The Day | $4.525 Million Penthouses on Third Avenue

Celebration of same-sex weddings in random East Village frame storeScott Lynch

Good morning, East Village.

In case you missed it last night, The Local reported that Benjamin Shaoul’s Magnum Real Estate Group, the new owner of the building that houses Cabrini Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation, has failed to come to terms with a potential new operator of the nursing home, increasing the likelihood that it will close when its lease expires in April.

EV Grieve has photos of workers dismantling the roof at 315 East 10th Street, which is also owned by Magnum. The building sits on the block that the Landmarks Preservation Commission designated a historic district on Tuesday. Grieve writes that the work started at 8:30 a.m., shortly after Magnum got the go-ahead for a controversial rooftop addition only hours before the L.P.C. vote.

The New York Post has a cover story on “East Village apartments with eye-popping asking prices,” including penthouses for between $3.6 and $4.525 million at 123 Third Avenue. The Post also reveals that 74-84 Third Avenue, the former home of Nevada Smith’s, will be turned into a rental building, and the vacant lot at 211 East 13th Street will house an 82-unit, eight-story development.

Abounding Grace Ministries on the Lower East Side is losing its home, reports WNYC. Rev. Richard Del Rio was among clergy who gathered outside the Tweed Courthouse yesterday to protest the impending eviction of houses of worship from public schools. Said Rev. Del Rio, “We’ve been serving the community for 30 years.” He pays about $1,500 a month in rent at P.S./M.S. 34, and doesn’t think he can find an alternative.

The New York Times notes that those annoying alternate-side parking stickers, which were banned yesterday in a bill passed by City Council, originated on the Lower East Side. “The city introduced those stickers in 1987 after Brendan Sexton, then the sanitation commissioner, found inspiration on the Lower East Side: a property owner, angry that his driveway was blocked by a car, covered the offending vehicle with stickers. Mr. Sexton set up a pilot program that created distinctive stickers to be placed on cars that prevented street sweepers from doing their job.” Here’s to the end of pesky peeling.