The Day | Snap, Crackle, Pot on East 14th Street

ESB - NYC SkylineJoel Raskin

Good morning, East Village.

The New York Post reports that the police arrested Ariel Herrera and Logan Delfugeo on East 14th Street between Second and Third Avenues on Wednesday “after busting up their half-baked East Village drug deal and discovering a sweet stash of dozens of marijuana-laced Rice Krispies Treats.” The Post calls the block “a drug-sales hotspot.” Officers found the stash in the back seat of Mr. Herrera’s 2011 Honda Accord. “I guess these guys wanted to take care of the high and the munchies all at once,” a law enforcement source told the paper. Check out The Local’s crime blotter for more neighborhood crime news.

The Bowery Alliance of Neighbors reminds us that The International Center of Photography has a current exhibition, “Weegee: Murder is My Business,” on the photography of Weegee, who shot some of the most iconic photos of the Bowery and the Lower East Side.

EV Grieve writes that the Centre-fuge Public Art Project, “a rotating outdoor gallery with work by multimedia artists,” kicks off this weekend on East First Street. Rotating artists will beautify a drab, gray trailer, used by Second Avenue subway workers, that’s sitting on the south side of First Street.

Grieve also notes that S’MAC, the mac ‘n cheese spot that recently earned the top spot for most Manhattan deliveries on, is open at the old Veselka kiosk on First Avenue and Houston Street. Cheesy treats are being served from noon to 5 p.m.

Finally, stay tuned to The Local tomorrow and Sunday as we continue our special weekend editions commemorating The East Village Other. In anticipation of our Feb. 28 exhibition “Blowing Minds: The East Village Other, the Rise of Underground Comix and the Alternative Press, 1965-72,” we’re publishing artifacts from the vault of the neighborhood’s pioneering underground paper as well as essays by its editors, writers, and admirers.

This post has been revised to reflect the following correction:

Correction: January 20, 2012

An earlier version of this post misstated the name of the Weegee exhibit. It is “Weegee: Murder is My Business,” not “Weegee’s World.”