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The Day | The Perils of Crossing the Bowery - The Local East Village Blog - NYTimes.com


The Day | The Perils of Crossing the Bowery


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CautionScott Lynch

Good morning, East Village.

The organizers of the CBGB Festival are putting all that attention they got to good use: A Twitter war with Dial 7 car service. Bowery Boogie got the full story on the salty tweets that encourage followers to retweet the anti-Dial 7 message to get a free poster from the festival.

EV Grieve has a picture of an old lady trying to cross the Bowery at East Fourth Street that pretty much says it all. The short countdown clocks, he writes, simply do not give slow pedestrians enough time to cross the street. “She started moving the moment the ‘walk’ sign started flashing. And she wasn’t dawdling. The woman simply didn’t have enough time to cross a treacherous intersection.” The intersection of Bowery and Houston Street was targeted for safety improvements recently. Might the Department of Transportation give this intersection four blocks north a look as well?

The Cooper Square Committee sends word about an important public hearing on SPURA before the City Planning Commission beginning today at 10 a.m. on the sixth floor of 22 Reade Street. The Lo-Down has more information.

The Times reports that Bernard Gersten, who just retired as executive producer of Lincoln Center Theater, plans to write a memoir on his days in the theater business. He helped run the Public Theater from 1954 to 1978.

Off The Grid compares how the New School has managed its need to expand to N.Y.U. 2031.

Celebrity Gossip has photos of Anne Hathaway catching a movie at Village East Cinema.