Posts Tagged ‘East Village’

Hurricane Sandy Survivors: Dispatches From The “Dead Zone”

Written by Alissa Fleck on . Posted in NY Press Exclusive, Uncategorized

The controversy over canceling the New York City marathon this weekend does not merely extend to the dangers posed for runners by downed power lines and flooding throughout the city — it also has to do with displaced residents of downtown Manhattan who just want to go home in peace. For those who can’t go [&hellip
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Neighborhood Chatter

Written by Our Town Downtown on . Posted in News Our Town Downtown, Our Town Downtown

NeighborhoodChatter Compiled by Nora Bosworth and Naomi Cohen City Approves East Village Landmark District Neighborhood preservation groups secured a victory on Tuesday, Oct. 9, when the New York City Landmarks Preservation Society voted to approve the Lower East Side/East Village Historic District. The district includes 330 buildings and covers parts of the 15 blocks between Avenue A [&hellip
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Making, Then Breaking the Mold at the East Village’s Northern Spy Food Co.

Written by Regan Hofmann on . Posted in Dining Our Town, Eat & Drink, News Our Town Downtown, Our Town, Our Town Downtown

Dining-NorthernSpyInteriors Northern Spy Food Co. sounds like one of a thousand similar restaurants, but it’s on another playing field altogether It’s almost embarrassing trying to explain Northern Spy Food Co. to friends. “I found this fantastic little restaurant in the East Village,” you start. Already you can see their eyes start to glaze over, but they [&hellip
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Free Vibrators Shut Down by City Hall Yesterday, Back in Action Today

Written by NYPress on . Posted in News Our Town Downtown, Our Town Downtown, Sex & Relationships

trojan-condoms By Paul Bisceglio   Downtown was buzzing with excitement yesterday for the prospect of free vibrators. Trojan announced that it would be distributing 10,000 Tri-Phoria and The Pulse devices — $40 and $30 retail values, respectively! — from two hot dog carts in different neighborhoods throughout the day, so New Yorkers lined the streets of [&hellip
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East Village Shop Only Sells NYC Tap Water

Written by NYPress on . Posted in Lifestyle

by Adel Manoukian Molecule, located in the East Village between First Avenue and Avenue A is a café like no other. Instead of offering your usual coffee, this café only serves filtered NYC tap water. Molecule Water Café uses a $25, 000 machine to filter water to its purest form. For those looking for a [&hellip
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Despite Rent Reduction, St. Mark’s Bookshop Might Have to Move

Written by Our Town Downtown on . Posted in News Our Town Downtown, Our Town Downtown

Interior of the East Village's St. Mark's Bookshop. Photo by James Kelleher. By Paul Bisceglio St. Mark’s Bookshop has been a literary fixture of the East Village since 1977. It’s where Allen Ginsberg met Philip Glass, where Susan Sontag and Annie Leibovitz spent Sunday evenings and where William S. Burroughs hung out. Since the economy took a turn for the worse, however, the shop has struggled to [&hellip
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Cult Classic Flicks Come Outdoors

Written by NYPress on . Posted in Downtown Social, Our Town Downtown

Films in Tompkins Square Park returns —Text by Marissa Maier, Photos by Sahar Vahidi Off-beat classics, à la Rocky Horror Picture Show, are usually relegated to private home screenings or dusty art house theaters. This summer, however, Howl Arts and a number of sponsors, including Two Boots pizza company and NYC & Company, bring quirky [&hellip
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East Village and LES Historic District Moves Forward

Written by Our Town Downtown on . Posted in News Our Town Downtown, Our Town Downtown

JamesKelleher_GVSHP_(KateBostock-R,LeslieMason-L,GVSHPTrustees)IMG_6946 Landmarking in downtown neighborhoods has surprising opposition from local churches The city’s preservationists marched downtown last Tuesday to make their voices heard at a Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) hearing on the proposal to create an East Village and Lower East Side Historic District. Landowners, locals and political representatives flooded the ninth floor of City Hall [&hellip
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St. Mark’s Bookshop to Leave East Village?

Written by NYPress on . Posted in Lifestyle, News Our Town Downtown, Our Town Downtown

st.marks By Paul Bisceglio St. Mark’s Bookshop seeks a new home. Established in 1977, the bookshop is a literary fixture in the East Village that has attracted cultural luminaries like William S. Burroughs, Allen Ginsberg, Philip Glass and Susan Sontag. According to Crain’s, however, the store hopes to find a more affordable location when its rent increases [&hellip
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