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]
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.” More →
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]
The mother ofJamie 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]
Above: a look at the new Cope2 mural on the Bowery wall.
Gurmeet Singh, the cab driver convictedof 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’s40th anniversary double-album (out today) atRough 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]
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]
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]