The Day | Christmas Tree Blaze On Third

UntitledSuzanne Rozdeba

Good morning, East Village.

A Christmas tree caught fire outside of Most Holy Redeemer Catholic Church on East Third Street. [Gamma Blog]

Check out a video that’s “the art of idiocy at its finest, showing a group of young men whom we can only assume are tourists, and whom we can only assume had some alcoholic beverages that night, partying on top of a moving party bus (albeit, a slow moving one).” [Gothamist]

Mariann Marlowe of Enz’s isn’t sweating newcomer Bettie Page: “My customers refer to the Bettie Page store as the pin-up Forever 21.” [Jeremiah’s Vanishing NY]

A new show at Sperone Westwater is “inspired by quadrerie, collections assembled by private collectors in the 18th and 19th centuries according to their taste, as opposed to the more systematically organized pinacoteca that developed later. There are landscapes, allegories, society portraits, Biblical scenes.” [Gallerist]

Frank Loyd Wright once planned to create the “first all-glass house in the heart of New York City… at Second Avenue and 11th Street.” [Gothamist]

Jeepney is “a playful spin on its namesakes: open-air vehicles that serve as public transportation in the Philippines,” and the “the kid brother to its cozier and more established sibling, Maharlika.” [NY Daily News]

Peter Hoffman of Back Forty will discuss fracking at next month’s TEDxManhattan series. [Grub Street]