The Day | A Protest Today, A Vigil Tonight

Abandoned Bike, East VillageSuzanne Rozdeba

Neighbors tell DNA Info that Donovan Keith Salgado, who was killed near 12th Street and Avenue C early Sunday, was sociable, sweet, and a “good kid stuck in the wrong crowd.” A vigil is planned tonight.

The Cooper Square Committee informs the Lo-Down and EV Grieve that, at noon, it will be singing a song and handing out an open letter in support of St. Mark’s Bookshop, outside of today’s inauguration of Jamshed Bharucha, Cooper Union’s new president.

EV Grieve notices that Mars Bar has finally been shrouded behind a construction shed. “What this means for the rest of us?” asks Bowery Boogie. “Construction headaches for at least the next two years and the resultant gentrification.”

Save The Lower East Side worries that, in response to the rat problem in Tompkins Square Park, the city will eventually give soup kitchens the boot: “The resolution of the rat problem will lead to a cultural and ethnic cleansing of the park, leaving it to the yuppies and the middle-class families in the park.” Closing thought: “I’d rather have either rats or cats in the park than the parents: the parents are dangerous to humans.”

Clayton Patterson isn’t the only one using Kickstarter to fund a book about the Lower East Side; Reciprocity Failure points out that photographer Brian Rose has started a campaign to properly publish his print-on-demand book, “Time and Space on the Lower East Side.” In a video, Mr. Rose says his photographs of the neighborhood in 1980 capture it at its “darkest and most creative moment.”

According to Grub Street, the couple behind JoeDoe on First Street plan to open a sandwich shop called JoeDough at First Avenue near Eighth Street later this fall.

During a visit to Little India on East Sixth Street, Washington Square News is told by the owner of Spice Cove that most of the restaurants on the block are actually run by Bangladeshis. The piece briefly touches on the notorious rivalry between Milon and Panna II.