The Day | Bank Manager Nabbed

Trash and Vaudeville, St. Marks PlaceScott Lynch

Good Morning, East Village.

A bank manager who allegedly stole over $300,000 from a customer’s account was apprehended. [New York Post]

“After four consecutive months of modest rental growth, Manhattan rents are accelerating again, according to a monthly rental market report released today by Douglas Elliman.” [The Real Deal]

St. Mark’s Church-in-the-Bowery needs donations to help “ramp up disability access.” [DNAinfo]

Local activist John Penley camped out in front of NYU to protest potential homlessness in the wake of campus expansion. [East Villager]

In a Q&A with Amanda Cohen of veggie-favorite Dirt Candy, the local chef speaks out about getting harassed by online restaurant reviews. [Serious Eats New York]

Pete Wells visits two Filipino stand-outs: “Open since last fall, they are small, casual, fun and often loud — Jeepney with American and Filipino party rock, Pig and Khao with slow-rolling Southern hip-hop. Neither stocks hard liquor, but each still manages to shake up very entertaining cocktails. Recently, I’m glad to report, both dropped their no-reservations policies.” [NY Times]

“At 42, with a French restaurant called Lafayette scheduled to open in NoHo in April, [Andrew] Carmellini is still finding calm at the center of the kitchen. Compared with the showboating, game-show-hosting cooks who crowd the national stage, he stands out for being so reticent and self-contained that in a group, he almost doesn’t stand out at all.” [NY Times]

“Metropolitan Playhouse, OBIE Award winner, presents the fourth annual East Village Theater Festival, a three-week celebration of the ever-vital life and lore of the East Village.” [Broadway World]