The Day | Getting Licensed and Getting Around

Political Street Art on Avenue CC.C. Glenn

Good morning, East Village.

Community Board 3 is “a lion’s den,” according to an attorney quoted in the Wall Street Journal today. The fairness with which Community Boards treat restaurant and nightlife industry license applications is under scrutiny in the article, which singles out CB 2 and CB 3 as the city’s fiercest battlegrounds.

One step forward, one step back. The M15 select bus may be running just fine, but EV Grieve has a photo of what happens when the ticket machines stop working.

Finally, from the history which didn’t happen department, shocking evidence from Curbed that an abandoned 1916 plan to fill in the East River would have left the East Village indistinguishable from Brooklyn, thus making L train journeys much less of a rite of passage.