The Day | Footage Released of Suspect in Attempted Rape

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Good morning, East Village.

The police have released surveillance camera footage, posted by NBC New York, of their suspect in an attempted rape. The Local reported yesterday that around 3:20 a.m., a man pretending to have a gun pushed a woman to the ground in the stairwell of her First Avenue apartment building.

If you enjoyed last week’s story about the return of a stolen bicycle, you’ll love this one: Gothamist points to a post by Jayson Elliot, who noticed a man suspiciously walking a $3,094 bicycle out of a Soho bike store. Mr. Elliot followed the man to Pinche Taqueria, where he says he saw the bike being sold to a delivery boy, and then to a secondhand clothing store on East 10th Street, where he got the police to arrest the suspect.

You may be seeing more gun-toting nuns on the subway: The Post reports that the N.Y.P.D. is upping the number of decoy officers on trains after a 16 percent increase in thefts.

According to The Times, an exemption that has for years lessened monthly real estate taxes is coming to an end, leaving apartment owners paying higher taxes at a time when the market is relatively stagnant. One example: 110 Third Avenue, Apt. 5D was bought in 2007 for $1,320,000 and is now on the market for $1,499,000; meanwhile the monthly taxes have gone up from $102 to $339, and are estimated to go up to $1,065 in 2019.

EV Grieve hears that John Leeper, a longtime bartender at Grassroots Tavern who retired this past summer, died over the weekend.

The Post talks to the man who is trying to use Twitter to get his landlord, Jakobson Properties, to make building repairs more quickly.

Stuy Town Living posts information on how to file a complaint about the Joy Ride frozen-yogurt truck. The truck has been making appearances inside the complex, to the chagrin of certain residents. One commenter even refers to “the raping of the Oval.”

On November 14, Gerard Renny of Stuzzicheria and Pane Panelle is expected to open Zi’ Pep at 424 East Ninth Street between First Avenue and Avenue A. According to The Feed, the menu will include “family favorites (fusilli with ragù and buffalo ricotta) and Southern Italian classics (pork ribs alla pizziola).”

The Times visits Peels by way of dinner with a textile designer, an artist, and the artistic director for a jewelry designer.

BBC News has a video profile of Lawrence “Butch” Morris, who will be conducting the Lucky Cheng Orchestra every Monday in November.

The Times reviews “Reusable Parts/Endless Love,” a “beautifully built and thought-provoking” dance performance at St. Marks Church. Claudia La Rocco writes: “Doing away with fixed seating and incorporating large, rolling partitions, which are moved periodically throughout the installation to reconfigure the theater and to disrupt sight lines, the artists have transformed St. Mark’s Church in the East Village into a space for catch-as-catch-can interactive experiences.”

Cool Green Mag reviews Grey Era, a relative newcomer to the vintage boutique scene. It offers “a slew of wardrobe staple pieces and free tailoring (for items over $120).”

Just Jared spotted Mary-Kate Olsen in the neighborhood this weekend. Wee.