(Photo: Leah Jackson)

(Photo: Leah Jackson)

Jayson Avila was arrested on two counts each of assault and attempted murder after allegedly stabbing a couple in Alphabet City apartment building one week ago. [DNA Info]

Council Member Margaret Chin and others rallied Thursday to save Mulberry Street’s 25-year-old Met Food grocery store, which was scheduled to close the following day. [Gothamist]

Two Beauty & Essex alums will help oversee Out East, a 100-seat New American restaurant set to open this month on E. 6th Street. [Eater NY]

Affordable Solar New York, a state-run incentive program, recently outfitted the roof of East Village shelter Nazareth Housing with solar panels to help reduce energy costs. [DNA Info]

Hester Street, a 1975 film starring future Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt actress Carol Kane, is being adapted into a play by Sharyn Rothstein. [NY Times]

The most-popular Bushwick destination for Lyft passengers in 2016 was acclaimed Moore Street pizzeria Roberta’s. [DNA Info]

Here’s a round-up of seven North Brooklyn live music venues that shuttered in 2016. [Greenpointers]

Both St. Mark’s Bookshop and Rebel Rebel Records were remembered in this tribute to 17 additional businesses that closed before the year’s end. [Jeremiah’s Vanishing NY]