The Day | Cooper Union May Charge Tuition

Star69 performs in the EVCREDIT Star69 performed a live outdoor concert in full costume for audience members on 10th Street and First Avenue.

Good morning, East Village.

The above photo is from a free outdoor concert hosted by The Theater for the New City at the corner of 10th Street and First Avenue yesterday. Alexander Bartenieff, a company member and lighting director for the theater, told The Local it was the theater’s 37th annual Halloween ball. “This is great for the community,” said Mr. Bartenieff while the band Star69 performed in costume for a small crowd. “And very good for the businesses as well.”

The Times reports that Cooper Union is considering charging tuition to well-off students in the future. After protests over the weekend, the school’s president, Jamshed Bharucha told students that “Cooper Union needed to introduce new sources of revenue, reaching $28 million a year by 2018, or about one-quarter of the expected operating costs.” According to the Wall Street Journal, the school had a $16.5 million budget deficit this year.

According to NY1, jury selection has begun in the trial of the man who allegedly punched a woman during an argument over a parking spot that she was holding on East 14th Street.

Jeremiah’s Vanishing New York notices that a street peddler has set up behind the plywood at Mars Bar.