The Day | To Chain-Shop or Not to Chain-Shop?

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Good morning, East Village.

The Hole tells us that at its latest show, “Portrait of a Generation,” opening June 7, “over 100 artists who make up the art scene here will pair up and exchange portraits with each other.” Erik Foss, the owner of Lit Lounge and Fuse Gallery tells us he’ll exchange portraits with Clayton Patterson, and other participants include Glenn O’Brien, Yoko Ono, Olivier Zahm, Jim Joe and more.

Chloe Sevigny’s home may be up for sale, but she still loves the East Village, apparently: The Daily Mail spotted her strolling the neighborhood with an Obscura bag on her shoulder.

Elsewhere in celebrityville, The Post hears that model Jessica Hart, who also lives in the East Village, is moving in with Stavros Niarchos.

Core77 has photos from New York Design Week, including some shots from the NoHo Design District.

Jeremiah’s Vanishing New York contemplates the proliferation of chain stores. “Somehow, I doubt people were egging the automats in protest,” Jeremiah writes of the good old days. “Maybe that’s because 40 locations is nothing compared to the chain dominance of today, when multiple national and multi-national businesses plague every block of the city in numbers that continue to soar.” Later, he says, “Personally, I don’t want them all to vanish–I just want most of them to vanish. I want balance.”

The Local noticed yesterday that Michael White’s forthcoming pizzeria, Nicoletta, had installed ligthing and blinds. Eater has photos.

Fork in the Road notes that old Town Hot Pot, the West Village sibling of Hot Kitchen on Second Avenue, has closed and has been replaced by Super Noodle, a Sichuan spot that’s “a good place to stuff yourself from less than $10, including tax and tip.”

Per Eater, Ngam is hosting “an all-day food and drink special fundraiser benefiting the Zimele Community, a non-profit empowering women of South Africa with the skills, resources, and support networks to start businesses and social service projects to sustain themselves, their families, and their communities.”

Grub Street notes that Edi & the Wolf will be open from from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. between June 8 and July 1 to screen the 2012 UEFA European Football Championship. Expect food and drink specials.