Rocco Spikes the Punch; Freddy’s Gets a Guillotine


• Rocco DiSpirito spiked the punch at a birthday party for optometrist Jeff Dello Russo. [NYP]

• A week after patrons chained themselves to Freddy’s bar to protest Atlantic Yards, the bar has installed a guillotine, complete with a straw man labeled “Eminent Domain Theft.” [Curbed]

• A Gate House bartender saved a customer’s life with CPR on Christmas Eve. [Broadsheet Daily]

• French TV viewers are infatuated with British cooking shows. [Times UK]

• In the New Year, Dunkin’ Donuts will offer franchisees $25,000 bonuses if they refer a new store owner who opens five or more shops. [NYP]