The Day | The Butter-Knife Bandit, and 10 Other Morning Reads

EAST VILLAGE storm clouds2Ria Chung

Good morning, East Village.

The Post reports that a man is wanted for two robberies in the Bleecker Street subway station (one with a butter knife) and one in an East Third Street vestibule last month.

The fate of Jerry Delakas’s newsstand remains uncertain, but according to The Post, the Department of Consumer Affairs has reversed its decision about a 35-year-old Bowery newsstand and is giving the owner a brand-new stand that’s two feet farther from the curb.

The NoHo Bowery Stakeholders has released a guide that “lists the location, phone and website of every art gallery, interior design merchant, theater/performance venue, fashion designer/boutique, food and beverage purveyor, institution or landmark in NoHo,” according to NoHo News.

Betabeat notes that Indaba Music, a social network that helps musicians find each other, has moved from an apartment on the Bowery to a proper office above Foursquare on Broadway. “After persevering for five years in an apartment on the Bowery, the startup has decided it was time to stop sharing a single bathroom between 23 people.”

Party planner Mindy Weiss tells Racked she loves New York Central Art Supply. “I especially love the upstairs section of fine papers from around the world. I could spend hours going through all the treasures in the store.”

DNA Info reminds us that certain landlords don’t want restaurants in their buildings. The president of a building of Avenue A explains that “a bank is the cleanest operation.”

A debate fires up on Chowhound, as a board member wants to know which location of Grand Sichuan is the city’s best. “At Grand Sichuan St Marks the menu isn’t as diverse but I think they do Dan Dan noodles and wontons in red oil better than SG,” opines another board member.

Gothamist is an early fan of ABC Beer: “ABC shines in their selection of twelve draft beers that you can take home in a half-gallon growler.”

Gothamist assures that although Odessa’s building is for sale, it has three years left on its lease. Complex takes a moment to appreciate the longstanding greasy spoon. “Renowned for serving cheap, greasy food and innumerable cups of coffee, Odessa is everyone’s favorite dive diner on Avenue A. Come for the pierogies, stay for the crusty company and beer. No one sleeps, no one is sober, everyone is happy.”

The Village Voice names its five favorite sweet spots in the neighborhood.

The Post notes that Gin Palace is serving gin and tonics on tap.