The Day | The Loss Of A Hero

No SympathyTim Schreier

Good morning, East Village.

We wake up to the sad news that Roy Chelsen, an East Village firefighter who rescued his colleagues from the north tower of the World Trade Center on 9/11, has died from cancer. The Daily News and DNAinfo have his story.

In other neighborhood news, the folks at East Village Radio were recognized in a light video on Huffington Post on the musical passions of the station’s DJs.

Meanwhile, many East Village residents were out and about this weekend, some of them mulching their trees at Tompkins Square Park, as The Epoch Times reports. Trees across the city are being mulched, including the 74-foot one at Rockefeller Center, the remains of which will go to Habitat for Humanity to build part of a family’s home.

If you feel like treating yourself after all that mulching – or just because it’s Monday – you might want to check out The Village Voice’s list of the most pretentious restaurants; two of them are in the East Village.