Garden Fence Sculptures 1

(Photo: Joel Raskin)

Lower East Side eatery Birds & Bubbles sustained thousands of dollars in flood damage Friday morning after a water pipe burst, but was able to fully reopen yesterday. [Bowery Boogie]

At tonight’s Community Board 3 meeting, a prospective Puebla/Mexican restaurant will vie for Native Bean‘s previous home on Avenue A. [EV Grieve]

Wednesday, local gastropub Boulton & Watt will toast its second birthday with $2 drinks and snacks from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. [Gothamist]

On East Broadway, the Seward Park branch of the NYPL will be closed for renovations through January 31. [Bowery Boogie]

Two Grand Street boutiques—7115 by Szeki (clothes) and Nora Kogan (jewelry) are offering shoppers discounts up to 50 percent this week. [Racked NY]

Next month, Madman Espresso on E. 14th Street will reportedly double its East Village presence, adding a second location on University Place. [EV Grieve]

Mikey Likes It Ice Cream in Alphabet City now sports a Madonna mural on its gate plus a “Material Girl” flavor with passion fruit and white chocolate-covered candy. [EV Grieve]

See photographer Hank O’Neal’s ‘80s-era images of the East Village and LES. [Jeremiah’s Vanishing NY]