In Williamsburg, a middle-aged employee at a kosher food factory lost his hand Friday after it reportedly got sucked into a grinder. [NY Daily News]

Bryan Lepe, 22, was arrested last week for helping a pit bull owner get rid of his dog by stuffing it in a suitcase and throwing it out in a Lower East Side dumpster. The owner was arrested on October 27, and the rescued dog was brought to an ASPCA animal hospital. [DNA Info]

On Thursday, Miss Paradis, a Mediterranean eatery, will open 47 Prince Street, featuring a nine-foot-tall chrome rooftop apple sculpture by designer Philippe Starck. [Eater NY]

At the corner of Ludlow and Rivington Streets, Serafina debuted last night, replacing Galli Restaurant. [Bowery Boogie]

Scroll through photos of the fare at Denizen, a “cheese-centric” Roebling Street restaurant that’s been in business since last week. [Gothamist]

Barnes & Noble Union Square will welcome Anne Rice tomorrow evening and Gilmore Girls actress (and new author) Lauren Graham on Friday.

This East Village eating guide namechecks more than two dozen neighborhood dining destinations of the past and present. [Eater NY]

Saturday Night Live veteran Jason Sudeikis visited the Bowery Poetry Club in a recent edition of “The Talk of the Town.” [The New Yorker]