The Day | Turmoil at Sixth Street Community Synagogue

Unions rally for locked-out Con Ed workers, Local 1-2, Union Square: UAWScott Lynch The Con Edison protests continue.

Good morning, East Village.

The Jewish Week reports that Greg Wall, the jazz-playing rabbi of Sixth Street Community Center, is stepping down amid financial troubles at the synagogue and infighting among board members. “The synagogue is financially challenged (aren’t we all!), and must now raise cash to shore up their 150-year old building, and cannot afford to fund a permanent rabbi,” Mr. Wall wrote.

The Paris Review has joined the fight to help the St. Mark’s Bookshop as it considers a move to a smaller location. The magazine is offering a one-year subscription to the first five customers who spend $500 during Saturday’s cash mob.

One of The Local’s community contributors, Martin Johnson, has a review of “Love Goes To Buildings On Fire,” by Will Hermes. The book examines the city’s music scene from 1973 to 1978, a time in which “great music grew out of buildings on fire.”

The Post reports on all the big names that came out for a private performance by the musician Delta Rae at the Standard, East Village.

The Post also includes the new water cafe, Molecule, on East 10th Street, in a roundup of high-end comfort food. “The gourmet trend has been going on for more than a decade, but surely this is the final act, a sign the trend has jumped the shark, since every food option has seemingly been exhausted.”

Loisaida Nest has some great photos of El Jardin Del Paraiso through the years.

Lastly, no, you don’t have to pinch yourself: some public transit is actually going to be restored. Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver announced that the M9 will once again travel to Battery Park City and will be extended to Bellevue Hospital and N.Y.U. Medical Center