The Day | Lawyer’s License Suspended Over 2007 Assault

Screen shot 2012-02-10 at 8.50.29 AMNatalie Rinn

Good morning, East Village.

The Daily News reports that a Manhattan lawyer’s license has been suspended owing to a 2007 incident in which he assaulted his girlfriend in her East Village apartment. According to the News, Michael Zulandt “grabbed a hammer, smashed her $3,500 Cartier watch, ruined her $1,000 purse by filling it with water, poured oil on her $1,500 couch and ripped into artwork with a pen before ripping her intercom off the wall and snatching her cell phone.”

Jeremiah’s Vanishing New York notices a flyer demanding, on behalf of  “The East 10th Street Protestors,” that the owner of 106 and 110 East 10th Street “clean up his mess” at two townhouses where work is being done.

The Villager profiles the eccentric CD and DVD vendor on Avenue A who goes by the name of the Birdman: “The proprietor estimates that there are more than 100,000 CD’s in a space that is much too small for them. And that’s just in the front — the back room holds another 20,000. Not long ago, The Birdman spent five hours trapped in that room when the piles collapsed, trapping him until he could dig himself out.”

East Village Arts recommends “Figuratively Speaking,” playing at the Wow Cafe Theater on East 4th Street on Feb. 24 and 25: “In this striking solo performance, the audience is privy to the protagonist, a fine art model, posing for the artists who sketch her. But the muse is quickly reframed as the creator as she offers personal accounts of her life and work, and her influence in the Figurative Art sphere.”

Gothamist takes a look inside Empellón Cocina, the spin-off of West Village Mexican spot Empellón that Alex Stupak has opened inside the former Counter space: “The menu at Cocina is more about fully plated dishes. Yes, you can still get gauc or queso fundido but now you can also try things like cod with gachas de arroz with plaintains and chilpachole or bay scallops with huitlacoche, rutabaga and brown butter mole.”

Dangerous Minds posts a clip of New Order playing the Ukrainian National Home on First Avenue in 1981: “Low lights, the musicians saying nearly nothing to the audience, a concert held in a hot sweaty basement—here’s an extremely underground quality to this show.”

According to a press release, the East 10th Street barber shop and bar, The Blind Barber, has teamed with Gillette to create a “barber shop inspired lounge” that will be open through Feb. 16 at Milk Studios: “The Blind Barber for Gillette, an extension of the old school barbershop and bar located in the East Village, will be offering guests who visit Milk Studios haircuts, trims and facial hair styling services using the new Gillette Fusion ProGlide Styler throughout the duration of Fashion Week.”

The Times recommends Simone as a Valentine’s date spot: “With its red tin ceiling and sultry red lighting, Simone feels more like the Moulin Rouge than like a martini bar and cafe in the East Village. Though there’s no fromage-y cabaret show, the Indochine-style décor and signature martinis make it a festive place to meet a new amour.”