The Day | Housing Officer Faces Charges After Accident Lands Partner in Coma

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Good morning, East Village.

The Post reports that Madonna Badger was a former East Villager. The fashion marketing executive lost her parents and three children in a Christmas-morning fire in her Stamford, C.T. home.

DNA Info reports that firefighters extinguished a blaze at Jacob Riis Houses II on Monday afternoon.

According to CBS New York, Matt Sky, an East Village resident, was among those celebrating Christmas at Zuccotti Park.

CBS News also reports, along with the Post and DNA Info, that an East Village housing officer, Rafael Casiano, is facing drunk driving and vehicular assault charges after his car flipped over on the Bronx River Parkway, leaving his partner in a coma.

According to DNA Info, a teacher at P.S. 64 Robert Simon School has filed a complaint with the United Federation of Teachers after Marlon Hosang, the principal of the school on Avenue B, issued a memo preventing teachers from wearing jeans, flip-flops and gym clothes to work.

Billy Leroy reveals to EV Grieve that during the 10 to 12 month hiatus of Billy’s Antiques, he’ll keep busy as the co-host of the Travel Channel show “Baggage Battles.”

NYU students writing for “Off the Grid” discover that “at the turn of the twentieth century, the block on East Seventh Street between First and Second Avenues was heavily influenced by two major figures: architect, George Pelham, and developer and philanthropist Joseph Buttenweiser.” Meanwhile, from 1860 to 1911, the Tompkins Market and Armory occupied the site of Cooper Union’s new academic building.

DNA Info reports that Violet the hawk was captured in Washington Square Park and taken in for treatment of an infected leg.

On Adam Platt’s list of the city’s best 101 restaurants, Prune ranks 72nd, Momofuku Noodle Bar places 38th, and Momofuku Ko comes in at #4.