The Day | A Somber Anniversary

EV grace church3Gloria Chung

Good morning, East Village.

Today marks the 100th anniversary of the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire, which claimed the lives of 146 victims. The Times offers comprehensive coverage of events commemorating the anniversary of the disaster.

In other neighborhood news, we hope you’re thirsty because according to DNAinfo, nine East Village eateries plan to go before Community Board 3 to apply for liquor licenses.  If we thought the Village was already alcohol drenched, perhaps we’ve haven’t seen anything yet.

Gothamist offers a glimpse at city history, noting that Thursday was the 111th anniversary of the construction of New York’s first subway tunnel. The day was once known as Tunnel Day. Such a celebration naturally brings to mind the Second Avenue Subway, which will finally bring the East Village into New York City’s world of underground transport.

Just-released census data indicates the city’s population has risen by 3 percent; for Lower Manhattan, the population has increased more than 97 percent.

The weekend’s weather? The forecast calls for it to be sunny and cold with highs in the 40’s.