The Day | ‘Most of the LPs Are Fine’ at Momo+Momo

Manhattan-20130421-00705Ray Lemoine

Good morning, East Village.

More on the fire at Momo+Momo: “Most of the LPs are fine, some of them were damaged by the water,” says manager Andy Song. “Luckily, nobody was hurt,” Song said. “We hope to be back up and running in a month.” [DNA Info]

The Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation complains that “as part of an ongoing renovation of the 85 year old tower, NYU is ripping out the modern casement windows and replacing them with the blank, single pane ones. The new windows look like they were made for a spacecraft, or at best, a suburban office park, rather than a pre-war Gothic tower.” [Off the Grid]

It’s official: Benjamin Shaoul has broken up with East Fourth Street. [Occupy East 4th Street]

James Murphy, of DFA records and LCD Soundsytem fame, recounts his weekly diet. On April 29 he’ll cohost the LuckyRice Asian food festival’s dumpling party with Mission Chinese Food chef Danny Bowien. [Grub Street]

“Last night, hundreds of kids, parents and local activists flowed into the auditorium at P.S. 134/137 on East Broadway to ‘make a stand’ against Mayor Bloomberg’s cuts to after-school programs.” [The Lo-Down]

The 13th Annual Taste of the Lower East Side will be held on April 25. General admission tickets are $195 per person, and proceeds will go to the Grand Street Settlement. [Taste of the Lower East Side]

El Aripo, a “new family-run restaurant serving arepas and other Latin dishes,” is fast-tracked to open at 172 Delancey St on May 1. [The Lo-Down]

The founder of Forma de Sur is hosting a pop-up shop this weekend, where she will sell acquisitions from her recent trip to South America.[Racked]

Is this East Village co-op with a kitchen that’s “sort of in the hallway” worth $650,000? [Curbed]

The editor of The New York Times Magazine recalls a 1996 bar brawl on Avenue A. [The New York Times]

“Girls” star Jemima Kirke has a painting of a pregnant woman on display at The Hole gallery on the Bowery. [PAPER]

A Burger Week chat with the owners of Whitmans. [Eater]