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


Posts published in December, 2011

Being There With Kathy Acker: New Year’s Eve, 1979

Tim Milk recounts a fleeting, unforgettable New Year’s encounter with a legend of punk-rock literature.


DocuDrama: Gathering of the Tribes Told to Be Out Next Month

After defying his landlord’s repeated requests to stop holding events at A Gathering of the Tribes, Steve Cannon,who founded the homegrown gallery in 1991, has received a notice ordering him to vacate his East Third Street live-work space by Feb. 1.


Nublu Gets New Life, Reopens in Time for New Year’s

But it will serve beer and wine, and be more “neighborhood-style.”


Cabrini Building May Be Resold to For-Profit Operator, Remain a Nursing Home

After purchasing the building for $25.5 million earlier this month.


The Local’s Most Popular Stories of 2011

A month-by-month rundown of what our readers were most interested in this year.


L’asso EV Opens for Dinner

The Nolita pizza parlor has opened its First Avenue outpost, and is serving a Polish pie.


The Day | What We Lost

A roundup of this morning’s news, including this year’s notable vanishings.


Bike Stolen on Christmas Eve Is Recovered in Time for New Year’s

With the help of a local bike shop, Evan McKnight got back the $1,100 ride that was stolen from his East Village apartment.


The Local’s Most Commented Stories of 2011

From bike lanes to bar noise, from school squabbles to Four Loko — these are the stories that got readers of The Local worked up this year.


Pols Support Cabrini

State Senator Daniel Squadron and other local politicians want to see elder care stay in the building housing the Cabrini Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation.


The Local’s Guide to New Year’s: Where to Eat, Drink, and Dance the Year Away

New Year’s Eve is the worst night of the year to catch a cab – reason enough for East Villagers to keep it local. And if you don’t live in the neighborhood? Well, some of these parties are worth crawling to.


The Day | They Vanished from the Village This Year

A roundup of this morning’s news, including an East Village bar coming to Carroll Gardens, an art project in need of funding, and a training program for deliverymen.


Polonia Closes After 28 Years; Owner Cites ‘End of the Era of Small Businesses’

Renata Jurczyk, co-owner of the Polish standby, says her landlord planned to triple her rent. Her son will now launch an online-only business.


On Christmas Day, an East Villager Gets… His Bike Stolen

Evan McKnight is taking the search for his $1,2000 bicycle to the streets, by posting flyers offering a $300 cash reward.


Today in Mars Bar Carnage

Workers have now demolished the walls of all but the first story of the building that housed Mars Bar.


For Monk and Priest Feeding Park’s Needy, Season of Giving is Year-Round

The Local rides alongside Adi Purusa, a monk at the Bhakti Center, and Father Joseph Gingrich, a priest at St. Nicholas of Myra church, who team up with locals and tourists alike to bring home-cooked meals to the park every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.


The Day | The East Village’s ‘Worst Landlord’?

A roundup of this morning’s news, including the death of Sam Rivers, a disappearing mural, an inexpensive restaurant recommendation, and more.


Street Scenes | Framing the Argument

The photography of Scott Lynch.


Man Stabbed in Union Square

It happened at 3 p.m. today.


Any East Village Hotels Available for New Year’s Eve?

The Local called around to find out.