The Day | Another March Through the Neighborhood

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Clayton Patterson sent the above photo of over 100 people marching down Broadway, near East Ninth Street, in a show of solidarity for students protesting tuition hikes in Quebec. Another tipster sent us video of protesters heading down Bowery. Around 8 p.m., The Local spotted police cars racing down 12th Street and up and down Avenue A in an apparent effort to head off the march at Tompkins Square Park. It ended in Union Square.

A representative for Bantam tells us the Stanton Street lounge will open a 30-seat tented patio after a preview party tomorrow. It’ll be open at 17 Stanton Street, Tuesday through Saturday from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. for happy hour and then the door will get more selective after 11 a.m.

With the former Van Tassell & Kearney Horse Auction Mart building now a landmark, Off the Grid takes a closer look at its history, noting that it also served as an assembly-line training center for women during World War II.

CBS News reports that John Mayer made an appearance at the opening of temporary exhibit of Reed Space in the Lower East Side last night, bringing a line of autograph seekers. “The Born and Raised pop-up store exhibit included seven photographs taken by Gari Lamar Askew II from two shoots including the Born and Raised recording sessions and a road trip with Mayer along the Pacific Coast Highway.”

Racked tips readers off to a sample sale at Rogan’s Bowery store tomorrow: “Rogan dresses are going for $45, tops for $25, sweaters for $40, and jackets for $60. A great variety of graphic tees is priced at $12 each.”

David Chang of Momofuku tells Bloomberg that wheat and pork prices have risen three- or four-fold in the past eight years. As a result of higher beef prices, Ssam Bar has switched to a more duck-centric menu.

Alex Stupak of Empellon Cocina tells Serious Eats he doesn’t believe in changing for the critics: “Absolutely not. I think that if you were to adapt based on what critics say then you’re a puppet or a whore of sorts.”

Chef Missy Robbins of tells The Times she likes to eat at Ippudo when she’s away from the stove at Madison Square Park. “Sometimes I want to just go and eat,” she says, “and not be Missy Robbins.”

Eater notices a Facebook posting announcing that Houston Street mac-and-cheese destination Nolita House will close after Eight Years.

Oh, and today is SlurpFREE Day at 7-Eleven. Free sugar-free Slurpees for all.