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Felix Morelo: Mad Supper, on Ideal GlassScott Lynch

Good morning, East Village.

Scott Lynch photographed the latest mural on the side of the Ideal Glass building. For more of Felix Morelo’s “Mad Supper,” see The Local’s Flickr pool.

The office of Margaret Chin sent The Local a press release, reproduced on The Lo-Down, announcing that the City Council Subcommittee on Planning, Dispositions and Concessions and the Committee on Land Use voted to approve the Seward Park Urban Renewal Area application. The Lo-Down has a rundown of concessions that were made – including additional housing and possibly a new school – in the Lower East Side development project’s latest iteration, as it heads toward a final City Council vote. DNA Info has more on the possibility of the school.

The organizers of the DayLife festival tell The Local that the annual street fair, this Sunday from noon to 6 p.m., will boast “over 35 vendors of food and fashion, a full line-up of top-tier DJs, and games such as Twister, badminton and urban croquet.” The event will take over Orchard Street, between East Houston and Delancey Streets. More details here.

Off the Grid reports that “Board of Standards and Appeals recently decided in favor of developers seeking to build rooftop additions at 329-335 East 9th Street and to allow illegally built additions to remain at 514-516 East 6th Street.” You can read the backstory on The Local.

NY Natives reports that the assault case against Harley Flanagan, the former Cro-Mag accused of attacking a former bandmate and others at the CBGB Festival, has been adjourned until Dec. 5, 2012. DNA Info notes that nobody is talking to police, quoting Cro-Mags frontman John “Bloodclot” Joseph: “We have a way of dealing with matters — it’s called ‘street justice.’ You pull a knife, I pull a pipe and smash your face in. And I did have a pipe on stage, by the way, knowing this dude [Flanagan] can’t really fight and always has a weapon.”

According to CT Post, Peter De Jonge’s new book, “Buried on Avenue B,” is a detective novel set on the “rapidly gentrifying Lower East Side.” “The case that sets the novel in motion involves a senior citizen, suffering from Alzheimer’s who has told his nurse he murdered a friend many years ago and buried the body in a park off Avenue B.”

East Village Arts reviews the opening night of NYC’s New Music Festival. Regarding its Florida roots: “Sometimes it takes that outside influence, in this case the Florida-based Songwriters Showcases of America, to remind New Yorkers how wild and wide a spectrum of music grows here.”

Fork in the Road reports that Black Market’s new “Sexy Brunch” will consist of “DJ Har Mar Superstar and a rotating cast of guests will be spinning music.”

The owner of Big City Records, which closed Aug. 31, tells The Villager he’s now “working for God, who never raises the rent.”

Gay City News tells the story of a dance troupe that made its debut in 1986 at PS 122. Now “the Metropolitan Opera is presenting a revival of the company’s mega-hit ‘Les Troyens.'”

A Queerty reader elaborates on a Tweet from The Strand indicating that Morrissey came to the aid of a fainting woman at the bookstore. “Morrissey, who was there alone, immediately rushed to her side and crouched on the ground to see if she was okay. She had just lost her bearings and was fine. He picked up her stray belongings and asked if he could get her some water or call for help.”

Maria Devitt, one of the operators of Blackbird in the former Lakeside Lounge space, tells The Times, “We tried to keep it very musician and rock ’n’ roll focused, and also make it comfortable for the new professionals.”

More Than Usual has photos of an opening reception at Damon Dash’s new “factory” on Orchard Street. The street-art-themed exhibit, “Quality of Life,” was curated by David Barnett, David Chang, and Beau.

Occupy Wall Street is throwing a “Lyricists for Occupy” fundraiser in honor of its first anniversary. Details on Facebook.