The Day | A Dialogue on 35 Cooper

EV antennaeGloria Chung

Good morning, East Village.

And welcome to the final week of what might be the maddest of Marches.

Your bracket is shot to shreds, your governor and Legislature agreed on a budget early, your parks are becoming recreation battle-zones.

And in a turn of events for 35 Cooper Square, are the developers now willing to talk preservation? It’s possible, says Bowery Boogie, which brings news that City Council members might meet with the building’s owners to consider its future.

On a related note, tonight a Community Board 2 meeting will discuss the latest push by neighborhood groups to get a National Register of Historic Places designation for the Bowery. The public meeting is at 6:30 p.m. at the Church of Our Lady Pompei.

If you didn’t get a chance to check out the great community-contributed photos of Friday’s Triangle Shirtwaist Fire anniversary commemorations, never fear — the Internet is forever. Browse them (and other East Village snapshots) on The Local’s Flickr group, and don’t forget to hitch your techno wagon to our Twitter star.

Finally, speaking of March: out like a lamb? Weather soothsayers say unlikely. Cold, clear skies for now, but enjoy them while they last.

Happy Monday.