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I Work For You: East VillageScott Lynch

Good morning, East Village.

Teresa Pedroza, a resident of the Riis Houses, tells DNA Info that her family has raised more than $5,000 for the funeral of Dashane Santana, her granddaughter who was killed while crossing Delancey Street.

With the Board of Standards and Appeals holding a hearing about rooftop additions at 514-516 East Sixth Street today, Off the Grid reiterates its stance that “it is clear that the construction is inappropriate, out of scale and detracts from the character of the buildings and the streetscape.”

The Indypendent notes the opening of “Street.Life.Live” at the 14th Street Y, featuring the work of photographers Rebecca Lepkoff, Silvianna Goldsmith, Marlis Momber, Anna Sawaryn, and Shell Sheddy. The exhibition of photos of the Lower East Side from 1968 to the present “serves as a reminder of a time when things weren’t as rosy in the Lower East Side, a neighborhood that includes enclaves such as the East Village, Chinatown and Little Italy. Images of run-down houses and anti-drug protests remind viewers of darker times, when even the photographers themselves feared for their safety. “

Bloomberg brings word of another exhibition in which the art — by Alex Katz, Robert Frank, and Nouriel Roubini — is inspired by Japanese model Mie Iwatsuki, an East Village resident.

The Post thinks “Gob Squad’s Kitchen” at the Public Theater is “smart, witty and constantly entertaining — a wonderful integration of film and theater.”

The Department of Education tells the Post that a contractor was responsible for a spelling error — “SHCOOL X-NG” — outside of a Stanton Street high school. The gaffe seemed to have gone unreported for months until the Lo-Down picked up on it yesterday.

Diner’s Journal reports that a partner and a former chef in Prune are teaming up with the executive chef of the Waverly Inn to open Calliope in the space at 84 East Fourth Street that is currently Belcourt.