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


Posts published in July, 2012

Everybody in the Pool at Union Square! (Well, Not Everybody)

Areas reserved for hunky models? That is so Miami!


Construction Dust-Up Leaves Beer Hall’s Neighbor Out of House and Home

The Paulaner Brauhaus has become involved in a dust-up that could hurt its chances of snagging a liquor license.


Overhaul Update: The Latest on the Transformation of Astor and Cooper Square

A roundup of all the projects that will transform Astor Place and Cooper Square.


Academy Records: What’s That You’re Playing?

Time for the latest installment of What’s That You’re Playing?, where we ask a clerk at one of the neighborhood’s record stores to tell us what’s spinning. This week: Cory Feierman of Academy Records.


N.Y.U. Strikes Deal Preserving Affordable Housing at 505 LaGuardia

New York University has reached an agreement with the co-op board at 505 LaGuardia that will prevent dramatic rent hikes at the building. The new agreement extends the current lease in perpetuity, as long as the building remains part of the Mitchell-Lama affordable housing program.


The Ex-Villagers | Pierogies, the Park, and Eventually Brooklyn

Jessica Pilot tells why, after years of dining next to Allen Ginsberg and sharing cigarettes with Gary Indiana, she finally made the jump to a washer, a dryer, and a fig tree in Brooklyn.


The Day | Mama’s Fallout Continues

A roundup of today’s news, including more on Mama’s, a verdict in the trial surrounding Private Danny Chen and another controversy involving Ben Shaoul.


More On the Sudden Closing of Mama’s Food Shop

The Local spoke to Jeremiah Clancy today as he took down the photos of patrons’ mothers that decorate Mama’s Food Shop.


Mama’s Food Shop Closes After 15+ Years: ‘It’s Just Too Damn Hard’

The cheap-eats fixture has called it a day, citing “increasing rents and property taxes, and the constant expenses that arise when maintaining an older building.”


Fly’s-Eye Guy Gets Pie in Sky

Congrats to M. Henry Jones: after launching a Kickstarter campaign to fund his trippy brand of 3D portraiture, the artist and animator reached his $11,000 goal yesterday.


CB 3 Agenda: UCB East, Lakeside and Nevada Smiths (Again) Seek Booze Approval

Rumor has it that a sushi joint will be moving in next to Whole Earth Bakery.


‘Rigby’ Goes Down: James McAvoy Spotted in Cooper Square

“The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby,” starring James McAvoy and Jessica Chastain, is shooting in the neighborhood today.


At Churreria, You Can Now Score Wine, Beer, and Free Churros All Day Long

The Spanish


The Day | Big Gay Crimefighters?

A roundup of news from the neighborhood, including the latest on Marble Cemetery, a counterfeit $100 bill at Big Gay Ice Cream, and flooding in a building owned by Ben Shaoul.


Viewfinder | Eight Million Stories, One at a Time

The photography of Sally Davies.


Another Chance to Win a Tour of Allen Ginsberg’s Old Place

Sign up for a sit-down in the poet’s former living room, with his longtime assistant as your host.


Demo Memo Filed for 372 Lafayette Street

The six-story building planned for 372 Lafayette Street is on its way, according to documents filed with the Department of Buildings.


Adios, La Isla: Cuchifrito Spot Shutters on 14th Street

A late-night standby for cheap, heaping helpings of Latin grub has closed its doors in the face of a rent hike, according to an employee.


Police Say This Man Tried to Rob Emigrant Savings Bank

The suspect passed a note to the teller demanding cash, then got spooked and fled.


The Day | Tentative Agreement in Con Ed Dispute

The Local’s daily roundup of East Village stories from around the web, including storm shorts, a Chipotle protest, a Bowery synagogue, bike share delays, and more.