Good Morning: Aces & Eights Update, Chatham Square Library Temporarily Closing, Keanu in the Hood

Downtown Skyline

Photo by Joel Raskin.

78 degrees and sunny today.  Alternate side parking is suspended today and tomorrow in observance of Sukkah. District 1’s Community Education Council meets tonight to dscuss, among other things, the latest test score results (we will post the full agenda a bit later).

On The Lo-Down today, we’ll update the saga surrounding Avenue A bar Aces & Eights. Our Jennifer Strom talked with the State Liquor Authority yesterday about the shuttered watering hole, which does not appear to be reopening anytime soon.

In the news, Downtown Express reports the Chatham Square library is going to be closed for several weeks.  On DNA Info, Houston Street antiques dealer Billy Leroy celebrates a judge’s decision to dismiss charges that he was selling stolen subway signs. “It’s a f—ing victory for the little guy,” Leroy says.  Bowery Boogie recaps Keanu Reeves’ day at Sugar Sweet Sunshine.

A-listers flocked to Bedlam, the new Avenue C bar opened by Anderson Cooper’s boyfriend.