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Last day at Kate's JointSuzanne Rozdeba

Good morning, East Village.

The Local snapped the above shot a day before longstanding vegetarian spot Kate’s Joint was seized by its landlord yesterday, presumably due to the back rent it owed.

Gothamist reports that a National Lawyers Guild observer is suing the NYPD for wrongfully arresting him on Second Avenue between East 12th and 13th Streets during an Occupy Wall Street march back in the early hours of New Year’s Day.

A real estate broker tells The Voice that you can still get a deal in the East Village. “You could get a small, two-bedroom apartment [in a walk-up], with a kitchen you could cook in for $3,000 a month,” she says. “I’m not saying the rooms are going to be the size of Texas, but I think that’s a bargain. And you have fantastic restaurants.”

Gawker notes an uncanny similarity between statements made by a 76-year-old Japanese nudist and statements made by Tompkins Square Park travelers on the CrustyPunks blog.

Bowery Boogie notes that on April 22, First Street Green, which took over the BMW Guggenheim Lab site at First Street near Second Avenue, will launch its programming at the lot with “a dance performance by Eryn Rosenthal, an unveiling of a sculpture by Robert Sestok, music by guitarist Gary Lucas, and a reading by New York Times columnist Rosie Schapp.”

The Times describes “Your Boyfriend May Be Imaginary,” now playing at Under St. Marks, as “a sort of Urban Outfitters farce, if such a genre exists, that satirizes the social and psychological unravelings of 30-something New Yorkers.” Catherine Rampell writes that “the play pulses with the energy and style you’d expect from a great Saturday night party, especially one backlighted by a Greek chorus of hot scenesters.”

Flaming Pablum enjoyed Johnny Ramone’s new autobiography: “Obviously, if you’re a fan, ‘Commando’ is required reading, but the book also features some amazing photographs and is rife with Johnny’s hilarious top ten lists.”

The Times points out that Forcella is no longer the only pizzeria serving the fried pie known as the montanara.

East Village Eats digs Puddin’: “There are loads of variations on offer, but my personal favorite is the chocolate puddin’ which is so good it’ll make you want to slap your Momma.”

Birdbath Bakery writes in to say that its location at Third Avenue and Ninth Street will be a CSA pick-up spot for Lancaster Fresh Farms. Click here to sign up for weekly deliveries of organic veggies, fruit and flowers all summer.