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Pop On By! People’s Pops Is Back in Business

People's PopsLaura Edwins

Shortly after reopening the People’s Pops stand yesterday evening, Nathalie Jordi made it official: “It’s the start of Popsicle season,” she said.

The stand at East Seventh Street near First Avenue is one of eight locations (the Chelsea Market and Park Slope outposts also reopened yesterday, and a pop-up booth is coming to Madison Square Park on Saturday), but it’s a prized one.

“This is where the business got started, so we’re psyched to be back,” said Ms. Jordi of her first brick-and-mortar spot. Read more…

The Day | A Matter of Taste

16 HandlesScott Lynch

Good morning, East Village.

To help cool you off from this summer heat, the folks who made People’s Pops at the Brooklyn Flea and Chelsea Market are opening an East Village location this afternoon. The new ice pop stand will open at 5 today at 118 First Avenue near East Seventh Street. Eater NY reports that the location is a former flower cabana that sits between Caracas Arepa Bar and a corner deli.

In other neighborhood news, DNAinfo reports that HBO will soon release unaired footage that pertains to two former NYPD officers acquitted of rape charges. The footage, which was deleted from the network’s movie “Sex Crimes Unit,” will go to defense attorney Joseph Tacopina. Mr. Tacopina represents Kenneth Moreno, 43, one of the men acquitted in late May. Mr. Moreno’s partner, Franklin Mata, 29, was also acquitted. The officers’ charges stemmed from a December 2008 incident in which the officers were accused of raping a 27-year-old woman in her East Village apartment.

The Post reports that Fu Sushi restaurant on Avenue B has been serving customers despite New York City’s Department of Health ordering the business to close. The department closed Fu Sushi June 23 after logging 99 health violations, including the presence of mice and roaches in the restaurant. Department officials posted a closed sign on the restaurant’s storefront; however, Fu Sushi employees have obscured the sign and continued business as usual, The Post says.