— Chef Eli Kulp went through five months of physical rehabilitation in Atlanta following the horrific Amtrak crash outside of Philadelphia last May. He's now bound to a power wheelchair and can no longer cook, but the chef is overseeing the opening of High Street on Hudson in the West Village. Kulp tells People: "It's been a commitment of mine to continue to do as much as possible to help get the restaurant up and running through all of this." Amtrak paid for the first month of his acute hospital care, and now Kulp is suing the company for additional compensation. High Street on Hudson is slated to open later this month.
— According to a new study conducted by Seamless and StreetEasy, the New York neighborhoods that tip the most on delivery are Greenpoint, Sunset Park, Woodside, Bushwick, Gowanus, and Ditmas Park. The worst delivery tipping areas are Carnegie Hill, Battery Park City, the South Street Seaport, Central Park South, the Columbia Street Waterfront District, and Sutton Place.
— Back in September, Page Six floated the rumor that Julian Niccolini and Alex von Bidder were eyeing 28 Liberty Street for the new home of The Four Seasons. But now Niccolini tells Richard Johnson that the Midtown legend will be moving somewhere "nearby." If you hear any rumors about the space, please remember that the tipline is always open.
— Members of the DeRobertis family just opened a new Italian bakery in Clifton, NJ called DeRoLicious Delights. Their century-old East Village bakery closed last year after the building was sold. The menu at the new bakery includes favorite from the old shop, and some of the furniture from the East Village made the move to New Jersey, too.
— A new shipping container restaurant peddling paper cones of meat and cheese is now open in Times Square. Tapas Y Papas also serves Spanish tortillas, sandwiches, and drinks. It's located on Broadway between 42nd and 43rd.
— Mayor de Blasio and Governer Cuomo had dinner together in a private room at Casa Lever last night. Both of them ordered the $46 branzino, with no drinks, starters, or dessert.
— Philly cheesesteak mini-chain Shorty's is expanding to 229 Bergen Street between Flatbush and Dean. This will be the fifth location of the restaurant in NYC.
— The Kennedy Fried Chicken location on East 14th Street has been replaced by a mom-and-pop restaurant called Stuyvesant Organics, which has a menu of inexpensive American food. EV Grieve's readers are pleased by this addition to the neighborhood.
— A retired lawyer is suing DB Bistro Moderne after he allegedly swallowed a piece of metal that was inside his chicken entree. The restaurant declined the Post's request for comment.
— Curry Hill vegetarian restaurant Kailash Parbat is now fully kosher. Owner Gary Mulchandani tells DNAinfo: "Apart from Indian people in Curry Hill there are many Jewish people in the area, and we wanted to be able to serve them."
— Musician turned bar owner Handome Dick Manitoba has cultivated an impressive collection of punk rock memorabilia at his Avenue B dive Manitoba's. He tells Foster Kamer: "My goal here is to keep things intact: a permanent punk rock collection." Dick hasn't had a drink in over 33 years.
— And finally, here's everything you need to know about the "deadly" blowfish at Sushi Zen in Midtown: