The Day | The Secret to Jeffrey Lewis’s Success

Just PaintScott Lynch

Good morning, East Village.

The Times profiles Jeffrey Lewis, a “singer, illustrator and professional-grade neurotic” who has managed to find success, even if his idea of a “hit” is a record that sells 5,000 copies. “For some weird reason I’m surviving,” he tells The Times. “I’ve been making a good living for 10 years in the music industry. I own an apartment in the East Village; I’ve got a car.” Part of his secret? He “still lives a block from his parents, in a co-op he bought for $23,000 down and ‘a monthly rent that’s so low it’s embarrassing,’ he said.”

According to Broadway World, Phil Kline’s “Unsilent Night” will return for its 19th year. On Dec. 17, the composer will hand out boom boxes, each loaded with a separate track comprising an entire piece of music, to as many as 1,500 participants who will walk from Washington Square Park to Tompkins Square Park in a mobile electronic orchestra. Take it from The Local, the event is not to be missed. Boom boxes are limited, so bring your own.

The Local spotted Jim Gaffigan walking up First Avenue near Seventh Street yesterday. Bowery Boogie now reveals that it sat across from the comedian and actor on the F train last week.

Speaking of the F, Bowery Boogie spots a new subway elevator at Houston Street near Lafayette Street.

EV Grieve finds a montage of scenes from the 1983 documentary “Hells Angels Forever” that shows the bike club hanging out, and occasionally scuffling, outside of its East Third Street clubhouse.

DNA Info has photos of fans waiting in the rain to see Lady Gaga at the New Museum last night. Some came all the way from Boston just two weeks after coming down to secure tickets to the event.