The Day | Cabbie Accused of Raping East Village Woman

OmlettevilleClint McMahon

Good morning, East Village.

The Post reports that a cabbie, Gurmeet Singh, is accused of raping a 26-year-old East Village woman at knife-point after she fell asleep during a ride home from Williamsburg on May 6. The woman was also robbed of $20 and her phone.

With the Landmarks Preservation Committee set to consider landmarking a portion on East 10th Street on Tuesday, Off the Grid digs up a photo of the block in 1934 and notes that it has “changed very little. Cornices, stoops, window hoods and original materials are all very much intact.”

Eater reports that The Wayland will open in the former Banjo Jim’s space this Friday, offering “a slew of cocktails made with housemade bitters, jams, and syrups” as well as a “menu of oysters, bone marrow, steak tartar, and smoked trout.”

Bowery Boogie notices that Teany has reopened after its brush with the health department.

Vanity Fair’s blog shows some love for Takamichi Hair, the newest salon on the Bowery: “Situated on the second floor, and right next door to the also newly located Sperone Westwater art gallery, the space is contemporary and feels like it could be an art gallery as well.”

Business Insider visits the World Class Learning Academy, the British private school that The Local wrote about in September.