(Photo: Scott Lynch)

In her first public statement since the East Village explosion, landlord Maria Hrynenko’s lawyer says, “I think Con Ed is really culpable here for not shutting off the gas. They could have shut off the main valve.” [NY Times]

Greenpoint art dealer Nayef Homsi is expected to be arrested soon for allegedly selling $500K worth of stolen Indian and Nepali art in deals that occurred between Summer 2012 and Spring 2013. [DNA Info]

Sibling chefs Eli and Max Sussman, formerly of Mile End, are planning a new restaurant bound for the Lower East Side. [Food Republic]

Chopped judge and Beauty & Essex executive chef Chris Santos will oversee Tao Group’s forthcoming establishment at 199 Bowery. [Bowery Boogie]

Zachary Quinto reportedly purchased an apartment on Great Jones Street for nearly $3.2 million. [Trulia]

Beginning April 15, Time Out New York will become a free publication. [NY Post]

Weekends from May 9 to June 28, Nitehawk Cinema in Williamsburg will host a Jeff Goldblum retrospective. [Brokelyn]

Ovenly just made LaGuardia Airport more palatable — the Greenpoint-based bakery will now supply pastries to Delta’s C and D terminals. [Eater NY]

Peter Pan Donut & Pastry Shop in Greenpoint and Peter Luger Steakhouse in Williamsburg both scored spots on a round-up of the must-dine Brooklyn restaurants that are more than a half-century old. [Fork in the Road]

Casper, a start-up mattress company, will let you nap for free in one of their king-size beds at their 45 Bond Street showroom. [Runnin’ Scared]