Posts published in April, 2011

Developer Will Not Preserve 35 Cooper

The developer of 35 Cooper Square has told preservationists that he will not maintain the historic site and will move forward with an undetermined development plan.

Viewfinder | Exterior Design

The photography of Mario Ramirez.

Street Style | Neon

The Local takes a look at how some trendy East Villagers are livening up their wardrobes for spring and summer with some fluorescent flair.

Work Set to Resume at 35 Cooper

Work at the site of 35 Cooper Square is set to resume, now that the developer Arun Bhatia has been issued a new permit to install a scaffold at the site.

5 Questions With | Natasha Dillon

An interview with Natasha Dillon, one of the newest members of Community Board 3.

A Guide to Gluten-Free Eating

A guide to East Village eateries that have gluten-free offerings.

Two Veselkas, One Chef and a Secret

Over the years, the process of preparing borscht at Veselka has become so complicated and intricate that there’s only one chef who knows precisely how to make the restaurant’s signature version of the dish.

The Day | The Art Scene in Bloom

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

Street Scenes | Fresh Paint

The photography of Tim Schreier.

Looking Back | St. Mark’s Church

As part of a recurring series, Tim Schreier – a community contributor to The Local East Village – looks back at the history of St. Mark’s Church through archival photographs.

After 23 Years, A Gallery Returns

Ronald Sosinski, 62, is the director of The Proposition art gallery at 2 Extra Place and an East Village resident for more than twenty years. He and his business partner, Ellen Donahue, opened E.M. Donahue Gallery for Contemporary Art on East 11th Street between Avenues A and B in 1985 and followed the art scene to SoHo in 1987 and to Chelsea in 2002, where the space was renamed The Proposition. After more than twenty years away from the East Village, Mr. Sosinski and Ms. Donahue reopened the gallery on Extra Place (First Street just off of Bowery) in 2010. In this video, Mr. Sosinski talks about The Proposition’s current show and new location.

The Day | An Alert for Delivery Workers

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

Street Scenes | Float Away

The photography of Michael Pearce.

A Threat to Local Gardens

Urban green spaces face a new threat as lawmakers in Washington D.C. continue to mull over budget cuts to federally funded community development programs including Green Thumb, which provides New York City community gardens with workshops, tools and other necessary supplies.

Map Your Gripes

An online service map, updated daily, shows residents the total amount of complaints made to 311 in any given area.

The Day | The Bikeman is Back

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

Street Scenes | Neighborhood Watch

The photography of Tim Schreier.

Join Our Blogroll

The Local invites readers to submit the most interesting East Village blogs for consideration for the site’s blogroll.

East Village Tweets

Would-be messages from the East Village, in 140 characters or less.

On East 4th Street, A Home For Two Cavemen

The Local visits the MLB Fan Cave, an interactive space for baseball fanatics, which doubles as a summer home for two fans who were chosen by Major League Baseball to watch every single game this season.