[Along the East River yesterday via EVG reader Brett W.]
The founder of Economy Candy has died (DNAinfo)
Jay Maisel bought 190 Bowery in 1966 for $102,000. He just sold it for $55 million (Daily News)
Zarin Fabrics building on Grand Street sells for $25.6 Million (The Lo-Down)
A list of classic things to do, or not, in NYC (Flaming Pablum)
Stream of foreign wealth flows to elite New York real estate (The New York Times)
Kim Gordon on seeing Nirvana at the Pyramid on Avenue A (SPIN)
High marks for King Bee on East Ninth Street, "a welcome Cajun oasis in East Village" (Daily News)
Shervin’s Cafe on East 7th Street looking to take over Norman's Cay at 74 Orchard St. (BoweryBoogie)
Tomorrow night between 6-10, Pangea Restaurant & Bar at 178 Second Ave. is hosting a celebration for Jody Morlock's "Pictographic" mural.
Morlock is a New York-based painter who says she "draws from the irony and wit conveyed in the fashionable New York subculture" for inspiration and also serves as art consultant for "The Daily Show."
Via the EVG inbox...
With the existence of the art community in the East Village continually under siege by such factors as rising rents and corporate sprawl, Pangea remains an oasis for authentic artistic expression. "Pictographic" is the second permanent installation the almost 30-year institution has commissioned, joining a "pouring" installation on the ceiling by William Engel, a long-time faculty member at New York School of Interior Design,
The event is free and open to the public with a cash bar and complimentary hors d'oeuvres from 6 to 8 p.m. Northern Ireland native DJ Pete McGill will provide the soundtrack for the evening.