The Day | Mistrial in Avenue C Strangulation Death

EviairScott Lynch

Good morning, East Village.

The Post and Gay City News report that a mistrial has been declared after a jury weighing second-degree murder charges was unable to decide whether Davawn Robinson intended to kill CUNY professor Edgar Mercado in his Avenue C apartment.

Skaters who’ve been shut out of Open Road Park may be curious to see the renderings for the forthcoming Coleman Skate Park on the Lower East Side. Bowery Boogie has its doubts about the project: “Judging by the proposed renderings, it appears the area will become just another corporate haven to sell advertising.”

The Times reviews “Accidentally, Like a Martyr,” the play at Paradise Factory Theater that’s set at a local gay bar: “Though these men are only sometimes good to one another, they are good company for 80 minutes in the theater, especially Mr. Blasius’s warm, wounded Edmund.”

Sierra Fromberg, the owner of East Ninth Street vintage shop Grey Era, reveals to Racked that she did a lot of her shopping for the store in Portland, since she “wanted it to have that sort of Seattle/Portland grunge-type feeling to it, but in a more sort of wearable, our-generation type of way.”

The Times recommends “A Night of Dirty Songs,” Jessica Delfino’s “irreverent tribute to the season” at Joe’s Pub: Ms. “Delfino’s off-kilter holiday tunes and sexy folk music will be accompanied by additional sensational music sung by comedians who have performed on Comedy Central, ‘Late Night With Conan O’Brien’ and ‘Late Show With David Letterman.'”

Trillist notes that Piccola Positano is opening in January at 235 East Fourth Street: The restaurant is “an homage to one of Italy’s seafood capitals. Their seafaring savories are heralded by decorative ship sails, copious white tile, brick walls sporting murals of the namesake town, and a bar painted with mythical sea creatures, including the terrifying Sea Thomas Howell, and, uh…Ricky Waters?