One month into 2016, there have already been six subway slashings in NYC. [Daily Intelligencer]

Cuban eatery Cafecito shuttered its Avenue C spot yesterday after 14 years in business. [EV Grieve]

In Mars Bar’s former digs, a “botanical dispensary” and tonic bar called Alchemist’s Kitchen has replaced the juicery NatureEs. [Bowery Boogie]

An LA-based vegan street fair will soon lobby Community Board 3 to hold an annual fall event on Fourth Avenue in the East Village. [Bowery Boogie]

Jerry Saltz wonders whether LES galleries should lock their doors on Sundays. [Vulture]

This weekend, the proprietor of Ray’s Candy Story celebrated his 83rd birthday with a bevy of burlesque dancers at his Alphabet City shop. [EV Grieve]