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Noho Design District 2012: Patrick Townsend, Core 77, All City All StarsScott Lynch

Good morning, East Village.

Above, a look inside the “Core 77 Open: All City All Stars” exhibition at 350 Bowery, near Great Jones. It’s part of NoHo Design District and features artists from all five boroughs.

The Real Deal reports that at 72,000 square feet plot at 79-89 Avenue D is on the market for $22.5 million. The current owners bought it for $3.6 million in 2005.

The Lower East Side History Project has won a 2012 Village Award from the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation, according to the L.E.S.H.P.’s blog. Other winners, according to the G.V.S.H.P.’s site, include Sixth Street and Avenue B Garden and City Council Member Rosie Mendez.

The G.V.S.H.P.’s Off the Grid blog announces, as The Local reported earlier, that the building on East First Street that was once home to Justus Schwab’s saloon will get a historical marker on Wednesday, May 30. Per an excerpt from The Times, the radical’s funeral procession was well attended: “As the hearse started slowly down Second Avenue, followed by a few carriages, nearly 2,000 people many of them in tears fell in line behind it.  The procession passed the little saloon where Schwab had lived and then proceeded slowly to the ferry at the foot of East Houston Street. All along the route the windows of the tenements were filled with people.”

Curbed scolds the St. Mark’s in-the-Bowery Church for depriving the city of what might have been an architectural gem: “But I couldn’t— forgive the church its failure to build the four little skyscrapers Frank Lloyd Wright once designed for the site. The neighbors freaked out and killed the project, or the Depression did, or some engineer raised a red flag about all those cantilevers, or Wright was just too much of a loon. In the absence of evidence or fact I’m going to unilaterally decide the church could have pushed harder back in the late 1920s.”

Noting that a plot twist took “Mad Men” to Second Avenue during the most recent episode, Bowery Boys recounts the history of the Hare Kirshna movement in the East Village.

TalkDanceWorld touts “Pressing Empty,” a dance production coming to St. Mark’s Church-in-the-Bowery. “The work follows five brides through a physical and eccentric evening of playful dresses and real panic.”

ArtsBeat discovers that Andrew Carmellini and Luke Ostrom of The Dutch and Locanda Verde are collaborating on a new lounge at The Public Theater. The Library at the Public Theater will be open till 2 a.m.

Eater hears that Momofuku Milk Bar is opening its sixth outpost in Montauk, called MomoMontauk.

Neighborhoodr reports that veterans of East Village bars Nevada Smiths and Lunasa are opening a new one, Smithfield, on West 28th Street.

This post has been revised to reflect the following correction:

Correction: May 22, 2012

An earlier version of this post gave an incorrect date for the plaque ceremony at Justus Schwab’s saloon. It will take place Wednesday, May 30, not Saturday.