The Day | Forward March on the Bowery

Scary Hair, East VillageSuzanne Rozdeba

Good morning, East Village.

The Bowery’s new status as a historic district won’t stop progress: From an EV Grieve photo, it looks like the fridges have been installed at the forthcoming 7-Eleven. And per a Bowery Boogie shot, the neon signage has been switched on at Bowery Diner.

Elsewhere on the Bowery, Grub Street takes a look at the pies at soon-to-open Forcella. The specialty of the house: Pizza that is both fried and baked.

The Fine Fare on Fourth Street near Avenue C has agreed to fence off the recycling center that neighbors have complained about, but that isn’t good enough for one resident, who tells DNA Info that the fence is a potential eyesore.

The Independent profiles Annie Clark, a 29-year-old East Village resident who is better known to her fans (including ex-Talking Heads leader David Byrne) as St Vincent. Her third album “might be the one that sees her finally crack the mainstream.”

Meanwhile another singer, the R&B artist Joe, is teaching music to troubled youth. According to the Daily News, he was due to give away guitars last night at Kaplan House, a residential facility for adolescents on St. Marks Place.