The Day | Waiting For The Groundhog

EV icy slush4Gloria Chung

Good morning, East Village.

Staten Island Chuck, New York City’s groundhog meteorologist in residence, may not see his shadow today—freezing rain will continue to fall from overcast skies throughout the morning, according to Accuweather—but it’s hard to imagine winter will end any time soon.

Check out the City Room’s look back on 110 years of Groundhog Day coverage at The Times.

The proposed redesign of Astor Place and Cooper Square is causing trouble on a variety of fronts, Curbed reports. Nearby residents are worried that rowdy crowds would loiter late at night in the expanded Cooper Triangle and a new, thin plaza called the Village Square. On top of that, the plans for Astor Place interfere with an old Native American trail. Check out these renderings at The Architects Newspaper.

According to Real Estate Weekly, the owners of 35 Cooper Square, Arun Bhatia Development Organization, have not yet decided if they will demolish the building, which housed the Asian Pub until a few days ago. A spokesperson for the development group said a decision would likely be made within three or four weeks.