The Day | Another Hotel for Sale, for $21 Million

Fun MixScott Lynch

Good morning, East Village.

Citybiz reports that the hotel at 151 East Houston Street is going for $21 million. The building’s marketer notes that its “rooftop area and basement level could easily accommodate a restaurant, bar, lounge or a combination of all three, and preliminary architectural designs for such space have been completed.”

The Lo-Down outlines changes that the city believes will make Delancey Street more safe, including extended sidewalks, lengthened crossing times, and the elimination of left turns at certain intersections.

Ephemeral New York remembers a time when sidewalk peddlers at Cooper Square were considered an epidemic. Now all that’s left is this guy.

Tonight, Volume 1 Brooklyn will present a night of “Stories from the Lower East Side” at RAC at 9 Clinton Street. Readers include Julia Bartz, Zachary Lipez, Bryant Musgrove, and J.E. Reich.

The Times visits Bowery newcomer The Wren and takes stock of the crowd: “Stylish without much derring-do, the throngs are a mélange of Brooklyn yuppies and Murray Hill early-adopters. Men wear rounded glasses, gingham dress shirts, shearling jackets and countless fedoras. Women opt for flowing dresses, fur coats and the occasional Burberry scarf. An X-ray machine would likely reveal a number of concealed moleskins.”

Judging from a Wall Street Journal profile, Jane’s Sweet Buns is putting its hard-won beer-and-wine license to good use: “‘The Old Fashion’ sticky bun (pecans, bourbon, sugar, vanilla, Angostura bitters) is $5 with a Young’s Double Chocolate Stout. ‘The Rum Runner’ (aged rum, brown sugar, Galliano, cinnamon, nutmeg, raisins) is $6 with a glass of Pascal Pibaleau sparkling rosé.”

EV Grieve digs up a couple of curious apartment listings: The Pink Dorms on East 14th Street bills itself as “safe, stylish, and sophisticated dorm style Accommodations for female students, interns, recent grads, and extended stay travelers staying in New York a minimum of thirty days.” And a spelling-challenged broker advertises an apartment that’s “near many Trany bars.”

Grieve also notes the opening of the Subway next to the old Polonia space.

Here’s a fun question from Yahoo! Answers: “Anyone underage ever bought a bong at st. marks street in ny?” The sole answer so far: “St. Mark’s Place not street.” Heh.

And finally, the headline of this DNA Info item pretty much tells the whole story: “Two People Overcome by Mysterious Smell in Greenwich Village Staples.”