The Day | ‘Legends of the Lower East Side’: The Coloring Book

NYPD freezing 12th Street for Obama's Gotham Bar and Grill dinnerScott Lynch

Good morning, East Village.

In case you missed it, President Obama’s motorcade rolled down East 12th Street last night, to the consternation of many. Above, Scott Lynch got a photo of preparations at University Place. According to City Room, more than 100 Occupy Wall Street demonstrators marched to the president’s next stop, the Sheraton Hotel in midtown, to protest a fundraising event there.

Back when The Local spoke to Clayton Patterson about his in-the-works anthology, “Jews: A People’s History of the Lower East Side” (which ended up being successfully funded on Kickstarter), he showed off a mock-up of the “Legends of the Lower East Side” coloring book that he was working on with artists Troy Harris and Orlando Bonilla. The Villager has more about the project, and Bowery Boogie publishes some sample pages.

The Times reviews “Golem” at the Ellen Stewart Theater and opines that its “visual illusions feel far more magical than anything you’ll see in a Broadway blockbuster.”

According to Downtown Express, the halls of the Merchant’s House Museum have been decked with local stylist Deb O’Nair’s collection of mid-century holiday decorations.

Nearsay rounds up a half dozen holiday events in the neighborhood, including a street parade of over a dozen electric guitarists.

Fork in the Road poses a compelling question about Korzo Haus on East Seventh Street: “What’s better than a hamburger, wrapped in fried bread that’s been rubbed in garlic and topped with melted cheese?”

Off The Grid remembers Emma Goldman, the East 13th Street resident who “was known for supporting a wide-range of controversial causes, including free speech, birth control, women’s equality, union organization, and workers’ rights. She was considered, by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, one of the most dangerous women in the country.”