The Day | Post-Sandy Verizon Woes Continue

School's OutJoann Jovinelly

Good morning, East Village.

“Four months after Hurricane Sandy flooded the streets of lower Manhattan, 94 businesses in the area are still lacking phone and Internet service, according to a new report by the Alliance for Downtown New York.” Businesses in Alphabet City are among those affected. [Huffington Post NY]

“Two Stuyvesant Town residents have asked a judge to toss the $68.7 million planned settlement that tenants reached last fall with the owners of the massive apartment complex over inflated rents.” [NY Post]

A roundup of vinyl spots still in the Village. [Off the Grid]

Speaking of vinyl, Brindle Room is throwing a Monday night vinyl party: “9-midnight $15 bottomless PBR and passed apps. Bring your old vinyl and come dance!” [Twitter]

“The East Village’s bounty of bento boxes, sushi and ramen will soon be the focus of Japanese Restaurant Week, which returns to the city on Monday.” [DNA Info]

“Officers from the 7th Precinct visited 151 Bar on Rivington Street last night to deliver a restraining order to owner Francine Marchese. The city has filed a civil suit accusing the divey nightlife spot of selling liquor to underage auxiliary police officers.” [The Lo-Down]

“El Sombrero (The Hat) is on the verge of extinction,” says Clayton Patterson, “simply because the ever-increasing cost of living on the Lower East Side has purged the community of local long-term residents, and the tourists, students and trendy visitors do not seem to have a taste for an authentic L.E.S. Hispanic restaurant.” [The Villager]

Comedian Sara Schaefer on brunching: “My boyfriend and our friends scoped out a place using Yelp. Time for my farm-to-table brunch! We pull up, however, and it’s overrun with people. Being in a strange town with few options, we make a split decision. A decision that is necessary given the circumstances. A decision I will have to live with for the rest of my life. No, we didn’t decide to eat each other. We went to IHOP. [Grub Street]