Avenue A Freeze-out: Hopscotch Closed, Lucy's Uncertain


Lucy in the house.Photo: Shanna Ravindra

Speaking of the vanishing East Village, Hopscotch, the family-friendly (but still totally hip and happenin) caf that replaced neighborhood stalwart alt.coffee, closed last weekend. We doubt the tots are mourning, but heres cause for concern: Its neighbor Lucys one of the hoods beloved dives and its last vestiges of Polish culture was gated up when we cruised by on two recent weekend nights (including last Friday). We havent been able to reach Lucy, the bouffanted babushka who runs the place along with her daughter, but last we spoke to her, she had retirement in mind lets hope shes just on one of her occasional trips to the motherland and the bar will be pouring stiff ones again soon.