The Day | On Liquor Licenses

MomsTim Schreier

Good morning, East Village.

We hope you enjoyed the sunshine over the weekend as today’s forecast calls mostly for rain, although temperatures will be warming up to the 60’s.

NearSay has compiled a list of the best springtime bars in the East Village and Lower East Side and also reports on the closing of the East Village’s beloved Southern food mainstay, Mara’s Homemade.

The list however, might be useful, as The Post reported during the weekend that the East Village contains the city’s most alcohol-soaked zip code, topping the list of most liquor licenses with 474 and making it the “cocktail capital” of New York.

Two quick nostalgia notes: NearSay recalls the history of La Salle Academy on Second Avenue. Later this week a new documentary, “Blank City”, depicting life in the East Village in the 70’s and 80’s will debut at the IFC Film Center.

Finally, Land Use and Zoning Committee of Community Board 3 will meet tonight. On the agenda are affordable housing plans and NYU’s 2031 expansion plans.