The Day | Remembering Gen. Slocum, Little Germany

EAST VILLAGE cloudy day avenueRia Chung

Good morning, East Village.

The shooting at the Riis Houses wasn’t the only bit of weekend news.

As The Local reported four days ago, “Boardwalk Empire” is filming in the neighborhood tomorrow. We spotted a pulpit being loaded into Mary Help of Christians church earlier this morning.

Speaking of churches, Neighborhoodr points to a Slavs of New York post about St. Mary’s Byzantine Catholic church, “one of the most unusual religious buildings in Manhattan.”

And speaking of “Boardwalk Empire,” Gothamist notes that at the annual benefit for Anthology Film Archives tonight, a $25 raffle tickets gets you the chance to attend a film shoot for the show.

Off the Grid commemorates the 108th anniversary of the General Slocum disaster, “the greatest loss of life in New York City before 9/11, this singularly important event had a particularly profound impact on the East Village.”

Ephemeral New York remembers when Avenue B was the “German Broadway” and reprints a photo of Evangelical Lutheran Trinity Church of the Unaltered Augsburg Confession, at Ninth Street. The Local toured Little Germany back in Sept. 2010.

Capital New York admires Tom Sanford’s painting of the “Saints of the Lower East Side.” The Harlem-based artist explains that the neighborhood is “kind of like the cultural crucible of New York. And so it seemed to me that a cool thing to do would be to decide who my patron saints of the Lower East Side might be.”

East Village spots Acme, Calliope, and Empellon Cocina have just been added to Eater’s brunch “heat map.”

The Wall Street Journal thinks that dining at Boukies “feels like you’re experiencing a part of Greece, with high ceilings, glass jars with sand and oversize wooden utensils on display, and old maps of Greece plastered on columns.”

And The Times notes that Sauce has opened a late-night walk-up window serving “five dishes, like spaghetti with various toppings, as well as french toast, eggs and a kale salad.”