The Day | Follow The Mystery

Liberty SneezeTom Schreier

Good morning, East Village.

First we begin with a bit of mystery.  There’s a story unfolding in the East Village, and the anonymous author behind the tale is leaving bits and pieces of a manuscript scattered here and there, The Post reports.   You can find these pages posted onto telephone poles throughout the neighborhood, with each page telling you where to find the next.  The Post found one on Seventh Street and First Avenue, and The Local’s very own Kathryn Kattalia found one on East Eighth Street the other day.  So we here at The Local want to know, have you found any of these pages on your walk to work today?

In other news, DNAInfo reports that the NYPD patrolman accused of raping an intoxicated East Village woman back in December 2008, admitted to using a condom that night, according to a taped conversation, between officer Kenneth Moreno and the woman, that played in court yesterday.  Justice Gregory Carro of State Supreme Court in Manhattan ruled yesterday that the secretly recorded conversation could be played for the jury during the trial, which is scheduled to start next week.

Late last night, EV Grieve posted that sudden illness caused an accident on St. Mark’s Place and Avenue A. According to EV Grieve, the driver suffered a seizure while making a u-turn and hit the wall of the Sushi Lounge as well as the pay phone on St. Mark’s Place.  Early this morning there was another crash on East Houston Street, DNAInfo reports.  According to the report, the incident involved only one car and no one was injured in the accident. The driver fled the scene.

As for the weather? No need for your umbrella today.  Look for sunny skies with a high of 45 degrees.