Photo by Avi.

December 26, 2012 Weather: Rain, Snow Showers, Wind, High of 37 Degrees.

A restored version of West Side Story, and a rock concert with no cover charge are are on our calendar.

The Mill Korean Restaurant
on 113th Street and Broadway was shuttered by the Department of Health on Christmas Eve after racking up 52 health violation points. The most serious are below. Mill Korean, as far as we know, is the only Korean restaurant in the vicinity of the Upper West Side. Please inform us if we’re wrong.

1) Hot food item not held at or above 140º F.
2) Evidence of mice or live mice present in facility’s food and/or non-food areas.
3) Food not protected from potential source of contamination during storage, preparation, transportation, display or service.

On the Ave hotel on 77th Street and Broadway will be redesigned in a 1920’s motif next year. “NYLO New York City, which will replace 12-year-old boutique hotel On The Ave at 2178 Broadway at 77th Street, will offer ‘a contemporary take on the era of the Roaring 20s, Prohibition, Jazz and Bohemian lifestyle,’ the Texas-based NYLO Hotels said.” (DNAinfo)

Upper West Side political gadfly Alan Flacks is a world-class schmoozer, eating free all December at political holiday parties. “A big reason anyone goes to these parties, as Mr. Flacks can attest, is the food, which is free and usually good and plentiful.” (NY Times)

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