The Day | Knickerbocker Village Still Struggling

mike davis18Mel Bailey

Good Morning, East Village.

Residents of affordable housing complex Knickerbocker Village are “still struggling to bounce back” from the effects of Hurricane Sandy and FEMA has “rejected claims from several residents” for reimbursement of hotel expenses. [The Lo-Down]

Village East Cinema on 12th Street and Second Avenue is named “Best Gem Hidden in a Multiplex” and one of the 12 best movie theaters in New York City. Landmark Sunshine Cinema on the Lower East Side is also pretty cool. [Gothamist]

The East Village has two of the least brunch-y-est brunch spots in New York City. Il Buco Alimentari e Vineria at 53 Great Jones Street and Le Philosophe at 55 Bond Street were just included on a list of 16 of “the least douche-y spots in the city” for brunch. [Grub Street]

Views of the Bowery in the 19th, 20th, and 21st century. [Ephemeral NY]

Australian artist James Gulliver Hancock lives in Brooklyn but has some pretty cool drawings of East Village buildings. [Off the Grid]

New York City might have a condom problem. Try not to get arrested, East Villagers. [Gothamist]

“Hidden in plain sight behind a black facade on Chrystie Street is the Experimental Cocktail Club. This Lower East Side lounge opened in May of last year and has other venues in Paris and London.” [Wall Street Journal]