Posts published in June, 2012

A Word With Erik Dilan, Aiming to Unseat Congresswoman Nydia Velázquez Tomorrow

The congresswoman is seeking her 11th term, this time in a newly remapped seventh district that includes the housing projects east of Avenue D as well as parts of the Lower East Side, Chinatown, and Brooklyn. Mr. Dilan, the 38-year-old son of State Senator Martin M. Dilan, took a break from voter outreach Sunday evening to speak to The Local.

Video: Friday’s March Was Anything But a Drag

The Drag March made its way from Tompkins Square Park to the Stonewall Inn on Friday night, and The Local’s cameras were there to capture the color.

The Day | The Butter-Knife Bandit, and 10 Other Morning Reads

The Local’s daily roundup of East Village news from around the web, including a guide to NoHo, salvation for a Bowery newsstand operator, speculation about the fate of Odessa, and more.

On Stage, Coca Crystal Gets an East Village Other

Coca Crystal lives outside of Woodstock, N.Y. these days but next week she’ll return to her old neighborhood for a once-in-a-lifetime meeting – with herself. Danielle Quisenberry, an actress, dancer, and writer, is playing the former East Village Other secretary and scribe as part of “Alphabet City VIII.”

FDNY Medic Busted Selling Fireworks on Houston

The suspect, Anthony Baijnauth, allegedly sold the fireworks to an undercover officer.

A Place Where All the Transsexuals Know Your Name

“Queen of the East Village” Sandy Michelle has hosted parties at Karma and Sin Sin, and now presides over a weekly “trannie living room” at Mug Lounge on 13th Street.

One-Year Sentence for Punch Over Parking Spot

The sentence is the maximum allowed for the conviction of misdemeanor assault.

Man, Moving Truck Swallowed By Separate Sinkholes on East Seventh Street

A man and a moving truck got caught in separate sink holes on the same block earlier today, causing the truck to be towed and the pedestrian to be taken to the hospital.

Lucky Cheng’s Preps for Pride Parade, Move Uptown

The move uptown could happen on Labor Day weekend.

Video: On First Day of Summer, Joe’s Pub Takes It to the Street

The sixth annual Make Music festival celebrated the first day of summer with free concerts around the city yesterday.

The Day | 7,500-Pound Molecule in Union Square, and 11 Other Morning Reads

The Local’s daily roundup of East Village news from around the web, including the final CBGB Festival lineup, sentencing in the “parking punch” trial, a misshap at the Philip Glass concert, a LES gallery crawl, and more.

Video: Allen Ginsberg Shows Taylor Mead His 14th Street Digs, 1996

Plus: You can still win a chance to tour Ginsberg’s old 12th Street apartment with his assistant as your guide.

Tensions Rise in Abe Lebewohl

St. Marks Church-in-the-Bowery struggles to cope with the crust punks hanging out in the area.

Feeling Social? We’ve Got a New Twitter Page, and Sharing Buttons… and… and…

Hear, hear, The Local has some announcements to make.

Making It | Keshav Das of Keshav Music

On East Fourth Street is a rarity: a store that sells exclusively Indian instruments. We asked the owner, a musician who has played with the likes of Sting and Alice Coltrane, how he has managed to make it.

State Senate Candidate Brad Hoylman On Nightlife, Landmarking, Bad Landlords, and NYU

The chair of Community Board sits down with The Local to talk about some of his pet issues and how he’ll carry on his predecessor Tom Duane’s torch.

The Day | Philip Glass For Free

A roundup of this morning’s news, including the latest landmarking issues in NoHo, a congressional primary preview, a concert at the Merchant’s House Museum and more.

On Avenue D, Lawyer Says He Faces Tax Charges Because He Defended Terrorism Suspects

Radical lawyer Stanley Cohen denies charges brought by federal prosecutors last week that he failed to file income tax returns, among other allegations. “But I did shoot steroids when I pitched for the Yankees,” he said.

Backpage Protesters Back at Voice Building

Protesters who say Village Voice Media’s ads facilitate sex trafficking once again chanted “Village Voice, the choice is clear, no more selling humans here” outside of the weekly’s offices this evening.

With Rooftop Garden Designed By ‘Starchitect,’ Earth School Branches Out

Students at the Earth School may soon be growing ingredients for their school lunches. This fall, the elementary school plans to unveil a $1.1 million rooftop garden designed by Michael Arad, the architect of the 9/11 Memorial.