The Day | Sandy, Betty Headed For East Village

The Remedy Diner TapedMichael Natale/GammaBlog

Good morning, East Village.

As noted earlier this morning, fireworks followed what some described as an eerily quiet evening of anticipating Hurricane Sandy. The Times reports that the hurricane gained strength before dawn and is now producing sustained winds of 85 miles per hour. Con Edison, the paper reports, has cut off steam distribution to some buildings, since floodwater could cause pipes to burst, and will shut off two Lower Manhattan electricity networks if flooding occurs around the Battery.

As of last night more than 300 people had checked into a shelter at Seward Park High School, according to The Lo-Down.

Neighborhoodr posts a photo of an emptied bodega shelf and reminds you to tip your deliveryman.

Gallerist notes that Lower East Side galleries have canceled openings. Lower East Side Pickle Day was also rescheduled, according to Gothamist.

But enough about Sandy. Let’s talk about Betty: Racked reports that an arm of Las Vegas-based retailer Betty Paige Clothing is coming to 303 Bowery.

And speaking of nostalgic fashion trends, Vice is declaring a moratorium on CBGB shirts. “Forever. Like, you can’t wear them anymore. And your parents can’t either.”

GammaBlog has photos from a East Village Community Coalition fundraiser honoring Tompkins Square Park gardener Deborah Hulse.

EV Grieve notes that Arcane has reopened after the death of its owner, Christine Ebel.

And Publishers Weekly digs “Fresh Off the Boat,” the forthcoming memoir from Baohaus impresario Eddie Huang: “Brash, leading-edge, and unapologetically hip, Huang reconfigures the popular foodie memoir into something worthwhile and very memorable.”