The Day | Trials and Bars

swankyMichelle Rick

Good morning, East Village.

We begin with some hard news today.

A court case against two police officers charged with raping an East Village woman last year has been delayed another two weeks after prosecutors failed to present a key piece of evidence before a grand jury yesterday, the New York Post reported yesterday. The trial is reset for March 21.

A new music venue for experimental performers is coming to Avenue A, an address that was home to Aces and Eights, a bar that closed last year after replacing the performance venue Mo Pitkins. DNAInfo offers more details on the avant-garde concert space.

In other nightlife news, Grub Street reports that popular cocktail lounge Death & Co on East Sixth Street has officially reopened for business after a brief skirmish with the State Liquor Authority about the renewal of its liquor license caused a temporary shut down.

Tonight, the Department of Transportation will meet to discuss new zoning laws that reconfigure where outdoor sidewalk cafes are allowed in the city. We’re interested to see just what this will mean with for the East Village’s restaurant scene.

Yesterday’s sunshine takes a bit of a break today as the forecast calls for clouds and a high of 44 degrees.

And finally, happy belated Mardis Gras! How did you celebrate last night in the East Village? Tell us! We want to know.