The Day | Another Vinyl Shop to Close

GramroomScott Lynch

Good morning, East Village.

Another one bites the dust. WNYC reports that Big City Records NYC on East 12th Street will close at the end of the month due to rising rent. Owner Jared Boxx told the blog that he’d cultivated a diverse clientele looking for old jazz, Latin music and hip hop, and counted Q-Tip and Dr. Dre among his customers. The news follows the recent closings of Rockit Scientist Records. Bleecker Bob’s and Norman’s Sound & Vision are expected to depart its current location soon.

DNAInfo chatted up Grace Weaver, a vegan who sings the praises of the dietary restriction as she walks her dogs around East First Street. “Vegans have better sex, better health, cleaner conscience,” she sings in her original ditty. And if that doesn’t get through, she passes out flyers, too. (Perhaps she should get her commitment to veganism immortalized with a vegan tattoo from White Rabbit.)

Speaking of a meatless lifestyle, The Wall Street Journal gives a shout-out to the brunch at Caravan of Dreams. The vegan restaurant on East Sixth Street that has been avoiding delicious steaks since 1991.

The Daily News noticed artist Nina Boesch’s art made out of discarded MetroCards, which is on display at The Bean.

Vermont Public Radio interviews Robert Lynch, an amateur stand-up comedian and professional evolutionary anthropologist who is still learning his craft. “I’ve had some total disasters in the East Village with a very hip audience — with just utter silence for three minutes while I was doing my routine,” he said. “Originally, I was upset with the audience — I thought they’re a bunch of idiots.”

Lastly, EV Grieve has some photos that may help you find your bicycle if it vanished from a tree guard on East Fifth Street between First and Second Avenues.