Posts published in December, 2011

The Day | Soldiers Charged in Death of Danny Chen

A roundup of this morning’s news, including the rise of the Lower Eastpacking District, a closing date for Billy’s Antiques, another musical Christmas parade, and more.

The East-of-Broadway Holiday Gift Guide | For Women

You already know what to get the get the guys (and the geeks) in your life. This one’s for the ladies. Above: 1. Jumbo chocolate Buddha, $50 – Bond Street Chocolate (63 East Fourth Street) 2. Giles and Brother silver necklace, $84 – Oak (28 Bond Street) 3. Great Lake sand terrarium prism, $65 – […]

With Urbana Semifinals On, a War of the Words at Bowery Poetry Club Tonight

Six of the season’s top poetry slammers will be competing for a chance at the finals. Watch The Local’s video to find out what it takes to get to the semis.

Puck Building Penthouse Gets Green Light

After several rejections by the Landmarks Preservation Commission, Jared Kushner gets approval for a rooftop addition to the famed building

On Fourth Avenue, a Push to Help 108 Needy Nepalese

At a Buddhist community center on Fourth Avenue, a lama and some of his students are raising money for the neediest inhabitants of Nepal.

Sheba Lane, Former D.J. and East Villager, Revists 1980s Clubland

A former D.J. at Area, Palladium, and other legendary clubs is making a documentary about what some consider the glory days of New York City nightlife.

Stocking Stuffer Alert: East Village Video Games

An East Village native designs video games that are set in the neighborhood.

The Day | Patti Smith Reads at St. Mark’s Bookshop

A roundup of this morning’s news, including a building for sale on Avenue B, a building on the market on East Houston Street, Courtney Love on the Bowery, and more.

At the St. Mark’s in-the-Bowery Christmas Tree Stand, a Pair of New Faces

A duo known as the Tree Riders has taken over for the previous vendor Roger Francis Baust, who died in September.

City Slaps IHOP With $2,000 Fine

Meanwhile, the bacon waft persists.

The East-of-Broadway Holiday Gift Guide | Geek Chic

Part three of The Local’s holiday gift guide: Geek chic!

On Avenue A, a ‘Mad Scientist’ of 3-D Animation Watches His Studio Vanish

Photos: Noah Fecks. On the northern fringes of Avenue A, an intriguing storefront stands out amidst the taverns, slice joints, and coffee shops. Its façade is blank except for a built-in 1950s-style television that for years has played loops of video art, and its front door is usually open into the wee hours of the […]

Mars Bar Out, 7-Eleven In

As workers removed a wall from the former Mars Bar this morning, deliveries came in to the forthcoming 7-Eleven.

Lit Parties for Toubin

The East Village lounge raises money to support the hospital bills for a “fixture of the New York nightlife scene” who was injured in a freak accident.

The Day | Protesters Detained at C.H.A.R.A.S. Demonstration

A roundup of this morning’s news, including more Occupy Wall Street arrests, an arrest in a mugging case, an undercover netting stolen iPhone buyers, and more.

Video: Second Avenue Station Becomes Juke Joint as Vintage Subway Cars Ride the Rails

A throwback tea party on the Second Avenue subway station platform.

Viewfinder | Harvey’s “East Village and Beyond”

The photography of Harvey Wiesnenberg.

In Miami, the Art World Takes a Shine to Bowery Gallerist Kathy Grayson

Kathy Grayson’s gallery, The Hole, leads the pack of galleries that have opened up downtown recently. Before a show of paintings by Lola Montes Schnabel (daughter of Julian), she took her act to Miami Beach. The Local followed.

Fire At Lil’ Frankie’s

The fire started in the walls and ceiling near the wood burning oven.

The Local’s Gift to You: Our Guide to Holiday Happenings

From zombies to yogis and from guitar orchestras to boom-box symphonies, the East Village has plenty to keep you (and the kids) in good cheer this holiday season.