The Day | Kushner Buys More Buildings

Owl and PenguinRoey Ahram

Good morning, East Village.

Jared Kushner is still at it: “329-335 East 9th Street and 325 East 10th Street, were sold in an off market deal to the Kushner Companies by Icon Realty Management, which bought the buildings in 2010, according to city records.” [Real Estate Weekly]

“Management of the decades-old West Third Street record store Bleecker Bob’s Golden Oldies said Monday night that a deal to keep a music counter inside the frozen yogurt shop that has leased the space is ‘almost definitely off’ as the vinyl gurus prepare to move out as soon as this weekend.” [DNAinfo]

An alternate take about the No 7-Eleven campaign: “It’s not gentrification that’s being protested. It’s gentrification — in a crystallized form — that’s being preserved!” [Quilas]

Regarding a move from the East Village to Carnegie Hill: “The fact that it is different has both its perks and downsides. We love that is quiet and separated from all of the craziness of the city, but I miss being within walking distance of all of my favorite restaurants and bars.” [Brick Underground]

A q&a with the architect of the new Papaya King. [Design Observer]

A roundup of early reviews of Wylie Dufresne’s Alder. [Eater]

Most of the dishes at Jeepney “are more likely to make converts of adventurous diners.” [Timeout]