Posts published in January, 2013

Chloe Sevigny Comes Out to Hear Peter Hook Talk Joy Division, New Order

On Tuesday, the last 30 years of British music collided in the East Village. An appearance by Peter Hook, bassist for Joy Division and New Order, was followed by a performance by Drowners, a new band named after a song by Britpop champs Suede.

C.B. Votes Against Bar in Cultural Center, Owner Cries Foul

Community Board 3 has voted against supporting a beer-and-wine license renewal for The Suffolk, the bar that has been fighting to stay in the lobby of the Clemente Soto Velez Cultural and Educational Center.

Village Scandal Smacked With Eviction Notice

The Village Scandal hat store has been served with an eviction notice demanding it leave its East Seventh Street storefront of 17 years by Monday.

What to Expect From The Immigrant’s New Tap Room

Eight beers on tap, meat plates, sandwiches, and more.

The Day | Anti-Violence Rally Today

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

Photos: A Burlesque Bash For Ray, at His Candy Store

Ray Alvarez, the beloved owner of Ray’s Candy Store, turned 80 earlier this month. What better way to celebrate than with semi-nudity?

Next On First: Ear Candeling, Forbidden Rice, Polish Periodicals, and Ice Cream

First Avenue will soon boast a couple of new eateries, a salon, and a convenience store.

With 2 Bros. Poised to Cut Into Business, Vinny Vincenz Slashes Slice Price

With a 2 Bros. set to open right next to it on First Avenue, Vinny Vincenz has dropped the price of its slice to a rock-bottom $1. Since then, business at the pizzeria, which turned ten earlier this month, has been up an estimated 500 percent. But Ary Alalan, the owner, isn’t happy about it.

St. Marks Residents: Now We’re Cooking Without Gas

Residents of 22 St. Marks Place have been dining out a lot lately. Shortly before Christmas, firefighters responded to a complaint about a gas odor, and the building has been without cooking gas ever since.

The Day | Butch Morris Dead at 65

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

N.Y.U. Faculty and President Keep Sparring

Daniel Maurer The new year has brought yet more verbal volleys between New York University’s president, John Sexton, and the most vocal opponents of the school’s plan to grow its footprint in Greenwich Village and around the world. Friday, Mr. Sexton, who in March faces the possibility of a vote of “no confidence” from the […]

What’s Kurt Cobain Doing in a Coffee Cup?

Kurt Cobean Leonardo DiCappuccino is coming to a cup near you. Tired of crafting the usual foam leafs in latte, Bushwick artist Mike Breach began blending his talent for brewing up puns with his job as a barista at the Ace Hotel. The result? Kurt Cobean. Soy George. Ziggy Starbucks.

Gallery Scene | Ladies, Girls, Dolls, and Toys

The Local’s occasional round-up of what’s new and interesting on the art scene.

The Day | 7-Eleven the New K-Mart?

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

NYC House Authority: Ron Morelli of L.I.E.S. and A-1 Records

Aside from manning one of the city’s last great record stores, Ron Morelli puts out 12″ records that get house and techno enthusiasts on the dance floor.

Choza Opens on MacDougal

Taco Town’s population just grew: Choza Taqueria has opened its second location at 124 MacDougal Street. See the space and look at the menu.

A Video Tour of Newly Resurrected St. Brigid’s

Michael Doyle, the architect who led the restoration of St. Brigid’s over the course of nearly four and a half years, gives The Local a tour of the revitalized church.

The Day | East Villagers Escape to Bushwick

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

Street Scenes | Squirrels On Ice

Nicole Guzzardi

Dog-Run Duo | Cheryl and Lily

Time for some more fun at the run. Here’s this week’s Dog-Run Duo.