The Day | More Details on Eighth Street Rape

The Bean on BroadwayScott Lynch

Good morning, East Village.

Some new details about the rape that occurred on East Eighth Street on Saturday morning: DNAinfo finds out that the victim didn’t know her alleged attacker, 51-year-old Neal Essex, and the Post discovers he was previously arrested for allegedly killing his mother in 1984.

Jeremiah’s Vanishing notices a “for sale” sign indicating that playwright, poet and performance artist Edgar Oliver no longer lives at the townhouse at 104 East 10th Street that inspired his one-man show, “East 10th Street: Self Portrait With Empty House.”

Off The Grid takes a look at the history of Third Avenue between 10th and 11th Streets. The block was once home to Sig Klein’s Fat Men’s Shop, which counted Babe Ruth as a customer, and is still home to New York Central Art Supply, which opened in 1905.

Though the former Graceland space on Avenue A and Second Street was at one point thought to be in danger of becoming a 7-Eleven, EV Grieve hears that the owner of the shuttered Houston Deli & Grocery (which was replaced by Union Market) has taken the space.

According to the Post, the new IHOP on 14th Street “is so convinced its new East Village location is going to be an after-hours hipster hot spot that it has hired a bouncer.” An off-duty cop will stand guard from 11 p.m. till 7 a.m.

As expected, “Law & Order: SVU” filmed near Tompkins Square Park yesterday. Grieve got a photo of rapper turned actor Ice-T outside of Sunny & Annie’s.

Theater Mania has a preview of the Howl! Arts Project, which takes place at Theater 80 St. Marks throughout October and will feature Penny Arcade, Reverend Billy, Annie Golden, and more.