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Good morning, East Village. The latest Occupy Wall Street eviction isn’t the only thing in the news today.

Development company YYY Third Avenue reportedly signed a 99-year lease for the Karl Fischer-designed apartment building that is being built at 78-84 Third Avenue. The Real Deal estimates that lease payments for the future nine-story building are about $1 million a year. The lease was signed in April of 2011 but property records did not reflect the transaction until last Wednesday.

The residential building at 532 East Fifth Street is quickly nearing completion and will offer a haven for green-minded renters. The 10-unit building will offer two-bedroom apartments with a Street Easy Listing quoting the rent at $4,495 per month, a small to price to pay for moving into a place with the “new apartment” smell.

Vanishing New York reports that the iconic “Chow Mein” and “Jade Mountain” signs that hung outside of the Second Avenue restaurant of the same name until 2007 have been recovered. Someone known only as Kathleen from Canada retrieved the signs from a Bronx contractor’s stockpile and has placed them in storage until they can be repaired.

Yesterday at Cooper Union, six teams of college students participated in an egg-drop competition.  The students attempted to design contraptions that would prevent eggs from breaking when dropped onto the sidewalk. According to The Daily News, half of the eggs tossed out of a third-story window landed sunny side up.

NYU Local profiles some of the comedians that are honing their chops and busting the chops of others at various East Village comedy showcases, including stand-up nights at One and One, Three of Cups, Beauty Bar, Luca Lounge, and 2A.

NPR does a piece on the challenges of collective gardening and points out that last year, Campos Community Garden made responsibilities clear by breaking the garden into individual plots. “It’s just really hard when you’ve got a whole lot of stuff going on and only one or two people have shown up [at the garden], and they’re expected to take care of everything,” says one gardener.