The Day | Veselka Bowery Opens Tonight

East Village SunriseSuzanne Rozdeba

Though some were all atwitter about Veselka’s Bowery’s new cocktails last night, the restaurant itself tweets that it will open for dinner tonight, with extended hours to come. And look: Menupages has the menu! The Local first took you inside Veselka Bowery, where Michael Sullivan is chef, in August.

The Observer hears that Edward J. Minskoff Equities has secured a loan from Bank of America valued between $165 and $200 million, for construction of its office tower at 51 Astor Place. The Observer paraphrases Mr. Minskoff as saying the building “promises to be among the most technologically advanced buildings erected in Manhattan in the past decade.”

The Villager discovers that Mike Falsetta, a friend of Bob Arihood, has taken control of the photographer’s two blogs along with Mr. Arihood’s brother: “As for Arihood’s voluminous photo archives of East Village street life, Falsetta said the hope is to give it to someplace where it will be publicly accessible, such as the New York Public Library. There are also plans in the works for a photo show sometime next year.”

According to the AP, more than 50 out of 79 people arrested during the Sept. 24 Occupy Wall Street march near Union Square have chosen to go to trial, since “many of the protesters say the disorderly conduct charges weren’t justified.”

DNAinfo reports that a fire broke out at 67 East Second Street yesterday afternoon. It was contained, with no injuries, by 3:08 p.m.

On its Off The Grid blog, the Greenwich Village Society of Historic Preservation’s director of administration pens an ode to the Astor Place cube, noting that “over the years ‘Alamo’ has been spray-painted, chalked, flyered, crocheted, and even transformed into a Rubik’s cube, but remains resilient in the face of these creative/destructive public re-appropriations.”

Speaking of the crocheted cube, Bowery Boogie spots another one of Olek’s yarn carts on the Bowery.

According to Eater, Northern Spy Co. will serve a special menu on Nov. 9 to celebrate Marissa Guggiana’s book “Off the Menu: Staff Meals from America’s Top Restaurants.” Expect pork cassoulet and pickled eggs.