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The Day | Music Marathon on First Street - The Local East Village Blog - NYTimes.com


The Day | Music Marathon on First Street


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Good morning, East Village.

Above, watch Marky Ramone give a tour of his food truck for Fuse TV.

Gallerist brings word that Audio Visual Arts Gallery on East First Street near Second Avenue is planning a 60-hour marathon of German artist Conrad Schnitzler. According to the site, the event is part of Con-Mythology, “a whole slate of Schnitzler activities in New York over the next week.” It starts at 6 p.m. on Friday.

Zagat takes a peek in Extra Place and Heidi. The former will feature a “Mediterranean menu with a focus on döner, a type of German-meets-Turkish Street food,” according to the blog. The latter is a “tiny Swiss eatery that will serve fondue.” EV Grieve reports that both are opening today.

The Wall Street Journal has a startling trend story on hip Brooklynites moving to Manhattan because rents are too high in neighborhoods like Williamsburg, Cobble Hill and Park Slope. “With the mean rent for a studio in Williamsburg topping $2,700, apartment hunters are likely to find cheaper places in Greenwich Village, where mean studio rents for non-doorman buildings are just more than $2,500 a month.” One advertising executive quoted in the article who lived in Williamsburg realized he could get a better bargain in Alphabet City.

The Wall Street Journal also has a few more details on the partnership between Bowery Poetry Club and the burlesque club Duane Park, which is still in its early stages. “Under the proposed plan, the poetry club would operate in the space on Sundays and Mondays, and Duane Park would program the rest of the week. The arrangement is flexible, they said, allowing for cross-over or joint events such as poetry dinners.”

Bowery Boogie brings word that the Cake Shop appears to have come back from the brink.

Off The Grid has an update on the delays to the proposed nine-story hotel next-door to the Merchant’s House Museum.

The Standard East Village’s blog has video from Delta Rae’s performance at the hotel, which was attended by all kinds of big shots.