The Day | From Showers to Flowers

Rachel Citron

Good morning, East Village.

And welcome to what promises to be a beautiful week. Highs today will creep up to 70, and the sun should stay out till Friday.

On the heels of a cloudy weekend, that sounds pretty good. Hope you found your way outside in the last couple days to enjoy some of the street festivals and/or buy flowers for your mom.

As we reported earlier, a rat-infested lot in the East Village is set to host a traveling art project from the Guggenheim. Now the museum has revealed its plans to build a hovering “toolbox” platform for art exhibits while a “community gathering space” below, according to DNAinfo.

Meanwhile, animal rescue workers are concerned after a new addition to the family of Violet the hawk, who has been nesting on an NYU building. Because of a metal band on the bird’s leg, the wildlife workers may try to capture the hawk through the window of NYU’s president’s office.

And if you’re out and about this afternoon and want to rest your legs, stay away from this stretch of Bond Street, where what EV Grieve has dubbed “fanny fenders” just went up to keep “sitting on a window ledge” off your to-do list. Happy Monday, Villagers.