The Day | Joey Ramone’s Jacket Auctioned Off

Good morning, East Village.

Above, footage from Saturday’s Bodega Walk, in which poets Bob Holman, Eileen Myles and other East Villagers protesting the influx of 7-Elevens. [Gamma Blog]

“Hundreds of local residents marched through the streets Thursday night as a show of unity against a spate of Lower East Side shootings in recent months, with the latest resulting in the death of 16-year-old Raphael Ward.” [DNA Info]

Jared Kushner, publisher of the New York Observer, has purchased 17 apartment buildings for $128 million. The seller was Benjamin Shaoul and Westbrook Partners. [New York Post, The Real Deal]

“Some of Joey Ramone’s leather wardrobe and some of his other personal belongings are hitting the auction block. A custom-made black leather motorcycle jacket with zebra-skin pocket flaps, cuffs and epaulets is the star item in an online sale of the Queens-raised punk rocker’s belongings.” [NY Post]

“[Ed] Koch, who died on Friday at 88, was born in the Bronx and raised in Newark and Brooklyn, but he spent most of his life living in Greenwich Village, beginning in 1956 with an apartment on Bedford Street.” [NY Times] And more on his life as a Villager. [NY Daily News]

An East Village biker was slapped with a $270 fine for running a red light and isn’t happy about it. [Gothamist]

“A liquor license application has been submitted for what appears to be a laundry/bistro at 44 E. First St. The owners will defend the application at the February 11 CB3 SLA committee meeting. It may or may not be called Weary Dreamer.” [Eater]

“At Malai Marke, the menu focuses on grilled-to-order kebabs — they’re marinated in ginger, garlic, white pepper and yogurt — and dishes from Goa, an Indian state once occupied by the Portuguese.” [NY Daily News]

At Ngam, chef-owner Hong Thaimee is “a savvy interpreter of her native country’s slogan—the Land of Smiles.” [New Yorker]

Masaryk Towers owes the city $1.4 million for water service. [NY Daily News]

More photos of the hawk in Tompkins Square Park. [Gog Log]

Crif Dogs has a food truck. [East Village East East Village]

Los Perros Locos, “an orange-hued, pink neon-lit, graffiti’d hot dog shack on the LES,” is “turning out wonderfully insane Latin America-inspired tubesteaks, burgers, and more.” [Thrillist]

“The Beagle now has happy hour, which includes drink specials like $10 cocktails and half-off all sherry.” [Eater]

Newcomer Table Verte “may be the only French vegetarian bistro in the East Village.” [Fork in the Road]