The Day | A History of Union Square Protest

Occupy Wall Street: M22, Occupy Union Square, Hula hoopScott Lynch

Good morning, East Village.

The Daily News notes that city officials “will be watching like a hawk Saturday” as Occupy Wall Street protesters rally in Union Square Park. Police once again barricaded the park last night – according to @OccupyWallStNYC, four people were handcuffed. The Occupied Wall Street Journal chimes in with a photographic history of Union Square demonstrations, from suffragettes to anarchists to war protesters.

Massey Knakal Realty Services has added the former P.S. 64 building to its available listings. EV Grieve posts the listing.

The Daily News has a closer look at the penthouse apartment in the A Building at 425 East 13th Street featuring a shiny metal slide connecting its two floors. The apartment’s owner, professional poker player Phil Gafford, left the US after the enforcement of laws regarding the playing of online poker became more stringent. Prospective buyers can go all in on the four-bedroom apartment for $3.99 million.

The one that didn’t get away.  The last remaining unit at the DDG Partners-developed condominium building located at 41 Bond Street has been purchased by DDG Partners.  The developer purchased the last available unit in the seven-unit building, a townhouse duplex, for $5.1 million and The Real Deal reports that it will be converted into a three-bedroom apartment.

The Fine Fare supermarket has agreed to move its recycling center from the East Fourth Street side of the store to the more industrial-feeling side of Avenue C, according to DNAinfo.  Residents of East Fourth Street have long been clamoring for such a move, saying that the recycling center has been a beacon for fights, drinking and public urination. An electrician will begin the wiring for the machines’ new digs this weekend.

New York Theatre Workshop has announced two of the shows it will be featuring in the 2012-2013 season. “Red Dog Howls” by Alexander Dinelaris and “Belleville” by Amy Herzog will both make their debuts at the same theater that welcomed plays like “Rent” and “Once” to the stage before they hit the big time on Broadway.