The Day | Police Shoot-Out Suspect Arrested

Resto LéonScott Lynch

Good morning, East Village.

The police say they’ve arrested the man they believe shot at officers on Monday morning. 25-year-old Luis Martinez, a resident of the Baruch Houses, has been charged with attempted murder, attempted assault, criminal possession of a weapon, and reckless endangerment.

Last night The Local reported from N.Y.U. President John Sexton’s town hall about the school’s ambitious expansion plan. Today, has news of students making some real estate moves: Chabad House has hosted its inaugural event in its new Bowery digs, a “8,000-square-foot space with exposed steel beams, warm wood-toned doors, leather couches and room for everyone.” The space, for which the Jewish organization has raised $5 million, is “divided into a main hall, industrial kitchen, a rabbi’s study, meeting space, conference room and offices, library and synagogue, the building will allow for even further innovation as programs migrate to the new space.”

DNA Info sits in on a cooking class at East Village Community School that’s sponsored by the Food Bank for New York City’s CookShop program. Started in 1994, the program aims to teach healthy choices to students in high-need areas.

The Wall Street Journal reports that The Pearl Theater (located on St. Marks Place from 1994 to 2009) has signed a new lease in midtown.

A reader tells the Observer that when she moved into her East Village apartment in 1980, it “lacked electricity, running water, windows, heat, toilets, sinks, stoves, refrigerators and plumbing, which had been torn out of the walls by junkies looking for scrap to sell, leaving giant holes in the walls and ceilings — the wind used to whistle through in the winter.” She bought the two-bedroom apartment from the city for $500, and it may now be worth as much as $1.5 million.

Gamma Blog posts a video in which Marga Snyder talks about the history of La Plaza Cultural community garden.

The Art Blog stops into two exhibits currently showing at Bowery galleries: Jon Kessler at Salon 94 and Marble at Sperone Westwater.

Dangerous Minds looks back on Club 57, a “Fellini-esque salon for art shows, demented parties and elaborate DIY theme nights done on the cheap,” and links to an interview at dazed Digital with founders Kenny Scharf and Ann Magnuson. They say they met at the Holiday Cocktail Lounge.

Speaking of the Club 57 scene, Runnin’ Scared hears that a tagger by the name of Le Skunk is the person who wrote the words “Samo lives on” on the facade of 57 Great Jones Street, where Jean-Michel Basquiat died in 1988.

Eater includes an East Ninth Street spot, Kajitsu, and a Great Jones newcomer, Acme, on its list of the city’s 12 toughest reservations.

Fork in the Road discovers that a new Vietnamese sandwich shop on St. Marks Place, Xe May, offers a banh mi taco.