The FDNY responded to smoky conditions Friday morning in the Bedford Avenue L train station. [Gothamist]

Three former Babu Ji employees will receive settlements from the East Village Indian eatery’s owners for previously denied tips and overtime compensation. [Eater NY]

Last week, Brooklyn Animal Rescue Coalition (aka BARC Shelter) in Williamsburg refuted Lena Dunham’s claims about the dog she got there four years ago and recently re-homed. [Yahoo Celebrity]

Columnist Steve Cuozzo compared local Starbucks critics to Trump voters and contended, “A new Starbucks will make the thriving East Village an even better place to live.” [The NY Post]

View Hanky‘s latest show, “29 Paintings I Painted Last Summer When I Tried to be a Painter,” through Thursday at the Lower East Side’s Krause Gallery. [Bowery Boogie]

Chef Esther Choi had The Spotted Pig in mind when she opened her latest restaurant, the 50-seat Korean gastropub Ms. Yoo, on Allen Street. [Eater NY]

Tour MÔTÔ Spirits, a small-batch distillery located inside a Bushwick motorcycle shop. [Edible Brooklyn]

Giglio Feast continues all week long at Williamsburg’s Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church. [Greenpointers]