Posts published in January, 2011

Sides May Meet On Bias Claim At Bar

The owner of the Continental bar said that he is willing to meet to discuss allegations of bias in the bar’s door policy.


Local Legends | ‘Monk’ Eastman

After the arrest of scores of mobsters earlier this month, The Local looks back at the life Monk Eastman, one of the gangsters who lorded over the Lower East Side in the early 20th century.


Demand Spikes At Area Soup Kitchens

A report on East Village soup kitchens where an uptick in demand mirrors what officials say is a 7 percent increase at pantries citywide.


The Day | 35 Cooper Square Closes

A roundup of news articles and blogposts related to the East Village.


100 Attend Rally For 35 Cooper Square

About 100 people attended a demonstration this evening in support of a landmark designation for 35 Cooper Square.


A Magazine Rooted In The East Village

Over the years, contributors to the political publication World War 3 Illustrated have created art and written about 1980’s guerilla war in Central America, the demonstrations that disrupted 1999 meetings of the World Trade Organization in Seattle and the ravages visited upon New Orleans in 2005 by Hurricane Katrina. The publication is the focus of a retrospective at Exit Art called Graphic Radicals that runs until Feb. 5.


At Porchetta, Doing One Thing Well

James Traub visits the Porchetta restaurant where they focus on doing one thing well – making a roast pork sandwich.


The Day | Once Again, Digging Out

A roundup of news articles and blogposts related to the East Village, including items on the lingering inclement weather and a pair of protests in the neighborhood.


Viewfinder | Snowed In

A slideshow of images of today’s snowstorm by students at NYU Journalism and community contributors to The Local East Village.


Across the East Village, Snowbound

The Local tours the East Village to ask some of the people most directly affected by the weather – retailers feeling the effects of meager foot traffic, school children with a suddenly free day and older East Villagers – to weigh in on how the snowy tundra is affecting their lives.


Scenes From A Snowy Day

The members of The Local East Village Flickr Group share their images of yet another snowy day.


The Day | A ‘Thunder Blizzard’ Returns

A roundup of news articles and blogposts related to the East Village.


A Restaurant’s Plea: Yes, We’re Open

After a fire next door earlier this month, Cucina Di Pesce, a seafood restaurant on Fourth Street, has lost nearly half its business from customers who mistaken believe that it closed after the blaze.


On Ave. D, Homeless Brace For Snow

Snow for the homeless of Avenue D is a mixed blessing. They can earn quick cash shoveling out stranded motorists, but it is not enough to get them off the streets. The snow-filled forecast means many homeless people may make a small profit, but few will find sustained relief from the inclement weather.


The Day | Blizzards and Borscht

A roundup of news articles and blogposts related to the East Village, including items about the State Liquor Authority meeting agenda and a possible change at the Veselka kiosk.


After a Theft, a Street Artist Speaks

An interview with the graffiti artist known as Cost.


The Best East Village Dive Bars

An appreciation of Mars Bar and other East Village dive bars.


The State of East Village Hip Hop

An examination of the East Village hip hop scene.


The Day | A Blizzard’s Cost

A roundup of news articles and blogposts related to the East Village.


Reflecting on East River Park Delays

A look at the East River Park, the focal point of an as yet unrealized plan for a unbroken protected greenway on Manhattan’s east side.