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The Day | Tentative Agreement in Con Ed Dispute - The Local East Village Blog - NYTimes.com


The Day | Tentative Agreement in Con Ed Dispute


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Before the stormSuzanne Rozdeba

Good morning, East Village.

Our contributor Suzanne Rozdeba sent us the above shot of last night’s storm shortly before it rolled over the East Village. Gothamist rounded up some more shots.

The Times reports that concerns about the storm moved Governor Cuomo to meet with Con Ed executives and union higher-ups; the two parties were able to come to a tentative agreement on a four-year contract yesterday.

But protests continued near Union Square: Gothamist spotted members of the Community/Farmworker Alliance and the Coalition of Immokalee Workers demanding that Chipotle sign on to a Fair Food Program that insures a raise for Florida tomato pickers. (Chipotle says that although it hasn’t signed the agreement, it only works with workers who’ve done so.)

The Times pays a visit to the synagogue that recently came to the Bowery. The co-director of the Chabad house says, “We honor the past so much, yet at the same time we want to be in the present — with flavor, with swagger, with the hip vibrations of today. That’s expressed in the building.”

Writing for the Villager, K Webster, the author of the Bowery Gals blog, says she’s “concerned” about the Bowery Poetry Club’s impending partnership with Duane Park: “The idea of being treated to a steady diet of burlesque shows as part of a high-end dining experience is kind of creepy.”

The Times wonders why the city hasn’t been more specific, beyond citing software issues, about why the bike share program has been delayed: “Increasingly, some elected officials and members of the riding public appear befuddled by the city’s virtual silence in recent weeks, when many had hoped to be cycling already.”

DNA Info and The Post report that investigators arrested 33 people said to be involved in a crime ring that stole motorcycles from the East Village and other neighborhoods, and also sold guns.

Finally, Peels makes Robert Sietsema’s list of favorite places to eat fish tacos.