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The Day | East River Blueway No Walk in the Park - The Local East Village Blog - NYTimes.com


The Day | East River Blueway No Walk in the Park


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Massive Still LifeBrenda H.

The Architects Newspaper sits down with Adam Lubinsky, a managing partner of WXY Architecture + Urban Design who is charged with designing the East River Blueway. It’s no easy task. Aside from overcoming the barrier of FDR Drive, there’s the “ADA-inaccessible overpasses; narrow, collision-inducing bike lanes; and combined sewage overflows [that] have also been identified as key issues.” And then there’s just the simple fact that a lot of people don’t look toward the river for recreation: “The challenge is to get residents to turn around, to realize the river is there,” Mr. Lubinsky said.

The Lo-Down reports that landlord Ben Shaoul now must submit a detailed timeline about replacement of a staircase in his building at 435 East 12th Street, following complaints by a resident who was at one point literally stranded in her apartment. “After the plan for each day has been approved, residents must be notified by certified mail when the work will be done, so that they can make arrangements to be away from their apartments,” the site reports. Typically, developers do not face such a high level of supervision.

Gothamist notes that Cake Shop has accomplished its fundraising goal, and will stay put on Ludlow Street.

Not only does Norman’s Sound & Vision have to deal with the move to Williambsurg, its owner tells The Post that a proposed bill making its way through the City Council that would require business owners to provide paid sick leave would force him to lay off “loyal staffers.”

A new Asian restaurant in Denver is opening this week, and darned if it doesn’t look exactly like Momofuku Noodle Bar. The owner of the mile high restaurant, Uncle, doesn’t hide his admiration for the wildly popular noodle joint in East Village, telling Eater, “It was like someone had taken my entire life and put it into a restaurant — everything from the food, atmosphere, design and attitude was what I craved in my own life.”

The co-owner of Lit, Erik Foss, passes along word that his art will appear in a group show called Heat Wave at 41 East 57th Street alongside the likes of Judy Chicago. The opening bash is Thursday from 6 to 9 p.m.