The Day | Monopoly Man on Bowery

Alec Monopoly on BoweryScott Lynch

Good morning, East Village.

Scott Lynch got the above shot of a new mural by L.A.-based street artist Alec Monopoly, on a plywood shed at 199 Bowery.

St. Mark’s Church in-the-Bowery tells The Local it has reprinted a must-read letter from W.H. Auden on its Facebook page. Responding to the church’s new liturgy, the poet asks, “Have you gone stark raving mad?” and goes on to say, “I implore you from the bowels of Christ to stick to Cranmer and King James.” The posting is meant to promote the church’s bid for a Partners in Preservation grant. It’s currently 19th in the running, and the Duo Multicultural Arts Center is 39th.

Alistair Economakis tells The Villager that he and his family have moved into the so-called “Economakis mansion” at 47 East Third Street, defying suspicions that he pushed out the building’s tenants under a false premise in 2002.

The Wall Street Journal reports that a day after a federal judge granted class-action status to a lawsuit brought by people who claim they have been unlawfully stopped and frisked, the police department has announced that it will make changes to its practices, including “establishing an early warning system to identify officers who have received public complaints on the policy” and introducing a “training course detailing how to conduct a lawful stop, following a review of the stop, question and frisk encounters.” The Local found that in the East Village, minorities were stopped and question in greater numbers.

Blackbook notes that Clayton Patterson’s work is featured in a new show at Tribes, “93 ’til Infinity,” and the documentary about him, “Resistance,” will be screened in the gallery’s backyard. During a q&a, the photographer sings a familiar lament: “You know, I think about that a lot, and in a lot of ways I’d have to say yes. I mean I’m very attached to the area and whatever, but the area’s been rolled over—it’s not really what it was before. When I look across the street here I see H&R Block, I see Dunkin’ Donuts, I see Sleepy’s, I see Western Union, I see Federal Express…”

Brooklyn Vegan unleashes a torrent of speculation by pointing out that a “special secret show” is planned at Bowery Electric on May 20.

In honor of the annual Joey Ramone Birthday Bash at Webster Hall, Tripping With Marty posts some YouTube clips, including Joey’s awkward appearance on “Geraldo.”

The Post spotted Sophia Vergara, the “Colombian stunner” from “Modern Family” strolling in the neighborhood yesterday.

And Just Jared has shots of Mila Kunis on the set of “Blood Ties” on Wednesday.