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The Day | A Literary Lioness Returns to the Park - The Local East Village Blog - NYTimes.com


The Day | A Literary Lioness Returns to the Park


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mosque4Rebecca Hamilton Another scene from yesterday’s Eid ul-Fitr prayers at Madina Masjid, the mosque on 11th Street and First Avenue.

Good morning, East Village.

Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Jennifer Egan, who now lives in Brooklyn, returns to her old neighborhood for a sit-down with the Minneapolis Star-Tribune. Despite her new zip code, she’s still “at ease among the eccentrics sunning on benches in nearby Tompkins Square Park, eying them as if one might inspire her next protagonist.”

The Mirror checks in with Mike Kehoe, a firefighter at Engine 28 on East 2nd Street who survived the World Trade Center attacks. Roy Chelsen, the colleague who helped save him, has since died owing to what Mr. Kehoe heard was a 9/11-related illness.

According to Playbill, “Silence! The Musical,” a parody of “The Silence of the Lambs” that won the 2005 FringeNYC award for Outstanding Musical, will end its run at Theatre 80 on St. Marks Place next month.

A general manager at The Bean assures EV Grieve that its owners “haven’t ‘sold out’ or ‘gone corporate,” but Fork in the Road isn’t entirely sold on the coffee shop’s expansion plans: “While it’s nice to see East Village storefronts being snapped up by a local business that isn’t Duane Reade, one wonders if the Bean’s owners would do better to spread out the wealth a little bit.”