The Day | Protesters Detained at C.H.A.R.A.S. Demonstration


Good morning, East Village.

The Observer reports that on Sunday, a “Charas Comes Home For The Holidays” demonstration in favor of turning the former P.S. 64 building into a community center ended in “at least three arrests and numerous confrontations.”

Meanwhile, The Local’s contributor Tim Schreier took the above photo at the march against Trinity Church. You can see more of his photos here. The Times reports that at least 50 people were arrested at demonstrations on Saturday and quotes Matt Sky, an Internet consultant from the East Village, as saying, “Everything about this movement is momentum. We need to show people that we are still relevant.”

The Post reports that a man has been arrested for three muggings, including an incident in which he allegedly followed a woman into her East 12th Street apartment at 2:30 a.m.

With elevators in the news, The Post rounds up the “top ten elevator offenders in New York City.” 91 East Third Street makes the list with 16 violations.

An undercover sting targeting New Yorkers buying stolen iPhones and iPads netted at least one arrest in the East Village, according to DNA Info. The Times reported that 141 people were arrested across the city.

Playbill notes that “Accidentally, Like a Martyr,” set in a bar on the Lower East Side, is now playing at Paradise Factory on East Fourth Street. Playwright Grant James Varjas says, “I really wanted the play to explore the relationships (or lack thereof) between the generations of gay men who lived through the first appearance of HIV/AIDS and lost so many friends and loved ones, and the younger gay men, who have a completely different relationship to the disease and sex in general.”

Joe Zee, host of Sundance Channel’s “All on the Line,” lets AM NY in on a secret: “If you want a place to park your car, there are places in the depths of the East Village — in the alphabets — with no time constraints. The East Village is one of my favorite places — East Ninth Street is really old New York.”

To celebrate a new season of “Oddities,” The Post profiles Obscura and calls it “one of the few true peculiar shops left in this city, where strange and disgusting have been smothered by expensive and chic.”

The Times believes that the death of Anthony Amato, paired with the passing of Olga Bloom, the creator of Bargemusic, marks the end of an era: “In the last few weeks the city and its cultural landscape have lost the people who created two of the unlikeliest, loveliest places for us to see and hear music performed.”

Looks like Dick Manitoba is burying the hatchet with his former Dictators bandmate Andy Shernoff. After some harsh words, he now writes on his Maniblog, “Under the much appreciated suggestion from Scott ‘TopTen’ Kempner, Andy and I SPOKE…AGAIN…and continue to iron things out.”