Food Prices to Increase; Rayon McIntosh Gets Bail Fund


​Predictions loom that the next corn harvest will disappoint, and analysts predict the meager crop yield will inflate food costs.

[Business Week]

The FDA has sent warning letters to 1,200 tobacco retailers in 15 states, finding that many still sell cigarettes to minors as well as offering loosies (those single cigarettes that can be found at many a bodega in the city).

[Huffington Post]

The family of Greenwich Village McDonald’s employee Rayon McIntosh, who in October was caught on video beating two rowdy female customers with a metal rod, is organizing a bail fund. McIntosh and the family claim he shouldn’t have been arrested, and that he acted in self-defense.

[DNA Info]

Cucina di Pesce is set to reopen today, a week after the Department of Health closed the Italian restaurant for violations. The eatery posted signs attributing the closure to “emergency repairs.”

[EV Grieve]

International Pickle Day is on hiatus until 2012, and the Lower East Side institution might compete with a similar, New Amsterdam Market-based festival in the future.

[Bowery Boogie]

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