Bees Swarm Cipriani; CPW Residents Protest Bar

• Hundreds of bees swarmed the entrance to Cipriani Wall Street yesterday. [NYP]

• The residents of 15 Central Park West are trying hard to stop a wine bar from opening in their building, fearing it will turn the neighborhood into the meatpacking district. [NYP]

• Greenpoint bar Night of Joy was scheduled to open seven months ago, but suffered several setbacks, including four separate leaks, one of which caused $20,000 in damages. [NYP]

• Gary Vaynerchuk responds to every e-mail he receives. [NYer]

• “Machismo eating” is moving from New York to London, but with objections from PETA. [Guardian UK]

• Online ordering service Snapfinger will soon add independent restaurants to its roster. [NYT]

• In an effort to clean New York’s polluted waters, the NY/NJ Baykeeper is giving away free oysters to whoever will plant and monitor them. [NYDN]

• Starbucks will distribute its products in South Africa. [WSJ]

• Workers at Etsy get a free home-cooked meal every Wednesday. [WSJ]

Bees Swarm Cipriani; CPW Residents Protest Bar