The Day | Rent Regulation Extended Another Three Years

shooting from the hipPhillip Kalantzis-Cope

Good morning, East Village.

City Room reports that the city has extended its participation in rent regulation for another three years, since the current occupancy rate of 3.12 percent (considered a state of housing emergency) is below the 5 percent mark at which it must be lifted.

Racked NY assures that the Patricia Field boutique where a “For Rent” sign went up this weekend isn’t moving very far. The store is set to reopen two doors down, at 306 Bowery, leaving the old space at 302 Bowery available for only $30,000 per month. Takers?

You can now check out Keith Haring’s journal, one page at a time, according to Bowery Boogie.

Washington Square News pens an editorial in favor of NYU’s expansion: ” Our students are not swarms of tourists clogging the veins that circulate through Greenwich Village. Instead, we are a part of its lifeblood; our equally historical university has called the Village home since 1831 and has grown in tandem with the neighborhood, adding a diverse and youthful vibrancy.”

Daily Intel attends another celebrity Occupy Wall Street event at the Bowery Hotel and witnesses “Penn Badgley completely misunderstanding the purpose of a ‘mic check’ by using an actual, physical microphone.”

Via Broadway World, The Horse Trade Theater Group announces “In the Meantime,” a new production at Under St. Marks: “Sitting in a bar watching a game are a couple and a woman sitting by herself. Before the game ends, time stops, and the three of them have the ability to play out new reality after new reality.”

Neighborhoodr picks up a Villager item indicating that Lanza’s is celebrating its 108th anniversary with throwback lunch specials Monday through Thursday: “Soup of the day is $1.75, and 12 entrees are being offered at discounted prices, including penne vodka, $3.25, and chicken marsala, $3.75. A glass of red or white house wine is $3.”

Finally, The Times reports that Poetry in Motion is expected to return to the subway tunnels after a four-year hiatus, per an MTA announcement.