The Day | CBGB: The Movie

Not Everything is Black and WhiteMichael Natale

Good morning, East Village.

CBGB is being revived as more than just a summer festival: it will also be the subject of a biopic in which Alan Rickman will play owner Hilly Kristal. An “insider” on the project tells WENN, “We will be recreating CBGB on a soundstage as the club no longer exists. But it will be an authentic replica of the place.”

The Post reports that a woman plunged from her seven-story apartment on 11th Street near Second Avenue yesterday in an apparent suicide attempt. She died at Bellevue Hospital.

According to the AP, Sara Jenkins of Porchetta is one of 10 New York City chefs that will be cooking at a Cuban art fair in a converted shipping container: “It’s a rare culinary treat in a country where many state-run and independent restaurants serve up dull, unimaginative fare. It’s also a performance art spectacle that’s about bridging the gap between estranged neighbors and socioeconomic classes.”

The New York Observer reports that the widow of late Lazard chief Bruce Wasserstein has sold her two-bedroom co-op at 35 East Ninth Street for $1.6 million. The apartment is “a charming space with odd and amazing details like 18-foot barrel-vaulted ceilings, a wood burning fireplace with an 18th-century French marble mantel, chandeliers and a master bedroom suite with internal and external Juliet balconies.”

A $320,000 apartment at 412 E 10th Street #2D wins honors in Curbed’s “worst real estate listings in New York.”

Still fighting NYU 2031, Off The Grid argues that the reason for a decline in faculty housing, which NYU has cited as a reason for its expansion, is that the university has been warehousing apartments.

Bowery Boogie spotted The Blue Man Group filming a commercial on the Bowery.

Boogie also notes that the Bowery Diner has gone 24 hours.

Eater notes that DBGB is hosting a Whole Hog Fest this Saturday at 7 p.m. “The family-style meal includes lots of Sixpoint tall boys, a slow roasted Provencal suckling pig, and a flaming baked Alaska for dessert.”

CBS Local toutsNY Burger Week’s Burger Tour, a grub crawl through ten of the East Village’s best bars and burger joints on Saturday, May 19th.”

And L’asso EV tells The Local that it will open for lunch tomorrow. The restaurant will be open every day at 11:30 a.m., serving its organic bagels and pizzas, salads, pastas, burgers and Stumptown coffee.