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The Day | A Coalition for Cyclists

bikes in the east villageMario Ramirez

Good morning, East Village.

Streetsblog profiles Local Spokes, a cycling planning organization. It hopes to work with the community across the Lower East Side to promote cycling and make life easier for bikers. Given all the back-and-forth on the issue of bike lanes, a new approach to planning might be a good idea.

Curbed asked restaurateur and general man on the scene Cobi Levy where he gets his hair cut. After abandoning an up scale Meat Packing salon he switched allegiances to Neighborhood Barbers on East Ninth Street, he told the site. Your correspondent is a Rafael’s man, but to each his own.

Showbiz 411 reviews, in ecstatic fashion, a recent Paul Simon show at Webster Hall. It was a rare club appearance for the musician and, in addition to his fans, a PBS crew was at the venue filming for an upcoming documentary on Mr. Simon.

Lastly: it’s going to be hot today, so be careful if you’re outside. The mayor’s office runs cooling centers – you can search for your nearest one here.