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Gang Robbery in McCarren; Trumpet Mob On Meeker

Fumero

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Around 1 a.m. Saturday morning, police say a man at McCarren Park’s handball court was assaulted and robbed by a group of eight to 10 men, who took a bat to his right knee. [DNA Info]

In Williamsburg this week, 36-year-old Rosella Best was arrested for spray painting messages including “Nazis=NYPD” on police cars and public school walls last month. [Animal NY] Click here to see video surveillance (obtained by The Post) of Ms. Best allegedly caught in the act.

The East Village’s last gas station just shuttered, a Mobil at the corner of Houston and Avenue C. [EV Grieve]
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Dirty French Opens Tomorrow; There’s a Bushwick Candle

D Razo

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The Ludlow Hotel‘s new Moroccan/French restaurant, Dirty French, opens tomorrow. [Eater NY]

Preview the eats at Birds & Bubbles, opening Tuesday on Forsyth Street. [Grub Street]

In Greenpoint, Dusty Rose Vintage—which closed its Nassau Avenue warehouse earlier this year—reopened three days a week on Greenpoint Avenue. []
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Celebs Heart Bushwick; Grey Lady’s Greenpoint To-Do List

Icy and Sot

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Just before 7 a.m. yesterday, a Volvo driver struck three female pedestrians on the Lower East Side‘s South Street. According to the NYPD, one woman suffered life-threatening injuries while the other two (ages 60 and 67) suffered serious injuries. All three were taken to Bellevue Hospital. [Gothamist]

Developers of the 28-story Public Hotel at 215 Chrystie Street were served a stop-work order from the city Tuesday. [Bowery Boogie]

A show scheduled for Sunday at Greenpoint bar Coco66 is causing controversy because the front man for one of the bands booked, Tears of Frustration, has allegedly endorsed neo-Nazi groups. [One People’s Project]
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Own a Piece of Rat Castle; Photos of 1940s LES

Gaia gate, Empellon Cocina

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For $1.65 million, you can own a condo inside 179 Ludlow Street—nicknamed “rat castle” by locals during its years-long construction. Units are set to hit the market in mid-September. []

Death & Co. veterans soft opened a new Rivington Street bar, One Fifty One, where snacks include frozen Girl Scout cookies. [Eater NY]

Alex Stupak’s casual new restaurant opening next month in the Sushi Lounge‘s old digs will be called Empellón al Pastor, specializing in al pastor tacos. [Grub Street]
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Bushwick Film Fest Returns; Chloe Thinks East Village Is ‘Like a Frat House’

Buff Monster on Bowery

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Police are looking for a foursome—two men and two women, all likely in their late teens—who they believe committed three Lower East Side robberies in a couple hours between late Wednesday and early Thursday. [DNA Info]

East Village jewelry store C’est Magnifique, which spent its first 57 years in the West Village before relocating in 2012, closed for good this past weekend. [Jeremiah’s Vanishing NY]

Chef and Pies ‘n’ Thighs co-founder Stephen Tanner and Harvey Milk bassist Chris Young will follow-up their Williamsburg restaurant, The Commodore, with a two-story Bushwick dive bar serving BBQ/Mexican fusion called El Cortez. [Grub Street]

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Missing Model Found; Fall’s Most Anticipated Restaurants

Freshman

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An employee at an unidentified hospital tipped off police that Lower East Side model Ataui Deng has been admitted as a patient. She’d been missing for 12 days. [NY Daily News]

Police say a 29-year-old man was robbed of his camera, laptop and wallet by a woman who’d accompanied him to his Allen Street hotel room on the Lower East Side. [DNA Info]

A Bushwick woman whose iPhone was stolen at gunpoint from her front stoop Monday night had her property returned to her by police after she used the “Find My iPhone” app. The phone was found in a car along with marijuana and a gun sans serial number. The car’s three male passengers were arrested. [NY Daily News] More →

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Fire in East Village; Brooklyn Leads in Rat Complaints

21st Precinct Street Art Exhibit: Curb Your Ego

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Yesterday morning there was a “multiple dwelling” fire at 92 St. Mark’s Place near First Avenue. [EV Grieve]

In Williamsburg Friday afternoon, a 36-year-old woman chased a 13-year-old boy who allegedly stole her cellphone and held him in a bear hug until police arrived and made an arrest. [NY Post]

Rockaway Beach lifeguards ordered everyone out of the water Saturday afternoon when there was a supposed shark sighting; more likely, the culprit was a dolphin. [Gothamist] More →

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Shakespeare & Co. Will Close; Dead Man Found in East River

(Photo: Suzanne Rozdeba)

(Photo: Suzanne Rozdeba)

Yesterday at 8 a.m. in Williamsburg, a dead man was found floating in the East River in front of the restaurant Giando on the Water, near Broadway and Kent Avenue. [DNA Info]

Shakespeare & Co. Booksellers will close its Greenwich Village location at the end of the month. [Gothamist]

Five tenants at 309 E.8th Street are suing their landlord, Steven Croman, hoping to halt construction-in-progress that they say is putting the rest of the building’s structural integrity at risk. [The Real Deal]
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Affordable Housing For Greenpoint; Mast Brothers Expands

Danielle Mastrion does the Beastie Boys, at Paul's Boutique

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Police are searching for two missing East Villagers: 13-year-old Shaun Tanner, last seen at his E.10th Street apartment on July 28; and 21-year-old Brianne Dougherty, last seen on E.13th Street on August 1. [Town & Village Blog]

Approximately 10 storefronts on E.14th Street between Avenues A and B were razed to make way for a seven-story condo. [EV Grieve]

Elsa, the E.3rd Street cocktail bar named for iconic designer Elsa Schiaperalli, recently shuttered after occupying three addresses in the East Village since November 2008. [EV Grieve]
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Schwimmer Wants to Be ‘Accepted Totally’ By East Village; ‘Rape Cop’ Sues

Ippudo

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David Schwimmer finally talks about his rocky start as an East Villager. “My plan is to demonstrate that we’re good neighbors,” he says, explaining that he and his wife “really hope that in time we’ll just be accepted totally by everyone.” [Wall Street Journal]

Former police officer Kenneth Moreno, who was acquitted of raping a 27-year-old East Village woman in December 2008, filed a $175 million lawsuit against his accuser. [Gothamist]

Yesterday afternoon a man committed suicide by jumping in front of an F train at the Broadway-Lafayette Street subway station, according to police. Two witnesses suffered minor injuries. [NY Daily News] More →