The Day | Lamenting The Mars Bar

Phillip Kalantzis Cope

Good morning, East Village.

Much of the discussion in the blogosphere centers around the possibility that the iconic Mars Bar would temporarily close if developers are able to move forward with a plan to renovate a row of properties along Second Avenue.

“No, no, no, no, no, no, no, no,” read the headline on EV Grieve’s post. Grieve also takes a retrospective look at the bar’s place in neighborhood lore, and offers an amusing list of similar bars to visit if the closure occurs. There’s more at Curbed and Bowery Boogie.

And in other neighborhood news, congratulations are in order for EV Grieve, which Tuesday night won Best Neighborhood Blog at the Village Voice Web Awards. We at The Local tip our hats to Grieve and to Bowery Boogie, another locally produced blog that was also a finalist for the award. Bravo to both blogs.