After Taco Bell, Rodents Take On Cobble Hill

Clinton Hill: What? You say you weren't at the Pratt annual antique steam-whistle concert on New Year's Eve at midnight? Like, where else could you have been? At least it was captured on this YouTube video. But, dude, it's not the same thing as being there. [Clinton Hill Blog]
Cobble Hill: Is that a squirrel or a rat sunning himself in the window of that shamefully derelict Kane Street walk-up? Locals are bitterly divided over the answer. People, can we all agree that it's a rodent? [Lost New York City]
Dumbo: Will the new owners of an old Water Street warehouse really build a theater and host a Korean film festival in there? We'll see, kimchee. [Brooklyn Eagle via DumboNYC]

Long Island City: Flux Factory, that wacky arts space that pulls stunts like walking tours of fake street art, is being kicked out of its home by the MTA to make way for the tunnel connecting the LIRR to Grand Central. [amNY via Queens Crap]
Midtown: The Plaza is open for business again and hosting deb balls … on Law & Order, that is. The joint's not expected to open again till February or March. [Newyorkology]
Washington Heights: A new program teaches salon stylists to help clients get out of domestic-violence situations while giving them those fabulous low-cost Dominican hair-straightening jobs. [AP]
Williamsburg: Who was the horny, heavy-set Hasidic guy trying to solicit dog-walking non-prostitutes the other night on Montrose and Leonard? [Newyorkshitty]
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