The Day | Man Accused of 2009 Homicide Heard in Court

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According to The Lo-Down, U.S. Rep. Nydia Velazquez, City Councilmember Margaret Chin, and community advocates are scheduled to meet with Pentagon officials on Wednesday regarding the mysterious death of Private Danny Chen. There will be a vigil and march on Thursday demanding more transparency in the investigation. In a separate post, The Lo-Down posts a video in which friends and family of Mr. Chen demand an answer to the question, “What happened to Danny?”

Gay City News reports that Davawn Robinson, who is accused of murdering a man in his Avenue C apartment in 2009, testified in court yesterday that he was engaged in sex play when he accidentally killed Edgard Mercado with a rope.

Jeremiah’s Vanishing recalls the time when the Lucky Cheng’s building was home to Club Baths, a tropical-themed gay bathhouse, and then Cave Canem, a Roman-themed restaurant that was called “a real hot spot for the chic-est of the yuppies” and “the place for downtown’s hip art scene.”

Curbed admires a landmark townhouse on 11 East 10th Street that’s getting a makeover from its current art-collector owners.

Curbed also comes up with a list of “The 10 Best NYC Spots for Condo Creation or Conversion.” On the list is 66 East 11th Street, which is going for $120 million, and 109 St. Marks Place, going for $7.5 million.

The Times reviews the new Bread & Puppet productions at Theater for the New City: “Part carnival, part protest, all pageant, Bread and Puppet productions express political outrage and satire, sometimes coarse and raw. Using outsize papier-mâché heads and intricate masks and costumes, the shows offer a funhouse-mirror reality.”

The Voice reviews a packed Alabama Shakes show at Lakeside Lounge. “Evoking the complexion of the delta in a dingy venue tucked away steps from the junkies and gutter punks of Tompkins Square Park, Howard led the band through its entire 12-song catalogue.”

On Racked, jewelry designer Emily Hirsch sings the praises of East Ninth Street vintage shop Duo. The owners of the shop “are constantly going on vintage buying trips and finding the type of clothes that you instantly grab and don’t let go.”

GOLES tells The Local it will be offering free flu shots tomorrow from 10 a.m. till 1 p.m. at the Community Room of 210 Stanton Street, between Pitt and Ridge Streets. For more information, call 212-533-2541.