The Day | Bordellos and Bakeries

EV tompkins sq park spring3Gloria Chung

Good morning, East Village.

Welcome to a weather-deceptive Wednesday; it’s clear for now, but two days of rain might start tonight.

If you’re out late and head indoors to buy an umbrella, you might run into some recently-displaced East Village ATMs. We reported several weeks ago on a new law forcing ATMs off the sidewalk, and Bowery Boogie now points out some neighborhood stores are saying a final farewell to their beloved but illegal cash dispensers.

Meanwhile, neighbors of the Upright Citizens Brigade are seeing red over the theater’s new crimson curtains. Previously upset about a now-removed “Hot Chicks Room” sign, community members near the comedy troupe headquarters say its new drapes make the venue look like a “bordello.”

Speaking of houses of sin, former Second Avenue nightclub Sin Sin may have a second life as a bakery. Residents are hopeful this will lead to less rowdiness and fewer noise complaints, but you never know with cupcakes these days.

Finally, is your daily commute just too short? Do you find yourself missing the MTA once you’re back home? Well now you can once again buy a Subway memento of your very own for the mantle — Billy’s Antiques and Props is getting its stash of signs back from the city. Nothing brightens up a living room like the F train logo (change-of-service notices, however, you’ll have to print up yourself).