(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

Early this morning a fire broke out at Best Value Hardware on Manhattan Avenue in Greenpoint. [Patch]

AltSchool, a pet project of Mark Zuckerberg that provides tech education to elementary-age kids, will open a location on Houston Street next year. [NY Post]

Thanks to a $22 million loan, RFR Realty acquired the three-story office building at Noho’s 337 Lafayette Street. [Commercial Observer]

At 180 Orchard Street, GE Gallery of Mexico will commence with a pop-up exhibition on Thursday. [Bowery Boogie]

Read a review of Oiji, the new Korean restaurant 119 First Avenue. [Wall Street Journal]

Crif Dogs on St. Mark’s Place gets some unwelcome competition this week from their new neighbor, Feltman’s of Coney Island. [Coney Island Blog]

Tonight from 7 to 10 p.m., Otto’s Shrunken Head on 14th Street will host a Tim Burton trivia competition. [The Skint]