Price of Alcohol Rises on the LIRR and Metro-North; Cooking Classes at Purple Yam

Ditmas Park West: Amy and Romy from Purple Yam begin a series of cooking classes starting November 13 with "Noche Buena: Holiday Treats of the Philippines" and continuing December 3 with "Kimchi and Korean Pancakes." [Ditmas Park Blog]
Greenpoint: Coco 66, local bar and club, is shut down by the Department of Buildings. A sign on the door reads: "Conditions in this premises are imminently perilous to life." [New York Shitty]
Long Island: The LIRR and Metro-North will be hiking up prices of beer, wine, and liquor by a quarter starting in 2011. [Gothamist]