The Day | Jay-Z Subwaymate an East Village Artist

EAST VILLAGE record shopGloria Chung

Good morning, East Village.

The 67-year-old woman who met Jay-Z in the subway last month and became the star of a viral video is Ellen Grossman, an East Village artist. [NY Daily News, City Room, Media Decoder]

The folks at Michigan’s Ghostly International record label have converted Odin’s East Village store into a pop-up shop selling “art, design, t-shirts curated by Ghostly alongside a slew of vinyl releases from the label, including the new Matthew Dear (recommended).” [Selectism]

Mr. Throwback will celebrate its grand opening with music, 10 percent discounts, and giveaways Saturday night. [Mr. Throwback]

Ryan Sutton awards three stars to Hearth, a restaurant that “turns out exemplary food, features one of New York’s best wine lists and continues to press the case of Sandy’s victims, having raised $12,500 on Monday with another charity dinner. That’s how these guys roll.” [Bloomberg]

“The mac and cheese shop S’Mac has begun delivery out of its micro location (aka kiosk) at First Park, the tiny park at First and Houston. The delivery radius goes from Grand Street up to Houston, and from Broadway east to the FDR. The number’s 917-580-0097.” [Eater]

Sigiri and Brick Lane Curry House are among the restaurants serving tongue-searing dishes a la Mission Chinese. [Grub Street]

Aaron Polsky, a bartender at Amor y Amargo, tells The Local that he and Damon Boelte of Prime Meats are kicking off their new mixology endeavor, Cripple Creek, at Lit Lounge this week this Sunday and Monday. From 9 p.m. to 4 a.m., $40 gets you samples of eight or nine drinks. [Cripple Creek]