The Day | Blue Ribbon Does Fried Chicken On Second

EAST VILLAGE fall yellow (test)Ria Chung

Good morning, East Village.

An 18-year-old burglar who allegedly swiped a laptop from Tompkins Square Bagels has been arrested and linked to 10 other crimes in the neighborhood, per the Post.

The Post notes that employees of clubs like Solas and Bowery Electric have helped catch patrons who “dipped” into purses to steal cash and personal items.

On the heels of L’Apicio (Eater runs an opening slideshow of that one), another high-profile restaurateur is coming to the neighborhood: Diner’s Journal reports that the team behind Blue Ribbon will open a fried chicken restaurant at 28 East First Street, at Second Avenue.

Grub Street maps the Momofuku diaspora, listing all the chefs who’ve left David Chang’s restaurants and gone on to great things.

The Daily News reports that the man who allegedly stabbed Michael Jones to death on 14th Street and fled to Mexico “has become the most wanted man in Puebla, eclipsing feared drug lord Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman, the leader of Mexico’s largest drug cartel, who fled Puebla in October, 2010 as a federal and local noose tightened on him.”

Gamma Blog has the latest shots of construction at the evacuated P.S. 60 building.

Want a taste of Mighty Quinn’s, the barbecue joint that’s coming to the former Vandaag space? You can get it at Whole Foods Jan. 2 to Feb 2. The Daily News has the scoop on the first three Smorgasbord vendors that will come to the Houston Street shop.

Off the Grid looks back at the history of Kim’s Video.