City Unveils Plan For Improved Cross-Williamsburg Bike Lanes

 Today we have news, food and crime news that has little to do with the blizzard that wasn’t. Except the ponies.

Today’s News

Ponies Run Free in Icy Streets of Staten Island During Snowstorm A pair of ponies was spotted prancing through traffic on the slushy streets near Hylan Boulevard and Richmond Avenues by drivers who posted photos of the pair on social media. (DNAinfo)

Stylist Hopes to Bring Sober Karaoke to the Boozy Lower East Side

Stylist Hopes to Bring Sober Karaoke to the Boozy Lower East Side Liquor-free karaoke joint Juicebox Heroes, slated to open in the fall at 87 Ludlow St., would be connected to a regular booze-serving bar called Mini Rex. (DNAinfo)

City Unveils Plan For Improved Cross-Williamsburg Bike Lanes The city is pushing for a slew of safety upgrades to bike lanes near the base of the Williamsburg Bridge and along streets that bisect the neighborhood east and west, serving cyclists who peddle between the span and East Williamsburg, Bushwick and Ridgewood. (DNAinfo)

Mayhem

Man in critical condition after chicken joint assault A man is in critical condition after being savagely beaten by four men inside a Flatbush fried chicken spot – and then robbed by a fifth as he lay helpless on the floor, cops say. (New York Post)

Man seriously injured after stranger shoves him down flight of steps in subway station “Get the f–k out of the way!” the assailant yelled as he pushed a man without warning from behind down a flight of steps from the mezzanine level on the A line early Monday, sources said. (The Daily News)

Train hits good Samaritan, straphanger on Queens tracks After a straphanger fell to the tracks, a do-gooder leapt off the northbound platform of the 82nd St.-Jackson Heights subway station at about 9:40 p.m, officials said. (The Daily News)

Local Color & History

Over a Century Later, an Irish Painter’s Brooklyn Renaissance Above what is now a Japanese restaurant, John Mulvany, an Irish-born painter, lived more than a century ago. (New York Times)

Over a Century Later, an Irish Painter’s Brooklyn Renaissance

Food & Drink

Meet NYC’s Best New Slice Of Pizza This is a terrific entry into the ever-more-burgeoning NYC pizza canon. (Gothamist)

Meet NYC’s Best New Slice Of Pizza

Luke’s Lobster Expanding in Brooklyn Bridge Park — Selfie Guide Included The shellfish shack at 11 Water St. will be taking over the Smokestack Building at Old Fulton Street, which it previously shared with sandwich shop Sub No. 7, when it reopens on March 15. (DNAinfo)

UES Sushi Eatery Shut Down for Roaches and Flies, Health Dept. Says Tenzan 89, at 1712 Second Ave failed a March 9 inspection due to live roaches and areas where food was exposed to potential contamination, according to Health Department records. (DNAinfo)

Business

New owners of Aigner Chocolates in Forest Hills keep traditions going while adding their own touch Aigner Chocolates has been a popular chocolate shop in Forest Hills for nearly 90 years, creating delicious treats for customers over the decades. Now, under new ownership, the shop is keeping many longstanding traditions, but is also making some changes. (QNS.com)

New owners of Aigner Chocolates in Forest Hills keep traditions going while adding their own touch

Williamsburg Punk Venue Don Pedro to Close After 16 Years, Manager Says Don Pedro, a 16-year-old dive of a music venue that began as a family-run restaurant and morphed over the years into a stage for heavy metal, punk, rock, goth and drag performers, will shut down in May. (DNAinfo)

Williamsburg Punk Venue Don Pedro to Close After 16 Years, Manager Says

Real Estate & Development

New South Bronx waterfront development has residents asking who it’s for Part of a decades-long trend, this recent example of riverfront real estate growth leaves local residents worried about a tide of new arrivals (Curbed)

NYCHA Plans South Bronx Senior Housing at Mill Brook Houses in Mott Haven As it grapples with nearly $80 million in federal budget cuts, the New York City Housing Authority is pushing forward with plans to build housing on parking lots in its developments throughout the five boroughs.


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