The Day | Joe’s Pub Is Back in Business

Tompkins Square ParkLiv Buli

Good morning, East Village.

If you’re looking for a not-so-humble abode, EV Grieve points to a 4-story townhouse on East 12th Street going for $18,500 a month.  It may not be John Legend’s old apartment, but it’s still impressive.

If you’re in the market for a bargain, you may be out of luck: According to a study cited in Washington Square News, rents in the East Village have jumped up 7.7 percent since Sept. 2010.

After some renovations, Joe’s Pub is back in action. It reopened yesterday, and CBS explains that more seats and better sight lines will make it easier to enjoy the Country Music Association Songwriter Series tomorrow and Friday.

Speaking of southern twang, the 2012 Zagat guide has been released. The Wall Street Journal points out that southern food like the fried tomatoes and okra served at The Cardinal is all the rage.

EV Grieve notes some shifts in the hospitality world. First, Company on East 10th Street is currently closed for renovations and will reopen on Thursday under new management. Next, while Holy Basil is closed for “technical difficulties,” (a.k.a. Department of Health violations), you can quash your craving for Asian food at the newly renamed Yummy Dumpling on Second Avenue at 11th Street.