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The Day: A Few Words from Rushdie

EV MuralsSophie Hoeller

Hello, East Village!

Author Salman Rushdie was at the Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute earlier this week for a wide-ranging conversation with NYU Journalism Professor Suketu Mehta for the Institute’s Primary Sources webisode series. Mr. Rushdie offered an interesting perspective of the Park51 mosque controversy. A link to an excerpt from the video can be found on the Institute’s homepage. We’ll alert you when all of the webisodes from the conversation are posted. In the meantime, you might enjoy the previously recorded pairings on the Primary Sources site.

We’re still assessing the ripples after eventful Primary Day, which saw East Village resident Reshma Saujani fail in her bid to unseat nine-term incumbent Carolyn Maloney for the 14th Congressional district seat. In case you missed it, here’s a link to our earlier post detailing the results of the other major races.

In other neighborhood news, EV Grieve offers a comprehensive look at the impact of the new community garden rules. It’s one of an eclectic mix of posts on that blog this morning and is definitely worth checking out.