Today a funeral will be held for Carmen Pabón, a local activist who lived in Avenue D’s Lillian Wald Houses for 61 years until her recent death at age 94. [EV Grieve]

A 60-year-old man was punched in the face by an unknown assailant Sunday night after yelling “Trump!” on Essex Street. [DNA Info]

Yesterday a home health aide called 911 after her patient, a 103-year-old East Village woman, frightened her with a tantrum. [NY Post]

On Bowery yesterday, a crane began lifting the modular units atop the future CitizenM Hotel, which will stand 19 stories tall. [Bowery Boogie]

Björn Holm, a sous chef who oversees catering at Dean & Deluca’s Soho shop, will debut a fast-cash eatery called Fat Cat Kitchen at 223 E. 14th Street, an address previously occupied by a psychic. [Commercial Observer]

In Alphabet City, FryGuysNYC, a forthcoming French fry place currently marked by a Lisa Frank-inspired mural, plans to serve its fist customers before the end of the year. [EV Grieve]

Patisserie Florentine, a bakery/cafe in Englewood, New Jersey, will open an East Village sibling on E. 10th Street. [EV Grieve]

The former chef at Stanton Street’s El Rey Coffee & Luncheonette, Gerardo Gonzalez, will open a new restaurant called Lalo today in Midtown. [Grub Street]

Ray’s Candy Store beat out Black Seed Bagels and Veselka in a reader poll of the East Village’s best eats. [Time Out NY]