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The Day | Those Hotel Rumors? Not Exactly Ace Reporting - The Local East Village Blog - NYTimes.com


The Day | Those Hotel Rumors? Not Exactly Ace Reporting


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Chico's El Camion MuralJoel Raskin

Good morning, East Village.

Photographer Joel Raskin got this shot of a mural on East 10th Street and Avenue C. In the caption of the photo he posted to The Local’s Flickr group, he writes, “I saw Chico working on this from the bus either late last week or early this week.”

Bowery Boogie heard from “sources” that the Ace Hotel was headed for the Jarmulowsky Bank building at 54 Canal Street, but The Lo-Down batted down the rumor before it could cause any more of a stir: “Today a source with knowledge of the Jarmulowsky project tells The Lo-Down that the creative team consists solely of Ron Castellano, the developer of The Forward Building, and Taavo Somer, who’s behind Lower East Side restaurants Freemans and Peels.”

Capital New York takes a look at what Erik Dilan’s loss to Nydia Velazquez means for Brooklyn’s county chairman Vito Lopez. “Dilan’s poor showing could throw a wrench into the Lopez’s reported plan to challenge Velazquez over the course of two cycles. The first was supposed to weaken Velazquez and put her on the ropes for an even tougher fight in 2014.”

The Outlet visits Warhol superstar Taylor Mead at one of his Bowery Poetry Club readings: “For many, Taylor represents a New York that doesn’t exist anymore. Armed with his three black bags of books and papers, this half hour of poetry gives us a glimpse into that world: a world of Max’s Kansas City, The Factory, and the theaters of yesterday.”

Eater notices a real estate listing indicating that the troubled Diablo Royal Este space is on the market.

The Lower East Side History Project posts a flyer for a 1984 film series at CHARAS/El Bohio, as well as a postcard from the Little Hungary restaurant on East Houston Street: “Teddy Roosevelt often dined there as police commissioner and made a promise to return if elected president. Keeping his word, Little Hungary made the national news and thereafter became a popular tourist destination.” The site also recalls the Bowery slasher, who struck around this time in 1981. “The string of violence began on the night of June 27 as eight homeless men were slashed with a razor at four different Lower East Side locations.”

Off the Grid looks back on the hearing about the East Village-Lower East Side Historic District and announces a couple of upcoming tours: “We have two upcoming programs that explore the East Village — a walking tour of East Village Community Gardens on July 28 and Dishing Up the East Village: A Culture & Cuisine Tour in August.” The Lo-Down, Curbed, and DNA Info also followed The Local’s coverage of the historic district hearing.

The Gog Log bids farewell to now-shuttered Nice Guy Eddie’s, in the form of a photo.

The Villager profiles local singer-songwriter Jenna Torres. The longtime East Villager still digs the nabe. “The soul of the neighborhood has stayed the same,” she says. “The exterior has changed dramatically, but there is a feeling of intimacy here that I don’t feel anywhere else.”

The Lo-Down recommends some gallery shows to see this week.