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


Posts published in December, 2012

Police Release Sketch of Attack Suspect


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Police are still hunting the perpetrator of an attack on a jogger at East River Park around 11.30 am Thursday. They released a sketch of the suspect. Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS (8477).–Kim Davis N.Y.P.D.


Party Options, Part Two


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Michael Natale As we prepare to dim the lights at The Local–until the morning of January 2, 2013, news willing–here are a few more ideas for painting the neighborhood red. In the world of noise, Blonde Redhead plans to a thunderous New Year’s Eve at Irving Plaza. The Punch Brothers have taken over Patti Smith’s […]


The Local’s Most Commented Stories of 2012


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From bagel burgers to shot dogs, from day care centers to donkey movies — these are the stories that got readers of The Local worked up this year. Daniel Maurer FDR Drive near East 10th Street after Sandy. 1. Pit Bull Still Alive, Had History of Attacks: “I don’t think that this dog having a […]


The Local’s Most Popular Stories of 2012


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A month-by-month rundown of what our readers were most interested in this year. Konstantin SergeyevClean-up at MoRUS after Sandy JANUARY 1. Last Call at Holiday Cocktail Lounge 2. Japadog Opens on St Mark’s 3. New Year Begins With Occupy Arrests, Motorcycle Accident 4. In Little Ukraine, Christmas Is Still Around the Corner 5. Death on […]


Making It | Pam Pier’s Dinosaur Hill


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For every East Village business that’s opening or closing, dozens are quietly making it. Here’s one of them: Dinosaur Hill. Photo courtesy Pam PierPam Pier, owner of Dinosaur Hill, listens to a yodelling pickle. You don’t have to be a kid to be dazzled by the shop-o-tainment that Dinosaur Hill provides; you just might want […]


Cocktail Avenue


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Kim DavisEvelyn Drinkery, Avenue C When I moved to the Avenue C neighborhood more than a decade ago, cocktail choices were pretty much limited to a mojito at Esposito’s, or a cosmopolitan at the world music lounge Lava Gina. Now that the city has bartenders muddling, and measuring, and chipping blocks of designer ice, from […]


MoRUS Squats on Avenue C


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A living archive of urban activism, the Museum of Reclaimed Urban Space rented a storefront for its exhibits from C-Squat on Avenue C — and, like neighboring businesses, soon found itself clearing up after Hurricane Sandy.


The Day | Police Hunt Attacker


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Kim DavisAvenue B at East Fifth Street. Good morning, East Village. Police are still looking for the man who attempted to assault a jogger in East River Park yesterday. The woman was taken to Beth Israel hospital with minor bruising. A “stop work” order has been posted at 108 Orchard Street, planned to be the […]


Party Options, Part One


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Michael Natale Here we are, hurtling towards New Year, and we have some celebratory local suggestions for you. Tomorrow evening, Prodigy, of Queens duo Mobb Deep will be tearing up Webster Hall, along with other Plain Truth Entertainment…well, entertainers. On Saturday, Resolution 15 will be asserting their right to rock at the same venue. Also […]


The Cold War and Baseball at Knickerbocker Village


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Photo courtesy David Bellel1959 Little League: David Bellel, middle row, second from left. In the second part of a two-part story, Mary Reinholz speaks with some former residents of Knickerbocker Village. According to some former residents, free speech became muted at liberal leaning Knickerbocker Village with the onset of the cold war with the Soviet […]


East River Park Assault


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N.Y.P.D. are reporting a confirmed sexual assault at East River Park. The suspect is described as a black male of stocky build with facial hair. He was wearing a grey hoodie and green pants. –Kim Davis


Shop Life at The Tenement Museum


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For the last twenty years, the Tenement Museum has been telling the stories of the residents of 97 Orchard Street. Now, in a new exhibit, “Shop Life,” it introduces us to four of the retail businesses which inhabited the building’s ground floor.


The Day | Rain and Not Much Else


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Kevin Farley Good morning, East Village. If you were expecting to wake up to a belated white Christmas — well, at least be assured that the MTA was really ready for it this time. On an acknowledged “quiet news day,” the word is out on Mighty Quinn’s, the new barbecue restaurant on Second Avenue — […]


Street Scenes | Hello Ladies


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Kim Davis East 10th Street


Severe Weather


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With severe weather threatened for the city this afternoon, please let us know of any problems you experience around the neighborhood — or share your snow photos with us. You can post comments below, or share photos at the Local East Village Flickr group. –Kim Davis


Radical Memories of Knickerbocker Village


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Laura KupersteinReunion of former and current KV residents, 2012. In the first part of a two-part story, Mary Reinholz speaks with some former residents of Knickerbocker Village. Although hard hit by Hurricane Sandy, Knickerbocker Village still looks like an urban fortress, with its aging collection of 13-story brick buildings spanning one full city block. As […]


BGSQD: Manhattan’s Last Gay Bookstore


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The Bureau of General Services–Queer Division is the last gay bookstore in Manhattan. It’s currently in a temporary home at the Strange Loop Gallery on Orchard Street, but it’s fund-raising for a permanent home.


The Day | Here Comes the Weather


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Scott LynchSecond Avenue Good morning, East Village. From where we’re sitting, it looks like a quiet Christmas break in the East Village. No turkey shoots on the Bowery — since 1897, in fact. If you can even face looking at more food and drink, here’s a tenement-shaped ginger cake from the Tenement Museum. Also, it […]


Gather Round Ye Yule Log


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If all goes according to plan, we’re hanging out the closed sign until December 26. Stay warm, safe, and festive.


Street Scenes | Home for the Holidays


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Michael Natale Tompkins Square Park