The Day | More on Grace and 35 Cooper

Phillip Kalantzis Cope

Good morning, East Village.

There’s more news on Grace Farrell, the homeless woman who died last weekend near St. Brigid’s Church. Yesterday, The Daily News tracked down Ms. Farrell’s 12-year-old son, Oliver, and Al Muniz, her former fiancé. Upon learning of his mother’s death, Oliver vowed to stay clear of the drugs and alcohol that he and Mr. Muniz said doomed Ms. Farrell. Oliver also spoke of his dream to become a detective when he grows up and recalled seeing his mother last on Feb. 11. Ms. Farrell likely died Saturday night, the same night her son was baptized at East Village’s Holy Redeemer Church.

Eater NY reports that today marks the opening of a new restaurant at The Cooper Square Hotel, named The Trilby. The Trilby is the hotel’s third restaurant since opening in spring 2009.

For many East Village residents, the new restaurant’s opening may only exacerbate existing pain and nostalgia. EV Grieve reports that yesterday, the Department of Buildings issued a permit to the developers of 35 Cooper Square, which will allow them to complete a city-mandated fence repair. Once that work is completed, the developers are expected to continue moving to demolish the historic site, which was most recently used as an Asian Pub.

And according to The Weather Channel, high winds and rain should spoil today’s predicted high of 53. Expect a sunnier, colder Saturday, as highs will only reach about 40.