(Photo: Nicole Disser)

(Photo: Nicole Disser)

An Alphabet City couple was taken to Bellevue Hospital yesterday morning in critical condition after they were allegedly stabbed by their upstairs neighbor, police and fellow residents of 1 Haven Plaza reported. [NY Post] One witness said the female victim attempted to escape to the elevator before putting on her clothes. [CBS2 NY]

Ludlow Street’s eleven-year-old music venue, Cake Shop, will shutter this weekend, but it may eventually reopen in Brooklyn. [Brooklyn Vegan]

Paperwork was submitted to begin construction on a 12-story mixed-use building with 61 residential units at 40 Bleecker Street. [The Real Deal]

In 2017, the original Black Tap Craft Burgers & Beers on Broome Street will reportedly welcome a pair of outposts in Dumbo and on the Lower East Side. [NY Post]

Two Brooklyn born friends and actors—one of whom is a Two Boots alum—opened Fazio’s Sicilian Pizzeria and Rosticceria last month on Knickerbocker Avenue. [DNA Info]

At tonight’s taping of the Snap Impression Game Show at UCB East, comedians will attempt their best improvised celebrity impersonations. [The Skint]

On January 12th, Strand panelists will debate whether Harry Potter books or films reign supreme.

Check out a video tribute to the festive light display on Manhattan Avenue. [Greenpointers]