The Day | East Village Too Wealthy for After-School Programs?

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Good morning, East Village.

DNA Info reports that the East Village has dropped off of the city’s “target” list of neighborhoods in need of after-school funding. The move jeopardizes The Educational Alliance’s program at P.S. 64, University Settlement’s program at P.S. 63, and Henry Street Settlement’s Boys & Girls Republic at the Lillian Wald Houses.

The Times reports that prosecutors have dropped charges against 21 people who were arrested during an Occupy Wall Street march to Union Square on Sept. 24. Fifty other cases are headed to trial.

EV Grieve points to an empty lot on East Third Street near Avenue D that just hit the market for $6 million.

The Wall Street Journal profiles Michael Arad, the designer of the 9/11 Memorial: “his design was his personal response to the attacks, an act of catharsis—he heard the first plane hit and saw the second from the roof of his East Village apartment—and even more than to the attacks, to the way New Yorkers coalesced in the surreal, shell-shocked aftermath.”

According to Diner’s Journal, Bowery Diner will open on Saturday, serving “whelks, periwinkles, a duck salad with confit gizzards, and skate with squash purée” as well as pastrami that’s smoked in house.

Ephemeral New York admires a faded ad on the side of an East 12th Street building.

The Post reviews “Gob Squad,” the production at the Public Theatre in which “four members of Gob Squad go out on the East Village streets and make four separate movies in the hour preceding the show; those movies are then screened unedited.” The verdict: “The result is like an inept version of those split-screen sequences Brian DePalma was so fond of in the 1970s and ’80s, with a dash of “Candid Camera,” a pinch of street performance and a big spoonful of amateurish improv.”

Handsome Dick Manitoba announces on his blog that he’s appearing on “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” tonight.