The Day | Other Music Starts Another Record Label

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Good morning, East Village.

Our friends at Arts Beat got wind of a new record label put together by the owners of Other Music. Other Music Recording Co. will showcase lesser-known musicians in the city while also reissuing foreign recordings. “Despite everything happening in the music industry, we are always getting excited about new bands,” an owner of the record store said. The first release is slated for April 24.

The Lower East Side Preservation Initiative urges its supporters to attend tonight’s meeting of the Community Board 3 landmarks subcommittee, which will consider issuing a letter in support of preserving the Bialystoker Senior Center in the Lower East Side. “Unprotected by landmark status, the building is threatened by demolition or drastic alteration,” the group writes. The meeting is at 6:30 p.m. at Campos Plaza Community Center, 611 East 13th Street.

In other development news, check back later this afternoon for our coverage of a rally at City Hall in support of N.Y.U.’s expansion plan.

Bowery Boogie unearths a cool trove of photos of the Lower East Side from 1997.

And EV Grieve spots a disapproved job filing for the renovation of the (just-closed) East Village Farm building. The filing also reveals that the architect on the project has a spotty track record.