The Day | Head Meets Glass Door During Occupy Wall Street Arrests

Arrest 1Michael Natale

Good morning, East Village.

As The Times reported, scores of people were arrested as protesters converged on Zuccotti Park to mark the six-month anniversary of Occupy Wall Street. Gothamist notes that among the 73 people detained was a man who, in a video, appears to have had his head slammed into a glass door on East 10th Street. The Post has a better video clip of the incident.

EV Grieve points to a campaign aiming to raise $30,000 to save Kate’s Joint, the vegetarian restaurant on Avenue B that has been female-owned and operated since 1996. According to the Indiegogo plea, “Kate is currently in arrears with the landlord. Eviction notices have been sent, court appearances have been made, and if a substantial amount of money is not raised by April 11th, the next court date, the doors will shut permanently at Kate’s Joint.”

Local resident (or is he?) Jimmy “The Rent Is Too Damn High” McMillan has lost his bid for a recount of gubernatorial votes, according to The Daily News: “Brooklyn Federal Judge John Gleeson ruled that an expensive and time-consuming recount could be justified if there was a serious question about whether the wrong person was declared the winner. But Gov. Cuomo won in a landslide.”

EV Grieve notices signage indicating that Original Champions of Design, a branding and design studio, will move into a space on Avenue A between 13th and 14th Streets. And the site also notes that C’est Magnifique, a jewelry store that opened on Macdougal Street in 1959, has relocated to East Ninth Street between First and Second Avenues.

EV Eats tries an egg cream at Ray’s Candy Store and finds it “pretty refreshing”: “I doubt I’ll be having it regularly, but I could see myself strolling around the park with one this summer.”

Meanwhile Serious Eats samples some frozen treats in the East Village, including vegan ice cream at Stogo, “Feel Good Shakes” at Bowery Diner, and the chocolate eclair ice cream sandwich at Dessert Club ChikaLicious.

Gothamists unearths some photos that Micheal Sean Edwards took in 1988, including a street scene on East 10th Street and a shot inside of Sophie’s.

As The Bean vies for a wine and beer license, Baruch College’s Dollars and Sense site points out that Cafe Pick Me Up has benefited from the license it got about two years ago: “At first the regular customers were iffy about it,” says the cafe’s manager. “We brought in new customers who appreciated it, and they would bring in their friends.”