Investigators found the gas system under the rubble of the East Village explosion “surprisingly intact.” AM NY]
A new Noho-based fundraising campaign was created to help victims of the blast. [Noho News]
Toxic plumes are reportedly being emitted from the Nuhart Plastics Superfund site in Greenpoint. [Greenpointers]
Michael Medina of the Lower East Side—who performs with a band called Loisaidas—is suing Kanye West and neighborhood gallerist Damon Dash for trademark infringement as they prep a new film, Loisaidas. [TMZ]
Bushwick’s landmarked Ridgewood Masonic Temple may be the latest house of worship to be converted into apartments. [Brooklyn Daily Eagle]
Today is the deadline for entrants in Littlefield‘s Vegan Cook-Off Comfort Food Edition, happening next Sunday in Williamsburg. And at 9 p.m., Otto’s Shrunken Head in the East Village hosts its annual Easter vs. Passover wrestling match, starring ladies and lots of fake blood. [The Skint]
Upcoming events at Barnes & Noble Union Square: on Monday This American Life host Ira Glass will interview his cousin, composer Philip Glass, to promote Philip’s new memoir, Words Without Music; on Tuesday Ralph Nadar will sign copies of his latest book, Return to Sender: Unanswered Letters to the President, 2003-2014.
Another week, another NYC brunch guide. The East Village, the Lower East Side, Noho, Williamsburg and Greenpoint all got shoutouts in this latest round-up. [Refinery 29]