The Day | Residential Sales Up in East Village

Oh yeahScott Lynch

Good morning, East Village.

Neighborhoodr posts a photo from Sunday’s Loisaida Festival on Avenue C while Off the Grid looks back at the festival in 1987, as photographed by Marlis Momber.

Real Deal notes that the East Village and Lower East Side saw a 47.8 percent residential sales growth in 2010, the most of any neighborhood.

Curbed admires a two-bedroom coop a block from Tompkins Square Park that’s going for $599,000. “It might be a little on the small side, but the layout, location, and price all seem pretty decent.”

David Byrne of the Talking Heads, recently spotted biking past an Occupy Wall Street arrest, thinks the new bike-share program will mean good things for the city. “When I finished college,” he writes in The Times, “I wanted to live in the city, where the excitement was. Like a lot of other young people, I arrived in the city with no money and lived in glorious squalor; we spent most of our full, busy lives in bookshops, bars, tiny apartments and cheap ethnic restaurants. It was exciting and productive, but it wasn’t easy, and eventually we wanted life to be less of a constant struggle. We saw that people in other urban centers, especially in Europe, were finding ways to live with their cities rather than in spite of them. How could we do that?”

Speaking of biking, Gothamist notes that a cyclist was struck by a cab near Union Square on Saturday morning. He was taken to Bellevue Hospital with head lacerations that were not life-threatening.

The Daily News reports that teenage binge drinkers are now the fifth leading cause of ER visits to city hospitals.

WNYC touts Vicky Chow’s upcoming gig at The Stone. The pianist is best known for her work with the Bang on a Can All-Stars but has also collaborated with John Adams, Evan Ziporyn and other notables.

The New Yorker recommends a reading at La MaMa Galleria on June 8. Eddie Sarfaty, the Reverend Irene Monroe, Shawn Syms, Judy Gold and others will read from “Love, Christopher Street: Reflections on New York City.” The magazine also plugs a trio of local music festivals — including the Charlie Parker Festival, the CBGB Festival, and the 20th anniversary of Lyricists Lounge — and tips us off to an upcoming Christopher Burr performance at Danspace Project.

According to The Post, “Cowboy Mouth” by Patti Smith and Sam Shepard isn’t the only play being performed at a local watering hole. “Speakeasy Dollhouse,” in which the audience investigates a mystery, takes place twice a month at a club at 102 Norfolk Street.

At the Sign of the Pink Pig tries the burgers at B.A.D. Burger, Bareburger, 5 Napkin Burger, That Burger and The Cardinal. The fast food-style specimen at That Burger at Billy Hurricane’s is “comparable to the lauded Royale burger on Avenue C, but currently shaving a dollar of the Royale’s price.”

Blackbook gives a shoutout to Manitoba’s: “Manitoba’s has always been and continues to be a great bar. It works to remind an area that has been gentrified to the point of no return what it once was and why people think it’s cool. No matter what happens outside its doors, Manitoba’s stays true to its gritty punk roots, and has no plans of changing that anytime soon.”