The Day | More Support for 35 Cooper

35 Cooper SQ.: The scrim of DeathTim Milk

Good morning, East Village.

After being slated for almost certain demolition, 35 Cooper Square may live to see another day. Our friends at Bowery Boogie bring us news that neighborhood preservationists received support last night from Community Board 3, which voted to send a resolution to site developers outlining the community’s desire to save the historic building.

Get your brackets ready—March Madness is officially underway. Whether you’re a die hard fan or casual follower of the NCAA, it’s hard not to get swept up in the thrill of good competition. New York MetroMix suggests heading over to Professor Thoms or the Village Pourhouse to catch a game or two. We want to know—where will you be watching?

From slam dunks to slam downs, the Nuyorican Poets Cafe is housing a showdown of a different sort this weekend as aspiring young writers and lyricists go head to head to compete in Urban Word’s NYC Teen Poetry Slam. Come see the action yourself on Saturday.

EVGrieve reports a smash up between a taxi and a pickup truck yesterday on Second Avenue, and DNAInfo tells us not to expect any food vendors to come to Cooper Square Park anytime soon.

Expect this morning’s rain to give way to sunny skies later this weekend. Today’s temperature should climb up to 55 degrees.