The Day | Barrera Gets 25 Years For Killing Girlfriend

Union Square Holiday Market 2012Scott Lynch

Good morning, East Village.

Yes, that’s the Union Square Holiday Market you see above. It’ll reopen this Friday, complete with a “Little Brooklyn” section. [Gothamist]

At a meeting last night, an executive at the company that owns Knickerbocker Village told residents that power would be fully restored today and heat and hot water would be back by the end of the week. They will also get rent breaks. [The Lo-Down]

“A fashion publicist who butchered his ex-girlfriend in her Lower East Side apartment for trying to move on without him was sentenced to 25 years to life in prison this morning – and prosecutors are already pleading with the parole board to ‘never, never, never let him out.'” [NY Post]

“To get cash flowing again after losing business during Hurricane Sandy, the popular S’MAC eatery is asking customers to pre-buy their mac ‘n’ cheese.” [DNA Info]

The Greenmarket, cast out of Union Square while it has been used as a Sandy staging area, is expected to return as early as today. [Diner’s Journal]

Summit Bar is still only doing a quarter of the business it was doing pre-hurricane and other Avenue C businesses are still struggling as well. [DNA Info]

Jeepney debuts its late-night menu this weekend. [Grub Street]

“The southern blocks of the East Village aren’t the dreamiest destination for leisurely dining (see: NYU pubs). But with its elegant food, Calliope, at the corner of Second Avenue and Fourth Street, makes the argument that you can stick around for a least a couple of courses.” [Wall Street Journal]

At Hanjoo, “The nighttime prices are on par with most Korean restaurants in town, but the lunchtime special is a paragon of relatively inexpensive eats.” [Fork in the Road]

Lucky Cheng’s is selling its stuff. [Jeremiah’s Vanishing NY]