In the News: Gitano Was Shut Down Again

••• “Mayor Bill de Blasio […] extolled the benefits of an overlooked aspect of the controversial rezoning of Inwood that cleared the City Council Wednesday: a kind of commercial rent control. Under the accord forged between the administration and local Councilman Ydanis Rodriguez, all new mixed-use developments in the upzoned area receiving $2 million or more from the Department of Housing Preservation and Development must grant commercial tenants a lease of at least 10 years ‘with limited rental increases,’ according to official documents. This will apply to as much as 5,000 square feet of the total nonresidential floor area. ‘This was a really interesting new element to say, we’re going to create affordable small-business space in the new developments,’ de Blasio said in his weekly Ask the Mayor segment on WNYC. ‘If for some reason they need a space, or they need to move, they have a space that is at an affordable level.’ The administration also promised in its deal with Rodriguez to ‘work with knowledgeable community stakeholders’ in deciding which businesses will get leases.” That last part is terrifying. —Crain’s

••• Someone gave the New York Post some bad information about the Brooklyn Chop House, soon to open at 150 Nassau: “There had been talks to open a Denny’s in the space, ‘but the board of the building stopped that from happening,’ a source says.” Not quite! Assuming the rest of the article is accurate, “The 5,000-square-foot eatery will have 150 seats, plus another 35 seats at the bar,” and lyrics by the Notorious B.I.G. are on the walls.

••• “The sixth crime was the charm for a 1st Precinct plainclothes team. The Anti-Crime Unit cops arrested a suspect wanted in a string of bank robberies shortly after his alleged attempt on Thursday to hold up a HSBC bank at 374 6th Ave. in Greenwich Village.” —Tribeca Trib

••• The Department of Health shut down Gitano “for the second time this summer, with 76 violation points for things like flies, insufficient refrigeration, and not protecting food from potential contamination, according to public record.” —Eater