The Day | Man Struck and Killed on FDR Drive

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Good morning, East Village.

According to Eyewitness News 7, a 22-year-old man fleeing police was struck and killed by a livery cab while crossing FDR Drive near 6th Street last night.

While the Bean opens two new outposts, its original location at Third Street and First Avenue is being taken over by a Starbucks, according to The Times. The Bean isn’t taking this sitting down – they plan to move right across the street. East Village baristas are quite stubborn, after all – though the owner of Ninth Street Espresso tells the Post he has loosened up on his rule of no espresso to go.

With St. Mark’s Bookshop now getting attention from the Daily News, Vanishing New York pens an open letter to landlord Cooper Union, threatening to boycott whatever replaces the store should it go out of business. Meanwhile Save the Lower East Side writes, “Frankly, I’m not convinced this neighborhood deserves to have a great bookstore… [The East Village] is a youth destination for children of means, not an intellectual or countercultural destination anymore.”

Washington Square News profiles Ukrainian jewelry designer Vera Balyura, who opened VeraMeat on Ninth Street in July – she’ll launch a men’s line next month.

According to Grub Street, Whole Foods Bowery has launched an in-store pickle shop called the Brinery.

New electro-pop singer Angelo tells “So So Gay” why he hangs out at Eastern Bloc: “There is always the odd celebrity like Alan Cumming and Marc Jacobs who you’re running into, but the best thing about it is how you can dump all those people in one room and it works.”

The Epoch Times casts an eye on the The Ottendorfer Library on Second Avenue near 9th Street. In 1883, it was “the first building in New York to be erected specifically as a free public library.”