Posts published in March, 2013

Palestinian Rappers Bring World Stage to Drom

Straight outta Lod, Israel: a trio that’s often hailed as the first Palestinian hip-hop group will kick off a U.S. tour promoting its new album, “Dabke on the Moon,” at Drom this Sunday.

Donald Cumming of The Virgins On the EV Scene, Unhappy Neighbors and New Album

The frontman of The Virgins, playing Bowery Ballroom next week, talks about working with Julian Casablancas of The Strokes, sticking with the East Village while others move to Brooklyn, and more.

Making It | Lisa Linhardt of Linhardt Design

Why is jewelry designer Lisa Linhardt crossing Houston Street after five years in the East Village? We spoke to her to find out.

Attempted Robbery at Duane Reade

Roni Jacobson A man attempted to rob the Duane Reade at Broadway and West Houston Street on Tuesday, the police said. Around 11 p.m., the man entered the store and handed the cashier a note demanding the money in the register, a police spokesperson said.  The would-be robber was unarmed but “simulated” carrying a weapon. […]

Wanna Cover It? Post-Soviet Film Festival

12 guest filmmakers are flying in from Ukraine and Estonia to present their films.

The Day | Intermix Hitting Bowery in April

Jakor Puls Good morning, East Village. The seventh Intermix store in Manhattan will open in the old Steve’s on the Bowery space at the end of April. [Racked NY] After complications related to Hurricane Sandy, the city’s new bike share program is expected to launch in May.  Here’s an interactive map of the locations in […]

No Pie at Beth Israel For Yippie Pieman: ‘I Have to Watch My Weight’

Aron Kay, the Yippie “Pieman” who in the 1970s became a counterculture hero for throwing pies in the faces of political enemies like William F. Buckley, Jr. and Phyllis Schlafly, was admitted to the emergency room at Beth Israel Medical Center earlier this week, complaining of what he called “cold flashes” and severe leg pain.

Nevada Smiths Aiming to Open This Weekend [Update: Next Week]

At least, that’s the gooooooooooooooooooool.

Wylie Dufresne Opens Alder Tonight, Serving Cocktails and Kumquats

Scott Lynch The moment has arrived: Wylie Dufresne will open Alder, a “modern interpretation of a traditional tavern,” on Second Avenue tonight. Funny thing: Mr. Dufresne — who on April 9 will celebrate the 10th anniversary of WD-50, his Lower East Side temple of modernist cuisine — has set up a stone’s throw from Michael […]

Peep This! Original Copies of East Village Eye Up For Sale

Marc H. Miller East Village Eye, June 1979 Speaking of neighborhood artifacts: you can now get your hands on copies of the underground paper that filled the void after the East Village Other stopped printing in 1972. Marc H. Miller is selling original copies of the East Village Eye on his Website,, which chronicles life on […]

Barbershop Takes Over As Gallery Moves to St. Marks

After losing half of its space to a nail salon last year, SB Groupe, the advertising and design firm that runs SB D Gallery, has left its home on East Fourth Street and a barber shop is on the way.

The Day | Basquiat’s Bedroom Paintings

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

W.S.V. Tenants Appeal Suit Against N.Y.U. as Faculty Mulls Expansion

Faculty members discussed N.Y.U.’s plan to expand in Greenwich Village at a town hall organized by the N.Y.U. Space Priorities Working Group today. The first of three subcommittee meetings came a day after residents of Washington Square Village appealed the dismissal of their case against the university.
The first of three subcommittee meetings came a day after residents of Washington Square Village appealed the dismissal of their case against N.Y.U.

Animal Hospital Opens in Superdive Space Tomorrow

It’s official: ABC Animal Hospital is moving from its 14th Street location to its new home at 200 Avenue A tomorrow.

Day of Discussion Marks N.Y.U.’s Acquisition of Larry Rivers Papers

An East Village poet, musician, and artist considered by many to be a godfather of Pop art has returned to his alma mater: this Friday, N.Y.U.’s Fales Library will host a day-long symposium celebrating its acquisition of the Larry Rivers Papers.

‘Shockingly Different’ Papaya King Opens Next Month, Will Serve Beer

Papaya King unveiled its St. Marks storefront today, and its operators say it’ll open during the last week of April.

The Day | A Trip to the Bowery Swingers Club

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

Street Scenes | Unicycle Lane?

Ray Lemoine

Canadian Boutique Sets Up Shop On Extra Place

Joanna Marshall Hot on the heels of Cadet, more menswear is coming to the neighborhood: An outpost of Inventory, a Vancouver-based shop, is set to open next week on Extra Place. Ryan Willms, a native of British Columbia, founded Inventory in 2009 after the success of his online fashion magazine, h(y)r collective (he has also […]

New Signage For New Bowery

Daniel Maurer Federally-mandated lower-case street signs have arrived on the Bowery. Yesterday, we spotted a lone lower-case Bowery sign across from Bleecker Street (adjacent the old CBGB, appropriately enough), and today: upper-case Cooper Square signage is coming down. Say goodbye to the all-caps Bowery while you can. Here’s a look at the old and the […]