The Day | A Windblown Weekend

East Village, New York City 851Vivienne Gucwa

Good morning, East Village.

And Happy Friday. The forecast calls for a windy and overcast weekend so bundle up.

We begin this morning with a few re-openings of note in the neighborhood. St. Mark’s Comics has re-opened after Thursday afternoon’s fire, EV Grieve reports.

DNAinfo reports that Coyote Ugly will re-open today after being shuttered because of some health code violations. (Grieve has posted the health department’s report outlining eight critical violations, including evidence of rats and mice.)

DNA also has a post on another local pub marking more than a century of keeping its doors open: McSorley’s Old Ale House, which Thursday celebrated its 157th anniversary.

And Bowery Boogie describes the sudden end to the problematic Levi’s “gears” billboard at East Houston and Lafayette.