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The Day | No Break in Murder Case - The Local East Village Blog - NYTimes.com


The Day | No Break in Murder Case


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Fourteenth StreetCREDIT Joann Jovinelly

Good morning, East Village.

The Daily News reports that authorities still haven’t tracked down the alleged killer of soccer coach Michael Jones, who is said to have fled to Mexico. The police say that they received “excellent cooperation from the Mexican authorities” and the investigation is ongoing, but Mexican authorities tell the News they’re not on the case.

DNA Info reports that two men were arrested for “dipping” at Bowery Electric, a trend that is on the rise and involves “delving into bags and coats to lift valuables such as iPhones, wallets and cash.”

Grub Street reports that one of the city’s most respected chefs, experimentalist Wylie Dufresne of WD-50, will open a 50-seat pub serving “modern casual food and well-crafted cocktails” in the former Plum pizzeria space at 157 Second Avenue.

Mr. Dufresne (whose arrival will follow that of Michael White, across the street) isn’t the only high-profile restaurateur opening in the East Village: Grub Street has the menu and some photos of L’Apicio, the new one on East First Street from the group behind dell’anima, L’Artusi, and Anfora.

First skateboarders lose Open Road park and now this: according to The Times, a judge has nixed an annual race of 2,000 skateboarders from uptown to Wall Street.

Gadling gets a tour of the East Village from Tony Perrottet, a writer who plies his craft from the Writers Room, a shared workspace where he has met Jay McInerney and the like. At one point they visit Obscura to admire a mummified penis.

Speaking of Obscura, the Science Channel show about the shop, “Oddities,” is now available on Netflix.

Arcane has brought on chef Justin Fertitta to revamp its menu. East Village Eats says, “The new menu is spot on & with the kitchen open till midnight during the week (1 a.m. on Fridays & Saturdays), Arcane is a perfect place to load up before a night of drinking, or grab a bite to soak up all that booze you’ve been drinking.”

Off the Grid plugs an upcoming screening of “Get Crazy,” a film loosely based on the Fillmore East that “stars Malcolm McDowell, Daniel Stern, Allen Garfield, Miles Chapin, Stacey Nelkin, and Ed Begley Jr. and includes some memorable cameos from musicians like Lou Reed and teen idols Fabian & Bobby Sherman.” The screening will be followed by a discussion of the Fillmore East and the East Village music scene.

Gothamist notes that Webster Hall is having its first beer and whiskey festival, featuring “a Spinning Prize Wheel, Trapeze and Circus acts, scantily clad Burlesque dancers, and Swing Jazz Bands. The $35 general admission ticket will let you sample four floors of over 50 obscure beers and whiskeys; the VIP $45 ticket gets you a special private tasting along with a gift bag (VIPs also get to go in early at 6:30 p.m.).”

And The Voice has a chat about vegetarianism with Amanda Cohen of Dirt Candy.

And the Big Gay Ice Cream Shop is opening a second store, according to a Tweet spotted by Eater.