The Day | Airbnb User Faces $30K in Fines

Red tightsJoann Jovinelly

Good morning, East Village.

At 250 Bowery, “22 of 28 units sold in just one month, with prices from $925,000 for a one-bedroom to a hair under $6 million for a penthouse. The loft-like project is attracting the likes of Scarlett Johansson and singer Paul Simon, and will house an upscale Anthropologie shop in the ground floor.” [Daily News]

Heidi Grumelot, head of artistic development at Horse Trade Theater, explains why the Red Room will close: “We’ve been renegotiating our lease since the beginning of January, and our landlord has told us that he wants to repurpose the Red Room space into something besides a theater. We’re retaining the Kraine and Under St. Marks, but starting April 1, he’s going to be using the Red Room for his own purposes.” [Astor Place Riot]

An East Villager is facing up to $30,000 in fines for renting his apartment on Airbnb. [WNYC]

At Alder, opening this month, Wylie Dufresne will serve “pigs in a blanket, clam chowder, Caesar salad, chicken liver toast, oxtail stew, calamari, pub cheese. But in keeping with the chef’s style, each dish will be twisted into a surprising manifestation.” [NY Times]

Superchief Magazine is putting on a 65-piece group show to kick off a year-long residency at Lower East Side bar/gallery Culturefix, where the magazine is hosting a new exhibition every week. [Paper]

The owner of The Bantam is getting sued: “Entertainment entrepreneur Noel Ashman says a former business partner used his expertise to remake a Lower East Side dive bar into a high-end nightclub then pushed him out before it opened in spring 2012, according to a new lawsuit.” [NY Post]

The Library at The Public plays it “solid but safe.” [NY Daily News]