The Day | Robert Perl, ‘Counterculture Landlord’

Rag and BoneScott Lynch

Good Morning, East Village.

Fifteen people from 13 countries became new U.S. citizens at the Tenement Museum on Tuesday. [The Lo-Down]

Sunday night’s season premier of Mad Men portrayed 1960s St. Marks Place as “seedy, home to abandoned buildings, litter-strewn sidewalks and sketchy characters.” [NY Times]

Travelers reacted with indignation to a Community Board 3 member’s proposal that they are “voluntary homeless” and should not be allowed to sleep on the street or in parks. [East Villager]

Aaron Elstein recalls interviewing Joey Ramone: “The godfather of punk and I talked mainly about the stock market—a passion of his late in a life that ended much too soon in 2001—and I can attest that the punk rocker who gave the world such memorable turns of phrase as ‘Ay! Oh! Let’s go!’ was quite comfortable tossing around market lingo like ‘price-to-earnings-ratio’ and ‘consensus analyst estimates.'” [Crains NY]

Speaking of the Ramones, “DBGB Kitchen & Bar is hosting a pig roast with special guest Marky Ramone on Tuesday, April 30.” [Eater]

Robert Perl is the East Village’s counterculture landlord; is wistful about “the gentrified area’s squalid punk rock past.” [Commercial Observer]

Legendary East Village subculture artist Stephen Tashjian – best known by his drag stage name Tabboo! – has a new book called “Taboo! The Art of Stephen Tashjian.”[Paper Magazine]

Porsena Extra Bar and Desnuda are among the 5 best East Village date restaurant. [CBS NY]