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Conviction in Williamsburg Stabbing; Lox Factory Up For Sale

ARA Trading USA Inc

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While protests against police brutality turned violent in Berkeley, Calif. over the weekend, New York demonstrations continued on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, with marchers taking over locations such as the Apple store in midtown, Macy’s, and Grand Central. [NBC NY]

Rafael Vargas, 46, was convicted of stabbing and killing 39-year-old Anthony Dash in Williamsburg last year following an $8 drug deal. [DNA Info]

Jonah Hill covered a Drake song at Vice‘s 20th anniversary party this weekend. ScarJo was there, too. [Vulture]
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Gemma Ward Sells East Village Pad; Batgirl Moves to Williamsburg?

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Stanley Cohen, the East Village-based lawyer who has represented controversial clients like Osama Bin Laden’s son-in-law, got 18 months for failing to pay taxes. [NY Times]

According to DC Comics, Batgirl lives in the neighborhood of Burnside, aka Gotham City’s Williamsburg. [Studio 360]

Gemma Ward, the model who became Vogue’s youngest cover girl in the early aughts when she was 16, is selling her E. 6th Street apartment for $2.25 million. [NY Daily News]
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Facebook Throws a Housewarming; ‘Fairy School’ in Greenpoint

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Last night Facebook feted its new three-floor, 185K-square-foot office space at 770 Broadway near E.9th Street. [Wall Street Journal]

In Noho, a 38K-square-foot property at 623 Broadway is reportedly under contract for a $56 million sale. [NY Post]

An incarcerated Williamsburg woman, who had punched a hole through the bedroom door of her Morgan Street apartment before her recent arrest, was robbed of $850, plane tickets and family memorabilia by a thief who took liberties with the hole she created. [DNA Info]

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Shooting in Bushwick, Stabbing in East Village; Barney Rosset Mural Up For Grabs

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Wednesday night in Bushwick, these two 20-something gunmen fired inside a Woodbine Street lobby, according to police. A 31-year-old man who was shot in the chest is in stable condition at Brookdale Hospital. [DNA Info]

At 1:30 a.m. Saturday, a 41-year-old man wielding a camera was stabbed in the torso near 141 E. 13th Street. The victim was treated at Bellevue hospital, and the NYPD released these three photos of the alleged suspect. [NY Daily News]

As Avenue A bars Cienfuegos, Amor y Amargo, and Gin Palace sink into the soil, owner Ravi DeRossi promised that structural repairs will soon commence. [Eater NY]
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NYU Buys Noho Building; 150-Year-Old Synagogue Landmarked

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Tadelech Yohanis, a 30-year-old nun visiting from Ethiopia, was last seen six days ago leaving Jackson Street’s Sacred Heart Convent on the Lower East Side. [DNA Info]

Matthew Smith of Bushwick was charged yesterday with attempted murder as a hate crime following a Sept. 27 incident where he yelled homophobic slurs at three men dressed in drag and shot one of them in the buttocks. [DNA Info]

Saturday afternoon, a 29-year-old woman seated on a playground bench in Williamsburg was attacked with a milk crate by a five individuals. [The Brooklyn Paper]

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Edgar Allan Poe Party at Analogue; Two Doggie Halloween Parades

National Day of Protest to Stop Police Brutality: Union Square NYC

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Following the death of a 3-year-old girl at her Bushwick apartment this weekend, the neighborhood’s 83 Precinct Domestic Violence Unit will host an outreach event today at 1 p.m. in Maria Hernandez Park. [DNA Info]

Community Board 3 okayed the $9.6 million initial phase of renovating Pier 42, a future public park. [Bowery Boogie]

Community Board 1 once again recommended that the second location of Starbucks in Williamsburg be denied a liquor license. [Free Williamsburg]

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Bushwickers March Against Gentrification; Lower East Sider Against the Lowline

Grub Street Food Festival 2014, Seward Park: Davey's Ice Cream

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This week, 100-plus Bushwickers participated in an anti-gentrification march led by the group Make the Road New York [MRNY]. [The Brooklyn Paper]

A cyclist who suffered a broken hip after being hit by a car on Williamsburg’s Union Avenue is being sued for $2K in damages to the automobile. [Gothamist]

According to the Airbnb report released by NY attorney general Eric Schneiderman yesterday, the majority of the site’s Brooklyn rooms available for rent are in either Williamsburg or Greenpoint. [DNA Info]

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Developer Pays $53M For Bushwick Properties; Ludlow Street’s Facelift

Centre-fuge Public Art Project, Cycle 15: Miss Zukie

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According to paperwork filed yesterday, developer Simon Dushinsky spent $53 million for 12 residential properties along Bushwick Avenue between Montieth and Forrest Streets. [The Real Deal]

Noho sneaker purveyor Kith will debut a 3K-square-foot expansion this weekend on the corner of Broadway and Bleecker Street. [WWD]

When Gansevoort Market opens Monday near the start of the High Line, the food haven will include sister sites of the East Village’s Sushi Dojo, Lower East Side’s Bruffin Cafe, and Greenpoint’s Champion Coffee. [Eater NY]
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