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Five Napkin Burger on 14th Street: Finishing touchesScott Lynch

Good morning, East Village.

The Post has ID’d the man who climbed the statue of George Washington in Union Square yesterday as “Maksim Katsnelson – whose past antics have included a ‘protest’ against Donald Trump and scuffle with cops in Times Square.” He was taken to Beth Israel for evaluation but will not be charged.

The Real Deal reports that Rose Associates has taken over leasing at 2 Cooper Square, a 15-story rental building owned by a Kuwaiti firm where a studio goes for $4,125 per month.

Today in letter writing: Bowery Boogie reports that Rosie Mendez is on board with the East Bowery Preservation Plan proposed by the Bowery Alliance of Neighbors. That plan seeks to ensure that “any new developments in the area would be of a size and scale that would not interfere with the Bowery’s architectural integrity.”

Handsome Dick Manitoba has an announcement about his eponymous band: “The band has officially been confirmed as direct support for Guns N’ Roses’ SOLD OUT show this Friday, February 10th at Roseland Ballroom! We’ll see you in the pit.”

Jeremiah’s Vanishing New York notes that a new “Chino-Latino” joint, El Paradiso, has opened in the former home of La Nueva Rampa on 14th Street.

The Times gives Butcher Bay the “$25 and Under” treatment. Of note: a backyard will seat 50 in the summer.

A Times reader wants Kips Bay to be renamed “NoEVil” (North of the East Village), and Gothamist isn’t behind the idea.

According to DNA Info, the health department has shut down Open House, a “stylish speakeasy” on East Houston Street, after finding “violations including mice, roaches, contaminated food and issues with the bathroom and plumbing.”

Finally, The Jewish Plays Project and L.A.B.A. (The National Laboratory for New Jewish Culture) at 14th Street Y are now accepting applications for a three-week residency program. If you’re excited about “gathering together with like-minded artists to seek a new, contemporary, cutting-edge direction for Jewish theater in New York City,” then find more information here.