The Day | Historic District Turns 44

EAST VILLAGE old car (buildings)Gloria Chung

Good morning, East Village.

The St. Mark’s Historic District turned 44 yesterday. [Off the Grid]

John Cale is at BAM this week: “On Wednesday, he’ll present ‘Life Along the Borderline,’ an all-star tribute to his late bandmate in the Velvets, Nico — a singer both lauded and ridiculed for her sky-high cheekbones, haute Germanic scowl and ruinous heroin habit. On Friday and Saturday, Cale will perform in its entirety his classic 1973 album “Paris 1919,” a work informed by dramatic events from throughout the 20th century.” [NY Daily News]

Photos and video from the annual No Pants Subway Ride, which ended at Union Square. [Gothamist]

51 Astor successfully divides “the energetic grime of the East Village and the gentrified civility of the West Village.” [Wall Street Journal]

Speaking of clown porn: you can sometimes find it playing at Double Down on Avenue A. [Gothamist]

Morrissey was spotted on First Avenue. [Bowery Boogie]