On the Market: Sushi Defense Save Rent-Controlled Tenant; HPD Boss Guilty of Bribery; Why Did DeNiro’s Co-op Really Catch Fire?

Sushi defense saves tenant’s rent-controlled apartment. [Real Deal]
Red Sox GM Bobby Valentine has bike crash after reading text in Central Park. [Gothamist]
A nice package of stories constructing the Barclays Center, and if it redeems Ratner. [ArchPaper]
And some cool pictures of the new arena. [Brownstoner]
Did faulty security equipment start the fire in Robert DeNiro’s uptown apartment? [Daily News]
Protestors interrupt PS109 groundbreaking with cries of gentrification. [DNAinfo]
New Ranger winger Rick Nash recovering in his new North Tribeca loft. [NY Post]
How is South America beating us to congestion pricing? [WNYC]
Theory CEO buying St. Vincent’s penthouse. [Curbed]
Somehow a 1-story garden gnome goes missing from Brooklyn bar. [BK Paper]
The MTA’s finances are bad, but not as bad as you might think. [CapitalNY]
But the LIRR continues to blow money. [Journal]
How Sylvia Weinstock and her hubby turned a Tribeca loft building 3o years ago. [NY Post]
A lovely island in Prospect Park is restored. [NY Times]
HPD boss pleads guilty to taking bribes. [Queens Crap]
A movie about Diller Scofidio + Renfro’s work on High Line, Lincoln Center. [ArchPaper]
Zagat guide now lists 33 Bronx restaurants. [Daily News]
Design-y decor impresario Murray Moss moves on. [NY Times]
Upper West Side historic district passes subcommittee, on the way to implimentation. [NY Post]
Bike and pedestrian upgrades for East Harlem. [Streetsblog]
New winter storm named after Q train. [NY Times]
Whose Bed-Stuy is it anyway? [BK Ink]
Who has the best ramen in Brooklyn? [BK Paper]
Kelly Kennedy Mack keeps Corcoran Sunshine beaming. [Real Deal]
A Frank Lloyd Wright masterwork built for his son is threatened in Phoenix. [NY Times]