Early yesterday morning, police say a female cyclist, 31, was hospitalized in critical condition after becoming pinned underneath a box truck on First Avenue in the East Village.
[DNA Info]

NYU senior Chetan Hebbur, 21, is a Democrat city council candidate hoping to call the East Village, Lower East Side and Murray Hill home to his constituents.
[NY Post]

Musician and filmmaker Tony Conrad, who died nearly a year ago, will be remembered this weekend at a Lower East Side memorial, a screening of the documentary he inspired at Anthology Film Archives, and a performance of his compositions at Le Poisson Rouge. [Hyperallergic]

Shoe purveyor Vans signed a decade-long lease at 104 N. 6th Street, formerly the site of Williamsburg’s American Apparel. [The Real Deal]

Community Board three approved a proposal last night for a two-way protected bike lane on Delancey Street, slated to open in Spring 2018. [Bowery Boogie]

Almost a year after Cake Shop‘s closure, cocktail bar Kind Regards has debuted in its longtime Ludlow Street digs. [Bowery Boogie]

Meanwhile, Tableside Italian Cook Shoppe recently replaced Edwin and Neal’s Fish Bar on E. 6th Street. [EV Grieve]

Graphic designer and researcher Kate McLean took a reporter on a smelling tour of the Lower East Side. [The New Yorker]