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The Day | A Look at Bikes and Bedbugs

FishingBen Chislett

Good morning, East Village.

We’ve written quite a bit about the effects of recently installed bike lanes in the East Village. Neighborhoodr has a link to an interview with Paul Steely White, executive director of Transportation Alternatives, who talks about biking in the city.

We’re still collecting your stories about bedbugs and wanted to make sure that you saw this piece from Fox New York, which is a solid roundup of bedbug do’s and don’ts.

The Day: On Bedbugs and Junk

Street Art on the corner of 9th St. and Ave CC.C. Glenn

Good morning, East Village.

The Neighborhoodr blog has very worthwhile links to stories about a proposed extension of the restaurant smoking ban and a new form that landlords are required to give potential tenants disclosing earlier infestations of bedbugs, one of the most vexing – and cringe-inducing – issues in the neighborhood.

The news about the disclosure form prompts The Local to refer you the video below, which was created during the summer by NYU journalism students, who moved out in front of the bedbug story before The Local East Village launched.

We’d like to hear your stories about bedbugs – where you’ve found them in the East Village (with enough reporting from the community, we can map them for future reference) and whether you think landlords should be required to disclose prior infestations.

And here’s another a link that might resonate deeply for the nostalgic: EV Grieve posted photos of Junk, the new clothing store that now occupies the site of the former De La Vega Museum. The Local spoke with Mr. De La Vega about the museum’s closing in one of our inaugural posts.