The Day | Houston Street Lot Snatched Up For $8 Million

Bears on Bowery & 3rdSuzanne Rozdeba

Good morning, East Village.

The dream board on 12th Street got some more contributions after we spotted it yesterday. Passersby wrote that they wished New York was… “CHEAPER,” “safe,” “extraordinary,” “full of equadorians [sic],” “less international,” and (again) “CHEAPER.”

The Real Deal notes that “Ivan Hakimian’s brokerage HPNY has purchased a Lower East Side gas station site primed for residential development,” in a deal said to be worth $8 million. “Existing zoning allows for 43,000 square feet of residential development on the parcel, which has 120 feet of frontage on Houston Street.”

The Lo-Down reports that the 7-Eleven on Delancey Street is now open in the old Loew’s Delancey Theater building.

Rolling Stone reports the CBGB movie finished shooting in August, and will feature 40 songs of the time when it’s released next year. The film’s creators “exhaustively researched other CBGB regulars, and consulted frequently with Television’s Tom Verlaine, the Voidoids’ Richard Hell and Talking Heads drummer Chris Frantz.”

EV Grieve notes that the city has approved construction plans for an 82-unit building at the Mystery Lot on 14th Street.

The Observer reports that NYU faculty members used the Illuminator to project their anti-NYU 2031 message around campus now that everyone is back to school. “The faculty disengages over the summer. People don’t like conflict, and NYU was smart enoug to sneak this thing through the City Planning Commission and the City Council in May, June, July, when everybody was gone. This is not over.”

The Observer gets a look inside MakerBot’s new store at Houston and Mulberry. The company makes 3D printers – marketed to the “engineer, researcher, creative professional, or anyone who loves to make things” – that go for over $2,100.

NYC Taco admires the street art at 190 Bowery.

As part of this weekend’s FAB! Festival, Tze Chun Dance Company will perform a modern dance number. The head of the company stopped by FAB’s offices “to share a little about the piece her company is performing at the Festival as part of Locating the Sacred.”

East Village spots Prune, Mile End Sandwich, and Il Buco Alimentari make Eater’s list of sandwiches to eat before you die.

The Daily News is offering half-off tickets ($10) for the Museum of the American Gangster on St. Marks Place. “Located in a former speakeasy, The Museum of the American Gangster in the East Village documents organized crime from 1768 to contemporary time. View newspapers, photographs, and documents from the time, as well as the more morbid aspects of the time, including bullets from the Saint Valentine’s Day massacre and John Dillinger’s death masks.”

And finally: the rent is too damn high, according to a report released by Comptroller John Liu and picked up by Runnin’ Scared.