Wednesday’s The Big Day: Rezoning in the Morning; The Graduate at Night

With Jerry Springer, uh, er, Scott Stringer’s “conditional green light” according to The Observer, Wednesday’s big meeting on the rezoning of the LES/East Village in New York City seems like another community meeting that’s for the community, but doesn’t really mean anything. This time, though, the outcome seems to tilt toward the concerned citizens of the E.V. and Lower East Side who are looking to protect what remains of a dwindling neighborhood amidst Babel-onian construction.

For those looking to attend the meeting, get your rears in gear, because the City Planning Commission meeting starts at 9:00 a.m., at Tishman Auditorium of Vanderbilt Hall, New York University School of Law, 40 Washington Square South.

It would appear that there could be a few fireworks considering the racism accusations by some Chinatown residents.

Also, when you get out of the meeting, don’t forget.. it’s “The Graduate” tonight at Tompkins Square Park. See Dustin Hoffman get seduced by the lusty cougar played effortlessly by Anne Bancroft. Gates open at 6p. Movie starts at dusk (In Beijing, dusk is 2:20 p.m. local time; here in the E.V., it’s a little after 8.).

Need more? After The Graduate, go back to your hovels and watch NBC’s Olympics’ coverage of athletes you’ve never heard of and are supposed to care about.


August 12th, 2008

Entry Filed under: East Village, New York City,Food - Competitive


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