The Day | Purple-Gloved Burglar Busted

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Good morning, East Village.

The Times bring word that Piotr Pasciak, 24, has been arrested for the burglary of 516 East 11th Street, which was captured in surprisingly crisp surveillance video. According to the paper, Mr. Pasciak had completed a bid behind bars last year for charges related to three home invasions in Ostego County.

The Post reports that a bus driver and a matron, Barry Kurt and Akilah Toppin, have been arraigned on charges of criminally negligent homicide in the death of a developmentally disabled East Village resident who was left in a van on a sweltering day last summer.

The Wall Street Journal reports that Nielsen is preparing to ditch its digs at 770 Broadway and head Downtown. Meanwhile, a real estate agent for the nearby and under-construction 51 Astor Place has a quick update on the search for tenants. “We have strong activity on the building from a wide and diverse array of tenants, particularly those from the technology and digital media industries,” the agent told the paper. “It provides for a large block of space in a marketplace that’s lacking blocks over 100,000 square feet.”

EV Grieve has photos of a guy who reportedly overdosed in Tompkins Square Park last night and was revived by medics.

Capital New York sees a trend in the closing of Partners and Crime and St. Mark’s Bookshop’s ongoing troubles. But it’s not all doom and gloom for indie booksellers. Three new booksellers are opening this month. Where? Brooklyn, of course. By the way, the Bookshop is almost $7,000 shy of its fundraising goal with four days left.

Crain’s brings word that the owner of South Brooklyn Pizza has filed for bankruptcy protection. According to an affidavit, the recent filing “was precipitated by landlord-tenant issues with the landlord, over-landlord and fee owner of 122 First Avenue.” Gothamist talked to an employee at that location who pledged the pizza joint would remain open.

Clothing designer Rachel Antonoff tells Racked her favorite place to shop is Archangel Antiques. “It’s vaguely reminiscent of a grandmother’s attic, just things on top of things, some of it junky, some treasures,” she says.

Bowery Boogie hears word that two former employees of Billy’s Antiques were arrested at the site of its old location for drunk and disorderly conduct.

The Times revisited the case of Jennifer Sultan, the woman whose precipitous fall from grace culminated in charges related to the drug ring that allegedly sold stolen guns from the Ninth Precinct’s locker room.

Booker & Dax is included in a roundup of the best new bars in 20 cities.