The Day | Lower East Side Films at Anthology

EAST VILLAGE dog restingRia Chung

Good morning, East Village.

DNA Info previews the New Museum’s exhibit honoring artists of the 1970s and 80s Bowery and notes that Curt Hoppe, a painter and photographer featured in the exhibit, still lives and works at 98 Bowery. “It has been just a very cool building,” he tells the site. “There is something special about this building, but I don’t know what it is.” The piece he contributed to “Come Closer” was a collaboration with fellow 98 Bowery artists Marc Miller and Bettie Ringma.

Cinebeasts has curated a “Films of the Lower East Side” night at Anthology Film Archives. Among the films shown will be short by D.W. Griffiths that was “surreptitiously shot on the streets of the Lower East Side” and “features a combination of Biograph players and honest-to-G-d denizens of the ‘ghetto’.”

You’ve likely seen those Lost Parrot posters around the neighborhood. DNA Info reports that the bird was found on East 14th Street and returned to its owner.

The Daily News reviews “Einstein on the Beach,” a collaboration between East Village resident Philip Glass and Brian Wilson that hasn’t been seen by New York audiences in 20 years. It includes “jibber-jabber about bathing caps that’s weirdly hypnotic” and is now playing at the BAM Gilman Opera House.

Speaking of East Village auteurs, Gothamist lists four reasons you should see the Warhol exhibit at the Met.

Bowery Boogie thinks the nightlife crowds have worsened on the Lower East Side. The site also notes that the former bank building on Essex and Houston Streets has reopened as a nightclub called Luxx.

Runnin’ Scared announces that Alan Scherstuhl will be the Voice’s new film editor. Last week the paper’s editor-in-chief Tony Ortega announced that he was leaving, writing in a farewell memo to staff, “Thanks for helping me get back some of that early Voice spirit over the last five and a half years, even as we were dealing with the Print Apocalypse in general, and a building seemingly forever under construction in particular.” (The Local reported that Grace Church School’s high school division plans to take over the Voice’s offices).

Andrew Carmellini tweets that Damon Wise, who worked under Tom Colicchio in the Craft empire and was more recently chef at Monkey Bar, will join him at his forthcoming French restaurant on Lafayette Street.

The Voice profiles the reborn Slipper Room and its ringmaster Peter Shapiro, who is an alum of Wetlands and Brooklyn Bowl. “Shapiro plans to book small performances by bands for the early evening, roughly similar to the roots music and acoustic performances of the Rockwood Music Hall, and which tend to dominate the booking at his other venues.”

And Gamma Blog has some photos and video from Occupy Wall Street’s anniversary.