What were the biggest NYC restaurant complaints in 2018? General lack of hospitality in Brooklyn; improper use of Chinese takeout containers and more complaints from local restaurant critics. [Eater]

The MTA admitted that its definition of  “good service” is vastly out of line with how the average person defines  “good service.” Honestly, their rationale defies logic. [Gothamist]

Biggie Smalls and Woody Guthrie get streets named after them in Brooklyn; Wu Tang Clan gets a street in Staten Island. The vote in city council earlier this week was unanimous. [Pix11]

An alien invades Astoria. Just kidding, it’s an explosion at a Con Ed substation. Which is scarier?An extraterrestrial takeover or our overburdened and aging energy infrastructure? [Queens Daily Eagle]

In response to insane traffic, the city has hired pedestrian bodyguards. Also known as crossing guards for grown-ups. [New York Times]

The difference between a Bronx and Brooklyn accent? Jennifer Lopez explains. [Brooklyn Daily Eagle]

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