Posts published by Nicole Guzzardi

Dog Run Duo | David and Cookie

David Joffy, who has lived in the same East Village apartment for over 35 years, likes to take his dog to the park two to three times a day, snow or shine.

Dog-Run Duo | Cheryl and Lily

Time for some more fun at the run. Here’s this week’s Dog-Run Duo.

Organic Restaurant Replacing Candela Candela

Nicole Guzzardi Let’s douse some more cold water on those ridiculous rumors that Mermaid Inn is taking over the Candela Candela space, shall we? Turns out, the owners of the Cuban-Italian restaurant are remodeling it and turning into an organic Italian eatery. Candela Candela officially closed its doors last Sunday, said owner Shai Zvibak. Mr. […]

Shaoul Seeks $53 Million For Six Buildings On East Fourth

Two of the buildings are responsible for the anti-Shaoul blog Occupy East 4th Street.

Oodles of Noodles! Fourth Ramen Joint For 141 First Avenue

The storefront at 141 First Avenue that held the original location of Ramen Setagaya and then its replacement, Ramen Kuidouraku, and then yet another noodle joint, Ichiraku Ramen, is set to become (you guessed it!) another ramen joint.

Californication: Civilianaire Opens On Houston Street Tomorrow

The California-based jeans brand takes over a former deli on the corner of Mott and Houston.

On Sixth Street, Another Two-in-One Vintage Shop

East Village shop Honeymoon Vintage makes a return, in a storefront that it’s sharing with Chelsea Flea Market veteran Nomad Vintage.

‘Ambassador of Japanese Cuisine’ Opening Cafe and Bar On East 10th

Hi Collar will serve a “more personalized” type of coffee during the day, and tapas and drinks at night.

Victim of Hurricane Sandy? How About a Free Haircut?

A barber shop on 14th Street is offering free cuts to storm victims.

Wined Up! Wine Bar For St. Marks, Wine Shop For East Ninth

A motorcycle-themed wine bar is expected to open in the former San Matteo Panuozzo space, and the former home of Cigkoftem will soon hold a wine shop.

Dog Run Duos | George and Cassie

Longtime East Villager George Smol owns an English Mastiff named Cassie California Dreamin’. Nicknames include Castle, likely because she weighs in at about 140 pounds.

Dog-Run Duo | Vicky, Angelina, and Charlie Fudge

Time for some more fun at the run. Here’s this week’s Dog Run Duo — Trio, actually!

Karate Joint, Cigar Spot Get Grants to Go Green

CHKA A martial arts academy and a cigar store are the latest to score grants that will allow them to become more eco-friendly. The Lower East Side Ecology Center awarded the grants Wednesday night to the Chinese Hawaiian Kempo Academy and Maraya Cigar. Rebecca Krauss, manager of EcoBizNYC, said the Ecology Center program assesses businesses […]

Hit During Halloween, Costume and Candy Stores Hope For Holiday Bounce

Video: Remika Remika Rajkitkul Just how much business did Halloween Adventure lose when Sandy forced it to close during its busiest season? Tony Bianchi, 67, who has managed the store for over 15 years, told The Local, “We’ve lost at least half a million dollars, and that’s putting it conservatively.” Still, with SantaCon scheduled for […]

Head-Turner: Bettie Page Shows Up On Bowery

The Bowery is getting burlesqued! Bettie Page, a boutique selling outfits inspired by the 1950s pin-up, opened Monday, right across from where Bowery Poetry Club is getting a racy makeover.

Dog-Run Duo | David and Faye Raye

Fay Raye, an eight-year-old “Muttweiler,” is a well-known customer at Ray’s Candy Store on Avenue A. Watch her wait for slices of cheese at the counter.

In the East Village On Turkey Day? 28 Feasts to Make You Thankful For It

A list of neighborhood spots that’ll be serving up prix-fixe feasts for Thanksgiving — with menus!

Veselka Sued After Bruncher Breaks Tooth

Jennifer Sanford was enjoying brunch with a friend at Veselka when she bit into something that allegedly broke her tooth. The incident left a bad taste in her mouth: she recently filed a lawsuit against the Second Avenue standby.

‘Not Hard to Reach’: East Villagers Come Together For Rockaway

Nicole Guzzardi Courtesy Liz Wolff Piano outside of Ms. Wolff’s family’s home. Cure Thrift Shop usually donates proceeds from its earnings to diabetes research, but this week it has a new cause: the Rockaways, where residents – about 31,000 of them still without power – are cleaning up demolished homes and struggling for food and […]

Dog Lost During Sandy Is Found Dead, Others Rescued

Last Monday, just before Sandy hit, Micah Kaplan lost his newly adopted Beagle-mix when it escaped its leash and ran away. Saturday morning, Arthur was found dead on a ramp of the BQE, at Atlantic Avenue.