The Day | Record-Setting Penthouse Sale

EAST VILLAGE lot (test)Gloria Chung

Good morning, East Village.

“Muji is something that is going to help transform the area,” says a broker involved in the deal we broke news of nine days ago. [The Real Deal]

A penthouse unit at 250 Bowery has sold for around $3.9 million. “Douglas Elliman’s Fredrik Eklund, who is handling sales at the building with his colleague John Gomes, uploaded an Instagram photo of the apartment yesterday, noting that the contract price is a price-per-square-foot record “for the area,” meaning the Bowery.” [The Real Deal]

Clayton Patterson on today’s Lower East Side: “Gone are the days of political outrage, mass political gatherings, inspired firebrand speeches. Today if a youth gets murdered, the most we can hope for is an hour of speeches and maybe a six-block memorial walk.” [The Villager]

The New Museum has opened its latest exhibit, “NYC 1993: Experimental Jet Set, Trash and No Star”: “75 artists are represented in NYC 1993, which fills every nook and cranny of all five of the museum’s exhibition floors, as well as its space at 231 Bowery—a first for the museum.” [The Lo-Down]

“After three arrests, street artist Patrick ‘Moustache Man’ Waldo has decided his work should head indoors — and obey the law.” [DNA Info]

“Ahead of Michael Musto’s sold-out disco concert at 54 Below this Sunday, drag chanteuse Lady Bunny chats with the golden-throated gossip queen about performing with Madonna back in the day, partying at Studio 54 and what to expect when he takes the stage this weekend.” [Paper]

At Mighty Quinn’s, the brisket is “moist and smokey, exactly what you want.” [East Village Eats]