Fallout Shelter

(Photo: Scott Lynch)

Is an Ace Hotel coming to the Bowery? BuzzBuzz Home reports that plans for a 178-room hotel at the former Salvation Army Chinatown shelter are moving ahead. Bowery Boogie spotted a description on the architect’s website indicating that Ace Hotel will brand and operate the hotel, but the blurb now seems to be offline.

A map shows that median incomes have reached $87,000 on the Williamsburg waterfront and $53,000 to $80,000 in other parts of the neighborhood. [Business Insider]

A Brooklyn resident wants the corner of Ludlow and Rivington to be renamed Beastie Boys Square. [DNA Info]

If you missed Phil Kline’s “Unsilent Night” parade through the East Village, don’t worry: he’ll be doing a similar multi-boom-box piece as part of a festival in Brooklyn. [Brooklyn Paper]

Knickerbocker Village tenants who were without heat and hot water for nearly a month after Sandy will get nine days worth of rent credits. [Curbed]

Despite a recent $279 million sale, apartments at Lands End II will stay in the Section 8 program for another 40 years, thanks to a deal struck with the City Council. [The Lo-Down]

The Lo-Down has an update on the planning for Essex Crossing, the large residential and commercial project coming to the former Seward Park urban renewal area. [The Lo-Down]

Here’s Macauley Culkin of The Pizza Underground reenacting “Andy Warhol Eats a Hamburger.” [Free Williamsburg]

Bleecker Kitchen & Co. has taken over the space at Broadway and Bleecker that used to belong to The Corner Shop and The Vault At Pfaffs. [Gothamist]

Robert Sietsema ranks Empire Biscuit’s sausage and gravy among the worst dishes of the year. [Eater]

And another critic thinks Preserve 24 “wins the award for finding the single worst oyster in the history of the ocean and serving it on a plate.” [Immaculate Infatuation]

On a more positive note, The L magazine has just unleashed its lists of Brooklyn’s best new bars, new restaurants, stage shows, and art-world developments.