Christmas trees, East Village

(Photo: Scott Lynch)

A young man was arrested near N. 7th Street in Williamsburg last Wednesday for this alleged hat trick: hitting a pizzeria employee in the head with a chair, threatening to rob a neighboring restaurant, and injuring a cop‘s neck and back at the Meserole Avenue police station. And a middle-aged man was taken into custody the next day for allegedly beating his mother with a pan on Huron Street. [The Brooklyn Paper]

More family strife: on Friday at around 3 a.m., a 43-year-old man was charged with assault after allegedly attacking his brother with a tennis racket on Seigel Street. Later that day, a 24-year-old woman walking on Graham Avenue was robbed of an envelope she held carrying $600. [The Brooklyn Paper]

Next week Mayor de Blasio will introduce a bill that he hopes will bring the end of horse-drawn carriages on city streets by mid-2016. [NY Times]

Previously of Eleven Madison Park, chef Erik Ramirez will helm a new restaurant, Llama Inn, coming to 50 Withers Street early next year. [Grub Street]

McCarren Park unveiled its expanded ice rink, which will host skating sessions through January 4. [Greenpointers]

Fashion boutique Pip-Squeak Chapeau closed its Clinton Street location on the Lower East Side, but its original store continues to service Greenpoint. [Bowery Boogie]

New Twitter handle @WestBedfordNYC is angling to convince some Williamsburgers to adopt the neighborhood nickname “West Bedford.” [Curbed NY]