The Day | East River Blueway Proposal Released

EAST VILLAGE bicycle (panniers)Gloria Chung

Good morning, East Village.

Borough President Scott M. Stringer has announced proposals for the East River Blueway that include “development of a new public beach and kayak launch directly beneath the Brooklyn Bridge, where a naturally occurring sand beach forms a rock-strewn crescent that is now fenced off; the creation of two boat launches at Stuyvesant Cove at the ends of 20th and 23rd Streets; the installation of marshlands and sea walls in especially vulnerable flood zones, and the planting of trees and greenery all along the F.D.R. Drive to provide shade and absorb storm water runoff. ” The bike path at 14th Street would also be elevated. [NY Times]

“Thousands of residents in Stuyvesant Town and Peter Cooper Village are flummoxed by a lease clause that allows their landlords to hike their rent in the middle of their lease, the Wall Street Journal reported.” [Real Deal]

An elderly woman was in critical condition after being hit by a minivan at Bowery and Bayard. [Gothamist]

“A billboard in the Union Square station is kind of like the Inception of Internet references, collecting every advertiser’s notion of what is cool/hip on the web and slapping it onto one delightful subway ad.” [Beta Beat]

A history of Ninth Street Bakery, which will close after its landlord finds a new tenant. [Fork in the Road]

The Bowery Poetry Club is dropping Club from its name and reopening March 18. [DNA Info]

A new series at the Connelly Theater focuses on reviving Broadway flops. “Most of the plays that we do were on Broadway and were huge flops,” says Orlando Iriarte, Beautiful Soup’s executive director. “We like to give the author of the play a second chance to relive it, possibly the right way.” [DNA Info]