The Day | After-School Progams Won’t Be Slashed

photo(239)Daniel Maurer

Good morning, East Village.

It’s Primary Day and Nydia Velazquez got a last-minute boost from Comptroller John Liu, Politicker reports. As mentioned yesterday in our profile of challenger Erik M. Dilan, you can find your nearest polling location here. Polls are open till 9 p.m.

Those who were nervous about potential cuts to after-school programs can breathe easy. The Times reports that Mayor Bloomberg and the City Council have passed a budget that does not include layoffs, and Gotham Schools points out that “instead of losing 6,500 child-care spots and 30,000 after-school spots, the city will actually have more spots next year than this year.”

DNA Info reports that Community Board 2 has named a new chair after Brad Hoylman stepped down to start his campaign for State Senate. 36-year Villager David Gruber “has served as chair of CB2’s committee on land use and business development and its working groups on the NYU expansion and Hudson Square rezoning.”

Darin Rubell reminds The Local that his film and music series starts this Thursday with a screening of “Taxi Driver” in Tompkins Square Park. This summer’s lineup is here.

Off the Grid notes that although Stuyvesant Street is now one of the shortest in the city, it was “once a prominent thoroughfare in the area, and ran through much of the present-day East Village and past 14th Street.” The Times quoted a resident of the street in its piece about off-the-grid Manhattan. “It boosts the spirit,” said Alan Good, “not only because it’s a sort of secret but because it doesn’t succumb to the grid. That makes it both disorienting and kind of wonderful. For a moment, you feel as if you’re in a fun house.”

Curbed got hold of renderings of ABC No Rio’s new building, which will boast a terrace and green roof.

Justin Warner, chef at Do or Dine, wins a build-a-picnic challenge staged by New York magazine, using ingredients from Zaragoza Deli.

Porchetta has a new offering. Eater reports that Sara Jenkins has added a Lebanese sandwich to the menu.

The folks at Saxon and Parole take Eater on an interior tour of their Bowery restaurant, explaining its name in the process. “They were racehorses owned by Pierre Lorillard at the turn of the century. Parole, he’s the tinier, uglier pony, he was the guy they never expected to win. Saxon was the beautiful steed who they thought would be the winner of everything.”