Early Saturday evening, an 18-year-old woman was threatened with a knife and spat on (in the face) at the Essex Street-Delancey Street subway station. No arrests have been made.
[DNA Info]

According to police, on April 12 a female MTA clerk working at the East Broadway subway station, 46, was punched several times and maced by a disgruntled woman seeking a free ride. The perpetrator fled the scene. [DNA Info]

In the wake of a petition, the 28-story Public Hotel complied with local pleas to extinguish its bright lettering that read, “Public.” [Bowery Boogie]

A new “marine transfer station” opening this fall in Gowanus will cut down on the prevalent sight of piled garbage in Williamsburg, Greenpoint and Bushwick. [Williamsburg Patch]

Composer Philip Glass, 80, welcomed a reporter into his East Village studio.
[Sonos Blog]

Preview Du’s Donuts and Coffee, the brainchild of Wylie Dufresne opening next week in Williamsburg’s William Vale Hotel. [Grub Street]

For the rest of April, the East Village’s Baohouse will serve Cheeto fried chicken bao. [Eater NY]

In Williamsburg, a traveling woman returned home to find that a pregnant pigeon had made a nest in her pasta strainer. They duo are now amicably coexisting in the apartment. [CBS NY]