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–John Young has pleaded guilty to misdemeanor assault and menacing in the beatdown of two Columbia grad students after a confrontation this past February in a bar on Essex Street. He will perform community service but there will be no jail time. [Gothamist]

–The Archdiocese of New York is selling the former Church of the Holy Crucifix building on Broome Street for $7.3 million. [Daily News]

–Elected officials, transportation advocates are becoming anxious about the MTA’s L-Train shutdown plan. [AMNY]

–A rally is planned tonight against a new Starbucks on St. Mark’s Place. [Facebook]

–The Bean is taking the former St. Mark’s Bookshop location at Cooper Union. [EV Grieve]

–Dispatch from Men’s Fashion Week: Raf Simons staged a show in a “Chinatown market near East Broadway,” and then hosted a dinner for 100 of his closest friends at Bacaro. “Plates of juicy steak, decadent risotto and a much-talked-about tiramis├╣ were laid out… This being a fashion party, much of the food went untouched.” [New York Times]

–Community Board 3’s Parks Committee meets tonight. There will be a presentation from the city on long-delayed plans for a park at Pier 42 and a discussion about Basketball City’s process for choosing which community groups to support. [CB3]

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