Icy and Sot

(Photo: Scott Lynch)

This week’s issue of New York features an Encyclopedia of New York Pop Music featuring downtown acts spanning Pete Seeger to the Moldy Peaches to the Strokes to Lady Gaga, plus a map of bygone venues like Coney Island High.

Speaking of which: at NYU’s Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music, Questlove taught a course on Prince. [Noisey]

El Sombrero, our go-to for to-go margaritas, closed after three decades in business [EV Grieve]
The Bodega Association of the United States gave $5,000 to the wife of Angel Rojas, the Bushwick bodega employee who was shot and killed Thursday in Bed-Stuy while riding the B15 bus home from work. [Daily News]

New York‘s spring restaurant preview includes a new one on the Bowery from a former Veritas chef, plus what to expect from the Russ & Daughters Cafe. [NY Mag]

Despite all the upgrades, people still have a love-hate relationship with the L train. [NY Times]

A middle-aged woman adopted by her late roommate inherited his rent-controlled, $100-per-month apartment in Long Island City. [The Real Deal]

Stuyvesant High School staffers are concerned about LSD use among the student population. [NY Post]

There was a rooftop fire at the former Ridley & Sons Department Store building on the Lower East Side, the second fire at the site since December 2011. [Bowery Boogie]

Public housing developments that have been relying on temporary boilers since Sandy are finally getting replacements. [NY Times]

Weekdays from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m at its East and West Village locations, Big Gay Ice Cream is selling small cones with sprinkles for $2. [Brokelyn]

On the Lower East Side, the Bicycle Mechanic Skills Academy job-training program hosted its first graduation. [DNAinfo]

Variety Café is open in Bushwick, joining its two Williamsburg outposts. [Bushwick Daily]

This August in Williamsburg, a “Southern Atlantic inspired” eatery will open in Zebulon‘s old space. [Eater]

Here are a few dozen photos from this weekend’s Bang On! NYC “Frequency” party, where topless women were suspended from the ceiling of a Williamsburg warehouse. [Gothamist]

That East Village triplex with the retractable facade is asking $2.1 million. [Curbed]

The Mobil gas station on East Houston will soon be redeveloped. [NY Nimby]

A seven-story development on Greenpoint’s Manhattan Ave is nearing completion. [Brownstoner]

New renderings have been released for a residential project at 738 Grand Street in Williamsburg. [The Real Deal]

An Israeli flag was burned during a raucous Purim celebration in Williamsburg. [Brooklyn Paper]