The Day | McSorley’s Bartender Also a Bard

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Good morning, East Village.

The Post informs that Geoffrey Bartholomew, a longtime bartender at McSorley’s and a poet, has published a new volume of “The McSorley’s Poems,” entitled “Light or Dark?” and featuring gems such as “Restaurant Inspection.”

Speaking of local men of letters, the St. Mark’s Bookshop sends word that Ed Sanders will read from his memoir, “Fug You,” next Tuesday. Mr. Sanders, of course, was part of our East Village Other retrospective, the entirety of which you can find online at the newly launched

Yesterday, we noticed a new 24-hour convenience store on 14th Street near First Avenue. PcvstBee has more about Adam’s Deli & Convenience.

Racked hears that Avenue B boutique The New World Order is closing and selling off inventory for cheap.

Art Info reports from the Kitchen’s spring gala, where iPads at the dinner table were synced to play works by honorees Steve Reich and Joan Jonas.

Dave Arnold of Booker and Dax gives Huffington Post an hour-by-hour rundown of everything he did in a week. He says he’s a member of a cocktail club called the “Brains Collective”: “They take dumb cocktails — like the flaming Dr. Pepper, and try to make them respectable.”

Bowery Boogie is amused by a firefighter in uniform biking on the Bowery. Elsewhere on the Bowery, Boogie notices that the Alec Monopoly mural on the Bowery has already been tagged. Francisco Daum’s photo in The Local’s Flickr pool confirms it.

Boogie also brings word that the former White Rabbit space on East Houston Street will reopen as a “communal cafe offering La Colombe coffee, Balthazar pastries, and a few simple sandwiches.”

A press release informs that the Yippie Cafe and Sidewalk Cafe can now stream their events live on the Web. The Yippie Cafe calls itself “one of the last bastions of activism in the East Village.”

The Post hears that Whitmans is serving late-night burgers at the Westway on Thursdays.

Grub Street passes along word of a coupon at Mamoun’s and a special mocha shake at Big Gay Ice Cream.

Zagat thinks the lobster roll at Luke’s Lobster is “probably the freshest version of the sandwich in town right now.”