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MoRUS Squats on Avenue C

A living archive of urban activism, the Museum of Reclaimed Urban Space rented a storefront for its exhibits from C-Squat on Avenue C — and, like neighboring businesses, soon found itself clearing up after Hurricane Sandy.

Photos: C-Squat, MoRUS Give Neighbors Free Food, Bicycle-Powered Juice

Konstantin Sergeyev The bicycle-powered generator used to pump water out of the basement of the Museum of Reclaimed Urban Space has been put to yet another creative use: it’s been charging cellphones. Konstantin Sergeyev sent us photos of the generator at work, along with others of fellow C-Squat resident Nico de Gallo grilling donated food […]

Thank You, East Village

A mosaic of 160 people who make the East Village what it is.

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.

Resistance Brewing Over Conversion of Former P.S. 64 Into Dorms

On the heels of an application to convert the former P.S. 64 building into college dorms, Villagers are again calling for the historic building to be used for non-profit organizations and low-income housing.

Storm’s a Comin’: Who’s Gearing Up and Who’s Playing It Down

Kelsey Kudak As you probably know by now, a major storm is expected to intensify in the next hours and could leave 10 to 14 inches of snow by early Saturday afternoon. During a press conference this afternoon, Mayor Bloomberg urged New Yorkers to go home early today and stock up on supplies and medicine. […]

The Day | Bar Veloce Gunman Found Guilty

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

The Local’s Most Popular Stories of 2012

A month-by-month rundown of what our readers were most interested in this year. Konstantin SergeyevClean-up at MoRUS after Sandy JANUARY 1. Last Call at Holiday Cocktail Lounge 2. Japadog Opens on St Mark’s 3. New Year Begins With Occupy Arrests, Motorcycle Accident 4. In Little Ukraine, Christmas Is Still Around the Corner 5. Death on […]

Slideshow: Opening Day at the Museum of Reclaimed Urban Space

Rev. Billy preaching. As The Times and DNA Info reported, the Museum of Reclaimed Urban Space, which we first told you about in March, opened on Saturday. The Local was there with cameras rolling, but before we show you our footage, here are some photos by Konstantin Sergeyev, a C-Squat resident who documented the museum’s […]

When the Subway’s Down, Recycle a Bicycle

Recycle-a-Bicycle was up and running during the blackout, and doing swift business

The Day | Schools, Polling Sites Relocated By Sandy

The Local’s daily roundup of East Village news from around the Web, featuring the latest on the neighborhood’s recovery from Sandy.

‘Uh-Oh, SpaghettiOs’? Not With Restaurants and Food Trucks Dishing Out Free Grub

Suzanne Rozdeba Line for a food distribution center on Avenue C. Immediately after superstorm Sandy passed, local businesses like Northern Spy Food Co. and 11B started doling out free food. The Museum of Reclaimed Urban Space began doing the same, and yesterday still more restaurants got out their ladles, with national companies and food trucks […]

The Latest: Where to Find Food and WiFi, Who’s Back Open, Etc.

Daniel Maurer The Wicked Willy’s party shuttle was out and about yesterday. Good afternoon, East Village. Here’s the latest from around the neighborhood and around the Web. Lower East Side residents are growing increasingly frustrated. [Gothamist] Neighbors have been helping residents of housing complexes such as Haven Plaza. [DNA Info] WNYC and Democracy Now! checked […]

The Day | Kickstarter Heads to Greenpoint

A roundup of today’s news from the neighborhood, including a new location for Kickstarter, the latest on Ruff Club, and checking in with the Museum of Reclaimed Urban Space.

The Day | Officer Allegedly Stole Guns From Stationhouse, Sold Them on the Street

A roundup of this morning’s news.

On a Tour of Former Squats, Trash Artists and Cat-Poo Painters

The Local accompanied longtime activist Frank Morales as he took visitors on a winding, nearly three-hour journey through the interiors of four urban homesteads.

Sitting Down to Talk Squatting With Homesteading Museum Founders

A Q and A with the founders of the Museum of Reclaimed Urban Space, which is still in the fundraising stage.

The Day | Homesteading Museum Comes to C-Squat

A roundup of this morning’s news, including an update on the MTA worker who went down a shaft and the man accused of firing on police officers, a new play and a new gallery show, Blank City on DVD, a grocery store bust, an update on Mile End, and Kenny Scharf on The Simpsons.