The Day | Velazquez, Maloney, Obama Reelected

Subway snow plowScott Lynch

Good morning, East Village.

As if you couldn’t tell by the fireworks last night, Barack Obama was reelected president. U.S. Representatives Nydia Velazquez and Carolyn B. Maloney were also reelected, in the 7th, and 12th districts, respectively. Brian Kavanagh won his uncontested bid for State Assemblyman in District 74, and Brad Hoylman, also uncontested, is the new State Senator in District 27. [NY 1]

Yesterday, in the morning and then again during our liveblog, we noted long waits at East Village polling sites; the same was true throughout the city. [NY Post]

“Assemblyman Brian Kavanagh, a Manhattan Democrat, said he thought the complications caused by the storm had reverberated throughout the election system, exacerbating longstanding problems. He said that at a poll site in his district, two poll workers had gotten into a fight when the polls opened and had to be sent home and replaced.” [NY Times]

But things went smoothly in the Lower East Side, considering. [NY City Lens]

Halloween lives! 40 Lower East Side merchants will hand out candy on Saturday. [NY Post]

Power is back at all Peter Cooper Village and Stuy Town buildings, but there are still sporadic outages. [PCVST]

Heat and hot water came back to at least one building at Seward Park Coop. [Capital NY]

The New York Housing Authority will decide whether to give post-flood rent breaks on a case-to-case basis. As for market-rate renters ,”a landlord can ask tenants to pay, but if tenants are unable to live in their homes, they can refuse. Lawyers say that if the home was uninhabitable, judges probably would not order tenants to pay the full amount of back rent, though depending on the level of damage to the apartment, they may order that renters pay some of it.” [NY Times]

Times restaurant critic Pete Wells gives East Village spots Momofuku Milk Bar, Empellon Cocina, Dirt Candy, Hearth, B & H Dairy, and Veselka shotouts while reminding us that “nowhere in the United States is so much culinary tradition and innovation crammed into so few square miles as in the southern end of Manhattan.” [NY Times]

An update on the L and G trains: “Joseph J. Lhota, the authority’s chairman, said he was hopeful that the G would be restored by Wednesday. He said he would push to bring back L service on Wednesday, too, but acknowledged that this had “a lower probability of happening.” [NY Times]

“This Thursday(11/8/12, from 7-9pm), the Bowery Culinary Center at Whole Foods Market will be hosting a chef demonstration & tasting to benefit Fourth Arts Block.” [East Village Eats]

“The proprietors of New York’s favorite Canadian-Brooklyn Jewish deli, Mile End, will join the Lower East Side Tenement Museum for this month’s Culinary Conversations. The tasting menu will include skewered chicken gizzards, lamb bacon, and latkes, with a healthy dose of New York immigrant history.” [Grub Street]