The Day | A Season Starts with Rain

In TransitTim Schreier

Good morning, East Village.

Don’t forget your umbrellas this morning. Reports say the rain will persist until early evening. But when things do clear up, perhaps you’ll want to take advantage of the new ping-pong table in Tompkins Square Park. DNAinfo reports that tension arose over the table’s placement near the dog park, but the addition will likely be popular come spring.

One East Villager abandoned the traditional staircase in favor of an aluminum slide to connect his penthouse purchases, NY Curbed reports. These digs, located inside notorious party pad called A Building may belong to a professional poker player who moved into the 13th Street space in 2008.

And if you missed the stunning moonscape during the weekend, check out these photos from Tim Schreier, one of The Local’s community contributors, here and here and here. Community contributor Tim Milk captured another view and Bowery Boogie also has some images of the spectacle.