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Petition Demands Former P.S. 64 Building Be Returned to Community Use

Daniel Maurer As if Cooper Union didn’t have enough on its plate today, the East Village Community Coalition is circulating an online petition demanding that the school “not house students” in the former P.S. 64 building, which should instead be “returned to use for our community.” The Wall Street Journal recently reported that Cooper Union […]

Anti-7-Eleven Group Calls For More Control Over Chain Stores

A block association wants to adopt a resolution that would make it harder for large franchises and chain stores to open shop in the East Village without prior community approval.

Footage From Saturday’s ‘Bodega Walk’ Against 7-Eleven

A small group chanted anti-7-Eleven slogans at the site of the incoming store on Avenue A and then voiced support for local delis in front of New York Health Choice, Yankee Two, and others.

The Day | Gallery Sues Over Schrager Hotel

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

Voices Raised Against Avenue A 7-Eleven

Community activist and Save the Lower East Side blogger Rob Hollander is calling for protests against the 7-Eleven store which appears to be coming to the former Bar on A location, on Avenue A at 11th Street. In an email circulated today, Mr. Hollander said “We’re drawing the line of suburbanization here.” A meeting is […]

The Day | Third 7-Eleven on the Way

A roundup of this morning’s news, including another L train death, continued opposition to a historic district, a new development on Avenue D, a Yippie in trouble, and more.

A New Plan for Extra Place Takes Shape

Construction is scheduled to begin Monday on a new plan to turn the historic Extra Place alley into a pedestrian walkway for retail patios and a new local arts venue.

The Day | On Marts and Markets

A roundup of news articles and blogposts related to the East Village.

Dozens Gather at Vigil for 35 Cooper

About three dozen demonstrators turned out to protest the planned demolition of historic 35 Cooper Square.

First Person | Chasing N.Y.U.’s Shadow

Kim Davis, community editor of The Local East Village, weighs in on the recent discussion about the direction of NYU’s expansion plan.