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The Day | Scott Stringer For Comptroller

The Local’s daily roundup of East Village news from around the Web.

Scott Stringer on St. Mark’s Bookshop

Read Borough President Scott M. Stringer’s letter to Cooper Union’s president, regarding the St. Mark’s Bookshop.

Thank You, East Village

A mosaic of 160 people who make the East Village what it is.

Not Just Jenny From the Block: Rajkumar Talks City Council Run

Jenifer Rajkumar is running against first-term council member Margaret Chin in the District 1 City Council race. We sat down with her to discuss affordable housing, business improvement districts, and stop & frisk downtown.

Concern, Uncertainty as Stuyvesant Station Post Office Announces Move

Elderly residents are worried they’ll be left in the lurch when Peter Stuyvesant Station Post Office moves to a smaller location next year.

Baruch Residents Riled Up Over Rampant Rats

They’ve been compared in size to squirrels, gophers, chihuahuas and cats. This much can be agreed upon: rats are a big problem at Baruch Houses, and residents plan to do so something about them.

The Day | Shooting Victim on Facebook: ‘I’m Dead’

The Local’s daily roundup of East Village news from around the Web.

Lettuce Now Turn Our Attention to Robert Simon’s Rooftop Garden

Local pols joined students and teachers of Earth School, P.S. 64, and Tompkins Square Park School, where a rooftop garden designed by the architect of the September 11 memorial is now in full bloom.

Fresh New Whites For Tanya Towers, Part of $4.4 Million Makeover

A public housing residence on 13th Street just got a mod-tastic new entryway as part of a $4.4 million makeover.

‘Neighbors Of IHOP Say Enough,’ Form N.O.I.S.E. Committee

The latest in neighbor Sandy Berger’s ongoing diary chronicling the sights, smells and sounds of IHOP.

N.Y.U. Strikes Deal Preserving Affordable Housing at 505 LaGuardia

New York University has reached an agreement with the co-op board at 505 LaGuardia that will prevent dramatic rent hikes at the building. The new agreement extends the current lease in perpetuity, as long as the building remains part of the Mitchell-Lama affordable housing program.

Theater in the Empty Lot? Architect Trying to Make It Happen

Eric Ho cataloged 212 vacant lots in the East Village and Lower East Side, and has founded a group dedicated to putting them to good use.

Neglected 13th St. Building To Receive $3 Million Upgrade for Gay Teens

The vacant property will become the Bea Arthur Residence For L.G.B.T. Youth.

The Day | Shootout on Lower East Side

The Local’s daily roundup of East Village stories from around the web, including a Katie Holmes spotting, an art opening, a Wojnarowicz, and more.

At Landmarks Hearing, Preservationists and Religious Leaders Clash

Preservationists came out in force on Tuesday to support a proposed historic district that would encompass a large chunk of the East Village, and ran into familiar anger from religious groups.

With Rooftop Garden Designed By ‘Starchitect,’ Earth School Branches Out

Students at the Earth School may soon be growing ingredients for their school lunches. This fall, the elementary school plans to unveil a $1.1 million rooftop garden designed by Michael Arad, the architect of the 9/11 Memorial.

Awaiting IHOP’s Bacon Buster With Bated Breath

A first-person account of life next door to IHOP.

N.Y.U. 2031’s Booers and Boosters Face Off Before Planning Commission

Critics and supporters of N.Y.U.’s planned expansion in Greenwich Village pleaded their cases before the New York City Planning Commission yesterday. The lively exchange was a critical one, since the controversial project must be approved by both the Planning Comission and the City Council before construction can begin.

Swimming Pools in the East River? Maybe. But First, Marshes

Advocates hope vegetation along the banks of the East River will reduce sewage overflow and make the proposed Blueway more appealing.

With Looser Beer-and-Wine Rules, C.B. 3 Hopes to Repair ‘Infamous’ Reputation

Before finalizing a controversial set of stipulations that would ease Community Board 3’s stance against new beer-and-wine licenses in nightlife-heavy areas – so long as applicants agree to close shop early – a task force decided last night to seek counsel from a higher power: the State Liquor Authority.