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


Posts published in August, 2012

Street Scenes | St. Marks Full Of Grace

A look at the near-complete Grace Jones mural going up just a block away from Joe Strummer, on St. Marks Place near Avenue A.


Obscene Cuisine: Deep-Dish Muffuletta Pizza, Cheesesteak On a Bagel

Can we tell you about a couple of completely insane additions to the menu?


Video: After 101 Years of Printing, Teigman Stops the Presses

Shortly after Labor Day, Alan Teigman will close Teigman Press, the Lower East Side print shop that four generations of his family has operated over the course of 101 years. Take one last look inside.


Days Before Class, 46 Cooper Gets an Edgy New Awning

The school is on the verge of welcoming its first class of ninth graders.


The Optimus Prime of Art Galleries Makes Its St. Marks Debut

A Moishe’s moving truck has been converted into a roving art gallery.


The Day | Tensions Rise in Union Square

A roundup of this morning’s news, including a bully in Union Square and the death of a legendary feminist.


Street Scenes | Head’s Up: Grace Jones

A mural of onetime Warhol muse Grace Jones has started going up on the side of Sushi Lounge, on St. Marks Place, just a block from Niagara’s Joe Strummer wall.


Want to Adopt Star the Pit Bull? Talk to Her Lawyers

The one-eyed pit bull is now in the care of “a law firm for dogs,” and headed for rehab.


He’s Fighting Rats Down There So We Don’t Have to Fight Them in the Park

Department of Health workers were spotted today dropping poison into a sewer grate across from an entrance to the park.


Video: Martin Scorsese On the Downtown Origins of ‘Mean Streets’

The director talks about the film’s roots on Houston Street, in footage newly edited to mark the classic’s release on Blu-ray.


Film Crews On Avenue A and at Mary Help of Christians

With one last mass set for next Sunday, Mary Help of Christians is being used for film fodder again. Plus: Tom Selleck on Avenue A?


Wanna Cover It? NYC Lit Crawl and Ruckus NYC

The latest two pitches to come in via The Local’s Virtual Assignment Desk are wonderfully high fallutin.


Travel Agency Goes West, Leaving Another Vacancy at 3rd Ave and East 9th

STA Travel has followed Atlas Barber School in leaving the building at Third Avenue and East Ninth Street, across the street from the rising 51 Astor office tower.


The Day | CBGB Owners Hand Deliver Letter in Support of Russian Punk Band

A roundup of this morning’s news, including the CBGB’s owners’ trip to Moscow and more rowdiness at Solas.


Star the Pit Bull Loses an Eye, But Recovering Her Hearing

New photos show Star the pit bull’s battle scars.


Epic Block Parties: Public Theater’s Rededication, FAB! Festival

The Public Theater and Fourth Arts Block are both celebrating themselves with outdoor blowouts involving food trucks, musical and theatrical performances, and more. Here are the details, just announced.


Nightclubbing | Max Blagg

Pat Ivers and Emily Armstrong continue sorting through their archives of punk-era concert footage as it’s digitized for the Downtown Collection at N.Y.U.’s Fales Library. The latest: poet Max Blagg and the summer of heroin.


Here’s the Suspected Chase Bank Robber

A surveillance image depicts the suspect grabbing a wad of cash.


Norman’s Sound and Vision: Broken Record Store

A photo of the former home of Norman’s Sound and Vision as it was cleared out yesterday.


C.B. 3 Agenda: New License for Nublu, How Best to Keep Skatepark Open

A roundup of items from the just-released Community Board 3 agenda.