The Day | Elevator Bandit Arrested

FDNY ChristmasScott Lynch

Good morning, East Village.

“Police have arrested a man in connection with a series of elevator robberies over the last week and a half,” including a gunpoint robbery in the East Village. [NBC NY]

More changes on the Bowery: ““Bitsy Bardot is opening a restaurant at 341 Broome, right on Bowery,” says the chairman of the retail group at Douglas Elliman. “SRO restaurant at 245 Bowery may open soon.” [Commercial Observer]

“Professors at New York University’s largest school are planning to meet Thursday to contemplate a bold undertaking: holding a no-confidence vote about the university’s president, John Sexton.” [NY Times]

Mike Fontanta, the former chief sculptor for the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, lives in an apartment on St. Marks Place that’s full of fun-house touches: “Drawing on his skills as a carpenter and an artist, Mr. Fontana has fitted it out like a boat and employed all sorts of perspective tricks so that each of the five “rooms” feels a lot larger than its actual dimensions.” [NY Times]

“Workers building a 16-story residential tower at Third Avenue and East 13th Street accidentally sent wet concrete oozing through a wall and into an NYU dorm next door, according to the university and a lawsuit filed Monday.” [DNA Info]

“Sources tell Page Six that Daniel Radcliffe, who reportedly gave up the magic sauce in August 2010, was spotted on a date at Beauty Bar on 14th Street getting down with the night’s DJ, Michael T. Radcliffe (no relation).” [NY Post]

The Drunken Clam has opened underneath St. Marks Karaoke. It’s serving up sake bombs and “pans of Drunken Clams & Big-Fat Shrimp. Not pictured: the “Best Bud of Beers”, which it turns out is not in fact Bud, but a plate of hot wings, calamari & popcorn shrimp.” [Thrillist]

“Step inside Toy Tokyo and you may recapture your youth or discover that missing collectable that you’ve been trying to find.” [WABC]