East Village (Manhattan)

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2010

    What's Happening This Week: Boozy Burlesque; Fancy Octoberfest

    As you may know, our weekly dining and drinking newsletter features all the coolest epicurean events in the city. Sign up for it here! Evening of Mischief Fatty Crab UWS Monday, October 18 at 9 p.m. Add a little sex and scare to your supper with this ghoulishly themed evening of burlesque, hosted b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2010

    Open & Closed: Say Hello to the Gentleman Farmer, Goodbye to Chiyoda Sushi

    Restaurants and bars, they come and they go. Here are a few making their debuts and bowing out this week. Chiyoda Sushi in Midtown has shuttered to be replaced by Mai Cuisine, which serves much of the same menu as its predecessor. [Midtown Lunch]​ Ruben's Empanadas in the East Village is clo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2010

    Open & Closed: Say Hello to Whiskey Brooklyn, Goodbye to Mercat Negre

    Restaurants and bars, they come and they go. Here are a few making their debuts and bowing out this week. Rhong Tiam in the East Village has been closed now for nearly three weeks for a private party. Looks like it probably won't reopen. [EV Grieve] Mercat Negre in Williamsburg will close Septembe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2010

    Grassroots Effort Takes East Village from #1 Hipster Mecca to #8 in a Day

    ​This morning, EV Grieve reported that the East Village was ranked the #1 hipster neighborhood in New York on crowd-sourcing neighborhood information site The local blog's post prompted readers, "You can go there yourself to rate and review.... and really blow the curve." Who wo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 6, 2010

    The Best Use of 500 Residential Square Feet in the East Village, Period

    ​The Best Use of 500 Residential Square Feet in the East Village, Period is not, for the record, a drug delivery service. But we think we've found what it is. Period.

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2010

    Just Sweet: New Shaved Ice, Crepes, Bubble Tea, Ice Cream in the East Village

    "Bean Town" shaved ice​Grub Street reported yesterday that Just Sweet, a new shaved ice dessert spot, had opened in the East Village, and today we dragged ourselves through the humid primordial soup outside to check it out ourselves.

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2010

    New East Village Bike Lanes: Good for Bikers, Bad for Business

    ​The new bike lanes on First and Second Avenue that run from Houston to 34th Street are positioned between the sidewalk and a line of parked cars to protect bikers -- which means delivery trucks can no longer double park right next to businesses, causing new frustrations to downtown business o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 19, 2010

    Bagels Are Coming to Avenue A

    ToastyKen/Flickr​The proprietors of Brooklyn's Bagel World chainlet are expanding to the East Village. One of the owners has divulged his plans for the store, to be located at 165 Avenue A, to EV Grieve, who has plenty of details on his site. Among them: the store should be opening in October, ... More >>

  • Books

    July 13, 2010

    Arthur Nersesian's Mesopotamia Chases Tennessee Conspiracy

    The East Village author heads South, finds mystery and Elvis impersonators

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2010

    East Village "Consumer" Posts Grassroots Economic Stimulus Sign

    via EV Grieve​Economic spoiler alert: Retail sales in June were sluggish, reports the New York Times. Not really a shocker, but it does thicken the fog of financial uncertainty that has been plaguing us for way too long. Now, someone in the East Village is doing their part to get the economy m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2010

    Open & Closed: Say Hello to Osteria il Paiolo, Goodbye to Knife Fork

    Restaurants and bars, they come and they go. Here are a few making their debuts and bowing out this week. Pudding Stones in the West Village has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection after just four months in operation. [Crain's] Four-year-old Knife Fork in the East Village has shuttered, h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 29, 2010

    Night in the East Village, at a Minute and 19 Seconds (Time-Lapse Video)

    Because we love lengthy moments sped up infinitely, New York's East Village, and night, allow us to present this East Village time-lapse video by Jean-Paul Lew. Watch til the end when the sun comes up and the lights start coming on in buildings. Sometimes our nights really do feel this short, though ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 8, 2010

    The Radicalization of Hip Is Now Complete

    ​Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. November 28, 1968, Vol. XIV, No. 7 The Lower East Side: Radicalization of Hip by Steve Lerner The radicalization of hip, as it is known in Movement circles, is now complete. While only last year militants looked down on the hippie and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 5, 2010

    The East Village is Finally Safe For Yuppies, Parties and the Environment

    ​Forget Mars Bar, the mangy dogs, vials, crust punks, hard knock landlords or any other signifier used to represent the gritty East Village; that's all dead. Environmentalism killed it and everything in the East Village now looks like a Palm Beach hotel lobby. Or that's the vision of Michael N ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2010

    Where Am I Eating? [Updated with Hints]

    ​Take a gander at the photo above, and let's play Where Am I Eating? The rules are the same as before: Check out the dish and try to figure out the restaurant it was eaten in. One guess per person, and the commenter to first guess correctly will get a new cookbook from our stash. If you've wo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 23, 2010

    The Smith Launches Weekday Breakfast, Morning Happy Hour

    Photo courtesy of the SmithThe Smith, ready for breakfast and early-morning drinking.​East Village scenester spot the Smith unrolled a new weekday breakfast menu yesterday. A few new items have been introduced, along with existing weekend-brunch dishes, and the offerings are served from 8 a. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2010

    Photos: Barack Obama Is Hanging Out in the East Village Like Right Now

    We'd like to welcome our new office neighbor for the day, President Barack Obama, who got started speaking at the Cooper Union about five minutes ago. In the meantime, Cooper Square and the East Village has turned into a bona fide shitshow.

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2010

    Brindle Room in the East Village

    Brindle-furred dog​Walking over to the recently opened East Village restaurant called Brindle Room last night, we wondered what the name signified. It couldn't be after dogs who have that distinctive brown-and-black tiger striped fur called brindle, could it? Actually, that's exactly what the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2010

    Terroir Tribeca Opens Tonight

    Terroir, the East Village wine bar that Our Man Sietsema famously found overrated, is getting a sibling in Tribeca, opening tonight.

  • Blogs

    April 13, 2010

    A New East Village Coffee Shop Wants Former Gorilla Workers

    HistoricBrooklyn.comFormer Gorilla workers welcome in the East Village.​The mass walk-out staged by disgruntled Gorilla Coffee workers last Friday was admirably ballsy, but if there's one thing a trained barista knows, it's that he or she probably won't have to look far to find another job. Es ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 12, 2010

    A New Juice Bar for First Street

    Juice bar, with foliage.​The East Village is set to get yet another bar, but this one will be selling juice. As in the kind made with fruit. According to a barista at Bluebird Coffee on 1st Street, the papered-over storefront next door at number 70 will soon be home to a juice bar. And apparen ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2010

    Taking a Peek Into Sushi's Past With Hasaki's Hako-Zushi

    ​Genius sushi chefs at work in the subterranean East Village restaurant, Hasaki. Sushi originated 1000 years ago in the mountainous region southeast of Tokyo as a method of preserving fish. Someone discovered that fish soaked in a rice solution generated lactic acid, which preserved the fish ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 10, 2010

    New York Flaunts its Coffee Chops; Tap Water Takes Off

    ​New York City can finally claims to be a first city of coffee now that some 40 new cafes have opened in the last two years, including such serious coffee bars as Abra├žo in the East Village, Third Rail Coffee in the West Village, and most recently Blue Bottle Coffee in Williamsburg. [NY Times ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 14, 2010

    Tomorrow: Our 10 Best East Village Restaurants

    ​Will this joint make our top 10? Not likely, but check in anyway. Bright and early tomorrow morning we post Out 10 Best East Village Restaurants, with a slew of runners-up. And right now, we're searching our souls, and dozens upon dozens of collective years of dining in hundreds upon hundred ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2009

    Abraco Felled by Mini-Fridge

    ​ A word of warning to all East Village caffeine fiends and visiting coffee snobs hoping to score at Abraco today: you'll have to go someplace else. The shop has been felled by a faulty mini-fridge, but should re-open tomorrow.

  • Voice Choices

    November 24, 2009


    Celebrate a meat-free Thanksgiving

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2009

    Cupcake Stop to Become Cupcake Shop in the East Village

    An article about start-up bakeries in Crain's yesterday contained an interesting tidbit for anyone who follows the goings-on of Twitter-savvy food trucks: The Cupcake Stop, Lev Ekster's nearly five-month-old mobile bakery, will soon have a brick-and-mortar incarnation in the East Village: "Althoug ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2009

    The Early Word--Sintir

    For-now-signless Sintir offers a mysterious face to its East Village neighborhood Sintir is the East Village's pretentious new Moroccan restaurant, turning a cold shoulder to its long-running competitor, the still-delicious Cafe Mogador. The restaurant is named after a three-stringed lute, ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    April 29, 2009
  • NYC Life

    March 27, 2007

    Revenge of the Mouse Coffins

    Gentrifiers Beware! The Home You Bust Up May Be Your Own.

  • News

    September 5, 2006

    FEVA Dream

    The East Village's Howl festival collapses amid mudslinging, debt, and broken promises

  • News

    December 6, 2005
  • NYC Life

    November 22, 2005

    Party's Over

    Bars and clubs get raided by MARCH; fun ends in NYC forever.

  • NYC Life

    July 5, 2005
  • NYC Life

    May 10, 2005
  • NYC Life

    April 26, 2005

    Rebirth and Babka

    Two Easters is better than one

  • Art

    December 28, 2004

    Lost Horizon

    The ego, libido, ambition, and adolescent energy of New York's most volatile art scene

  • NYC Life

    November 16, 2004
  • NYC Life

    August 10, 2004
  • NYC Life

    June 29, 2004
  • NYC Life

    December 30, 2003


    Tomes, Sweet Tomes

  • NYC Life

    November 11, 2003
  • Film

    August 19, 2003

    Millennial Bohemian Rhapsody

    Whole Intellects Disgorged in Total Recall for Seven Days and Nights in Downtown Howl

  • NYC Life

    August 6, 2002
  • News

    February 5, 2002

    Against The Wall

    Anti-Corporate Protesters Reassert Their Vocal Presence

  • Theater

    January 2, 2001

    The Wings of Desire

    WOW Café Celebrates 20 Years of Lesbian Performance

  • Books

    March 21, 2000
  • News

    August 10, 1999

    Boho Boohoo

    MTV Rides a Downtown Train

  • News

    June 15, 1999

    Smack Attack

    Heroin Deaths Rattle The East Village

  • News

    March 2, 1999

    Just Visiting This Planet

    Tseng Kwong Chi Was Everyman in a Mao Suit

  • More >>