The Day | Demolition Set to Continue

East Village, New York City 2000Vivienne Gucwa

Good morning, East Village.

With each passing day, more details surface about Grace Farrell’s life, and death, near Tompkins Square Park. It’s reported that last Thursday, when a friend, Danielle, overdosed in Tompkins Square Park, Ms. Farrell assisted in CPR while waiting for an ambulance to arrive.  If Ms. Farrell’s own death turns out to be from the cold, she would officially be the first to freeze to death in city streets this winter.

Last night’s protest at 35 Cooper Square, in which dozens of demonstrators congregated to protest its planned demolition, might have been too little, too late. EV Grieve reports that a Feb. 13 stop work order has been resolved, and that work leading to the building’s demolition could resume today.

Looking to catch Carmelo Anthony’s debut?  Your best bet may be an East Village bar. Following the N.B.A. superstar’s move to the New York Knicks in a blockbuster trade on Monday night, The Daily News reports that ticket prices have tripled in anticipation of tonight’s Madison Square Garden clash against the Milwaukee Bucks. Tipoff is at 7:30 p.m.

And today’s weather? Pretty manageable, all things considered. The Weather Channel predicts a sunny high of 43.  Temperatures Thursday are also supposed to reach the mid-40s, but rain is possible.