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]
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]
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.
Dream Crusher, NAH, Girlpusher, Tony Seltzer, Hounds Wednesday September 21, 8 pm at Aviv: $10
It’sjust 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.
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]
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]
Israel Perlmutter, the former business partner of the late landlord Menchem Stark, purchased 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]
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]
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.
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).