The Day | New Starts, Familiar Rituals

EV painterGloria Chung

Good morning, East Village.

Congratulations to the Lower East Side Girls Club which will be holding a groundbreaking ceremony this morning for its new building, under construction on Avenue D. EV Grieve has some pictures of progress.

NYU spokesperson John Beckman, interviewed for our article on the University’s expansion plans, gets a platform at The Villager to make his case.

Would you believe that an important East Village Halloween ritual survives in Pennsylvania? You haven’t been able to get tricked out and vamped up in psychedelic gothery on Second Avenue since the store Love Saves the Day closed in early 2009 after a run of over 30 years. Jeremiah’s Vanishing New York reminds us that its out-of-town branch survives in New Hope, Pa., and will doubtless be doing big business over this weekend.

And speaking of transitions involving local icons, Neighborhoodr has a report about the fate of what may the most notorious vehicle in the East Village.