Scoopy, Week of Feb. 26, 2015


Chief-of-staff handoff: Moving on to an exciting new opportunity is Matt Borden, who recently left his post as chief of staff to Assemblymember Deborah Glick to become assistant commissioner of Government and External Affairs at the city’s Department of Homeless Services. Taking over as Glick’s new chief of staff is Sarah Sanchala, who was formerly her deputy of chief of staff. With that kind of experience, it should be a seamless transition — to use a football analogy, just like when Steve Young took over from Joe Montana. (Of course Glick would be 49ers coach Bill Walsh.) And while we might be seeing a bit less of Matt, Villager readers will still be able to enjoy reading great articles about photography in this paper by Matt’s dad, Norman Borden.

Gouda move! Karen Loew, director of East Village and Special Projects for the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation, reports that East Village Cheese, everyone’s favorite discount cheese store, on Third Ave. between Ninth and 10th Sts., will move to a new home this summer at 211 Avenue A, where Destination bar formerly was, or possibly 208 Avenue A, where the laundromat was. The cheese shop is being forced out of its current spot due to — what else? — an expansion by its neighbor, Duane Reade. Well, D.R. has more “cheddah,” so…

Correction: An article in last week’s issue on the Hudson River Park Trust’s approval of the Pier55 project, stated that the pier’s lease calls for 100 events annually. However, according to Madelyn Wils, the Trust’s president, the lease agreement calls for a minimum of 30 events annually.