The Day | BMW Guggenheim Lab Takes Berlin

DogsScott Lynch

Good morning, East Village.

After becoming persona non grata in Berlin’s Kreuzberg neighborhood, the BMW Guggenheim Lab is setting up in Prenzlauer Berg. “The decision to relocate the Lab was not an easy one,” Richard Armstrong says in a statement quoted by Gallertist NY, “but we are very pleased to have so quickly confirmed such a suitable alternative and to continue the urgent and important discussions we have begun about cities, and specifically about Berlin.”

NPR runs a photo of the old Bowery along with a story about “Island of Vice: Theodore Roosevelt’s Doomed Quest to Clean Up Sin-Loving New York,” a new book by Richard Zacks about the police commissioner’s attempt to clean up what was a “wide-open” town in the late 19th century.

Meanwhile on the new Bowery, Maggie Gyllenhaal goes for a stroll.

Occupy East 4th Street posts a couple of photos of the block from 1978, and waxes nostalgic: “Now I’m not pining for the past. The now is great, but the current now is being whitewashed and the culture is fleeing the suburbanization of the city.”

Dangerous Minds remembers Arthur Russell twenty years after his death. The musician “widely recognized as being one of the most important composers and performers of his generation, and one of the most influential artists of the past two decades” was at one point neighbor to Allen Ginsberg and Richard Hell at 437 East 12th Street.

Daily Intel has more on the launch party for at Arrow Bar.

Washington Square News profiles AuH2O, a vintage shop owned by NYU alumna Kate Goldwater. “With so many schools nearby — NYU, Cooper Union, Parsons and SVA — I love that that’s are our primary clientele,” she says. “We want to have a store for the artists and the everyones, where anyone with any job can come in and enjoy fashion and enjoy vintage.”

Shuna Lydon announces on her blog that she has left Peels. “I built a bakery,” writes the chef. “Whether the owners/investors re-shape or remove it, or do what they need to do to insure the space makes them the monies they need to reconcile their bottom line, I remain proud of that which I bore from nothing more than a hope, a wish, desire, a love of baking so strong I have no words to describe it.”

The Observer profiles Baohaus chef Eddie Huang and it seems Anthony Bourdain is a fan. “Here’s a guy on his way to getting a show on the Cooking Channel, and he’s out there just mercilessly beating up on their stable of stars,” says the Travel Channel personality. “A guy with a vocabulary like that, who’s that fast, and that funny? That’s a dangerous entity to have.”

Eater’s Decanted column surveys the wine list at NoHo fixture Il Buco: “What’s clear is that Il Buco is not only a New York establishment, but a restaurant that’s close in the hearts of many people who have spent decades drinking wine in New York. But it’s also a place that has changed its tune on pricing in recent years and has some, including myself, wondering what happened. ”

Two Boots announces via Twitter that it has snagged a concession stand at Citi Field this season.

And La Palapa drops a line to tell us it’s rolling out a special mole menu to celebrate Easter. Starting this Sunday, the restaurant will be offering dishes such as grilled baby lamb chops in a wild blackberry mole.