The Day | Happy Birthday, Philip Glass

Bike and RollJoel Raskin

Good morning, East Village.

And happy birthday to Philip Glass. Before the composer’s 75th today, NPR spoke with him at his home a block from the former Fillmore East, where he once admired Jefferson Airplane’s wall of speakers. His townhouse is equipped with “very expensive windows,” he says: “And at one point I realized, look, it’s like — it’s like looking at a silent movie. You can’t hear the cars.”

But forget Philip Glass’s windows: Architect Bill Peterson shows The Wall Street Journal his 14th Street condo, which includes a brownstone facade that folds into the apartment like a garage door, to create an open-air living room. The one-bedroom apartment, decorated with a photo of Patti Smith and a framed Fillmore East t-shirt, is currently on the market for $2.499 million.

Over the weekend, we noticed that Boukies, the Greek restaurant that will replace Heartbreak on Second Avenue, had posted its menu. See it on The Local’s Flickr page.

Alex Stupak’s restaurant at 105 First Avenue, near Seventh Street, Empellon Cocina, announced via Twitter that its doors will open next week.

Gothamist notes that Howard Berke of Caliente Cab Co. has opened Tortaria on 12th Street and University Place. The menu consists of “a slew of Mexican sandwiches” and “for thirsty NYU students? Tequila bar, anyone?”

According to The Post, Mark Teixeira of the Yankees is teaming with the Juice Press to open a location in Greenwich, C.T.

Per BlackBook, 16 Handles has a new machine that allows you to blend toppings in yourself. Name it and you’ll win a $500 Visa gift card.

The Daily News reports that the current incarnation of Guns ‘N’ Roses will play a gig at Webster Hall, but not just any gig: The venue will return to its former identity – the Ritz – for their show on Feb. 15.