Maloney/Saujani Quizzed on WNYC

If you didn’t catch Brian Lehrer’s interviews with Rep. Carolyn Maloney and her Democratic challenger, Reshma Saujani, last week, you might want to click on the audio clip below. The candidates in the 14th Congressional District (which includes part of the LES) meet face to face for their only debate a week from today. The back-to-back interviews on WNYC last Friday will give you a pretty good idea what to expect during that midday radio-only encounter:

Weekend Arts & Entertainment Notes

There is no shortage of entertainment to be had this weekend:

Along with tonight's Rooftop Films Opening Night Party, which we featured here yesterday, the New York Times highlights two LES art shows: Carrie Moyer's paintings at the "Canada" Gallery on Chrystie Street and Matt Sheridan Smith's multi-media show at the Lisa Cooley Gallery on Orchard.

Tonight at the New Museum, a panel considers the legacy of the 1990's. "The 90's vs. the 90's," defining a decade, 7pm. More info here.

If you're looking for a fun and unique evening of readings and drinking, check out the NYC Lit Crawl tomorrow night.  There will be readings at various bars in the East Village and around the L.E.S.

WNYC's web site has great things to stay about "The Stone," on Avenue C and 2nd Street. They call the "unassuming room" on the LES founded by John Zorn "the best place to see new and exciting music."

The Museum at Eldridge Street offers the "Sacred Sites Bike Tour" on Sunday.

“HomeBase IV”, a fascinating site-specific installation built around a dozen
artists’ notions of home is running through May 24th in Bialystoker Nursing Home leased by The Educational Alliance on E. Broadway.

News Flash: The Lower East Side is Noisy!

WNYC's Soundcheck blog takes a look (and a listen) at the noisiest neighborhoods in the city. It won't come as a big surprise that this is a category in which the Lower East Side and Chinatown excel. After Washington Heights/Inwood, we live in the neighborhood with the most noise — more than 7-thousand complainsts since the middle of 2008. The LES/Chinatown is the top district for noise complaints from bars, restaurants and clubs. You can see the complete list here.