The Day | Bodegas Become Post Offices

Phillip Kalantzis-Cope

Good morning, East Village.

According to a press release posted by Bowery Boogie, a new East Village-based start-up lets you have packages delivered to participating stores so that you can be notified via text message about their arrival and pick them up 24/7.

Photographer Michael Sean Edwards gave EV Grieve some photos from the last night of service at Life Cafe. Designer Patrick McDonald was on the scene, and the chalkboard sign read “9-11-11: Landlords are the real terrorists.”

Grieve noticed that gift shop Exit 9 reopened at its new location yesterday –  it can now be found at 51 Avenue A between Third and Fourth Streets.

According to the Wall Street Journal and others, drug charges have been dropped against Kenneth Moreno, the former NYPD officer that was found guilty of official misconduct for repeatedly entering a woman’s East Village apartment in 2009. The charges stemmed from the discovery of a small amount of heroin in the officer’s locker.