The Day | A Shoplifter, a Book Thief, and a Hennessy Hoarder

Leaky frozen hydrantSuzanne Rozdeba

Good morning, East Village.

Baby, it’s cold outside. Just look at this photo of a fire hydrant at Avenue A and East Fifth Street.

Community Board 3 has released its February calendar of meetings. [C.B. 3]

“A substitute teacher at an East Village junior high school stole donated books bound for Africa and sold them on eBay, city investigators have found.” [DNA Info]

A Brooklyn woman was “caught red-handed Sunday for allegedly stealing a pair of Jimmy Choo boots from Cadillac’s Castle at 333 E. Ninth St. — after biting both a store employee and a police officer who tried to restrain her, according to the clothing store’s owners and cops. [DNA Info]

At the new Slipper Room, “the meek are well-advised to stay on the mezzanine; audience members on the stage level have been known to be licked, tickled and mocked.” [NY Times]

Eddie Huang, owner Baohaus and memoirist, “lives in a small apartment in Stuyvesant Town with his brother and 120 pairs of sneakers. There are hundred of N.B.A. video games on a shelf and two unopened bottle of Hennessy V.S.O.P. on the table. ‘I always have two bottles of Hennessy in case something happens,’ Mr. Huang said cryptically.” [NY Times]

Mr. Huang revealed that he’s “trying to convert as much of my diet to vegetarian/vegan as possible” in a Reddit AMA. [Eater]