The Day | Standard East Village Names Chef

EAST VILLAGE storefront gateGloria Chung

Good morning, East Village.

Sue Palchak-Essenpreis, who was forced to leave her East Village apartment when the building was sold to a new landlord, still walks by the building on a regular basis “like a jealous ex-girlfriend.” [NY Observer]

“Rumors have circulated for months that Dovetail chef John Fraser would be the chef at The Standard East Village, the former Cooper Square Hotel that was taken over by Andre Balazs. Today, folks at the property confirm that the vegetable-obsessed chef will indeed be at the helm of the kitchen.” [Zagat]

“World War 4 Report editor Bill Weinberg will be leading a weekly walking tour highlighting struggles for urban space on New York’s Lower East side over the past generation—including the squats, community centers, community gardens and Tompkins Square Park.” [WW4 Report]

At a new exhibit of Allen Ginsberg’s photographs “it does not come as a surprise that the best thing about the poet’s photos are their captions.” [Gallerist NY]

Two Boots is expanding to the newly hip town of Nashville. [Grub Street]