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


Posts published in May, 2012

Street Scenes | Potheads and Panhandlers

Another scene from the “Casserole Night” protest, courtesy of Scott Lynch.


A Word With the 23-Year-Old Curator of ’93 Til Infinity,’ Closing Tonight

At 23, Jessie Mac is one of New York’s youngest curators. Tonight at 9 p.m., her third show at Gathering of the Tribes, ’93 Til Infinity, closes with a party featuring a screening of Captured, the 2008 documentary about Clayton Patterson.


Canadians Reject ‘East Village,’ and Now There’s a West Village in Iowa

Some Vancouver residents say changing the name of one of the city’s neighborhoods to the East Village smacks too much of New York.


Gallery Scene | Jim Joe, Candy Darling, and Guild of the Black Eagle

The Local’s occasional round-up of what’s new and interesting on the art scene.


Want to Party with Questlove, John Legend, and… Ben Shaoul?

The hefty pricetag will benefit the U.J.A. charitable organization.


Go See ‘Claire Went to France’? Abso-arfin-lutely!

A new play at Under St. Marks, about an everyman who refuses to give up his ghosts, is loaded with side-splitting humor.


The Day | Scarlett Johansson Takes In Some Theater

A roundup of this morning’s news.


Street Scenes | Container Painters

H. Veng Smith (a.k.a. Veng), last seen painting a mural with schoolkids on Avenue D, was one of several artists who redecorated the construction containers on East Fourth Street over the weekend.


Astor Newsstand Operator Suffers Supreme Setback, Stars in Documentary

A strongly-worded dissenting ruling gives Jerry Delakas’s supporters hope that he will be able to stay at his newsstand on Astor Place.


Sandwich Smackdown: Mile End’s Smoked Meat vs. Katz’s Pastrami

Kim Davis tries both smoked-meat sandwiches. Can the buzzy newcomer can prevail over the reigning champ?


Bank Robbery at HSBC on Second Avenue

The suspect is thought to have escaped with less than $200.


Gruppo Moving a Few Blocks South

The thin crust pizza joint will move from Avenue B near Street to Avenue B near Seventh Street.


Movie Magic! Mary Help of Christians Relocates to the Bronx

Henry Barrial is shooting “The House That Jack Built” at the church on East 12th Street today. It’ll stand in as a church in the Bronx where a baptism and wedding takes place.


Bizarre Love Triangle: A Man, His Toddler, the Babysitter in ‘Harry Grows Up’

A longtime East Villager will premiere a film starring his son at the New York International Short Film Festival tonight at Sunshine Cinema.


The Day | Chloe Sevigny’s Pad for Sale, and 14 Other Morning Reads

A roundup of this morning’s news.


Teen Shot With BB Gun Near Campos Plaza

The teenager was shot in the back and in stable condition.


Street Scenes | And Speaking of Pigs…

The photography of Brenda H.


What The? ‘Porchetta.Hog’ Pops Up a Few Blocks From Porchetta

Porchetta.Hog recently opened on East Fifth Street — just a couple blocks away from Porchetta. Both sell, you guessed it, porchetta sandwiches.


Second Avenue Shuffle: Vandaag Closes, Calliope Opens

A new restaurant in the former Belcourt space, and a Dutch spot closes two blocks up.


Making It | Shirley and Rebecca Solomon of Pageant Print Shop

The small shop selling rare prints and maps opened as a bookseller in 1946. After two previous locations, an appearance in “Hannah and Her Sisters,” and a brief stint as an online store, it’s enjoying new life on East Fourth Street.