The Day | Car Trashed at Broadway and Bleecker, and 12 Other Morning Reads

Good morning, East Village.

City Room reports that the police are looking for a cyclist they say incited a riot on the corner of Bowery and Bleecker on Thursday, and a woman they say jumped on a man’s car and smashed its windows.

Speaking of cyclists, East Villager Shawn Chittle has posted the above clip to YouTube, showing a frantic bike ride through the neighborhood.

The Blemish spotted Olivia Munn of “The Daily Show” and “Newsroom” at the Bowery Hotel.

Bowery Boogie notes that the Laugh Lounge has closed on the Lower East Side.

Real Deal reports that rents are up, but so are vacancy rates, “which could be a sign that renters are balking at higher prices.”

Sian-Pierre Regis, the blogger behind street-fashion site Swagger New York, tells Racked he likes to shop for vintage at No Relation, “where the racks are always stocked (hats, tees, jackets, and quality shoes galore) and the prices are always sexy.”

Grub Street notes that Empellon Cocina is hosting a series of guest dinners: “the first features Mexico City’s Enrique Olvera on Friday, October 5. $125 for six courses, agave pairings add $40.”

Off the Grid pens a history of the East Village in 10 objects, including a T-square (for Cooper Union) and a pair of child’s shoes from the General Slocum disaster.

Eddie Huang of Baohaus ponders Fashion Week for the Observer: “Lincoln Center was dope, but as I took the ghetto limousine downtown it occured to me that Fashion Week is the two times a year where Madison Avenue goes slumming. The weirdos get put on pedestals, forgotten Chinatown spaces get transformed for parties, and DIY downtown tchotchkies like leather harnesses get play on runways.”

Grub Street gets some details about Andrew Carmellini’s new French spot on Lafayette Street, which got the support of Community Board 2: “The first floor will include a café, bakery, takeout, and private dining; a separate dining room will be on the second floor.”

At launch for the Mile End cookbook, Rae Bernamoff tells Capital New York how the place got its start: “New York magazine ran a piece in November of 2009, three months before we officially opened, and it was a full-size picture of the smoked meat sandwich. People would come clutching that ripped-up piece of the article, knocking on the newspaper-covered windows, trying to get in to get the sandwich.”

The Times is surprised to find mellow drinks on Avenue C, at Summit Bar: “if you, a grownup of a certain age, want a very good drink in a nice bar — a place that is smart and sane — this an excellent destination.”

And finally, EV Grieve stalks a menu dropper.