(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

Sunday at 4 p.m., Adam Purple will be celebrated in a memorial service at LaPlaza Cultural Community Garden in Alphabet City. [Bowery Boogie]

Yesterday The Coalition to Protect Chinatown and the Lower East Side led a march from Cherry Street to City Hall to protest the neighborhood’s changing real estate landscape under the de Blasio administration. [NY Daily News]

On Second Avenue, the space that until recently belonged to Wylie Dufresne‘s restaurant, Alder, seeks a tenant to pay $17K/month. [EV Grieve]

Allied Hardware in the East Village will shutter one week from tomorrow. [EV Grieve]

A subterranean shop called Gamer’s Paradise is now open on Ludlow Street. [Bowery Boogie]

At 7 p.m. tonight, Strand will welcome cartoonist Peter Kuper, who will discuss his new graphic novel, Ruins. Purchase of the book or a $!5 gift card is required to attend.

This clip of a rat carrying a piece of pizza down some subway stairs has garnered nearly 1.5 million YouTube views since yesterday.