The Day | A Meeting On N.Y.U. Plans

BuildingsRachel Wise

Good morning, East Village.

With NYU’s decision to abandon plans for a new tower on Bleecker Street, Save the Lower East Side ponders what the move might mean for the prospects of future development by the university in the East Village. EV Grieve notes that the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation is one of the participants in a town hall meeting about the university’s plans at 6:30 tonight at Our Lady of Pompeii, Carmine and Bleecker Streets.

Grieve also has detailed posts about the new “greenstreets” construction projects on Avenue D and along East First Street.

Ephemeral New York offers a quick riff on the turn of the 20th century trend of naming tenements for presidents and mentions two buildings in the neighborhood – the McKinley and the Roosevelt. EV Transitions offers a lesson in more recent neighborhood history with a look at some behind-the-scenes photos of the Rolling Stones filming their “Waiting On A Friend” video at the St. Marks Bar & Grill and along St. Marks Place in the 1980’s.

And DNAinfo has photos of the just-completed mural at Bowery and Houston Street. Bowery Boogie, Gothamist, and Grieve have details on the project, too.