December 7, 2011 Weather: Rain, High of 53 Degrees.
A fire broke out shortly after midnight on Wednesday at Georgia’s Cafe and Bakery at 216 West 89th Street on Broadway. Three people inside suffered smoke inhalation and were taken to Mt. Sinai in stable condition. It’s not clear what caused the fire. Firefighters had the blaze under control by about 1:35 a.m. (DNAinfo)
Papasito, the Mexican restaurant on 104th Street that has drawn the ire of residents because of noise and a rowdy atmosphere outside, was denied Community Board 7’s recommendation for a full liquor license on Tuesday night. It still ha a temporary license until the end of February, and the community board is willing to reconsider if the bar cleans up its act. (Columbia Spectator)
Dorothy Parker’s childhood home on 72nd Street, which was damaged during the construction of the The Corner next door (the building with Trader Joe’s) moved closer to demolition on Tuesday night. Community Board 7 denied an attempt by some supporters to include the building in a historic district. The Landmarks Preservation Commission has final say. (DNAinfo)
Bedbugs apparently have been committing incest as they spread throughout New York apartments. (Bloomberg)
The DBLT sandwich (“smoked bacon and grilled pork belly on a focaccia roll with lettuce and tomato”) at Epicerie Boulud on 64t Street has been named as one of the top 10 new sandwiches of 2011. (Eater)
An upcoming Apple store in Texas is apparently being designed to look like a smaller version of the Upper West Side store. (Mac Stories)