The Day | Woman Attacked in Stairwell on New Year’s

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Good morning, East Village.

The Post reveals the identity of the man who, as The Local first reported, was struck by a motorcycle in the early hours of the new year. Daniel Hiwale, 33, was said to be intoxicated when he fell into the street.

Around the same time on Sunday, reports The Post, a man pushed a woman into her apartment building on East Seventh Street and tried to force her up the stairs, but was stopped after witnesses flagged police officers. Anthony Griggs, 42, is charged with attempted rape, burglary, strangulation, robbery and sexual abuse.

DNA Info and The Post report that on Dec. 24, the police caught a man at an East 12th Street building with a bag full of laptops, fur coats, and digital camera. According to DNA Info, Reginald Qualls, 19, is also being eyed in connection with a string of Greenwich Village burglaries, and was arrested along with two others for assaulting a 76-year-old man in Union Square ten days earlier.

ArtsBeat reports that at Patti Smith’s annual New Year’s Eve performance at Bowery Ballroom, which included an appearance by Michael Stipe of R.E.M., her guitarist announced that the show would be the band’s last at the venue. Dangerous Minds celebrated Ms. Smith’s birthday on Dec. 30 by posting footage from her last concert at CBGB.

Speaking of archival footage, the Allen Ginsberg Project posts a clip from “A Poet on the Lower East Side,” a 1995 documentary that follows Ginsberg around the neighborhood and films him in his East 12th Street apartment.

EV Grieve finds a listing for 235-237 East 14th Street indicating that IHOP is paying $45,833 per month to be on the ground floor.

According to The Post, this year’s Under the Radar festival, at the Public, La MaMa, and others, will include a play in which “actors armed with video cameras wander the East Village one hour before the show. Interacting with strangers in what they describe as a ‘war on anonymity,’ they shoot an improvised movie, which is then screened for the theater audience.”

Finally, in restaurant news, Grieve discovers liquor license documents indicating that someone associated with Prune is pursuing the space that houses Belcourt, and Bowery Boogie finds documents showing that Ken Friedman and April Bloomfield, the team behind wildly popular restaurants the Spotted Pig and the Breslin, are going after the space that has long housed Oliva at the corner of Houston and Allen Streets.