The Day | Rev. Runs For City Council

Happy Birthday Martha Cooper: Houston / Bowery Marty Wall by Terror161, Faust, Lady Pink, Free5, How & Nosm, Crash, Daze, AikoScott Lynch

Good morning, East Village, and happy birthday, Jack Kerouac.

Taylor Mead, an 88-year-old iconic artist, continues to suffer in his fifth floor apartment at 163 Ludlow Street. A stop work order has been issued for the building where construction began last summer. [Bowery Boogie]

The Beth Hamedrash Hagadol synagogue on Norfolk Street will not be demolished after all. [Curbed]

The New York City Health Inspector shut down the Sunburnt Cow, citing more than 56 points in health violations. [DNAinfo]

After his church, Abounding Grace Ministries, aided in Sandy relief, Reverend Richard del Rio decided to take one more step in city planning by running for an East Village (District 2) city council seat. [DNAinfo]

Rocker Mike Furey shops at Unique Collection on St. Marks: “I recently got a few big crystals from them for my apartment for good vibes—for instance, a huge piece of black tourmaline that absorbs radiation emissions from computers and other electronics.” [Racked]

“This video depicts the very last leg of a food system, but perhaps its most crucial, the grill-to-table moments of a patty at Whitmans in the East Village.” [Grub Street]