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Jimmy McMillan Doesn’t Have to Prove to You That He’s an East Villager

Facing eviction, the man behind The Rent is Too Damn High party says, “I will not tell you or anyone where I slept last night or where I am going to sleep tonight.”


With Sauce, East Village Restaurateur Frank Prisinzano Heads a Lil’ South

The owner of Frank, Supper, and Lil’ Frankies is debuting a new restaurant (plus grocery and “community center”) on the Lower East Side.


Business Gains Slim from Gay Marriage

The legalization of same-sex marriage in New York meant many things to many people. It meant freedom to marry for lesbian and gay couples who had been waiting to do so in their home state. It meant a landmark civil rights victory for New York legislators. And to many in the wedding industry, it meant cash. But The Local’s Meghan Keneally reports that they may have seen the dollar signs a bit too soon.


Your Voices | On Four Loko

A sampling of reader reactions to The Local’s recent posts about sales of the banned version of Four Loko.


The Day | Targeting Stolen Bikes

A roundup of news articles and blogposts related to the East Village, including items about a sting operation by the police to locate stolen bicycles in the neighborhood and news about local bars changing hands.


The Day | All Eyes on the Park

A roundup of news articles and blogposts related to the East Village, including items about reporters from around the city descending on Tompkins Square Park to cover the rat problem and the opening of new restaurant locations.


On St. Marks, Comics on the Big Screen

The Local’s Meghan Keneally visits St. Mark’s Comics and finds that the big bucks that have greeted recent comic book-themed movies does not necessarily translate into traditional book sales.


The Day | Open Doors

A roundup of news articles and blogposts related to the East Village, including items about the opening of Upstate and the creation of two historic districts in the neighborhood.


The Day | New Signs, New Storefronts

A roundup of news articles and blogposts related to the East Village, including items about new signage in the neighborhood and the creation of a local historic district.


The Day | Wedding Bells

A roundup of news articles and blog posts related to the East Village, including items about same-sex marriage in New York and the Fifth Annual New Village Music Festival.


Liquor License Transfer Approved

The State Liquor Authority Committee of Community Board 3 Monday night endorsed the transfer of the liquor license at Banjo Jim’s, the popular bluegrass bar on Avenue C.


Debating an ‘Artisanal’ Vision for a Bar

The Local’s Meghan Keneally on neighborhood reaction to the application for a liquor license transfer at Banjo Jim’s.


Aspiring Politicos Vie for County Seats

The Local’s Meghan Keneally reports on some of the East Villagers who are running for seats on the New York County Democratic Committee.


Board Opposes Plaza for 51 Astor

Members of Community Board 3 voted unanimously Monday night to oppose plans for an outdoor plaza at the new 51 Astor Place because of questions about whether the design provides enough space for the public and fits aesthetically with the surrounding neighborhood.


Restaurant Week’s Appeal Narrows

The economics behind Restaurant Week means that a surprisingly small group of East Village restaurants are participating in the program.


Free Summer Lunches Underway

The summer lunch program that provides free meals to children throughout the city has six distribution locations in the East Village including local pools, schools, and low income housing developments. And this year school officials hope to distribute more meals than ever.


Assembling Art, Page by Page

The Local attends the creation of the latest issue of “What Happens Next,” an assembly magazine made up of poems, collages and drawings and which is produced at Gathering of Tribes.


An Ice Cream Truck’s Growing Profile

The Big Gay Ice Cream Truck, which received a visit from the chef Anthony Bourdain earlier today, will open a shop next month on Seventh Street.


A Record Label Finds a Retro Niche

In a world of music downloads, a pair of 23-year-old entrepreneurs have found success by founding a music label that releases tracks on 7-inch vinyl records.