The Day | Lower East Side Killer’s Confession

photo(362)Sasha Van Olderhausen

Good morning, East Village.

A tipster notes that a 99-cent store has opened in the ground floor of the tony Copper Building at Avenue B and East 13th Street, where the penthouse suite went for over $1.8 million.

A Fine Blog wonders how tall Karl Fischer’s building at 84 Third Avenue will be: “That cannot be the correct rendering as it depicts a 13 story building, not the 9 story building approved for the site according to DOB records.”

The Post notes that Raul Barrera’s police confession was heard in court for the first time. The paper also reprints a transcript of Mr. Barrera admitted to killing his girlfriend in her Lower East Side apartment.

Vice has an update on the Harley Flanagan case. “If the case doesn’t come together, with witness statements and testimony and a grand jury the thumbs up to the ADA to proceed, then the clock runs out on the charges on December 8, and Harley can shut the door on the legal troubles stemming from that night in July.”

The Lo-Down notes that Lucid NYC is back at Drom, bringing “cutting edge innovators, performers, and thinkers, plus music to schmooze and drink by” to the bar.

Timeout brings word of the opening of Hu Kitchen in Union Square. “Founded by health-conscious siblings Jordan Brown and Jessica Karp (who formerly worked in real estate and finance, respectively), the market features various sections serving prepared and fresh foods: a yogurt bar with four types of house-made granola and almond and cashew butters; a cold-press juice bar where you can grab a carrot-apple-ginger bottle to go; and a made-to-order counter, offering rotisserie chickens coated with coconut sugar and kale salad with goji berries.”

Celebrated chef Alain Ducasse tells The Post he’s a big fan of Pommes Frites. “That’s a perfect example of a place that knows exactly what it’s doing, and does it really well. All it is is potatoes and perfect frying. Well, and those great sauces. Whenever I feel like eating something on the street, I go there.”