The Day | Abuse Allegations at P.S. 94

No parkingScott Lynch

Good morning, East Village.

The Times prints a proper obituary for Barney Rosset, the trailblazing publisher who died at the age of 89 on Tuesday. According to his son Peter, he died after a double-heart-valve replacement.

NY1 reports that a teacher’s aide at P.S. 94 was suspended and transferred to another school after she was accused of striking a nine-year-old autistic student on the head and then later grabbing him by the arm and slamming into a chair. “It’s disturbing,” says the mother, “that she’ll be working with other children with special needs that can’t speak and can’t defend themselves.”

Gothamist talks to Lit owner Max Brennan on the bar’s tenth anniversary, who says the neighborhood has changed since the bar opened. “There were many little bar/venues for bands that have since gone out of business and have been replaced with upscale, overpriced coffee lounges and designer clothing boutiques.” Still, he admits “the coffee is pretty good” at Starbucks.

Speaking of chains, Crain’s reports that 7-Eleven plans to open 20 Manhattan locations per year until 2017, and the chain is “working with existing bodega owners to persuade them to transform their businesses into 7-Elevens.”

Timeout has photos from the Two Boots Mardi Gras Benefit Ball. Judith Malina, Murray Hill, and Taylor Mead showed up for the Fat Tuesday fundraiser for the Lower Eastside Girls Club.

Jezebel prints the story of a comedian who, while performing in an East Village bar, was aggressively heckled by “a TERRIFYING looking crazy man” who waited for her after the show. Coming off of the disturbing incident, she writes, “Right now, I feel: beaten, destroyed, helpless, weak, ashamed for being so scared, shocked, worthless, less than, and terrified. I feel like maybe I overreacted but then it’s that concept of Schrodinger’s Rapist, where I don’t know what would have happened.”

East Village Arts interviews Chris Harcum, whose Frigid New York show “will watch main character Alex navigate irregular relationships with an erratic therapist, his on-again off-again girlfriend, an untamed burlesque dancer, and The Cleanse.”

An EV Grieve reader says Avenue A Wine is back open after being seized by the city marshal.

Serious Eats admires the gin-heavy new cocktail at Madame Geneva.

This article has been revised to reflect the following correction:

Correction: February 24, 2012

An earlier version of this post mistakenly placed Ellen Stewart, the late founder of La MaMa, and Rosario Dawson at the event. Ms. Dawson was a host but couldn’t make it.