The Day | 35 Cooper Square Closes

On BlueTim Schreier

Good morning, East Village.

Cooper 35 Asian Pub is closed, Bowery Boogie reports. Drinks were served for the last time on Saturday night, just one day after a rally to protest planned development at the site of the historic 35 Cooper Square. EV Grieve has posted a link to a petition you can sign to urge the Landmarks Preservation Committee to grant the building a designation that would prevent construction at the site. Nearly 1,100 people have attached their names so far.

George Condo, a prominent artist in the East Village in the 1980’s, has a new exhibit called “Mental States” at the New Museum. NearSay gives a taste of the artist’s idiosyncratic representation of the human psyche, which will be on display until May 8.

Want to see the New York that could have been? Check out David W. Dunlap’s “The City’s Future That Never Was” in The Times. The United Nations center could have been in Flushing Meadow Park, bridges could have traveled over and through skyscrapers, and the Jets could have called Hudson Yards home.

Brace yourself: New York’s snowiest winter is showing no signs of slowing down. Accuweather says to expect another two to five inches between tonight and Wednesday evening.