The Day | John Legend Sells Bowery Condo

Bound PlanterSteven Matthews

Good morning, East Village.

John Legend sold his Bowery condo — purchased for $1.9 million in 2009 — for a $775,000 profit. [TMZ]

At the Rite Aid on First Avenue, “an East Village store clerk jumped into action after spotting an alleged shoplifter making a run for it yesterday, chasing and tackling the suspect as the man crashed over displays of merchandise.” [NY Post]

Four of Julian Schnabel’s large early paintings are on display at a storefront on East 10th Street. “Speaking of the one-at-a-time presentation of large paintings in a tiny space, Schnabel said, ‘There’s something absurd about it, like there is about all art. At the same time there’s something very pure about it.'” [Art in America]

“Police are asking for help in tracking down a suspect wanted in an attempted robbery this past weekend on the Lower East Side.” [The Lo-Down]

Ubiquitous sandwich chain Subway has “piloted an upscale version of their outlets with the Subway Café, where customers in test markets across the U.S. are able to sip on espressos in a wood-paneled, lounge-style setting and fireplace.” [NY Daily News]

Chilean writer-director Guillermo Calderón, who made a splash at The Public Theater’s Under the Radar Festival with “Diciembre” in 2011 will return with a new play, Neva,” on March 1. [The Lo-Down]