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2012 March - The Local East Village Blog - NYTimes.com


Posts published in March, 2012

Video: Ayers, Dohrn Visit Occupiers (Plus: Midnight Rap Battle With Police)


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Former Weather Underground leaders Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn expressed support for Occupy Wall Street protesters during a visit to Union Square late yesterday afternoon. The sublime later gave way to the ridiculous as the park was shut down at midnight and protesters challenged the police to a rap battle. Speaking to a small group […]


Viewfinder | Portraits in the Park

The photography of Heather Holland.


Expansion Explainer: The Shadows Cast by N.Y.U. 2031

A primer on the concerns surrounding the loss of light that will result from N.Y.U. 2031.


With Seed Money from Playboy, Monet’s Garden Blooms on Bowery

It’s The Hole’s most ambitious installation yet: With funding from an unlikely patron – Playboy – the Bowery gallery has transformed into a fecund, fragrant landscape complete with a bridge and lily pond in the back corner.


Occupy.com Launch at Arrow Bar

A new site hopes to be the definitive online staging grounds for the occupy movement.


Video: Dye-Hards Decorate Easter Eggs at Ukrainian Museum

Tomorrow at the Ukrainian Museum, artists will use dyes and beeswax to decorate Easter eggs in the Ukrainian tradition. The Local got a sneak-peek.


The Day | Protests Outside of Village Voice

A roundup of this morning’s news.


Tompkins Square Bagels: ‘Just Say No’ to Starbucks

The bagel shop sends a message to Starbucks, 7-Eleven, and Subway.


Kaelen Haworth’s East Village

The Toronto native and Parsons graduate has been designing her eponymous brand of polished womenswear since 2010, and finds a good deal of inspiration in the neighborhood. She tells The Local about her neighborhood haunts.


Long Island’s Kotobuki Replaces Lan Next Week

A Japanese restaurant with three locations in Long Island will open in the space that was home to Lan, a neighborhood favorite for a little over a decade.


Expansion Explainer: Why Dogs Are Always at N.Y.U. 2031 Protests

The details of how N.Y.U.’s proposes to replace a dog run at Mercer and Houston Streets.


Seeking Village Valor

The Greenwich Village Society for Historical Preservation has announced that it’s now accepting nominations for its annual Village Awards.


Debate: Should C.B. Crack Open Relaxed Policy on Wine and Beer?

Community Board 3 continues to debate whether it should soften its hardline stance against new beer-and-wine licenses in nightlife-saturated areas.


DocuDrama: 5C Cultural Center Avoids Eviction, But at a Price

The 17-year legal showdown finally draws to a close — perhaps.


The Day | Six Injured in Masaryk Towers Fire

A roundup of this morning’s news.


Street Scenes | Moto Towed

The photography of Suzanne Rozdeba


Community Board Agenda: 34 Avenue A Back in Play, Plus a New French Spot

Community Board 3 has released its April calendar of meetings. Here’s a look at the S.L.A. Licensing committee’s agenda.


Carrie Bradshaw Back in the East Village Sunday

“The Carrie Diaries,” based on Candance Bushnell’s “Sex and the City” prequel, will be filming in the neighborhood.


New Merch From Mosaic Man

The t-shirt and other Mosaic Man bric-a-brac just launched on Cafe Press.


Making It | Abdul Patwary of Dual Specialty Store

In 1989, Abdul Patwary opened Dual Specialty Store to serve local Bengalis. That community has dwindled, but his story is thriving.