The Day | Grapple in the Apple

Madison Square ParkRachel Citron

Good morning, East Village.

Police are still on the lookout for the thief who robbed Chase Bank on Second Avenue and East 9th Street last Friday.  The New York Post reports that a man entered the bank at around 9:15 a.m. and approached a female teller with a piece of paper.  The note stated that he was armed and demanded money.  The robber was said to be a hispanic male in his 20s and was reported to have made off with $776. 

Also, Eater reports that Momofuku Milk Bar should reopen today at their new location on 251 East 13th Street.  Their customers won’t have far to travel.  The spot is right across from the old one.  Now that Momo has its liquor license, expect other changes as well.  Intoxicating desserts?

Last November, the Bowery Boogie published a list of words in the English lexicon that owe their etymologies to the Bowery thugs of yesteryear. Yesterday, they published a similar list for popular words indigenous to New York.

Never experienced the joy of a spiral fracture?  This Saturday marks the 34th Annual Big Apple Grapple and NY Daily News has all the advice you need on technique and grip from world champion arm wrestler Bobby Buttafuoco.  He’s 57 and far from retirement. In fact, having emerged as the Apple Grapple’s champion 14 years in a row, he’s head of the herd.  This Saturday, Mr. Buttafuoco will be squaring off with Frank (Iron Hands) Malis at the Village Pourhouse.