The Day | Scorsese Pushes For Bowery Preservation

UntitledPhillip Kalantzis Cope

Good morning, East Village.

Martin Scorsese wants to see the Bowery protected from highrises. “The former Elizabeth Street resident wrote to the City Planning Commission on March 13, urging it to support the East Bowery Preservation Plan, which includes limiting new development height to 85 feet on the infamous strip’s eastern flank.” [DNA Info]

The folks at 7A tell us Lenny Kaye of the Patti Smith Group will perform with folk legend Cindy Lee Berryhill at the cafe’s upstairs Treehouse on March 24 at 8:30 p.m. They’ll be opening for Tom Clark, who opened the venue in July of 2011 and will perform with his high-school bandmate Brian Halverson in a tribute ot the Everly Brothers.

“With thousands of feral cat colonies in New York City, a nonprofit organization is training volunteers how to care for the stigmatized felines through workshops on humanely trapping, fixing and then releasing the animals.” [DNA Info]

“New York doesn’t have many German Renaissance-style buildings inspired by castles in the Alps. But there’s one at 190 Third Avenue, and it’s an unusual, curious reminder of the area’s once-thriving German immigrant neighborhood.” [Ephemeral NY]

Michael Solomonov of Philadelphia’s Zahav will make a guest appearance at Momofuku Ssam Bar on April 9. [Grub Street]

A set of illustrations of Broadway circa 1899 make for a great opportunity to “see some stylized views of our streets and storefronts from over a century ago.” [Off the Grid]

Kajitsu has reopened in Murray Hill. [Grub Street]