The Day | Bobby Flay Coming to Noho

Time's DeliveryMichael Natale

Good morning, East Village.

Some specifics on the homeless man who caught on fire in a Noho subway station Friday: “The man was playing with a lighter when he accidentally set his leg on fire at 7:10 a.m. inside of the Bleecker Street 6-train subway station, police and the FDNY said.” [NY Post]

Warhol star and poet Taylor Mead is “in a game of chicken with real-estate mogul Ben Shaoul, who bought his Ludlow Street building with other tenements last summer for $16.5 million and has begun converting them to market-rate apartments. The Lower East Side legend’s tiny fifth-floor pad is filled with dust and cockroaches, and the building is now a noisy construction site — but he refuses to leave.” [NY Post]

Celebrity chef Bobby Flay is reopening his Spanish-Mediterranean restaurant, Bolo, at 324 Lafayette St., between East Houston and Bleecker streets.[DNA Info]

On May 8 at New Museum you’ll have a chance to “discover the hives that urban bee man Sam Comfort helped establish to pollinate the City. Honey will be for sale to benefit Bowery Arts and Science, the nonprofit that programs the Bowery Poetry Club.” [New Museum]

Curt Ellis, the director of the documentary “King Corn,” is an East Villager who shops at the Tompkins Square Greenmarket and eats at Northern Spy Food Company. [NY Times]

A look at the early ’80s ads for Trash & Vaudeville. [Ephemeral NY]

“The final installment of Julian Schnabel 1978–1981, the rotating exhibition of four of the artist’s early works, has arrived with ‘Abstract Painting on Blue Velvet’ (1980).” [Hyperallergic]

Nominations are open for the annual Village Awards, honoring “those individuals, organizations, and businesses that make the Village, East Village, and NoHo such unique and special places.” [Off the Grid]