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More Landlord Strife for Steve Cannon; Bartender Sues Over Headbutt

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(Photo: Scott Lynch)

When emptying his East Village apartment–and the longtime home of his gallery, A Gathering of TribesSteve Cannon removed a wall painted by artist David Hammonds, replacing it with a generic one. Cannon’s former landlord, Lorraine Zhang, says the one-of-a-kind piece belongs to her. [NY Times]

At Acme restaurant in Noho, a bartender who allegedly had his nose broken by a patron who headbutted him is suing for $2 million. [NY Post]

Some young members of the Lower East Side Girls Club used makeup to look bloodied and bruised during an anti-violence march this weekend in Tompkins Square Park. [GammaBlog]

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Warm Up For Sunday’s Downtown Literary Festival Kicks With Some Free Booze

(Illustration: Kate Gavino)

(Illustration: Kate Gavino)

To get people psyched for Sunday’s Downtown Literary Festival, tonight Housing Works Bookstore Cafe will host a happy hour from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., where the first 100 drinks are free.

The Downtown Literary Festival was created in 2013 to celebrate the literary culture of downtown Manhattan. “Downtown’s been the crucible of New York for so long,” said Amanda Bullock, director of public programming for Housing Works Bookstore Cafe, which is presenting the 15-event line-up with McNally Jackson Books.
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Teen Climbs Freedom Tower; Free Macarons; How LaGuardia Might Look, Maybe

(Photo: Jenna Marotta)

Williamsburg Bridge (Photo: Jenna Marotta)

151 Bowery and its Noho neighbor, 331-333 Broome St., were reportedly purchased for $23.5 million [Curbed]

A 16-year-old evaded security and scaled Freedom Tower’s spire because he thought it’d make a cool picture [NY Post]

This slideshow reveals the disarray left behind in Bushwick by sibling slumlords Joel and Aaron Israel. [Gothamist] More →

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Goodbye, Blue Monday to Say Goodnight; Neighbors Not-So-Sweet on Sweet Chick

Magic hour #sunrise #lowereastside #les #manhattan #newyorkcity #nyc #imagesforyoursenses #iheartny

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Bushwick concert space Goodbye, Blue Monday is begging for a buyer, otherwise it will close this month. [The Brooklyn Paper]

Meanwhile, the property at 37 E. 12th St. was bought for $26.6 million…. cash. [Massey Knakel Reel] More →

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Homeland Security ‘Terrorized’ East Williamsburg; Greenpoint Leech Therapy

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(Photo: Scott Lynch)

Sunday’s mysterious Department of Homeland Security raid “terrorized and confused” East Williamsburg residents. [Gothamist]

Permits were filed yesterday for two of Greenpoint Landing’s 30-story-plus waterfront properties [Greenpointers]

The owners of 157 Norfolk Street’s lot — home to the Children’s Magical Garden on the Lower East Side — are being sued for poor upkeep. [DNA Info]
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A.P.C. Finally Opened Its Bond Street Store

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

Hot on the heels of Il Buco Vita, NoHo got another shopping location for the well-heeled over the weekend: Kanye-collaborating French clothier A.P.C. opened its fourth NYC store at 49 Bond Street on Saturday. An assistant manager tells us this location, originally slated for March, is more similar to the West 4th Street store than to the Mercer Street flagship, since it carries a “more selective” stock from the current collection.
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The View From Atop Jupiter 21, the NoHo [Sic] Building That Killed Mars Bar

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Oh hey, here’s the roofdeck of Jupiter 21, the luxury building, opening July 15, where a TD Bank will replace the former Mars Bar on the ground floor. There’s no pool up here, but a sales rep told us the deck will eventually feature “misting stations” and outdoors showers — because why would anyone want to sunbathe by the wet bar and be all gross when they get back to their $3,475 studio?
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