The Day | Cooper Union Has Dibs On Ex-PS 64 Dorm

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Good morning, East Village.

As you can see above, the former Life Cafe space is getting a new restaurant, Maiden Lane. Michael Natale, who posted interior shots to The Local’s Flickr pool, says it’ll open Wednesday. [GammaBlog]

More details have emerged about the dormitory Gregg Singer has proposed for the old P.S. 64 building: “The dormitory, called University House, will have amenities ranging from a health center to private study rooms and a fitness center. Mr. Singer expects rents to be about $1,550 per month per bed. It is expected to open in the fall of 2014. Cooper Union has signed a 15-year agreement for its students to get priority for roughly 200 beds.” [Wall Street Journal]

The owner of Boukiés is suing the State Liquor Authority over an “illegal” liquor license agreement that he felt he was forced into with CB3. [DNAinfo]

Recycle-a-Bicycle hopes the soon-to-launch bike share program will drive customers into its stores. [NY Post]

Registration for the program has already started, ahead of a launch next month. [NY Times]

Model Natalie White flashed Delancey Street, giving bystanders a taste of the Who Shot Natalie White photo exhibit at the new Rox Gallery. [The Lo-Down]

If you’ve been waiting for someone to connect the dots between all the wood-themed art in LES galleries, then breathe out because Benjamin Sutton has noticed it too. [BlouinArtInfo]

“Though Wise Men puts up a speakeasy facade—inconspicuous signage, no windows, incongruous in the neighborhood—it’s considerably less expensive and less crowded than other hidden bars in Manhattan.” [Serious Eats]