The Day | Ron Paul, President of the East Village?

IMG_0310Stephen Rex Brown Yesterday on Astor Place.

Good morning East Village, and happy Rosh Hashanah.

The National Review’s Katrina Trinko checks out Ron Paul’s speech at Webster Hall on Monday and finds a crowd that “skews more hipster than hip replacement.” In her piece, she dubs the contrarian Libertarian the “The President of the East Village.”

Further south, City Room has the latest twist in the ongoing Occupy Wall Street protests: Deputy Inspector Anthony Bologna may have used pepper spray in a second incident.

Back in our neck of the woods, EV Grieve spotted a noise complaint outside of UCBeast, the Upright Citizen Brigade’s recently opened East Village outpost. Anyone else think noise in front of the club is no laughing matter?

Robert Loughlin, a painter and vintage furniture dealer who became a fixture in the East Village art scene of the 1980s died Tuesday when he was fatally struck by a car near his home in North Bergen, NJ. According to the Wall Street Journal, his customers included the likes of Andy Warhol and Jean Michel Basquiat.

On a more uplifting note, Steve Kraus, 82, who has lived in the East Village for the past 37 years, has published a makeshift newspaper called “New York Good News.” Article headlines include: “NYers eat badly, live longer,” “Don’t Worry, Marriage Isn’t Doomed” and “New Hope for the Bald.”

And here’s some more good news on the job front: If you think you’ve got the chops — or steamed pork buns — to be a Momofuku sous chef, now’s your chance.