The Day | Kushner Keeps Buying

New York City Marble Hill Cemetery (Film)Roey Ahram

Good morning, East Village.

Jared Kushner ain’t done yet: “Kushner Cos. is in contract for two deals with Icon Realty Management’s Terrence Lowenberg and Todd Cohen. The deals include 325 East 10th Street right on Tompkins Square Park, and the nearby 329, 331, 333 and 335 East Ninth Street for a total of 55 apartments and five stores for $28.75 million.” [NY Post]

“Two bedbugs have been found at a Lower Manhattan elementary school since early January, and at least one parent says her child came home with bug bites. PS 188 on the Lower East Side confirmed there was a bedbug sighting in early January, and then again last week.” [NBC NY]

A witness to the Alec Baldwin kerfuffle says he didn’t hear the actor use the word “crackhead” or make any other derogatory comments to a New York Post photographer who has accused him of using a racial slur. [Gothamist]

Arcadia has just published Lower East Side: Then & Now” by Lower East Side History Project’s Eric Ferrara and David Bellel: “Using side-by-side images, Ferrara and Bellel compare drastic changes over the last century to select local storefronts and street scapes by presenting dozens of rare and previously unpublished photographs, along with an historical summary of each photo based on original research.” [Lower East Side History Project]

“A new gifted and talented program could be headed to an East Village elementary school this fall. P.S. 15/The Roberto Clemente School, on East Fourth Street near Avenue D, could be the site of a new K-5 gifted program, provided there is strong demand for it, the Department of Education said.” [DNA Info]

At First Street Garden, murals painted by the Lower Eastside Girls Club portray women who “had made significant contributions to society,” such as Sonia Sotomayor and Nydia Velazquez. [Untapped Cities]

Meatballs at the Meatball Shop and the Wolf Attack at Wolfnights are among 15 great late-night bites on the Lower East Side. [Serious Eats]

The 14th Street location of Joe’s Pizza has revealed itself. [Eater]

“Avenue B Mexican restaurant Mercadito has launched lunch service. It’s available from 12 to 4 p.m. Monday to Friday, with tacos, burritos, and the like for under ten bucks.” [Eater]

“In honor of March Madness, DBGB Kitchen & Bar is hosting a sausage extravaganza on March 20. The family-style dinner event will feature an array of housemade signature sausages, all complemented by new beverages from Bronx Brewery.” [Grub Street]

A review of Boulton and Watt notes that the East Village is going upscale. [Wall Street Journal]