Delancey Street – Essex Street

(Photo: Roey Ahram)

Pride & Joy, the barbecue joint that was to replace Lucky Cheng’s, is suing the building’s owner for $22 million and alleging that structural issues like a termite infestation delayed its opening. [DNA Info]

The Landmarks Preservation Commission sent developers of a building next to the Merchant’s House Museum back to the drawing board once again. []

The fate of a 164-year-old synagogue “reflects a broader question gaining urgency across the Lower East Side: What can, and should, be saved?” [Wall Street Journal]

Scarlett Johansson checked out a three-bedroom, $3.69 million duplex in the Silk Building on East Fourth Street. [NY Post]

What do East Villagers really think about their neighborhood? [Curbed]

After an unsettling incident, Greenpointers asks, “Is Greenpoint any more or less racist than the rest of New York City?” [Greenpointers]

And what’s up with this “DIHIPSTER” license plate spotted in the neighborhood? [Greenpointers]

A lousy tipper in Bushwick demanded that their pizza delivery person draw a dinosaur on the pizza box. [Gothamist]

Eight of Swords tattoo studio in Williamsburg now features art installments. [Brooklyn Paper]

An art exhibit pairs contemporary art with Moroccan rugs. [Bushwick Daily]

The Brooklyn Nightlife Awards happened at Radio Bushwick: “From the ever-growing Bushwig collective, to the Locally Grown dancers, the Bless This Mess music, and scene-y kids at Don Pedro’s, Brooklyn drag artists have plenty to celebrate.” [Bushwick Daily]

A 16-unit apartment building is coming to Jackson Street, between Graham and Humboldt. [BuzzBuzz Home]

A 13-unit building is rising over Union Avenue. [Brownstoner]

A lot on Metropolitan Ave. in East Williamsburg is asking $3.6 million. [Brownstoner]

A former gas station on Grand Street in Willimasburg is now a rental unit offering $2,225 studios. [Curbed]

A plywood tour of the Bowery’s big openings, including projects from David Chang, John McDonald, Andrew Carmellini and more. [Eater]

In Williamsburg, Grand Street Restaurant Week begins Feb. 17. [Greenpointers]