The Day | Two Arrests During Cooper Union Protest

Occupy Wall Street: A25, Union Square, Freddy Kruger's Nightmare on Wall Street?Scott Lynch

Good morning, East Village.

The Daily News reports that Jesse Kreuzer, the student who faced off with police atop the Peter Cooper monument yesterday, has been charged with reckless endangerment, criminal trespass and obstructing governmental administration. A student who tried to duck under a police line was also arrested.

There was also discontent at N.Y.U. yesterday, as three faculty members penned an op-ed for The Times about N.Y.U. 2031. “Our graduates are among the most indebted in the nation,” they write. “We’d rather see such misery ended than prolonged. This brings us to the academic impact. While Mr. Sexton has said often that his plan will make N.Y.U. strong, it will very likely have the opposite effect. This expansion of the university will eventually degrade our student body.”

According to The Post, “The Occupy Wall Streeter accused of dumping buckets full of urine and feces around the Financial District last month has been deemed mentally unfit to assist in his own defense, officials said yesterday.”

The Post reports that Brooklyn DA Charles Hynes has endorsed a resolution urging the Village Voice to stop running ads, which protesters have said promote the trafficking of underage prostitutes.

Following up on a story first reported by The Lo-Down, DNA Info notes that “The Neighborhood School is rallying to save its beloved library from budget cuts — with kids hosting a lemonade stand, offering $1 manicures and even donating money that they were saving up for toys in a $40,000 fundraising push.”

On his Adam Real Man blog, Adam Rinn laments the loss of Lakeside Lounge and complains that the neighborhood is going downhill: “On the corner of Essex St. and Delancey right in front of the Essex St. Retail Market I witnessed a pack of 5, yes, 5 ‘Jersey Shore’ types boistrously urinating on the market wall. Laughing and joking as they splash their fluids all around.” Perhaps the sight of this decidedly non-Jersey-Shore-type relieving herself on an ambulance on St. Marks Place will cheer Mr. Rinn up?

Speaking of St. Marks, Andrea Peyser of The Post is outraged (outraged!) to find 12-year-olds getting piercings there. Turns out there’s no minimum age for it in New York.

Racked hears that Burlington Coat Factory is replacing Filene’s Basement in Union Square.

East Village Eats points out that the 12th annual Taste of the Lower East side is tonight, featuring food from East Village spots like Maharlika, Vandaag, Goat Town, and more.

And Eater reports that Portland’s outpost of Beauty Bar has closed after two years.