The Day | 240 Years For Bar Veloce Terrorizer

EAST VILLAGE march snowfall4Gloria Chung

Good morning, East Village.

Steve Johnson, 45, who held more than a dozen patrons hostage at Bar Veloce in 2002 has been sentenced to 240 years in prison. [DNA Info]

“The debate over [John] Sexton’s [N.Y.U.] presidency will come to a head this week. The faculty of the university’s largest school, Arts and Science, has scheduled a five-day vote of no confidence. Given Dr. Sexton’s international stature, the vote may serve as the most important referendum yet on the direction of American higher education.” [NY Times]

A woman suspected of stealing another woman’s wallet and more than $2,000 from her bank account earlier this year is suspected of stealing another wallet at Key Food on Avenue A, say police. Police describe her as a white female between 25-30, 5’3″, 110-125 lbs. and dark hair. She is said to also wear “hipster” glasses. [Gothamist]

Patrons of the upscale sports bar SideBAR are said to be causing problems for neighbors in the adjacent Union Square co-op. Members of the co-op complain of a ruined $60,000 flower bed that wraps around the building. [Gothamist]

A new mural on Bowery honors graffiti photographer Martha Cooper. [ANY]

CAAAV has released a statement responding to the eviction of about 50 residents from a building at 81 Bowery. []

An antique guitar shop is opening on East Third Street. [DNA info]

Richard Hell got his first job at The Strand when he was 20. [NY Post]

And finally, some scenes from Friday’s snow storm. [Gog Log]

Correction, March 11, 2013: This post was revised to reflect an error. An earlier version of the headline misidentified the bar where patrons were held hostage. It was Bar Veloce, not Bar Carrera.