In spite of protests, SantaCon will return December 14, launching from Tompkins Square Park and “wend(ing) its way through the East Village and the Lower East Side before jumping over to Brooklyn.” (Daily News).
Sheldon Silver has paid $65,000 in legal fees during the past couple of months in connection with the Vito Lopez scandal. Aides say none of the fees are linked to the separate William Rapfogel embezzlement matter (Daily News).
Real estate experts predict the Lower East Side is in for an “uptick in retail activity” in 2014 (Real Estate Weekly).
The new ownership of John’s of 12th Street, a neighborhood institution, is revealed (EV Grieve).
The Cronuts craze hits the New Museum at 11 a.m. (Facebook).