The Day | Gosling Speaks!

Phillip Kalantzis-Cope

Good morning, East Village.

Finally, we get to hear Ryan Gosling’s take on the Astor Place street fight, in an MTV interview. He says he’s embarrassed and “should’ve just kept my nose out of it,” because the alleged thief was actually a fan of the artist whose painting he stole: “He finally steals the painting and he’s getting his ass kicked by his hero and then the guy from ‘The Notebook’ shows up and makes it weirder. The whole thing – nobody wins.” Gosling had just come from the gym and was “feeling warmed up.”

Elsewhere in heartthrob news, The Daily Beast reports that former Backstreet Boy A.J. McLean was a no-show at the Fashion’s Night Out event at Kiehl’s last night.

Here’s some good news: According to DNAinfo’s math, parking tickets in the East Village were down 48.8 percent – from 26,200 citations issued to 13,422 – between 2009 and 2010.

According to Eater, NGam, a new spot serving traditional Thai dishes as well as a burger and chicken wings for lunch, has opened at Third Avenue and 13th Street.