The Day | $3,598 Jacket Jacked from Varvatos

The Strand: Fumero workingScott Lynch

Good morning, East Village.

Scott Lynch snapped the above photo of graffiti artist Fumero beautifying a wall of The Strand yesterday. You can see the product of his work here.

The Lo-Down reports that Community Board 3 has a handful of new members, including an architect, a real estate broker, the co-owner of Pushcart Coffee, a former member of the City Council in Chapel Hill, N.C., and the owner of Nom Wah Tea Parlor.

According to the Post, the police nabbed a man who lifted a $3,598 jacket from the John Varvatos store. A DNA sample of gum left in the pocket of a coat that the man left behind led investigators to their suspect.

The Fan Cave is back: The Daily News reports that Major League Baseball has picked nine fans out of 22,000 applicants to watch all 2,430 regular season games in the former Tower Records space on Broadway: “Besides having a fun Fan Cave to hang in, the finalist will get to live in rent-free apartments, have all their meals catered and earn a stipend of up to $50,000.”

EV Grieve notices that the city has issued a couple of Stop Work orders: one regarding a construction shed that went up outside of 7B, and another at the Schwimmer house, where a piece of scaffolding fell on a pedestrian yesterday.

Alicia Hurley talks with Capital New York about N.Y.U. 2031. “We’re at a point now,” says the school’s Vice President of Government Affairs and Community Engagement, “where we have kind of dwindled down the people we’re dealing with to the people who live right on or around the blocks, the adamant opposition.”

All Media NY is excited for Record Store Day, in which local shops like Kim’s Video and Music will offer exclusive releases. Mark your calendar for April 21.

Suzannah Troy posts footage of jazzman Giuseppi Logan in the park.

Ace ShowBiz notices that one of Alec Baldwin’s tweets, “I got just what I wanted for my birthday,” came “shortly after he shared that his 28-year-old fiancee has brought him lunch from a Japanese eatery in New York City’s East Village.”

A British writer visiting New York says that Ryan Gosling, last seen breaking up a fight on Astor Place, saved her from getting hit by a cab. Gothamist noticed the tweets.

Grub Street has photos of the first U.S. outpost of Italian spot Ribalta. The East 12th Street newcomer features “90 seats, 25 different pizzas, three ovens (for three various styles), two highly decorated master pizzaioli (one of whom won a lifetime-achievement award for his stick work at the oven), and one on-premises pizza school, plus antipasti, pasta, and Stumptown-enhanced tiramisu for dessert.”