Gaia gate, Empellon Cocina

(Photo: Scott Lynch)

For $1.65 million, you can own a condo inside 179 Ludlow Street—nicknamed “rat castle” by locals during its years-long construction. Units are set to hit the market in mid-September. []

Death & Co. veterans soft opened a new Rivington Street bar, One Fifty One, where snacks include frozen Girl Scout cookies. [Eater NY]

Alex Stupak’s casual new restaurant opening next month in the Sushi Lounge‘s old digs will be called Empellón al Pastor, specializing in al pastor tacos. [Grub Street]

Spitzer Enterprises, the real estate firm owned by former governor Eliot Spitzer’s family, is in talks to buy the former Kedem Winery property at 420-430 Kent Avenue in Williamsburg. [The Real Deal]

Orchard Street’s Blue Moon Hotel, seeking a new owner for the past decade, was listed once again for $19 million. []

Jewelry store and J.Crew collaborator Catbird will open a second Williamsburg location—a 200-square-foot “wedding annex” at 540 Driggs Avenue—on September 26. [Racked NY] Nolita boutique Babel Fair will open a Bedford Avenue sister shop next month. [Racked NY]

The new owner of Greenwich Village’s Quad Cinema will commence with a total renovation of the theater in 2015. [Variety]

Tomorrow night from 7 to 9 p.m., WORD bookstore will host the launch party for That’s When the Knives Come Down, the debut story collection by Greenpointer Dolan Morgan. Friday night at 11 p.m., attend a free screening of Jaws at Videology. [Brokelyn]

Through Thursday evening, The Vintage Twin at 355 Bowery is feting their new line of emoji-stamped flannels by We Wore That with a sale. [Racked NY]

Fred Perry Surplus in Williamsburg will hold a Labor Day weekend sale with up to 70 percent markdowns on clothing and accessories for men, women and kids. Prices start at $10. [Racked NY]

On September 9, the Lower East Side’s Yunnan Kitchen will serve a $65/person, six-course dinner (culminating with moon cake) in honor of the mid-autumn moon festival. Email events@yunnankitchen.com or call 212-253-2527 to RSVP. [Eater NY]

When Birds & Bubbles opens next month on Forsyth Street, the menu will include a $55 fried chicken and champagne special. [Grub Street]

Here are 10 photos of 1940s NYC taken by longtime Lower East Side photographer Rebecca Lepkoff, who died last week. [Curbed NY]