The Day | Cabrini Center Building Goes for $25.5 Million

Chess - Union SquareRachel Citron

Good morning, East Village.

The Lo-Down reports that the building housing the Cabrini Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation at Avenue A and Fifth Street sold last week for $25.5 million. Last month, The Local pointed out that Community Board 3 was concerned that a sale of the building might lead to the center’s closure before its relocation in approximately five years. The buyer and his or her intentions remain a mystery.

Dominic Pisciotta, the chairperson of C.B. 3, and Susan Stetzer, the district manager, pen a piece for the Villager patting the board on the back for successfully working with local politicians on issues like the St. Mark’s Bookshop, Wald Playground, and more.

EV Grieve discovers that 15 East 10th Street was sold for $3.7 million in September. Magnum Real Estate Group is the name given on a demolition permit, indicating that Benjamin Shaoul may have bought the building.

Grieve posts a flyer for D.B.A.’s seventh annual holiday fair, which on Dec. 10, 17, and 18 from 3 p.m. till 8 p.m. will pair beer with “local artisans selling hand-made wares.”

The Daily News has more on the tribute show honoring Don Hill, the late owner of the eponymous rock club, that Jesse Malin of Niagara is throwing along with members of the Dictators and New York Dolls.

If the neighborhood’s bike lanes seem more and more crowded, they are: City Room informs that the number of city bicycle riders has increased by eight percent this year, according to the Department of Transportation.

The Times reminds us that “Optimism as Cultural Rebellion,” Matthew Stone’s show at Bowery gallery The Hole, closes on Saturday: “Photographic-sculptural hybrids by this young British artist consist of muted photographs of entangled, youthful, nude bodies printed on plywood panels, which have been cut into triangular sections, reassembled with hinges and displayed as folded constructions.”