The Day | Minnie And The Mars Bar

Winter sky, Houston StreetMichelle Rick

Good morning, East Village.

On Wednesday, we wrote about how many in the neighborhood were lamenting how the iconic Mars Bar might close for two years because of a plan to renovate its space and other properties along Second Avenue.

The housing committee of Community Board 3 Wednesday night pushed the process one step further by endorsing the development plan. Bowery Boogie has more details.

Earlier this week came news that a New Jersey woman has filed a lawsuit after she said she was attacked by the pet cat at McSorley’s Old Ale House. EV Grieve has landed an interview with the cat in question, Minnie, who now has her own Facebook page and a growing legion of friends.