Posts published in April, 2013

Fire at Amor Bakery On Avenue B

Kelsey Kudak Firefighters gather outside 224 Avenue B Kelsey Kudak Firefighters were called to 224 Avenue B shortly before 10 a.m. today when a fire broke out in the basement of Amor Bakery. Battalion Chief Mastandrea said the official cause of the fire was still under investigation, but it’s believed that it was started by […]

The Day | ‘Most of the LPs Are Fine’ at Momo+Momo

Ray Lemoine Good morning, East Village. More on the fire at Momo+Momo: “Most of the LPs are fine, some of them were damaged by the water,” says manager Andy Song. “Luckily, nobody was hurt,” Song said. “We hope to be back up and running in a month.” [DNA Info] The Greenwich Village Society for Historic […]

Early-Morning Fire at Mono + Mono

@ConnorASheets A two-alarm fire gutted Mono + Mono early this morning. The blaze broke out at the restaurant at 116 East Fourth Street around 1:15 a.m. and became a two-alarm fire at 1:27 a.m., with firefighters working both East Third and East Fourth Streets, between First and Second Avenues; it was under control by 2:24 […]

A Roots Music Label Planted in the East Village and San Francisco

Courtesy Sound American Josh Rosenthal with his daughter. When Record Store Day hits the neighborhood tomorrow, Tompkins Square Records will release a handful of gems: “Imaginational Anthem, Vol. 6” documents the origins of American Primitive guitar music; Charlie Poole and the Highlanders’ “The Complete Paramount and Brunswick Recordings, 1929” showcases a rural string band from the […]

Metal Maniacs Celebrate New Book at Idle Hands

Ray LemoineHowie Abrams and Tommy Carroll Howie Abrams and Sasha Jenkins don’t rock the long hair or the sleeveless denim jackets, and their new book, “The Merciless Book of Metal Lists,” manages to embrace the spirt of heavy metal without taking it too seriously or making it cartoonish. Maybe that’s why a party for the […]

21-Year-Old Charged With Possession Of Machine Guns, Drugs

Roni Jacobson 377 East 10th. A resident of 377 East 10th Street has been charged with criminal possession of a weapon after police confiscated two machine guns at the former squat house earlier this month, court documents show. In addition to the felony counts, Manuel Salazar, 21, is charged with possession of marijuana and intent to […]

Video: Fast-Food Freakout at Popeyes

You’ve heard of Whopper freakouts — but Popeyes paroxysms? That’s exactly what police say happened on March 5 around 3:05 a.m., when a customer got into it with a server at the Popeyes Louisiana Chicken at 108 Delancey Street. When the man’s order didn’t go as planned, he went behind the counter and started hurling […]

Cause Of Fatal Fire Determined

Roni Jacobson After the blaze The fire department has determined that a carelessly discarded cigarette was the cause of a deadly blaze that erupted shortly before midnight Tuesday, the police said. The fire originated on the fifth floor of 115 Fourth Avenue and was under control by 12:46 a.m., but not before it caused “extensive damage” to […]

Gentlemen, Start Your Turntables: It’s Record Store Day

Daniel Maurer When Record Store Day first launched in 2008, just a few eager buyers lined up early outside Other Music and Kim’s Video. But tomorrow morning, you can expect the queues to be deep and packed. Mike Davis, owner of Academy Records on East 12th Street, said he usually does about a week’s worth […]

The Day | East Village ‘Slow Zone’?

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

How Much Of the Village Does Jared Kushner Own? See the Photo Map!

Click on the points to see individual buildings and click here to view a larger map. Samantha Balaban 504-508 East 12th Street How much of the Village now belongs to Jared Kushner? Patrick Crosetto, the Chief Operating Officer of Kushner Companies, answered that question — and not many others — during a brief appearance before Community […]

Body Found On East Sixth Street

Police taped off a portion of East Sixth Street today after a dead body was discovered on the block between Avenues B and C.

As Spring Blooms, Trees Take Root in City Sidewalks

Daniel Maurer Last week a dump truck pulled up near the corner of Second Avenue and East Fourth Street and workers added a touch of the Southern bayou to the East Village by planting a bald cypresses sapling in the sidewalk (don’t get too excited: the lack of Spanish moss in New York will render […]

Neighbor Wants Handsome Dick Manitoba to Turn Down the Tunes

In yet another case of neighbor versus nightlife, a long-running dispute between an East Village bar owner and a tenant who lives in the apartment upstairs spilled over into the Ninth Precinct Community Council meeting Tuesday night.

Again, Uproar Over NYCHA’s Plan to Lease Land to Developers

Lila Selim Fred Harris addresses the room. At a contentious meeting last night, tenants of the New York Public Housing Authority and their neighbors expressed their opposition to the agency’s plan to allow development on parking lots and playgrounds. Meanwhile the authority announced a delay in its search for potential developers. David McWater, chair of […]

The Day | Overhaul For Tompkins Square Park?

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

Stop Work Order at 26 Avenue B, Croxley Ales Closed Til Further Notice

Mel Bailey 26 Avenue B The construction site at 26 Avenue B was slapped with a Stop Work Order yesterday after a Department of Buildings inspector determined that excavation at the site undermined an adjoining building’s foundation. A five-story apartment building next to the site, at 28 Avenue B, was evacuated yesterday after large cracks […]

Pedestrian Struck On Houston Street

Mel Bailey A man was struck by a Mercedes Benz around 1:46 p.m. today while crossing the street near the corner of Avenue C and East Houston Street, authorities said. The 43-year-old victim was taken to Bellevue Hospital, the police said. He is in critical condition, according to the fire department. No charges have been […]

Woman Gets Surprise Visit From Intruders

Daniel Maurer An East Village woman got some surprise house guests in the early-morning hours of April 6. Around 1:20 a.m., three young men clambered up a fire escape ladder at 500 East 11th Street and entered the first window they found open — likely in search of valuables like MacBooks and iPads, said Deputy […]

Leather Craftsman Sets Up Shop On Lafayette

By the way, Lafayette isn’t the only newcomer on Lafayette Street. Just a couple blocks away, between Bleecker and Bond Streets, a new shop has quietly opened in the former home of Hip-Hop USA. Daika features one of-a-kind leather handbags, wallets, sandals, and wristbands, all of which are made by Taichi Shimizu, a longtime maker […]