The Day | ‘Mystery Lot’ Rises

UntitledMeagan Kirkpatrick

Good morning, East Village.

In the latest “Mystery Lot” news, EV Grieve has photos of new construction at 211 13th Street, where there are plans to erect an 83-unit building. No sign yet of the rooftop cabana terraces. EV also points us to a couple of closings, including Pinisi Café & Bakery on East Fourth Street, where workers were clearing out the space on Saturday, and Walid Menswear on East 14th Street, which opened about two-and-a-half years ago.

Bowery Boogie reports that the owners of Sunshine Cinema have pulled out of a Community Board 3 meeting tonight where they planned on discussing their new “dinner-and-movie” concept, and are instead focusing on “grassroots outreach.” Flyers posted around the neighborhood invite locals to stop by the theater and chat about plans for “two restaurants with full bars, four floors of table seating and a grand revamping of the interior of our theatres and lobby areas.” Remodeling will start early next year. Bowery Boogie also notes that EMM Group has launched the website for 199 Bowery, touted as “a new nightlife experience” that will open this fall.

DNA Info interviews the creator of “The Elephant in my Closet,” a one-man play about how to “break the news to your conservative father of your defection to the Democrats.” The play, focused on standup comedian David Lee Nelson’s own experience with his dad, opened last night at the Kraine Theater on East Fourth Street. As for the future of his relationship with his father, he said, it “depends on who wins the election, so check back with me in November.”

And with Halloween around the corner, the Daily News, in a roundup of costume contests for pets, mentions the annual Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade, taking place this Saturday from noon to 3 p.m. at the Tompkins Square Dog Run, along Ninth Street between Avenues A and B.