ToastyKen/FlickrMmm, bagels.We have now reached a point in the city's history where East Village residents now feel so oppressed by the encroachment of restaurants and bars on their way of life that even the prospect of a family-run bagel store is enough to inspire apocalyptic doom-saying.
via EV GrieveFirst it was Grimaldi's Pizzeria in Brooklyn -- nearly three months and $60,000 behind in back rent and city taxes, the famed pie-slingers were facing eviction, despite the lines out the door. But while Grimaldi's owners were able to pay for their slack, the same can't be said fo ... More >>
The Amoralists take over P.S.122
A roundup of "nouveau soda" places pouring fresh, housemade pop includes the Brooklyn Farmacy in Carroll Gardens and Northern Spy Food Co. in the East Village. [NY Magazine] In Arkansas, where they have been growing giant watermelons since the 1920s, a hot, dry summer could hinder the growth ... More >>
New York's new gin palace will be fancier than this oneRavi DeRossi, co-owner of an East Village mini-empire that includes Desnuda, Mayahuel, Cienfuegos, and Death and Co, is opening a new spot called Gin Palace, a spin on the original Victorian dive bars.
Tip jar, Crif Dogs in the East Village, NYC A previous rant about tip jars
Kate Hudson vehicle Something Borrowed -- about a Manhattan attorney who becomes involved with her best friend's fiancé (ugh) -- is filming in the East Village today and tomorrow, on 2nd Avenue and 10th Street, if you want to say hello. And though we have the requisite low hopes for this mov ... More >>
Lamb burgers coming to St. Marks. Flushing Mall favorite Xi'an Famous Foods opened its first Manhattan location late last year, to the great delight of Chinese food geeks citywide, from Anthony Bourdain to Joe DiStefano. And now, it's making its way uptown -- although not too far up -- to the ... More >>
Blogger EV Grieve and a few of our Twitter friends have alerted us to a "radiation alert" in the East Village. Per EV Grieve reader cheese: "Yeah, my friend called and said there were fire trucks out, street blocked, something about hazardous material trucks also."
A mountain o'veg East Village newcomer Cheep's serves up a very cheap falafel pocket, but it was no match for Mamoun's in our recent Battle of the Dishes. Today we stopped by to check out the place's other vegetarian offerings.
The face of rodent violation. It may surprise you.Here's a Thursday morning gross-out: last year, the city issued 360 violations for mice and 86 for rats to restaurants throughout the East Village and Lower East Side.
B&H Dairy: Now greener, leaner.It was but a week ago that the East Village (or at least a certain, antiquities-loving segment of it) went into a state of preemptive mourning over the apparent loss of B&H Dairy's distinctive sign. While it didn't spark quite the same level of panic as the temp ... More >>
In one corner: Mamoun's.Dirt-cheap falafel sandwiches are something of an East Village institution (insofar as there are any East Village institutions left these days), so the shuttering of Snackalicious Cinderella Falafel on Second Avenue last January was greeted with a certain degree of con ... More >>
scaredy_kat/FlickrA South Brooklyn specimen.Last November, we learned that South Brooklyn Pizza was crossing the river from Carroll Gardens to open a new outpost in the East Village. It looks like it'll be opening its doors for take-out, sit-down, and delivery this Monday. Per a release, the ... More >>
We at Runnin' Scared make it a policy to adhere to some simple fashion rules. Nothing crazy: Foster is required to wear pants. We eschew Velcro. We do not purchase or in any way promote $995 jeans. And, whether exercising or simply going about our daily blogging business, we never, ever wear ... More >>
The New York Times today brings news of a "younger and hipper-looking" cadre of city inspectors now employed to "work into the wee hours, posing as patrons and hunting for tolerance of smoking by clubs' employees." This because, of course, the typical grown-man-in-a-bad-suit heath department ... More >>
EV Grieve has found a Flickr page maintained by one Michael Sean Edwards that contains a few dozen shots of the East Village from the 1970s and 1980s. While not quite in the same class as the National Archives Flickr page, it may bring a tear of reminiscence to the eyes of old school bohos. W ... More >>
View Larger Map On the weekend before Christmas, amid a record snowfall, the city saw four people killed in separate incidents, including a wheelchair-bound man allegedly stabbed to death in an East Village homeless shelter by another man in a wheelchair. On Friday, at 11:30 p.m. in 274 West 140t ... More >>
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Has Persimmon closed? The website is down and the phone is off the hook at the seasonal, prix-fixe Korean restaurant, which won a voracious following after Momofuku alum Youngsun Lee opened it in May 2008. In his one-star review of the East Village restaurant last August, Frank Bruni wrote that it " ... More >>
I'm sitting here in my solarium thinking there is something seriously screwed up about the weather. You can attribute it to something other than global climate change if you want, but this business of it raining every day is aggressively strange. And not steady rains, either, but instantaneous downp ... More >>
You can feel your lips burning, and stomach churning, by just looking at this jalapeno pie (click for heartburn) Elmhurst is the location of the original Famous Pizza, a chain which has spread to locations as far-flung as the East Village and Jersey City. It's still the best by far, though the ... More >>
A downtown record-store owner unearths the Holy Grail of lost Brazilian psychedelia
The Campbell Terrace, the outdoor lounge at Grand Central Terminal, reopened this week with a brand spanking new summer cocktail menu. The Cooper Square Hotel's main downstairs bar and connected restaurant Table 8 opened. Wine pours are reportedly "giant." [Eater] Chocolate Bar, which closed a ye ... More >>
The Kevin Aviance assault proves gay bashing is alive and well in New York City
As NYU plans towering dorm for 12th Street, East Village neighbors cry foul
Hedwig's big day; the Cock and the Hole and other tales
Sexist fun at the Halloween store
Stepford Wives-worthy outfits invade the streets of the East Village
Polly Jean Harvey, you're my star; Volume gets a visit from the city
Good times, not end-times, at a blast from the boho past
Unleash the Hounds
Another Director, Another Hamlet