The Day | A Death Off of the Park

Phillip Kalantzis-Cope

Good morning, East Village.

City Room reports that a homeless woman, Liz Hooper, was found dead at Avenue B and East Seventh Street on Saturday, in the same spot where the body of Grace Farrell was found in February. The Local will have more on the death, the cause of which has yet to be determined.

Some celebrity cameos on the Lower East Side over the weekend: Bowery Boogie has video of Jim Carrey doing “Rock n Roll Karaoke” at Arlene’s Grocery on Friday night. The blog also spotted Lady Gaga at Welcome to the Johnson’s on Saturday. Meanwhile according to Global Grind, Rihanna made an appearance on the Bowery – The Local saw paparazzi waiting for her outside of a photo studio at 222 Bowery (which also houses William S. Burroughs’s old “bunker”) last night. And Rihanna’s East Village tattoo artist, Bang Bang, inked up “High School Musical” stars Ashley Tisdale and Vanessa Hudgens, according to the Daily News.

DNAinfo has more crime stats today: “The neighborhood’s 9th Precinct arrested a huge 141.4 percent more suspected drunk drivers in 2010 compared to the year before. That’s 140 incidents compared to 58.”

Mosaic Man isn’t the only East Villager going west: According to the Post, the oft mobbed fro-yo store, 16 Handles, is opening an outpost at Sixth Avenue and between 12th and 13th.

The Times and Capital New York review “The Select (The Sun Also Rises),” a Hemingway adaptation from the company that brought you “Gatz.” It’s playing at the New York Theatre Workshop on East 4th Street.

EV Grieve has photos of firefighters gathering at McSorley’s yesterday. Teresa de la Haba of McSorley’s spoke to The Local on Friday.