President Obama’s former associate director of public engagement, Ronnie Cho, is running for the City Council’s District 2 in hopes of representing his East Village neighbors. [Town & Village]

The Washington Square Association is critical of Chinese artist Ai Weiwei’s forthcoming NYC public art project, which will include installing a temporary fence under the Washington Square arch. [Washington Square Park Blog]

East Village bar and restaurant Jimmy’s No. 43 has been closed for three weeks and requires a financial backer to reopen. [Gothamist]

Tomorrow is the last day in business for Croxley Ales, a spot to imbibe on Avenue B since 2003. [EV Grieve]

Rivington Street club Fat Baby shuttered Saturday, ending a 12-year run. [Bowery Boogie]

Seward Park’s basketball courts are once again welcoming visitors following a series of upgrades. [Bowery Boogie]

Tonight, Strand will host a party with snacks and booze to celebrate The Broad City Coloring Book by Mike Perry, creator of the show’s animated opening sequences. [The Skint]

Catch up on The Insurgo Project: The Chef’s Collective for Food Justice, an education program for kids founded by Harold Villarosa, chef at Lower East Side restaurant Freemans. [Edible Manhattan]