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San Gennaro Still Hanging; Power to the Deliverymen!

The San Gennaro festival is still facing serious opposition from the local community board, which recommends refusing it a permit. [NYT] The Chinese deliveryman revolution is spreading; it's a legitimate movement driven by “sheer numbers and … some forceful advocacy groups.” [NYT] Related: The Heartening Backstory of the Deliveryman Rebellion One of the Gansevoort Hotel’s co-owners is found to have run a business with ties to a Russian assassin and gang leader. [NYP]

Worst Celebrity Tip Ever; San Gennaro All Done?

If the community board’s street-events committee has its way, the San Gennaro festival may get the boot from Little Italy. [NYDN] Jeremy Piven is now banned from all Nobu restaurants for taking a table for twelve in Aspen and then tipping the waiter with an Entourage DVD. [Jewtastic] A morbid look, inspired by the DeMarco’s tragedy, at the history of restaurant shootings and their aftermaths. [NYS]