Posts published in August, 2011

David Simon at The BMW Guggenheim Lab

Watch the creator of “Treme” and “The Wire” speak live at the BMW Guggenheim Lab.

Walt Whitman’s Watering Hole Redux

An homage to Charles Ignatius Pfaff’s bastion of bohemianism, grand opening next week.

A Flood on Second Avenue (This One Man-Made)

Maintenance on Second Avenue has resulted in a flooded bus lane.

East Village IHOP Gets an Opening Date

That’s when the International House of Pancakes will start calling the East Village home.

New Countdown Clocks On Delancey

New clocks at crosswalks are meant to improve pedestrian safety on Delancey Street, which is one of the most accident-prone thoroughfares in the city.

Watch It Here: David Simon, Live from the BMW Guggenheim Lab Tonight

The writer and producer of the popular HBO series will appear at the BMW Guggenheim Lab, and we’re streaming the event live.

The Day | A Literary Lioness Returns to the Park

A roundup of this morning’s news, including a 9/11 hero revisited, the end of a serial-killer musical, and a plea from The Bean.

Street Scenes | Breaking the Fast on East 11th

Marking the end of Ramadan at Madina Masjid on 11th Street.

Ippudo Expands Uptown

The oft-mobbed ramen joint makes a move to the Theater District.

Will The Willow Return?

El Sol Brillante, Sr. isn’t the only community garden that lost a tree during the storm. As noted earlier, gawkers gathered at La Plaza Cultural de Armando Perez on Sunday to mourn a fallen willow tree. City Room explains why the decades-old tree was iconic in the garden’s fight against developers, and reveals that gardeners […]

He’s Not Ray or Mosaic Man, But He Plays Them on Twitter

Matt Rosen has helped usher two local legends, the Mosaic Man and Ray Alvarez — of Ray’s Candy Store — into the information age.

Hip Designers Sell Their Digs

The designers of stylish spots like The Breslin are selling their East 4th Street loft, furniture and all.

Masak Fully Opens Tonight: Here’s How It’s Looking, What It’s Cooking

A Singapore native is fusing Asian and New American on 12th Street.

Big Gay Saturday

The Big Gay Ice Cream Truck finally announces an opening date.

The Day | The East Village’s New ‘It’ Girl

A roundup of this morning’s news, including yet another location of The Bean, a new Asian-Latin fusion restaurant, and more hurricane cleanup.

Street Scenes | Sinkhole on Sixth

Watch out, now!

Nublu Owner Fights to Stay, but Wonders if Brooklyn is Next

The owner of Nublu, Ilhan Ersahin, thinks the loss of his club’s liquor license is unfair.

Astor’s New Hero?

Is street performer Kid Lucky the new Ryan Gosling?

At Cinema Village, Irene Emptied the Marquee, but Not the Theater

Two employees weathered the storm on their bikes in order to keep the movies playing.

7-Eleven Coming to the Bowery

A 7-Eleven will open on the Bowery on October 5.