The Hamptons is waking up! Did you think you needed to wait until MD-LD to have fun Out East? Hell no! There are St. Patrick’s Day parades, guided harbor seal walks, the THAWfest (The Hamptons Arts Weekend) and way more than you imagined happening right now. [Heading Out]

Half-acre park in Little Italy gets reprieve. Supporters of Elizabeth Street Garden file lawsuit to stop development of affordable housing project for seniors. [NY Times]

A new bill aims to put the kibosh on broker’s fees. Two New York City council members are proposing new renter-friendly legislation which would cap brokers fees at one month’s rent and limit the security deposit amount. [Curbed]

6 1/2 Avenue is Midtown’s very own Diagon Alley. Also known as Holly Whyte Way, this little-known avenue doesn’t sell magic wands. [Untapped Cities]

The real “Green Book” was actually a guide to New York City. The Oscar-winning Best Picture “The Green Book” was started by Harlem native Victor Green, who was a postal worker in NYC. [WNYC]

Should Mayor de Blasio have delayed in calling a snow day? On Monday, the decision to cancel schools due to a couple inches of snow looked like a miscalculation.  [New York Times]

As retail vacates, the empty storefronts are finding a purpose. Musicians, performance artists, pop-up shops and professionals are finding vacant storefronts perfect places to show off.  [WSJ]

File this under “Disappearing NYC:” Moishe’s, the East Village kosher bakery known for its Hamantaschen, challah bread, and rugelach, has closed its doors after 42 years. [6sqft]