Not their first rodeo

(Photo: Scott Lynch)

At 179 Ludlow Street—the building known as “Rat Castle” during years of stalled construction—all the condos have been claimed two months after leasing began. [The Real Deal]

Those new tenants might want to stop by Community Board 3’s Rat Prevention Training course on the afternoon of February 6 at BRC Senior Center. [Bowery Boogie]

Thursday at 7 p.m., actor/filmmaker Simon Helberg will discuss his romantic comedy We’ll Never Have Paris, co-starring Zachary Quinto and Melanie Lynskey, at the Apple Store in Soho (Free, RSVP here).

From 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Greenpoint’s Owen James Gallery will fete a new exhibiton, “Negative Circle,” by local printmaker Takuji Hamanaka. [Brooklyn Paper]

LES eyewear mainstay Moscot is celebrating its centennial. [Bowery Boogie]

Take a look inside Petee’s Pie Co., Delancey Street’s latest pastry purveyor. [Grub Street]

Wild screenwriter Nick Hornby will be at Barnes and Noble Union Square on February 4 to plug his new novel, Funny Girl.

Watch some nearly three-decade-old footage of the East Village and the Lower East Side from the documentary film There’s No Place Like Home: Housing Crisis, USA. [EV Grieve]