The Day | In One Month, Two Pit Bull Attacks

DNA Info reports that in the past month, two dogs have been attacked by pit bulls from Social Tees, the animal shelter on East Fourth Street. A pug-shih tzu mix suffered puncture wounds and lacerations on his neck, and the owner of a Shepherd mix predicts her veterinary bills will amount to between $2,000 and $4,000. Robert Shapiro, the owner of the no-kill shelter (which The Local profiled last year; see video above), says the responsibility lies with the pit bull owners.

Yesterday The Times, along with a dozen other organizations, sent a letter to the N.Y.P.D. protesting that “the police actions of last week have been more hostile to the press than any other event in recent memory.” Referring to incidents similar to the arrests of Jared Malsin, a reporter for The Local, and Tim Schreier, a contributing photographer for The Local, Michael Powell writes in The Times, “At least since the Republican National Convention of 2004, our police have grown accustomed to forcibly penning, arresting, and sometimes spraying and whacking protesters and reporters.”

With Starbucks getting ready to enter the juicing market, The Daily talks to Doug Green, the founder and manager of Liquiteria, who is still sore that the coffee giant hired away his “right-hand woman.” Says Green, “If [Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz] does for juice what he did for coffee, forget about it. They’ll just take over the whole market.” Meanwhile, New York Magazine rounds up the city’s top juice joints, including local spots Liquiteria and the Juice Press.

Gothamist informs that “Gatz,” the Elevator Repair Service’s acclaimed stage adaptation of “The Great Gatsby,” will have a limited run at the Public Theater in March. Tickets go on sale in January.

The Sartorialist visits Tompkins Square Park.

EV Grieve gets word that the Lower Eastside Girls Club has installed a 1958 Airstream trailer inside of its new building. It’ll be used as a recording studio.

Bowery Boogie notes that Veselka Bowery started serving lunch over the weekend and has a look at the menu.

Also from Bowery Boogie: Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer is calling upon the City Planning Commission to consider a rezoning of the eastern side of the Bowery, in hopes that it “will encourage appropriate built forms while preserving the Bowery’s historic character.”

Immaculate Infatuation is a big fan of “awesome” First Street newcomer Prima: “It may only be a month old, but Prima has already entered immediate Infatuation go-to status.”