The Day | Bar Veloce Gunman Found Guilty

63rd Street to LES walk   184Bahram Foroughi

Good morning, East Village.

Almost a decade later, the man who poured kerosene on patrons of Bar Veloce and held them hostage at gunpoint has been found guilty. Steven Johnson faces life in prison. [NY Times]

“While ‘P.S. 122: East Village’ is under construction, funded primarily by the City of New York, P.S. 122 will work collaboratively with small Brooklyn theaters, stage performances in public parks and dive bars, to bring more innovative and site-specific work to the outer boroughs and beyond.” [Theatermania]

Bummer: “Starting with the 2013-2014 school year, the Greenwich Village-based university will no longer allow first-year students to select their own roommates.” [DNA Info]

“A major orthodox Jewish New York developer wants to open up a new Jewish Lower East Side kosher restaurant to replace the old Schildkraut Vegetarian Restaurant at 171 Broadway.” [Jewish Press]

Here’s how Brian Wolk of Ruffian describes the brand’s new runway shoes: “We want the show to be a walk on the Bowery on a magical night—an exciting, smoky evening.”

Serious Eats picks the 10 best drinks in the neighborhood, and a former resident isn’t happy about it: “I’m sure some of these drinks are tasty but the culture they’re pandering to and the type of people they draw to the neighborhood completely puts me off.” [Serious Eats]

The Bush Tetras are playing the Slipper Room. [Paper]

The Greenwich Village Preservation Society will talk about the radical history of the East Village at MoRUS today. [Off the Grid]

The early word on EMM Group’s new Bowery restaurant, The General. [Eater]

Today would’ve been the 99th birthday of William S. Burroughs. [Ginsberg Project]