The Day | Stay at Bret Easton Ellis’s Place

Bitter pill opens a can of wormsScott Lynch

Good morning, East Village.

The Observer notes that Bret Easton Ellis’s apartment in the American Felt Building on East 12th Street (which has also been known to play host to Katie Holmes) is for rent. If you’ve got five grand a month to spare, there’s an open house Friday and Sunday.

DNA Info reports that Odetta Hartman, the daughter of Two Boots founder Phil Hartman, has recorded songs influenced in part by her time growing up with the pizza parlor, which she describes as “a gathering place where everyone could listen to music and eat funky food.” Ms. Hartman recently filmed a music video outside of her family home in the East Village, but admitted of the neighborhood, “It is not feasible for me to be here financially.”

East Village Arts raves about East Village Dance Project’s annual concert, featuring 10 performances by dancers ranging in age from four to 18. One ocean-inspired dance was set to the Talking Heads’ “Same As It Ever Was.”

Joonbug rounds up some cheap eats around St. Marks Place, including Mamouns and X’ian Famous Foods.

Chekmark Eats likes what it tastes at macrobiotic standby Souen: “You could eat here every night probably get something different with all the different combinations and still love it. Souen is your girl when you want reliable, feel-good ingredients.”

And a couple of religious moments: City by Cell posts a photo of some wooden Jesuses, and East Village Corner snaps a photo of a “Madonna” in Tompkins Square Park.