Good morning and happy Wednesday. We’re waking up to a gloomy humpday. Cloud cover will turn to rain early afternoon and the cold downpours will continue until the evening. One of those stay-at-home days, if you can…

Former staff members at Hell’s Kitchen’s now-shuttered Casellula wine and cheese bar are today planning a protest against new owners Vin Sur Vingt — while remembering the happy times spent working at the award-winning neighborhood favorite. Read more…

Staff Chalk Casellula


V-I-Pups, pay up! Fans of the recently renovated Hudson River Park Pier 84 dog run now have the option to buy into a new loyalty club. Read more…

HRPK Pier 84 Dog Run

What we’ve been reading

The alligator discovered in a Brooklyn lake was the sixth found in five years in NYC. (amNY)

The legacy of San Juan Hill is told through this new website. (6sqft)

An overview of the seven factions of NYC politics. (Michael Lange)

The latest edition of the quest to stop license plate cover ups includes an interview with “Leaf Man”. (Streetsblog)

Do you remember these NYC storefronts that have disappeared? (Flashbak)

Freeze Frame

Litter Legion T-Shirt finalists

The Litter Legion has announced the finalists for their T-Shirt Design Contest (the winner gets $250). You can take part in the voting by ranking the final 12 designs. Details here…

Happy birthday to Ben Schneider and Matt Wagner.