The Day | Basquiat’s Bedroom Paintings

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Good morning, East Village.

“Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat left behind a secret trove of unseen work in his former girlfriend’s East Village apartment before he died tragically in 1988, she claims.” [NY Post]

Community Board 3 has sent out its April calendar of meetings. [CB3]

“John Penley’s campout in front of New York University’s Bobst Library may have started slowly after he launched it on March 1, but by the end of two weeks he had definitely built momentum.” [The Villager]

“Marking the sixth anniversary of the killing of two heroic Sixth Precinct auxiliary officers in the line of duty, police and auxiliary officers, family members and community members gathered at the corner of Bleecker and Sullivan Sts. for a brief memorial last Thursday evening.” [The Villager]

“A new organization is beginning to take shape on the Lower East Side. It’s called the Association of Latino Business Owners and Residents (ALBOR).” [The Lo-Down]

The crowd at The Third Man is made up of “groups of tattooed men in vests and rakish fedoras huddle conspiratorially in the shadows, comparing mustaches. Young couples on dates huddle over candlelight. Lissome models shimmer like herring and duck out for a smoke.” [NY Times]

Bobby’s, a new Art Deco-themed nightclub on the Lower East Side is “bringing class back to night clubbing in the form of tuxes and bow ties, black gowns, gloves to the elbows, and specialty cocktails.” [The Lo-Down]

On May 7 at New Museum, “the Bowery Alliance of Neighbors presents information about the historical and cultural significance of the Bowery, and the efforts to preserve and protect it.” [New Museum]

Ramps won’t be available at the Union Square Greenmarket for another couple of weeks. [Gothamist]