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The Nuyorican Fights the Chill

Hannah ThonetmuMs is one of the poets scheduled to perform at Joe’s Pub, Thursday evening. Hurricane Sandy wrecked the HVAC system at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe, leaving the storied performance space without heat. In an email to The Local, executive director Daniel Gallant said that while “relatively warm weather and the use of small space […]

A Son of the Nuyorican Returns, Drag Queens and Marching Band in Tow

This Sunday, the Church of Love and Ruin Tour returns to the East Village, bringing with it a kaleidoscopic array of acts ranging from independent rap sensation Sage Francis to a marching band to the gender-bending practitioners of sissy bounce. The Local sat down with ringmaster B. Dolan.

The Nuyorican Aims to Reopen by the Weekend

The cafe was forced to close by the Health Department.

The Nuyorican Is Closed For Repairs

Visits from city inspectors have resulted in the

Street Scenes | Have a Nuyorican Weekend

Amanda Plasencia’s photos from Loisaida.

Up at the Old Nuyorican

A visit to the archives at the Nuyorican Poets Café.

Thank You, East Village

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

52-Year-Old Shot On East Third Street

Ray Lemoine Bracetti Plaza A man was shot on East Third Street this afternoon in one of two incidents that brought ambulances to the block between Avenues B and C. The 52-year-old man was shot around 1:15 p.m. by another man who fled the scene; he was taken to Bellevue Hospital and was not likely […]

The Day | Leguizamo’s Pad Going For Nearly $4 Million

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

Above a Burger Joint, the Neighborhood’s Newest Open Mic

The founder of the popular spoken-word series, The Inspired Word, is up to something new. Last week, Mike Geffner launched an open mic for up-and-coming musicians at Bareburger’s East Village location.

On Crashing Allen Ginsberg’s Funeral

Last week “Beat Memories: The Photographs of Allen Ginsberg” opened at the Grey Art Gallery. The photos of Beat icons amount to a love letter to a lost New York. They prompted novelist Porochista Khakpour to look back.

The Day | What’s in a Nog?

Gloria Chung Good morning, East Village. In yet another reminder that the clean-up work after Sandy continues, the East Village is set to regain its R train connection with Brooklyn before the holidays. Spare a thought too for the Nuyorican Poets Cafe. After long struggles to renovate the fabric of its old building, its heating […]

Literature Lives!

A book critic for The Times discovers that literary culture is still alive and kicking in Manhattan.

The Day | ‘Pepper-Spray Cop’ Sued Again

The Local’s roundup of East Village news from around the Web, including the return of the CBGB Festival, the latest on the Seward Park Urban Renewal Area, and more.

Making It | Phil Hartman of Two Boots, Celebrating 25 Years Tonight

A chat with the owner of Two Boots, which celebrates its 25th anniversary with an outdoor concert hosted by Luis Guzman and featuring performances by the Sierra Leone Refuge All-Stars, circus acts, live painters, poets from the Nuyorican and more.

Mourn Mama’s at Heathers, Celebrate Two Boots With Luis Guzman

This week, mourn the closing of Mama’s Food Shop; next week, celebrate 25 years of Two Boots with a blowout concert in the park.

Excerpt: ‘Tales From the East Side,’ a Loisaida Memoir

Diana Diaz grew up on the Lower East Side during the 1970s and 80s, and it’s the stories of Puerto Ricans of that time and place that she tells in a book that was recently funded on Kickstarter.

Chic of the Week: Chico’s Latest Wall

Chico’s latest is at Arena Eco-Friendly Salon on Orchard Street.

Joey Ramone, Allen Ginsberg Show Their Faces on Fourth Street

First the “Legends of the Lower East Side” were immortalized in comic-book form, and now the “Saints of the Lower East Side” have been painted onto scaffolding on Fourth Street, between Bowery and Second Avenue.

John Leguizamo’s East Village

The actor, comedian, writer and producer reflects on some of his neighborhood favorites.