The Day | A Setback in the Fight for 316 East Third

Mars BarRachel Citron

Good morning, East Village.

According to the Greenwich Village Society for Historical Preservation, the Landmarks Preservation Commission has rejected a hearing about 316 East Third Street, the 177-year-old rowhouse the GVSHP has been fighting to save from demolition. In a letter to the preservation group, the LPC writes, “The changes to the building are too numerous and from many different periods, resulting in a lack of architectural significance necessary to be considered an individual landmark.”

Preservationists, take comfort: To celebrate its 160th birthday, Kiehl’s is introducing a “Limited Edition New York Heritage Collection” of scents that date back over fifty years. The Star, out of Malaysia, has a Kiehl’s history lesson.

EV Grieve sneaks a peek inside Tompkins Square Bagels. Still no sign of the Mosaic Man’s artwork.

Grieve reprints a flyer for the Ninth Street block party, which will feature performances by a Grateful Dead cover band and a “hybrid psychedelic Latin salsa” band.

Stuy Town Living satirically previews a forthcoming coffee table book, “Stories from the Curb,” chronicling a year of mattresses discarded in and around Stuyvesant Town. Photographer Susan Lee-Sanborn believes the mattress have “a personality of their own.”