The Day | NYU Student in Pellet Gun Bust

Rollerblader Statue on CouchFrank Mastropolo

Good morning, East Village.

“An NYU psychology student was busted Monday for allegedly turning his dorm room into an air- rifle factory where he assembled and sold illegal pellet guns used in recreational war games, cops said.” [NY Post]

“Staff at a lower East Side school roughed up a 7-year-old special-needs student and falsely claimed he tried to commit suicide in a desperate attempt to cover up their own incompetence, a lawsuit claims.” [NY Daily News]

The New Museum’s Ideas City festival, which hits the Bowery May 1, will take place in a “70-foot mirrored shed that will stand in front of the museum and reflect the surrounding cityscape and sky.” [Wall Street Journal, DNA Info]

A chat with the new owner of Organic Avenue, which is coming to Third Avenue. [NY Times]

More on Richie Havens’s life as a Villager. [Off the Grid]

Olivia Munn and Robert Pattinson were seen leaving the Bowery Hotel. [Daily Mail, Perez Hilton]

Boukies and Saxon + Parole are now serving lunch. [Zagat]

“Malai Marke brings a trendy approach—with an open kitchen, understated décor and subtle lighting to Curry Row—the East Village area that’s chockablock with garishly decorated Indian restaurants.” [Wall Street Journal]

At the East Village outpost of Joe’s Pizza there’s “no line out the door, more room inside, and a little less wear on the surroundings. The plain slice? Refreshingly similar to the original. Thin, hot, and crispy, with that super-hot cheese and sauce.” [The Daily Meal]