The Day | Chloe Sevigny’s Pad for Sale, and 14 Other Morning Reads

ND'A and OverUnderScott Lynch

Good morning, East Village.

After the departure of David Cross, it looks like the neighborhood is losing another longtime celebrity resident. Remember that $1.7 million apartment that had been featured in House & Garden? Maison 21 notes that it belongs to actress Chloe Sevigny and posts photos of the listing along with the magazine spread.

Paper magazine has new details on the CBGB movie. Malin Akerman will play Debbie Harry and Joel David Moore will play Joey Ramone. Meanwhile The Guardian talks to Joey Ramone’s little brother, Mickey Leigh, about the rocker’s new album. “Downtown New York had been on the decline since the 50s,” he recalls. “Alphabet City was a notorious drug haven, the Bowery was all hookers and alcoholics – it was dangerous. It took an area like that for something like [Ramones] to be able to happen. CBGBs was a place where you could make your own character. Everything else was discotheques and rich people.”

The Post has more on the woman who was struck and killed by a dump truck while crossing Broadway near 14th Street last week. Roxana Sorina Buta was a 21-year-old aspiring actress who was heading home from her waitressing job that day.

The Post reports that police are looking for a 75-year-old Elmhurst man who has been missing since visiting a friend’s apartment at Stuyvesant Oval more than a week ago.

Community Board 3 has released its calendar of June meetings. You can see it here. One item of note: Ninth Street Espresso’s East 10th Street location is going for beer and wine.

Off the Grid shines a light on 6th and B Garden, which is getting a Village Award from the Greenwich Village Society for Historical Preservation. “Developers twice petitioned the city for the lots, once for a parking lot, and in 1985, for high end housing that passed as far as the community board before garden activists threw open the doors of the garden and won the community to their side.”

The Lo-Down reports that the Department of Transportation will begin making safety changes to Delancey Street, altering traffic patterns and lengthening the Clinton Street walk signal by eight seconds, sometime next week.

The Allen Ginsberg project remembers poet Peter Orlovsky, who died two years ago to this day.

Dangerous Minds posts a couple of clips from the Allman Brothers’ Fillmore East show in 1970.

The Times awards two stars to Back Forty’s SoHo sibling, noting that “Back Forty West isn’t a total clone. It’s more like a fraternal twin, sharing the logo and the look of the first place, along with a few menu items and an overall philosophy.”

In other Back Forty news, Grub Street reports that the crab boils are back, plus Terroir has opened an outpost on the High Line and Cienfuegos has introduced some summer cocktails.

The Times notes the Jehangir Mehta of Graffiti has come up with a tapas-style menu for a new downtown Brooklyn restaurant, Misdemeanor.

The Lo-Down reports that White Rabbit will reopen June 1 as a cafe and community workspace. The owner says, “A lot of people who were in the East Village and in New York (back in the day) reminisce about it. They say, ‘oh I miss the good old days,’ but (they’re) not doing anything to foster what’s happening now.”

Fork in the Road touts Sao Mai as “maybe the best Vietnamese restaurant in town” and recommends some standout dishes.