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


Posts published in November, 2011

Video: President Obama’s Motorcade Rolls Through the East Village

And some residents weren’t happy about it.


Shepard Fairey Mural Whitewashed

The mural at the Standard East Village is no more.


Video: A Dance Company Taps Into Jewish Life After the Holocaust

Tonight at the Wild Project, tap dance company celebrates Jewish perseverance.


Yoga to the Courtroom

Yoga to the People is sued by the founder of Bikram Yoga.


‘In the Time of Decadence’ (Thomas Nashe, but With Trash)

An ode to ubiquitous corner garbage, by Brendan Bernhard.


Stocking Stuffer Alert: The Dick Manitoba Bobblehead

The neighborhood’s punk legend has been immortalized in plastic.


As It Turns 25, Business Booms at Occupy Wall Street’s Credit Union of Choice

Founded on Avenue B out of necessity, the Lower East Side People’s Federal Credit Union finds itself suddenly trendy.


The Day | President Obama Stopping By

A roundup of this morning’s news, including a new tenant effort to buy Stuy Town, a tribute concert for a rock legend, an East Village artist is hired by the city, and more.


Street Scenes | Trees at St. Mark’s Church, Too

The stand outside of St. Marks Church in-the-Bowery has returned.


Christmas Trees for Sale Near Tompkins Square Park, Soon to Get One of Its Own

Buy your Christmas trees near Tompkins Square Park, or just enjoy the lighting of the park’s own. Refreshments served.


Balazs Removing Shepard Fairey Mural

The Local spotted workers tearing down pieces of the large mural of a monk this morning.


A Glimpse of Mars Bar Before the Fall

A construction worker estimates that demolition of the bar will occur in about a week.


Man Removed From Under Train at Broadway-Lafayette

A Fire Department spokesman said the individual is being treated at Bellevue Hospital for “multiple traumas.”


Know Your (Tenant) Rights

GOLES will host a primer on how to fight neglectful landlords next week.


After Cease-and-Desist, Agave Azuré (Formerly Agave Azul) Will Open as… Tepito!

When the Mexican cantina opens tomorrow on First Avenue, it will be called Tepito. A cease-and-desist letter from a West Village restaurant is to blame.


Help Theater for the New City Pay Off Its Mortgage

The theater enters the final fundraising stretch after 24 years.


Hottie Gets Dumped: St. Marks Shop Closes for Good

Workers were spotted packing up inventory at the jewelry store on Monday night.


The Day | On Backhouses, and ‘Out Harvey Wang’s Window’

A roundup of this morning’s news, including gobstoppers as art, a meatball craze, a church building’s demise, and more.


Street Scenes | Stalled Work?

The photography of Stephen Rex Brown.


Nevada Smiths Hopes to Reopen in February, Will Show Soccer Games at Webster Hall

The owner of Nevada Smiths said a temporary bar in the venue is a perfect fit.