The Day | ‘Boardwalk Empire’ Brings Models to 12th Street

photo(230)Daniel Maurer
photo(231)Daniel Maurer

Good morning, East Village.

“Boardwalk Empire” enters its second day of filming and what do we have here? Model T Fords parked outside of John’s of 12th Street, which is adding the HBO show to its recent claims to fame (Guy Fieri being the other one). At right: a bonus shot of a car parked outside of the former Elizabeth Home for Girls, and below, an old-fashioned peanut cart. Nuts!

Yesterday, Off the Grid reminded us that this part of town was “once a thriving Italian-American community. Not unlike the South Village, the center of this Italian immigrant community was its church.”

Occupy East 4th Street is annoyed that its landlord, Magnum, has given its building an “ugly, grey, oppressive George Orwell 1984 look” and stripped it of some colorful old tilework.

photo(232)Daniel Maurer

DNA Info tells the sad tale of a painter and former East Village resident who returned to the neighborhood only to have some paintings stolen from the back of her car. She’s offering a reward for the lost art.

The Wall Street Journal checks out “Block Party 2012,” a one-night art show benefiting the Horticultural Society of New York that featured the work of Lit Lounge and Fuse Gallery owner Erik Foss.

Bowery Boogie notes that a new spot, Dudley’s, will open in the former Little Giant space on Rivington Street this weekend.