The Day | Yoga to the People Settles

Free Cooper Union, Pots and Pans March and Student Faculty Rally: Stop War On AnimalsScott Lynch

Good morning, East Village.

“Greg Gumucio, founder of the popular, budget-priced Yoga to the People chain, agreed to end his studio’s $8 “hot yoga” classes in a settlement of a $1 million lawsuit by his ex-mentor, Bikram Choudhury.” [NY Post]

“An examination by The New York Times has found that while the [New York City Housing Authority] moved aggressively before the storm to encourage residents to leave, particularly those who were disabled and the needy, both it and the city government at large were woefully unprepared to help its residents deal with Hurricane Sandy’s lingering aftermath.” [NY Times]

“Dozens of students, alumni, and supporters of design school Cooper Union’s free degree programs marched from Washington Square Park to the college’s Astor Place campus to protest the school’s plans to adopt a tuition-based model.” [DNA Info]

“Cops are searching for a suspect who allegedly tried to rob an elderly man at gunpoint in the elevator of a Lower East Side building last month.” [DNA Info]

“A 30-year resident of 206 [Avenue B], an old-school tenement constructed in 1900, describes the back house as a former carriage house.” [Ephemeral NY]

“Sandy shouldn’t soak local local businesses, city officials said yesterday as they launched an advertising blitz aimed at getting shoppers to patronize small businesses impacted by the hurricane.” [NY Post]

Video and photos from the Tompkins Square Park tree lighting. [Gamma Blog]

At Porsena Extra Bar, Sara Jenkins is serving olive oil from her family farm in Tuscany. [Grub Street]

Former East Village shop Downtown Music Gallery is now really downtown: “Let’s put it this way: Nobody is going to Downtown Music Gallery by accident. You’ve got to know where it is, `cos you ain’t going to simply stumble upon it.” [Flaming Pablum]

“The Bartender’s Ball at the Bowery Hotel, an event created by bartenders from some of New York’s best cocktail spots, including Ward III, Employees Only and Death + Company, raised more than $40,000, with all net proceeds going to Occupy Sandy Relief and for the Soaring Spirits Loss Foundation, which provides peer-based grief support.” [The 6th Floor]