The mainstream news has jumped on the Tompkins Square rats story [EVG]. 1010 WINS concluded their report this AM with the score: "In Tompkins Square Park it's red-tailed hawk: 1, kids: nil."
Chelsea Hotel to close for a year: " if you want to spend one more night at the Chelsea Hotel before it closes, now is your last chance." [LWL]
Drinking at Pete's Tavern. [MAD]
Park Slope kids invade Gowanus--creative types booted. [Curbed]
Coney loses a good friend. [ATZ]
Is the lower Lower East Side being rechristened LoDel by the real-estate machine? [BB]