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


Posts published in November, 2012

Centre-Fuge Art Project Puts On Another Layer

For the sixth time since 2011, artists like Adam Kidder, Lexi Bella, and a host of others spent yesterday and today reimagining the construction trailer between First and Second Avenue. Watch them in action.


Ex-Hot and Crusty Workers Win Battle Uptown, but Still Fighting Downtown

The new owners of a former Hot and Crusty on 63rd Street have agreed to rehire employees who picketed the store this summer. But the battle isn’t over at a former Hot and Crusty on 14th Street, where at least one worker claims management continues to threaten employees.


Hit During Halloween, Costume and Candy Stores Hope For Holiday Bounce


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Video: Remika Remika Rajkitkul Just how much business did Halloween Adventure lose when Sandy forced it to close during its busiest season? Tony Bianchi, 67, who has managed the store for over 15 years, told The Local, “We’ve lost at least half a million dollars, and that’s putting it conservatively.” Still, with SantaCon scheduled for […]


Preservationists to Steiner, Landmarks: Protect Mary Help of Christians

Preservationists want Douglas Steiner to keep Mary Help of Christians Church standing when he brings a residential development to a lot between East 11th and 12th Streets.


The Day | Stuy Town, Tenants Reach $68.7M Settlement

The Local’s daily roundup of East Village news from around the Web.


Will Smith, Russell Crowe, and a Flying Horse On Cooper Square?

A star-studded film that has caused consternation among Red Hook residents is coming to the East Village.


Street Scenes | Homer For the Holidays

It’s a very Simpsons window at 7A.


East Village Gets ‘Smash’-ed Again


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Stephen Rex BrownEarlier shoot at Cafe Orlin. From Bettie Page to Marilyn Monroe. “Smash” is in the neighborhood yet again. The NBC drama about the production of a Marilyn musical will be filming on St. Marks Place, between First and Second Avenue, tomorrow. Cars must be moved by 10 p.m. tonight. Scenes will be filmed […]


Head-Turner: Bettie Page Shows Up On Bowery

The Bowery is getting burlesqued! Bettie Page, a boutique selling outfits inspired by the 1950s pin-up, opened Monday, right across from where Bowery Poetry Club is getting a racy makeover.


Down $10,000, But Now East Village Thai Is Cooking With Gas

East Village Thai reopened Monday for the first time since a gas leak forced it to close in late September.


Made in the E.V. | Our Holiday Gift Guide, Part 1

Support local artisans with gifts that are made right here in the East Village.


The Day | Officer Sentenced to 15 Years For Stealing Guns

The Local’s daily roundup of East Village news from around the Web.


Tenants Sue Over Bedbugs in Building Owned By Shaoul

Two former tenants of a building owned in part by controversial real estate developer Ben Shaoul are suing the owners and managers of the walkup for failing to snuff out bedbugs.


Dog-Run Duo | David and Faye Raye

Fay Raye, an eight-year-old “Muttweiler,” is a well-known customer at Ray’s Candy Store on Avenue A. Watch her wait for slices of cheese at the counter.


East Village Carols: ‘Unsilent Night’ and a Not-So-Merry Mrs. Claus

Phil Kline’s strolling soundscape is back, and a song penned by an East Villager imagines Mrs. Claus resorting to a guy in a Santa mask.


Whee! Tots Get Tompkins Playground Back

After a month of waiting, neighborhood kids are again using the East Ninth Street playground in Tompkins Square Park.


Making It | Imran Ahmed of East Village Wines

East Village Wines has been selling bottles since 1933. Owner Imran Ahmed believes that what sets it apart is its neighborly customer service (he gives discounts to locals and accepts packages for them) and his affinity for smaller production wines over the big-brand giants.


The Day | Fewer College Grads, More Young Families Moving In

The Local’s daily roundup of East Village news from around the Web.


Street Scenes | Let It Snow

An East Village snow scene.


An Espresso Nook Brings Touch of Italy to St. Marks Place

At the tiny coffee bar that opened on St. Marks Place yesterday, the beans aren’t the only thing that have been imported: the counter, front door, and other fixtures were assembled in Lombardy, Italy.