The Day | Nina Munk Clinches $3.7 Million Townhouse

Flaming CactusScott Lynch

Good morning, East Village. And happy first day of spring!

The folks at Blue & Gold tell the Post that Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez is disputing $17,604 worth of purchases at the Bowery boutique. The store says he disputed charges to his AmEx Black card after he tried to return outfits he had purchased for his niece and was told he could only receive store credit.

Gothamist hears more about the forthcoming CBGB music festival, though nothing concrete: “For now, we can tell you that Duff McKagan (Guns n’ Roses, Velvet Revolver) has expressed interest and could potentially be one of the headlining acts—the venue and the musician have a mutual appreciation for each other.”

Real Deal reports that Nina Munk, a contributing editor at Vanity Fair and the author of “Fools Rush In: Steve Case, Jerry Levin, and the Unmaking of AOL Time Warner,” has purchased a historic townhouse designed by the architect who went on to design St. Patrick’s Cathedral and Grace Church. The 3,380-square-foot townhouse at 25 Stuyvesant Street went for $3.7 million.

In more modest housing news: Apartment Therapy looks at how a Director of Trendspotting (actual job) made her East Village apartment look bigger and brighter by “flip-flopping the original layout of the sleeping and living areas, then customizing hanging divider panels to work in a pre-war building, where nothing is even or level.”

EV Grieve posts a flier indicating that residents of 50, 54 and 58 East Third Street are fighting a mass eviction brought on by new building ownership.

The L Magazine reports that Daniel Radcliffe has joined David Cross, James Franco, and others who’ve played the East Village’s own Allen Ginsberg: he was spotted in Carroll Gardens filming “Kill Your Darlings,” a new film said to be set in the poet’s salad days.

EV Grieve brings news of a couple of closings: Sal’s Pizzeria was seized by marshals and is up for sale, and Japadog was temporarily shuttered by the Department of Health.

Two Boots tweets that it’s celebrating Earth Mother Praise Day today by giving away slices of Earth Mother pizza from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at all locations.