–A blizzard warning goes into effect at midnight tonight. 12-20 inches of snow expected, forecasters allege. [NYC Emergency Management]
–Report: “Black and Hispanic neighborhoods (in New York City) struggling with poverty bear the brunt of the battle to shelter the homeless, not affluent white communities.” On the Lower East Side, for example,” there’s a poverty rate of 25% and more than 1,000 homeless beds. On the Upper East Side, where the poverty rate is below 10%, there are only 80 homeless beds. [Daily News]
–66-year-old Ernest Rossi hangs on to his family’s Grand Street business, E. Rossi & Company, one of the last mom-and-pop stores in Little Italy. He has no children, so the unusual gift shop will fade away when he retires. [New York Times]
–New Yorkers can’t get in the door at Katz’s Deli because tourist traffic is “out of control.” It’s time to institute a “locals first” policy at the Lower East Side landmark. [Jeremiah’s Vanishing NY).
–An interview with Lower East Side artist Lee Brozgol, whose “work has deep roots in American culture—gritty, political art that offers a scathing, profound, and heartbreaking look at our country.” [Tablet]
–Lower East Side-based choreographer Paul Taylor debuts new works at Lincoln Center. [New York Times]