(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

The city’s first medical marijuana dispensary opens today at 212 E. 14th Street. [NY Daily News]

A tenement at 223 1/2 Bowery was demolished in preparations for the Ace Hotel’s construction next door. [Bowery Boogie]

On Tuesday, the city’s health department temporarily closed The Masala Wala, a curry restaurant on Essex Street. [Bowery Boogie]

Alphabet City’s Nonna’s Pizza is closed for an indeterminate amount of time. [EV Grieve]

This Friday, the Bogart Street art gallery Fuchs Project will host “Bushwick 200,” an evening celebrating influential people in the neighborhood. However, the event (to be held in a rapidly gentrifying area) has been the source of racial tensions expressed over Facebook. [DNA Info]

Read a short review of Jim Shaw’s retrospective at The New Museum, which is showing for four more days. [Observer]

Around February 1, an East Village tailoring shop will open at 331 E. Ninth Street. [EV Grieve]

Model Gigi Hadid was seen apartment-hunting this week in the East Village. [NY Daily News]