Sunny Day in NYC: LES Coleman Skate Park

(Photo: Scott Lynch)

Saturday on Kent Avenue in Williamsburg, an 18-wheeler backed-up into a memorial-in-progress for pedestrians killed in traffic accidents. [Brooklyn Paper]

Since the East Village explosion last month, residents of 128 Second Avenue have been sans heat, hot water, and cooking gas. [Wall Street Journal]

Members of the Mahfar Tenants Alliance filed four lawsuits against their landlord, Samy Mahfar, for violating their rent-paying rights at residences he owns on the Lower East Side. [DNA Info]

To raise awareness for Earth Day tomorrow, clean water activist Christopher Swain will take a dip in the highly-contaminated Gowns Canal. [Newsweek]

NatureEs, an organic cafe/spa combo, will replace Mars Bar in the East Village. [Grub Street]

Last night the city’s second Pizza Beach location (bound for 167 Orchard Street) received support for a liquor license from Community Board 3, as did Blockheads, the burrito chain set to replace Unidentified Flying Chickens on 3rd Avenue. [Bowery Boogie]

Tomorrow Stateside Bushwick, a new java joint replacing The Coffee Shop, opens at 203 Wilson Avenue