The Day | East Villagers Escape to Bushwick

Street Pig!Joann Jovinelly CAPTION

Good morning, East Village.

A couple that lived in one of Allen Ginsberg’s old apartments decided they wanted out. “They paid around $2,400 a month for less than 500 square feet and a bit too much old-fashioned charm. The claw-foot bathtub was child-size, and the bathroom sink was in the hall. You couldn’t fit a cookie sheet in the oven. Screaming pedestrians passed by at all hours.” The solution: moving to Bushwick. [NY Times]

“A straphanger was slashed aboard an F train on the Lower East Side early yesterday, police said.” [NY Post]

A bitter divorce may mean the end of a sweets spot. “Derek Hackett and Blythe Boyd, both of Manhattan, opened Lula’s Sweet Apothecary in 2008 while still married. But they divorced in 2012, and this month Hackett filed papers in Manhattan Supreme Court demanding the business be dissolved because, he says, Boyd is hoarding profits.” [NY Post]

Fat Radish, Clinton St. Baking Co. and Katz’s are among the best places to eat on the Lower East Side. [Business Insider

Third Rail Coffee is opening a second location at 159 Second Avenue while Haile Ethiopian Bistro will open at 182 Avenue B. In addition, Prime & Beyond is “leaving the East Village and moving to far West Side to be closer to the Lincoln Tunnel and its New Jersey location.” [NY Post]

“I joke that every Asian has a cousin with a 1600 [SAT score],” says Eddie Huang of Baohaus. “I didn’t like playing violin. My mother ran me through the wringer. It was the Asian Olympics. Violin. Piano. Tennis. Chinese school on Sunday.” [NY Daily News]

“We may not have our own mobile app yet, but the dinner party is alive and well here on the Lower East Side in a variety of forms. I’ve seen potluck Shabbos suppers, monthly Wolfgang Puck-themed dinners and a seven course Christmas extravaganza starting with escargots, and ending with Buche de Noel, all served in LES apartments.” [The Lo-Down]

“Yuji Haraguchi, whose Smorgasburg stand, Yuji Ramen, is popular for its ‘mazemen’ or ‘dry ramen,’ which is more of a stir-fry than soup, has announced a series of five-course omakase (chef’s choice) ramen dinners, to be held upstairs at Whole Foods, 95 East Houston Street (Bowery) from mid-March through May.” [Diner’s Journal]

“Some footage of a concert in Tompkins Square Park circa 1981. Bands performing at the long-since-demolished bandshell: Pierce Turner, Essential Bop, Liquid Liquid, Science, and Certain General.” [Flaming Pablum]