Good Morning: After the Storm, Found Phone – Big Trouble, “On the Bowery”

Photo by Jennifer Strom

It’s cleanup day across the new York City after yesterday afternoon’s crazy storm (tornado???).  Fortunately, it looks like the Lower East Side got off fairly easy.  Gamma Blog (via Flickr), however, has a visual look at the “lightning mystery”over The Ludlow.  Today, 76 degrees with a chance of afternoon/evening showers (remember, we said that yesterday!) 75 on Saturday and 79 Sunday — a chance of afternoon rain both days.

In the news, President Obama met with Rep. Nydia Velazquez (D-LES) and two of her colleagues yesterday, promising to push hard for the DREAM Act. That’s the legislation that would help undocumented students who came to this country before age 16 become legal residents after five years by completing higher education or military service.

In the Villager, Parvesh Ahmed (whose family owns “Munchies” on Essex Street) talks about being arrested for trying to do a good deed, violence on Houston Street, 9/11, the mosque, stool swiping and Clayton Patterson.

It’s “Parking Day NYC,” an annual event that transforms parking spots into engaging public spaces. Have a look at some of the projects taking place in our neighborhood.

Capital NY features “On the Bowery,” the engaging 1958 docudrama that makes a return engagement this weekend, at the Film Forum.  Speaking of the Bowery (my how things have changed), the Times obsesses over the New Museum’s New Cookie.