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The Day | Cab Plows Into Staples Store - The Local East Village Blog - NYTimes.com


The Day | Cab Plows Into Staples Store


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.Mary Reinholz

Good morning, East Village.

Above, workers who were locked out by Con Edison picketed outside of company headquarters at 4 Irving Place this morning. The Times reported that “the workers, members of the utility’s largest union, were locked out after their contract expired at 12:01 a.m. Sunday, and talks broke down less than two hours later. About 5,000 managers, including some former union members, will step in to keep the utility running, Con Ed said.”

A cab trying to avoid a biker plowed into the cyclist and then through the window of a Staples at East Eighth Street and Broadway yesterday: ABC 7 Eyewitness News has footage of the damage. Eight were injured.

Meanwhile on 16th Street and Avenue C another cab driver was stabbed by a man who was upset that the cabbie cut him off. “He stabbed me in my right side four to five times and he stabbed me in my shoulder,” Etzer Jerome tells CBS New York.

WTOC has footage of CBGB as recreated in Savannah, Georgia. The Palace Hotel was also recreated for the movie. Savannah Morning News has a slideshow of shots from the set.

Speaking of drinking and dining establishments coming back on the big screen: Belcourt, the restaurant on Second Avenue and East Fourth Street that was replaced by Calliope, makes a brief reappearance in the new movie “80 Beats.” Check out the trailer.

Where did Alec Baldwin and Hilaria Thomas eat after their wedding? The Post sees all: “They eventually wound up at the macrobiotic eatery Souen on East 13th Street, around the corner from their home, for takeout. Baldwin tried to order vegan curry, but the kitchen was closed, so he had to settle for cucumber salad. Hilaria got her usual: steamed greens and veggies.”

Curbed takes a look at what you can buy for $2,695 a month in the East Village and other New York City neighborhoods. “This 1BR in the East Village looks pretty standard. It’s got walls, it’s got a floor, it’s got a living room, a bedroom, a bathroom, and a kitchen. Sometimes that’s just what you’re looking for! It also has his and her closets, which is nice, and a private patio, which is very nice. It’s going for $2,695/month.”

Eater notes that Michael White’s new pizzeria, Nicoletta, is now open for lunch on weekends.

NYC Food Guy is big on Porchetta’s new Lebanese chicken sandwich: “there is so much flavor among the toum, marinated chicken and crisp pickles, you won’t want more sauce, you’ll want another sandwich.”

Finally, Newsday and The Times both review the Montauk location of Zum Schneider. “Even as we groused about the uncomfortable seating, we had to admit that the food was very good,” says The Times.