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East Village Hacker Gets Time Served; Dairy Queen Opens Today

Chinatown Massage Parlor, NYC

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Per his sentencing yesterday, the East Village former hacker known as “Sabu” will be under probation for a year but will not face additional jail time. [Gizmodo]

There’s a new 8,000-square-foot “music fortress” in Bushwick called The Wick, complete with a disco ball and a food truck permanently parked on the outdoor patio. [Bushwick Daily]

NYC’s first Dairy Queen opens today in Union Square. Customer incentives include $60 gift cards to the first 50 Blizzard buyers, free t-shirts for the first 200, and 15 percent off for students. [Grub Street]
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Yippie Building Becoming a Boxing Gym As Court Fight Goes Another Round

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9 Bleecker. (Photo: Daniel Maurer)

A location of Crunch just opened at 2 Cooper Square, and now this: a boxing gym is set to replace the Yippie! Museum at 9 Bleecker Street, a building that long housed outspoken lefties like pot activist Dana Beal.

A lawyer involved in ongoing litigation over the building confirmed that it’s a done deal.

“The court appointed receiver performed his duty and signed a long-term lease with a tenant that will be running a boxing gym out of the premises,” said attorney Steven L. Einig, who represents the building’s lender Centech LLC, which last year sued the building’s owners, Yippie Holdings and the National AIDS Brigade. “I understand that the tenant is a local resident and now the rent is going to paid, the building, which was quite run down, will be cleaned up and no longer vacant.”
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34 Places to Watch Movies Outdoors; Williamsburg Gets a Teepee

The Rat's Nest at the Bank Building

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A 31-year-old East Village man is dead after he fell off his motorcycle while riding on the Williamsburg Bridge at 2:30 a.m. yesterday morning. [NY Post]

Was State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver using a fall guy to cover up his decades-long history with a Lower East Side low-income housing development? [NY Times]

The state appeals court is currently deciding whether rent-stabilized leases can be sold off when a tenant files for bankruptcy, specifically addressing a case brought forth by an East Village woman with a $703/month rent who filed for bankruptcy in 2011. [Wall Street Journal]
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Confession in LES Stabbing; NYC’s Best Indie Boutiques

Garden open #lovemyboo #eastvillage #garden

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Chuen Lau confessed to stabbing and killing his sister in their Eldridge Street apartment Saturday. [NY Daily News]

New Warsaw Bakery in Greenpoint plans to sell its Lorimer Street building and resume production in another facility. [Voices of NY]

Here’s a round-up of NYC’s 38 Best Indie Boutiques, including Pas de Deux and Cloak & Dagger in the East Village, Oak and Babel Fair in Noho, Pixie Market and Blessed Peacemakers on the Lower East Side, In God We Trust and Violet Pepper in Greenpoint, and Jumelle and Catbird in Williamsburg. [Racked NY]
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St. Mark’s Bookshop Locks Down New Location; Polyamory House in Bushwick

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The mother of Jamie Pugh, the 20-year-old Alphabet City suspect charged with beating a man to death on Friday night, said her son was under the influence of Molly and does not remember his violent encounter with victim Wen Hui Ruan. [DNA Info]

St. Mark’s Bookshop signed a lease for its new location at 136 E. 3rd Street and is planning for a fall move. Update: the Bookshop now says it’s moving next month. [NY Times]

The polyamorous owner of the Bushwick residential building “Hacienda Villa” is seeking polyamorous tenants. [DNA Info]
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Cabbie Gets 20 Years For Rape; Blondie Plays Rough Trade

Cope2 bombs the Bowery Wall

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Above: a look at the new Cope2 mural on the Bowery wall.

Gurmeet Singh, the cab driver convicted of raping a passenger he was transporting from Williamsburg to the East Village, has been sentenced to 20 years in jail. [DNA Info]

Those who purchase Blondie’s 40th anniversary double-album (out today) at Rough Trade will receive wristbands to see the band perform there Monday night. The concert and album coincide with a new Blondie/Debbie Harry-themed art installation at Rough Trade called “The Room.” [Brooklyn Vegan]
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Blind Barber Opens in Bushwick; Titus Andronicus Plays Strawberry Fest

All up in my grill

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Brooklyn federal court has ordered a former broker at the Williamsburg real estate firm Nooklyn to pay $15K in damages after she uploaded nude photos of herself onto the company server. [NY Post]

NYU’s Strawberry Festival takes place today from 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Besides the usual block-long strawberry shortcake, this year’s fest will feature musical performances by Titus Andronicus, The World Is A Beautiful Place…, Rozwell Kid, and For Everest. [NYU]

Blind Barber, the East Village barbershop/watering hole hybrid, has opened a barbershop/coffee shop in Bushwick. [Barely Bushwick]

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Concertgoer Dies at Webster Hall; Bowery Flophouse Could Be Sold

Brooklyn is SO over

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According to the band Miss May I, at their Saturday night show at the Studio at Webster Hall a fan stagedived to his death. A music blog called Sinestra Studios identified the deceased as 21-year-old Alberto Scotto. [Brookyn Vegan].

Cab driver Gurmeet Singh was convicted of raping a passenger — who fell asleep during the drive from Williamsburg to her East Village apartment — at knifepoint in 2011. He could be imprisoned for up to 25 years. [NY Post]

Renovation permits were filed with the Department of Buildings last week at 234 Wythe Avenue, reportedly the intended home for J.Crew in Williamsburg. [Buzz Buzz Home]
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Pot Semi-Decriminalized in BK; Toddler Survives Three-Story Fall

Gore Wizard

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According to a memo written by DA Ken Thompson, Brooklynites found in possession of a small amount of pot will only be prosecuted if they already had a criminal record. [NY Post]

An autistic 2-year-old survived a fall from a third-story window on Chrystie Street early yesterday morning thanks to a screen covering the apartment building’s trash cans. [NY Daily News]

Police are looking for a thief who has been stealing wallets, backpacks and laptops from NYU hangouts like Think Coffee, Starbucks and Chipotle. [WABC-TV]
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Cat Cafe Coming to LES; Taiwanese Night Market Headed For Williamsburg

True North

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Our cat cafe dreams have been realized: the Bowery will be home to Purina ONE Cat Cafe, a pop-up coffee shop with free food and drinks, plus plenty of felines available for adoption. [Sprudge]

A 2.3-acre site in Bushwick, with five industrial properties, is on the market for close to $30 million. [Brownstoner]

The East River Ferry might not be operating by the time Greenpoint’s five week G train shutdown begins in July. [Capital NY]
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