The Day | Gators in Union Square?

Astor PlaceClint McMahon

Good morning, East Village.

Today in potential changes of ownership for Village property, EV Grieve worries about the fate of the experimental theater Under St. Marks, in the basement of the building at 94 St. Mark’s now up for sale. And in similar but somewhat opposite news, the old Amato Opera house on the Bowery is still waiting for a new tenant, DNAinfo says. In the meantime, it’s the most recent participant in East Village tagging. You’re it!

Also, today the trial begins of two police officers accused of raping an East Village woman in 2008. The woman was returning from Brooklyn and the police officers were allegedly helping her get to her 13th Street apartment before taking advantage of her.

It’s another sunny, cold and windy day here in the city, which apparently is the perfect weather for this new Village resident.

Also liking the climate enough to venture out of doors? A friendly Union Square gator If you run into him (or the escaped and popular Bronx Zoo cobra) today, tell them Happy Tuesday.