The Day | The Freeze Continues

East Village, New York City 351Vivienne Gucwa

Good morning, East Village.

After a few miserable days of rain, snow, and ice, we’re going to get some sun today. Unfortunately, temperatures won’t rise above freezing, according to The Weather Channel, so keep an eye out for ice.

According to DNAinfo, the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation has urged the designers of the Astor Place and Cooper Square project to better recognize the historic significance of the area in their plans. In a letter to the Public Design Commission, the preservation advocates asked that old Native American and Dutch roadbeds, which date back as far as 1639, be maintained.

Having trouble eating healthily and cheaply? Check out NearSay’s guide to reasonably priced vegetarian restaurants and grocery stores in the East Village and Lower East Side.

Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg proposed an overhaul yesterday of New York’s pension system, which would require new municipal workers to work for at least 10 years to receive pension checks at age 65, eight years after most workers begin receiving them now. Read the full story in The Times.

Call in the canines. The Department of Housing Preservation and Development is looking for a pair of bedbug-sniffing dogs to help inspect buildings throughout the city, DNAinfo reports. In a 2008 University of Florida study, dogs located the bugs and their eggs with a success rate of up to 98 percent. They might consider reaching out for this pooch.