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These 4 Food Fests Are Here to Plump You Up

The NYC Wine and Food Festival returns in October, but who the hell wants to pay $195 for a chicken tasting, even if its hosted by Whoopi Goldberg? Opt for these homegrown fests instead.
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Taste Williamsburg Greenpoint
Sept. 18, 1pm to 5pm at East River State Park, 90 Kent Ave., Williamsburg.
If you haven’t been keeping up with the North Brooklyn scene, this ticketed block party offers the opportunity to sample from 50+ local establishments, including cocktail hideaway Fresh Kills, French favorite Le Fond, Spanish spot El Born, wine bar The Camlin, and the Museum of Food and Drink. In addition to these relative newcomers there’ll be neighborhood fixtures like Maison Premiere, Pies’n’Thighs, Brooklyn Star, and Anella. If nothing else this is a chance to get a taste of the highly lauded Lilia without having to beg for a reservation– while Blonde Redhead plays, no less. See here for the fest’s full lineup as well as tickets, which range from $24.50 (four tastes and two beverages) to $70 (12 tastes, 6 beverages).

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