The Day | Living Theatre Is Dead, Bowery Is History

On the GridMichael Pearce

Good morning, East Village.

“Word just came from the Two Bridges Neighborhood Council and the Bowery Alliance of Neighbors that the legendary street is now included in the National Register of Historic Places.” [The Lo-Down]

Luc Sante, Martin Scorsese and Angela Westwater are among the honorary hosts of a benefit to celebrate the designation on March 20. [LES History Project]

“A lower East Side theater that championed anarchism, Utopian experimentalism for 66 years will close for good this week — and its fiery founder will spend her remaining days in an unhappy retirement. Judith Malina will move Thursday to the Lillian Booth home for retired artists in New Jersey after losing her lease on Clinton Street’s Living Theatre, where she produced cutting-edge theater for six decades.” [NY Daily News]

A man dressed as a construction worker was caught trying to rob B Bar. [NY Post]

“A husband attacked his wife on the street with a meat cleaver at 10:20 a.m., an FDNY spokesperson said.” [DNA Info]

“Things got wild and whacky at the 14th Annual Mr. Lower East Side Pageant Thursday night. Metro went inside the one-of-a-kind event, hosted at Cake Shop on Ludlow Street.” [Metro]

The Post also has photos. [NY Post]

“New York City Police Department and other city officials are cracking down on Lower East Side bars to check for violations of city codes and regulations. The latest round of inspections occurred last weekend, and the venues targeted included Tammany Hall, Boss Tweed’s, Leftfield, The Suffolk, Fat Baby, La Caverna, and Recoup Lounge.” [Washington Square News]

“Ben Shepard of Times-Up the bicycle activists group, talks about the history of community gardens in the East Village and Lower East Side.” [Gamma Blog]

A $749,000 one-bedroom on East Fourth Street comes equipped with a library and a green 1920s stove. [Curbed]

“Introducing Toilets of New York, a Tumblr devoted the the peculiar artistry of the dive bar toilet… The blog is the brainchild of Ian MacAllen and largely features hipster spots in Brooklyn and the East Village.” [NY Observer]

Michael Musto recalls the time he “volunteered to help kids with their homework at a multiracial East Village public school” and got more than he bargained for. [Village Voice]

At the Lower East Side’s Troll Museum, “not only will Rev Jen allow you access to the psychedelic realm that awaits within, she will also ensure that you come away understanding that trolls are much more multi-faceted beings than you think.” [Untapped NY]

A recipe from the Kubbeh Project, “a three-week pop-up that will turn the East Village’s Zucker Bakery into an after-hours Jewish-Iraqi café from March 1 to 21.” [NY Mag]