The Day | A Happy Discovery

Spring, Stuyvesant Square, New York City 7Vivienne Gucwa

Good morning, East Village.

We begin the day with a bit of good news that you might not have seen Wednesday: Alexander Vorlicky, a 14-year-old who had gone missing from his East 10th Street apartment Sunday, was found unharmed. News that Alexander, who attends the Friends Seminary on East 16th Street, was found and safe, was announced via Twitter by a friend of the Vorlicky family.

More news on 35 Cooper Square: EV Grieve reports that a notice of Violation and Hearing was taped onto the building, citing the exposed roof and noting that a hearing is scheduled for June 1.

Dry Dock Park at 10th Street and Avenue D has long been the object of complaints, with those who live nearby noting how the park — with its cracked pavement, peeling paint, and broken basketball hoops — has fallen into disrepair, according to DNAinfo. The local tenant advocacy group Good Old Lower East Side has been working to raise money to improve the state of the park, and the Parks Department plans to unveil a reconstruction proposal this week. City Councilwoman Rosie Mendez and local residents have worked toward securing $1.2 million toward the project.

German boutique Personal Affairs on Seventh Street between First Avenue and Avenue A is going out of business. The shop’s owner announced that the store could close as early as Sunday. Guerilla Shopper says the store will be holding a sale before it shutters for good.

As for the weather, today’s forecast promises sunshine and a high of 65 degrees.