Good morning, East Village.
“In an annual ritual, the Rent Guidelines Board took only a half-hour last night to recommend preliminary increases that would range between 3.25 and 6.25 percent for one-year lease renewals and 5 to 9.5 percent for two years.” The final numbers will be determined in June. [NY Post]
“A 14-year-old boy allegedly bit a teacher at a Lower East Side school on Tuesday, police said.” [DNA Info]
Philip Nobel asks, “What names wouldn’t be on the alumni rolls if Cooper had not been free? What future talents will be thwarted by a lack of funds? We’re about to find out, and we’ll never know.” [Architect]
Ten highly quotable Tweets by Alex Stupak, the chef-owner of Empellon Cocina. [Eater]
A couple of guys had a conversation about egg creams at Gem Spa. [Jeremiah’s Vanishing]
The East Village has finally gotten a Mission-style burrito mojado: “Just recently offered as a special — but clearly intended to be a regular offering — Downtown Bakery’s carne enchilada burrito is stuffed with spicy pork strips, rice, and beans, and comes flooded with searing chile ajillo sauce and crema, with some pickled jalapenos scattered here and there for extra heat (but only if you ask for it ‘spicy’).” [Fork in the Road]