(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

Carmen Rivera, a 71-year-old seamstress, needed 20 stitches yesterday after she was slashed while waiting for the D train at the Broadway-Lafayette subway station in Noho. [ABC 7 NY]

Sunday on S. 3rd Street in Williamsburg, a man was punched and robbed by three assailants after he tried to stop them from throwing snowballs at his car. [Brooklyn Paper]

On January 17, a couple entering a Greenpoint subway station was attacked around 4 a.m. by two perpetrators who fled the scene. [Brooklyn Paper]

Shoshanna Shaphiro on Girls, aka Zosia Mamet, will play Patti Smith in a new biopic of Robert Mapplethorpe. [Deadline]

A craft beer shop called Paloma Rocket will supersede the Little Laptop Shop on the Lower East Side’s Clinton Street. [Bowery Boogie]

Whynot Coffee, which lost its beer/wine license in May, will have its Orchard Street application reconsidered by Community Board 3 in February. [Bowery Boogie]

Oyster bar Virgola will open a second East Village outpost at 221 Avenue B. [EV Grieve]

Pete Wells named Achilles Heel in Greenpoint a New York Times critics pick. [NYT]