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2011 April - The Local East Village Blog - NYTimes.com


Posts published in April, 2011

The Day | Grapple in the Apple

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


Street Scenes | Internet Dating

The photography of Tim Schreier.


Your Voices | A Defense of Bike Lanes

A sampling of reader reactions to posts that have appeared on The Local, including comments about a post in which a restaurant owner partly blamed bike lanes for the closure of her business.


More Asian Tenants in Public Housing

Although census figures show an uptick in the Asian population in the East Village, interpreting the data is proving difficult.


The Day | Rites of Spring

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


Viewfinder | Adrian Fussell

The photography of Adrian Fussell.


A Street Workout for Spring

In time for spring, personal fitness trainer Al Kavadlo re-visits the scaffolding workout.


Protect the Roof of 35 Cooper

In an opinion post, one of the preservationists trying to forestall the demolition of 35 Cooper Square issues a call to the developer of the site to cover the roof to prevent further damage.


A Business Closes and Cites Bike Lanes

The owner of Mara’s Homemade, who recently announced that the restaurant is closing its doors, cited bike lanes that were installed last summer as part of the reason that the restaurant saw a decline in business.


The Day | Green Machine

A round up of blog posts and news articles about the East Village. Including: condo sales, a report on the college drug scene and a preservation update.


Street Scenes | Among Friends

The photography of Tim Schreier.


Violations Cleared on 35 Cooper

The developer of 35 Cooper Square has resolved three code violations concerning work at the historic site.


Future of Essex St. Market Uncertain

While a battle between preservationists and the developer of 35 Cooper Square is still brewing, residents on the Lower East Side are raising their voices about the possible uprooting of another historic location, the 70-year-old Essex Street Market.


The Day | A Fine Day for Biking

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


Street Scenes | Rain – Union Square

The photography of Rachel Citron.


A Few Healthy Shopping Tips

Simple advice from health coach Magdelena Wszelaki on how to buy more healthy products at neighborhood supermarkets.


5 Questions With | Moishe Perl

During Passover – when eating bread and other leavened products is prohibited – what’s a Jewish baker to do? Five questions with Moishe Perl.


The Day | Art Attack


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Tim Schreier Good morning, East Village. First up: Bowery Boogie spotted a call for help from the family of bike repairman Natividad Zirate on this old City Room post. The commenter said she is Mr. Zirate’s niece and that he has had no contact with his family back in Mexico. Head over to Bower Boogie […]


Street Scenes | Shopping

The photography of Sarah C Tung.


From Local Artists, Help for Japan

A group of local Japanese artists have designed a logo – emblazoned with the words “Love Save Japan” – to draw attention to the crisis in Japan and which has already helped raise thousands of dollars for the relief effort.