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The Day | Restoring St. Brigid’s

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Good morning, East Village.

The Villager reports that the overhaul of St. Brigid’s Church at Eighth Street and Avenue B might cost significantly more than expected.

According to The Villager, the church’s $10 million restoration fund has already been exhausted and there is still extensive structural work to be done. While church officials have deflected The Villager’s report they have not offered a timetable for when the work at the church will be completed.

In other neighborhood news, Bowery Boogie looks at the Bowery’s role in shaping modern slang, including such phrases as “chum” and “kick the bucket,” which Boogie suggests were popularized by notorious 19th century “street thugs” whose slang “never quite faded from our collective lexicon.”

Ephemeral New York offers up an item about neighborhood style, circa 1984, as seen in the pages of an old copy of the East Village Eye.

And EV Grieve, who blogged the EV Lambo to fame, may have found a rival for the neighborhood’s automotive affections.