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2013 February - The Local East Village Blog - NYTimes.com


Posts published in February, 2013

Supporters of Displaced Tenants Rally in Front of Wyndham Garden

Supporters of tenants displaced by the construction of the Wyndham Garden rallied in front of the hotel at 93 Bowery today to demand compensation.


Holy Smokes! Lucky Cheng’s Space Getting BBQ Joint, Beer Garden, Honky Tonk Bar

An update on celebrity pitmaster Myron Mixon’s Pride and Joy BBQ, opening in April or May.


Four Months After Sandy, Church Still Giving Money, Advice to Neighbors

Four months after Sandy struck, a church that was flooded during the storm continues to offer financial aid to hobbled businesses, as well as counseling to locals coping with stress and aggravation.


Epic Art Crawls in Williamsburg, Lower East Side

Williamsburg After Hours on March 9 and Sunday FunDay on March 10.


Bad Burger Closed By Health Department Despite ‘A’ Grade

A “past due balance” was to blame.


The Day | East Village Blocks Added to Flood Map

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


Street Scenes | Free Food Alert!

Japadog is doling out free dogs again, this time to celebrate its first anniversary.


Is Christmas Finally Over at Royal Bangladesh Indian Restaurant?

When The Local stopped by earlier today, the space was stripped of its trademark Christmas lights and there wasn’t a sidewalk barker in sight.


Where Buildings Fell As Hotel Rose, a New Condo and Calls For Justice

Tenants of a Hester Street building that was leveled as a result of the new Wyndham Garden’s construction will demand compensation during a rally Thursday. Meanwhile, another building that was razed as the 18-story hotel went up is finally being replaced.


You Won’t Be Seeing Cohen’s Fashion Optical On Second Avenue Anymore

The imminent opening of Block Vision Care couldn’t be timelier: a couple of blocks up on Second Avenue, Cohen’s Fashion Optical has closed.


Breaking (Gluten-Free) Bread With Actress-Baker Jennifer Esposito

The actress from “Blue Bloods” and other television shows will open Jennifer’s Way Bakery, serving organic and gluten-free goods, on Friday.


Blockbuster! Block Drug Stores Opening Vision Shop Next Door

After 128 years Block Drug Stores will finally get a much-younger sibling when it expands into the Jack’s Luxury Oyster space.


The Anarchists Are Coming! The Anarchists Are Coming!

The Anarchist Book Fair, which last year ended in smashed windows and scuffles with police, is back for a seventh year. And this time it’ll be a two-day extravaganza.


Putting New York Artists in a Detroit State of Mind

A couple of Detroit ex-pats are encouraging New Yorkers to make and show their art in the Motor City.


The Day | Pier 42 Will Open in Spring

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


Young & Sick Does Rag & Bone

Young & Sick – an art, music and fashion project out of L.A. – just finished the above mural on the walls of Rag & Bone’s Nolita outpost.


Broderick at Court Hearing: ‘N.Y.U Has Just Taken More and More’

Opponents of N.Y.U.’s expansion in Greenwich Village, including actor Matthew Broderick, scored a small victory in a packed courtroom today.


Joe’s Pizza Opening On 14th Street This Week

The first official outpost of the legendary Greenwich Village slice joint.


Have a Seat: A Week-Long Art Salon Is Afoot

Tonight, the Animamus Art Salon kicks off its most ambitious project yet: a week-long Living Salon at the hybrid bar and art gallery, Culture Fix.


The Day | John Legend Sells Bowery Condo

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