NYC Christmas Trees 2013: Bowery

(Photo: Scott Lynch)

Renderings for a 12-story, 124-unit apartment building on Avenue D have been revealed. Rents at Alphabet Plaza are expected to be $2,500 to $3,600. [Curbed]

SantaConparticularly controversial this year — is coming to town on Dec. 14, and is expected to start at Tompkins Square Park. [DNA Info]

E-cig smokers showed up in force at yesterday’s City Council hearing and lit up indoors — but will they be able to in the future? [NY Post]
Here is everything you ever wanted to know about the styling of the new Girls poster. [Fashionista]

Check out these classic album covers shot in and around the village, and see what their current-day locations look like. [Off the Grid]

Williamsburg vegan spot Foodswings is closing. [Free Williamsburg]

Gallery space 7 Dunham will host a holiday mart with vintage sweaters, jewelry, kombucha kits, and more. [Racked]