The Day | Man Charged With Attempted Rape Held on Bail

Kim's Laundromat & Common GroundSusan Keyloun

Good morning, East Village.

DNA Info reports that Imre Meszesan, the man accused of attempting to rape a woman in her First Avenue apartment building, is being held on $100,000 bail. PIX 11 interviews the victim on camera and reports that Mr. Meszesan, a Hungarian immigrant working as a handyman, was arrested for public lewdness in Suffolk County in July.

The Post discovers that there are still deals to be had in the Lower East Side. One apartment hunter says she looked at a couple of places in the East Village, “but they were small. You could be lying on your bed and cook spaghetti at the same time.”

The Village Voice’s Runnin’ Scared blog reports that about 50 protesters gathered outside of the Voice’s offices in order to express their view that the ads that run in the paper facilitate sex trafficking.

Jeremiah’s Vanishing New York looks back on the Miller Fish Market, which opened in 1898 and was still going strong 70 years later at 91 First Avenue. The address now holds an Indian specialty goods store. “This is the kind of change that makes sense,” writes Jeremiah. “One neighborhood store becomes another, one immigrant group replaces another, it’s accessible to all.”

EV Grieve reports that the Bean has decided to withdraw its application for a wine-and-beer license after kickback from the community board earlier this week.

Grieve also gets word that Joe’s Bar on East Sixth Street is back open after a brush with the health department.

Timeout speaks to Giuseppe Gonzalez, a co-owner of Lower East Side tiki bar PKNY who is now helping to open a cocktail bar at 448 East 13th Street. He describes the bar’s design: “Remember that bar called Volpe’s in Mean Streets? That’s the way Golden Cadillac’s going to look — an old Italian social club, but with tons of Art Deco details.”

Eater gathers reviews from Yelp and elsewhere to find out what people are saying about Second Avenue newcomer Cooper’s Craft & Kitchen.

The Times thinks Grey Era Vintage offers “a finely edited collection of goods you won’t find around the corner at Buffalo Exchange.”