The Day | Which Neighborhood Is Lin In?

Re-upScott Lynch

Good morning, East Village.

In case you missed The Local’s earlier coverage, there was a minor fire on St. Marks Place this morning, and a head-on collision on FDR Drive early Sunday morning. Two were killed and two injured in the car wreck, which occurred near Houston Street.

The Post reports that a husband and wife who met at a Grateful Dead concert are opening the Chabad Serving NYU synagogue above the building at 353 Bowery where the 7-Eleven is located. “CBGB was the hub of punk-rock culture, driven by passion, excitement and energy — an energy that’s an expression of spiritual thirst,” says Lubavitch Rabbi Dov Yonah Korn. “Two blocks north, we’re harnessing that energy in a Jewish way.”

The Daily News tells the story of the newest Knicks star, Jeremy Lin, who rose to stardom while sleeping on a couch in what the paper says is his brother’s East Village apartment. The Post has a photo of the couch, and places the apartment in the Lower East Side. E-mail us if you have any Linformation about the sofa’s exact location.

Crains reports that the renovation of Performance Space 122, which was supposed to start last year, has been delayed till this summer, and is expected to take two years: “Vallejo Gantner, artistic director of the avant-garde performance theater, said PS 122 is using the time to raise $2 million to help offset costs associated with the renovation, such as new equipment and marketing.”

Abounding Grace Ministries, which has held services at P.S. 34 in the East Village for over three years, is one of the churches that will be affected by a new policy banning religious services in New York City schools. Pastor Rick Del Rio tells NY1, “Eliminating this part of the community will undermine the fabric of our larger community here.”

Off The Grid tours the area around Taras Shevchenko Place and points out the Shevchenko Scientific Society on Fourth Avenue between Ninth and 10th Streets. SSS, as it’s known, is “an organization of learned men and women dedicated to scholarship. It is the oldest Ukrainian academy of arts and sciences whose activities have been the mainstay of Ukrainian cultural life for over a century.”

The Daily News reports that friends and family of Lee Morgan will gather in Harlem to observe the 40th anniversary of his death. The jazzman was famously shot and killed by his girlfriend at an East Village club, Slugs, on Feb. 19, 1972.

Ephemeral New York reprints a trio of photos of Union Square, one from 1893, another from 1974, and a third from 2012.

Nylon Daze posts some artwork from this past weekend’s Lower East Side Bowery Art Crawl.

EV Grieve notes a couple of name changes: Robin Raj is now Delicacity, and Roastown Coffee is now Eastside Bakery.

Grieve also spots signs on the shutter of La Zarza lounge on East 10th Street indicating that it has been closed by the city owing to “illegal sale of alcoholic beverages.”

Eater informs that the Bowery Diner has expanded its hours to include breakfast and weekend brunch.

Finally: will President Obama’s motorcade roll through the East Village again? Two and a half months after his fundraising dinner at Gotham Bar & Grill, The Daily News reports that he’s returning to the Union Square area for a dinner at ABC Kitchen.