The Day | Dunst and Deen on the Scene

Bike FixSuzanne Rozdeba

Good morning, East Village.

Actress Kirsten Dunst was spotted in the East Village yesterday, as she took some time off from promoting her new movie, “Melancholia.” Meanwhile, Paula Deen stopped by the Big Gay Ice Cream Shop on East Seventh Street. The store hinted at the news via a tweet about a “certain food celeb with a butter-loving mama” and a photo of a film crew.

The plywood came off of Cooper Craft and Kitchen on the corner of Second Avenue and Fifth Street, as photos on EV Grieve show, but the shutter went down on Georgia, a beauty shop on East Houston Street, reports Bowery Boogie. The company plans to move to an as-yet-unannounced location in Manhattan and become a global business.

According to The Times, the Merchant House Museum is holding an exhibit on spirit photography from now until Nov. 28,  and tomorrow Dan Sturges will talk about the parapsychological studies he’s conducted.

The Post reports that five men armed with boxcutters have committed a series of robberies at the Broadway/Lafayette subway station, making off with cash, cellphones and iPods from three victims.

On ArtsBeat, Times theater critic Charles Isherwood says he wants to take a break from reviewing the work of East Village playwright Adam Rapp. He admits that Mr. Rapp has “produced at some of New York’s most prestigious not-for-profit Off Broadway companies, and often attracts significant acting talent,” but says that of the five plays by Mr. Rapp that he has reviewed this year, “I wasn’t impressed by any of them, and the prospect of five more next year – unlikely but not out of the question – frankly leaves me contemplating abandoning my vocation to open a yogurt shop in Long Island City.” Ouch.