Melissa Johnson near Graham Ave. in Williamsburg, Brooklyn (2001)

(Photo: Bryan Hiott)

On E. 3rd Street, an eight-story apartment building is available for a $26.3 million price tag. [Crain’s NY]

The Webster Hall team is fighting an uphill battle to open Mul-Bay Cocktail Lounge at 69 Mulberry Street. [Bowery Boogie]

Anyone with spare canned goods, grains or condiments is encouraged to donate them to the very empty shelves of The Bowery Mission. [EV Grieve]

The owner of 2nd Avenue restaurant Ballaro says he was bullied by a group of patrons because he wouldn’t play enough Taylor Swift for them. [EV Grieve]

A food critic recently stopped by Mexican grocery store Miscelanea NY on E. 4th Street. [Gothamist]

Check out a street style gallery devoted to the bikes of the Lower East Side. [The Lo-Down]

Read all about the local activists who take care of the East Village’s community gardens. [The Guardian]