The Day | East Village Blocks Added to Flood Map

El Sol 25: MoreScott Lynch

Good morning, East Village.

A number of blocks in the East Village have been added to FEMA’s flood maps. “The maps are preliminary, but FEMA officials said they will be useful in rebuilding and fortifying flooded areas. Official versions of the maps will be rolled out this spring and finalized over the next year or two. Those maps will be used to set premium rates for flood insurance and play a role in building codes and other regulations.” [Crain’s]

Community Board 3 has released its calendar of meetings for March. By the looks of it, the new restaurant going into the Mama’s Food Shop space may be called Hearth N Soul and the controversial General is aiming for a sidewalk cafe. [The Lo-Down]

Speaking of The General, Ryan Sutton thinks the restaurant offers “diluted flavors that never reach beyond pan-Asian party fare begging to be paired with $16 Scotch cocktails.” [Bloomberg]

The swank Soho House appeared on the C.B. 3 calendar. But a spokesperson says the application for a space at 139-141 Ludlow Street was withdrawn and “at the moment Soho House doesn’t have anything agreed for the site on Ludlow Street.” [The Lo-Down]

The Tenement Museum just got a trove of old photos and is hoping Lower East Siders come forward to shed light on them. [DNA Info]

A business card from the beloved Kiev. [Jeremiah’s Vanishing]