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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
This morning, EV Grieve reported that the East Village was ranked the #1 hipster neighborhood in New York on crowd-sourcing neighborhood information site Nabewise.com. The local blog's post prompted readers, "You can go there yourself to rate and review.... and really blow the curve." Who wo ... More >>
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.
"Bean Town" shaved iceGrub 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.
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 >>
ToastyKen/FlickrThe 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 >>
The East Village author heads South, finds mystery and Elvis impersonators
via EV GrieveEconomic 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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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.
Brindle-furred dogWalking 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 >>
Terroir, the East Village wine bar that Our Man Sietsema famously found overrated, is getting a sibling in Tribeca, opening tonight.
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 Abraço in the East Village, Third Rail Coffee in the West Village, and most recently Blue Bottle Coffee in Williamsburg. [NY Times ... More >>
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 >>
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.
Celebrate a meat-free Thanksgiving
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 >>
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 >>
Gentrifiers Beware! The Home You Bust Up May Be Your Own.
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The ego, libido, ambition, and adolescent energy of New York's most volatile art scene
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WOW Café Celebrates 20 Years of Lesbian Performance
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