The Day | January, The ‘Coolest Month Onstage’

Phillip Kalantzis-Cope

Good morning, East Village.

EV Grieve notices two store closures: Vampire Freaks on Avenue A and Autumn Skateboard Shop on East Ninth Street, next door to the recently shuttered Itzocan Cafe.

Bowery Boogie notices that Teany Café on Rivington Street has been shuttered by the Department of Health. The eatery, formerly co-owned by singer Moby, garnered a whopping 90 violation points during a Dec. 28 inspection. The Local reported in November that Teany was serving beer without a license.

In happier news, Grieve hears that Bobwhite opens today on Avenue C near Sixth Street with southern-style fare (the owner is shown handing out fried black-eyed peas). And Bowery Boogie writes that two women who work in fashion are opening a bar called Wisemen at 355 Bowery.

January is the “coolest month onstage,” according to The New York Times, which highlights several new neighborhood performances: Under the Radar starts today at the Public Theater; the Coil Festival, produced by P.S. 122 and Other Forces, and the Incubator Arts Project at St. Mark’s Church open tomorrow.

Speaking of the Public, Eater reports that the owners of Joe’s Pub are adding a kitchen as well as “a David Rockwell-designed lounge, and an expanded lobby cafe as part of the continuing improvement and renovation of the venue.”

This post has been revised to reflect the following correction:

Correction: January 4, 2012

An earlier version of this post misstated the avenue that Bobwhite is on. It is on Avenue C, not A.