The Day | Riis Houses Hacker Was a Party Boy

doc'sMeagan Kirkpatrick

Good morning, East Village.

The Times speaks to some of hacker Hector Xavier Monsegur’s neighbors in the Jacob Riis Houses and discovers that he often irritated them by throwing loud parties into the wee hours. But he wasn’t the worst neighbor: he also offered to fix their credit scores.

The Villager notes that, based on a petition of nearly 500 signatures, Community Board 3’s Transportation committee has supported a motion to co-name a part of East 10th Street after Cornell Edwards, the beloved owner of The Flower Stall who died nearly a year ago.

John Liu’s audit of 107 city playgrounds reveals what we already knew about Tompkins Square Park (rats!) and more: “The comptroller’s inspectors also found chipped paint on playground equipment and a missing safety mat near its swings during a visit last July,” reports DNA Info. Plus, “tripping hazards or cracked safety surfaces” were found at Dry Dock Playground at East 10th Street and Avenue D.

Prune, Momofuku Ssam, and Ramen Misoya top Fork in the Road’s list of the year’s ten best East Village restaurants.

A sticker on East Sixth Street invites you to call The Apology Line if you’re feeling guilty about something.

Off The Grid recounts the history of the building that has, at times, housed the Commodore Theater, the Fillmore East, the Saint, and now Emigrant Savings Bank.

Gamma Blog throws up some nice panoramic photos of the 11th Street Community Garden and St. Mark’s Church in-the-Bowery.