The Day | The East Village’s ‘Worst Landlord’?

Avenue CJoel Raskin

Good morning, East Village.

The owner of 77 East Seventh Street, Robert Koziej, is among those honored on public advocate Bill de Blasio’s 2011 list of “NYC’s Worst Landlords,” with 110 infractions listed.

So do you think teachers should be allowed to wear flip-flops and tank tops to school? An editorial in the Daily News sides with East Village principal Marlon Hosang of Public School 64, who wants a “professional” dress code. The paper sarcastically says of the teacher who filed a complaint: “Good policy: Defend the right to look like a slob. Challenge the ability of a school leader to set a respectful tone in his building.”

Jazz musician Sam Rivers died on Monday, reports The New York Times. Studio Rivbea, the noncommercial performance space he ran out of his Bond Street loft, was an anchor of the 1970s loft scene, and “served as an avant-garde hub through the end of the decade.”

Looking for a cheap date spot? The New York Times names Zabb Elee, a Thai restaurant on Second Avenue, among “Ten of the Best Inexpensive Restaurants of 2011.”

Take a look at EV Grieve’s before-and-after shots of a building at East Eighth Street near Avenue C, where a mural from the 90s of a man’s face has disappeared. The building was also once home to 8BC, a performance space, as the photos show.

Down for some trivia? The Daily News mentions that the Crocodile Lounge is hosting weekly competitions, where winners earn a $50 bar tab. On top of the lounge’s traditional free pizza with every beer, that’s a deal.