The Day | 70-Year-Old Goes Briefly Missing

That'll doScott Lynch

Good morning, East Village.

Flaming Pablum isn’t getting behind the news we posted yesterday about CBGB being revived as a summer festival. The site writes, “While, yes, seemingly all vestiges of the East Village’s once-thriving musical character and legacy have gone the way of the stegosaurus, I can’t help thinking that naming these new ventures after CBGB is simply an inorganic way of cashing-in.”

Speaking of musical legacy, the late Adam “MCA” Yauch of the Beastie Boys has already been immortalized via a mural on East Seventh Street spotted by EV Grieve.

Another man went missing in the East Village, but only briefly. Yesterday the police sent out notice that they were looking for a man, Victor Rivera, who was last seen on Avenue D on Sunday. The 70-year-old man spoke only Spanish and was wearing a medic alert bracelet when he disappeared. Just hours after the bulletin went out, the missing man was found.

Another day, and more celebrity sightings on the Bowery: Celebrity Teen Scoop posts a photo of Joe and Nick Jonas dining at Peels with Alexa Chung yesterday. And Florence Welch of Florence + the Machine was spotted walking out of the nearby Bowery Hotel.

The Times reports that Citigroup is paying $41 million to be the lead sponsor of the bike share program, which will now be called Citi Bikes, for five years.

Soma Roy is upset that the Alamo (a.k.a. the Astor Place cube) has been defaced.

Acclaimed chef Alain Allegretti has a recommendation for Eater: “Gnocco is my favorite pizza spot in the East Village. The dough is good enough to eat alone. It’s perfectly thin and just the right amount of crispy, and once you put the cheese and meat on top – it is perfetto.”

Eater shares news of a master mixology class with Dave Arnold at Booker and Dax and a mother’s day brunch menu at DBGB.

And Zagat tips us off to “half-off wine Mondays” at Paprika: all bottles are half-off, plus there’s a $18 prix-fixe from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.