East Village

  • Blogs

    September 18, 2014

    Why 31-Year-Old Cafe Mogador Is Still an Anchor of the East Village

    On a recent Friday evening, assorted groups of people were waiting on the sidewalk, passing the time until their tables were ready. The crowd was mostly locals, though a few part-time models were standing just off the curb, next to a kid wearing a "Welcome to NYU" shirt, and his parents. This will a ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    August 6, 2014


    Discover Indian dance beyond Bollywood

  • Blogs

    July 3, 2014

    This Weekend's Five Best Food Events

    Tropical storm or no, a long holiday weekend involving hot dogs and beer is still something to get excited about. Here are five food events that you should take into consideration if you're sticking around.

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2012

    Standard East Hotel Pushes Ice Cream Cart Out Front

    In this case, the under-scoop was PB&J. In our quest to bring you the best eats from the five boroughs and beyond, Fork in the Road misses things right under our collective noses. In this case, it's a humble ice cream cart with some of the best in the East Village -- and that includes a lot of ice ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2011

    Pyramid Club, 'The Birthplace of Drag,' Considered for Historic Landmark Status

    ​An area of the East Village bounded by East 2nd and East 7th streets between First Avenue and the Bowery, plus 10th Street on the north side of Tompkins Square Park, is being considered as a possible future East Village Historic District. Today, DNA Info reports that the area for possible lan ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 26, 2011

    Ask the Critics: Where's a Quiet Spot for Drinks in the East Village?

    mondoagogo/FlickrDrink up! (And maybe get some business done, too.)​Helen J. Asks: I'm looking for a bar or restaurant in the East Village (between 4th Street and 10th Street, ideally) where I can have a meeting over drinks that's good, but not too loud or scene-y. Suggestions? Dear Helen: W ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 16, 2011

    EV Grieve Reflects on the Lessons of CB3 Meetings, Superdive, and the East Village as a "Foodie Tourist Trap"

    EV Grieve​Although EV Grieve is first and foremost a neighborhood blog dedicated to covering "things that you may or may not be interested in about the East Village and other parts of New York City," we turn to it on a daily basis for restaurant and bar news. In addition to chronicling the c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2011

    35 Cooper Square Is in Its Final Days

    ​The fate of 35 Cooper Square has seemed a done deal for a while now, and earlier today we got word from EV Grieve that crews might be on the scene tearing down the building. We investigated and found a couple of workmen on the roof, as well as a Caterpillar parked outside, along with a lot of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 24, 2011

    Hip, Edgy Evangelicals Come to Godless East Village

    ​The East Village isn't a neighborhood one would normally associate with Bible-thumping evangelical Christianity, but here we are. The Times has a feature on Trinity Grace Church, a "hip" church that just opened up a new branch in the godless, immoral wasteland of the East Village. Trinity Grace i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2011

    Our 10 Favorite Dumplings

    Lauren ShockeyCarboload on Potato Varenyky at Ukrainian East Village Restaurant.​ Dumplings comprise one of the world's favorite foods, a mysterious feat given their prosaic nature. After all, they are just pockets of dough encasing a filling. Yet, so supremely delicious. For this 10 Best, we ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2011

    East Village Residents Losing All Street Cred

    via DNA Info​There are those who complain that New York City has lost its edge, and then there are those who throw hissy fits over red drapes hanging in a window of an upcoming comedy club because it looks too "bordello"-y. No, this is not a story about Park Slope, where there are actual thing ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2011

    Minutes of the Organ Meat Society at Porsena

    ​First course: An amuse of broiled rabbit hearts with garlic and olive oil On Friday evening the Organ Meat Society met to celebrate the 14th anniversary of the organization.

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2011

    Have a Remarkable Palate? It Can Get You Free Booze

    More than just vodka and tomato juice​East Village Mexican newcomer El Camion is slowly making its name for being a boozy brunch spot, and now it's offering patrons the chance to get even more buzzed with an ingredient guessing game. Just correctly name all the components of their spicy Blood ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2011

    16 Handles Set to Spread, Contagion-Like, Along the East Coast

    16 Handles​When 16 Handles opened in the East Village in 2008, it appeared indistinguishable from the glut of frozen yogurt shops that at the time were colonizing storefronts across the city. But now it appears that the store's name, so oddly evocative of adipose tissue, will soon be familiar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2011

    Open & Closed: Say Hello to Bierhaus; Goodbye to Vince & Eddie's

    Restaurants and bars, they come and they go. Here are a few making their debuts and bowing out this week. Rocco Ancarola has ended his partnership in Greenwich Village gastropub Rabbit in the Moon. The place was quickly sold and renamed The State Room. [NY Post] The Chelsea location of 'Swich is c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 7, 2011

    Aspiring Writers Now Papering East Village With Their Manuscripts

    via EV Grieve​Remember that mysterious novel that was appearing, page by page, in locations around the East Village? Alas, those pages seem to have disappeared without a trace, perhaps due to rain, perhaps to a novelist abandoning efforts (or, dare we hope, a book deal?). But our East Village ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2011

    Wallet-Friendly Cocktails; Best Beer Cities

    ​Vandaag in the East Village and Huckleberry Bar in Williamsburg are among cocktail bars serving $10 drinks, as opposed to the now ubiquitous $12-$14 drink. [NY Post] New York makes a list of seven best beer cities in the country, alongside Chicago, Denver, Philly, Portland, St. Louis, and Sa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2011

    The Bean Is Screwed Until It Can Pay $24, 784.50 in Back Taxes

    The Bean​Earlier today, the Bean, the First Avenue coffee shop beloved by East Village caffeine nuts and dog owners alike, was shuttered by the state.

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2011

    Demolition of 35 Cooper Square Approved

    via EV Grieve​Just as everyone was preparing to get all mushy-gushy and celebrate with a toast and a kiss because love is in the air and whatnot, the city had to go and bring down the house, literally. The city has approved the demolition of 35 Cooper Square, just a few hours after a permit wa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2011

    Original Gem Spa (1972) Closes: Bye Bye, Miss American Egg Cream

    ​Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. February 24, 1972, Vol. XVII, No. 8 Gem Spa closes: Bye Bye, Miss American Egg Cream By Clark Whelton Gem Spa is closed. The candy store which became a clearing house for the hip-yip-street freak festival in the East Village is now pa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2011

    Burglars in the East Village — Hide Your Laptops

    Burglary suspects​Cops are looking for two daring burglars who sneaked into a first-floor East Village apartment at 11:30 p.m. January 5, scared the hell out of a 79-year-old woman there, then scurried down the fire escape to another apartment, where they stole jewelry, a laptop, and credit cards. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2011

    Where Should I Take My 14-Year-Old Daughter to Eat Sushi?

    ​The sushi at Natori is pristine in its freshness, and cheap, too. Abby S. asks: I'm hoping you can help me. I'm taking my niece out for a birthday lunch Friday; she's turning 14 and requested sushi. I need a place that's nice but not overwhelmingly so (she's a fairly sophisticated eater, but ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2011

    Great Snacks of the World: Deep-Fried Kale Chips

    ​Deep-fried kale makes a festive snack. Finally had a chance to sit down and review my culinary input during the recent holidays, a time when one downs so many new things that it's hard to sort them out. One of the best things I tried was at an East Village community garden Christmas Party -- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 4, 2011

    East Village Farm and Grocery Also Badly Damaged by Fire

    DNAinfo/Gabriela Resto-Montero​ It has been a bad, bad morning for East Village food concerns: a couple of hours before Sixth Street Kitchen was badly damaged by a fire, a similar blaze occurred at East Village Farm & Grocery on the corner of Second Avenue and East Fourth Street. According to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 4, 2011

    More East Side Destruction: Sidewalk Collapses Outside Delancey Resto

    boweryboogie.comThere goes the neighborhood.​The East Village isn't the only neighborhood being ravaged by disaster. On the Lower East Side yesterday, the ground literally opened up outside the Olympic Restaurant, at the corner of Delancey and Ludlow streets. Bowery Boogie reports that the sid ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 4, 2011

    More Details Emerge on Two East Village Fires; Barking Dog Deemed a Hero

    Via​Two fires hit the East Village in Tuesday's morning hours, the first around 4 a.m. at Second Avenue and East Fourth Street, with a second erupting at East Sixth Street and Avenue A around 7:30 a.m. Between the pair of blazes, eight injuries are being reported by the Local East Village, whi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 15, 2010

    East Village Dog Owners Have Become Knife-Wielding Vigilantes

    ​A rash of pit bull attacks on both dogs and humans at Tompkins Square Park has forced some East Village dog owners to take matters into their own hands, carrying "knives and other weapons" when they visit the dog run now, reports DNA Info. "Other weapons" include a varied assortment of possib ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2010

    Open & Closed: Say Hello to Goat Town; Goodbye to Paladar

    Restaurants and bars, they come and they go. Here are a few making their debuts and bowing out this week. Chiam Chinese Cuisine, known for its tasty dumplings, has shuttered after 19 years in operation in Midtown East. [Zagat Buzz] Orologio in the East Village appears to be on the chopping block. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 30, 2010

    December CB3 Agenda Suggests That the Sunshine Hotel Will Soon Serve Liquor

    ​Community Board 3 has posted its December SLA meeting agenda, and it looks like the ground floor of the Bowery's Sunshine Hotel is moving closer to becoming yet another eating destination for the comfortable classes.

  • Blogs

    November 19, 2010

    Open & Closed: Say Hello to The Darby; Goodbye to Marfa

    Restaurants and bars, they come and they go. Here are a few making their debuts and bowing out this week. Cooper 35 Asian Pub, known for its $3 cocktails, will be torn down in the coming months to make room for a new Joe Sitt high-rise. [NYU News via Grub Street] CB Holding Corp. has filed for Cha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 10, 2010

    Wheelchair-Bound Man Totally Schools Store Robber (Video!)

    ​Yesterday we mentioned that civilians seem to have kind of had it with crime. An East Village woman beat her attempted mugger up at an ATM; a Park Slope shopkeeper warded off his store's thief with a heavy-duty wastebasket. Now, take this group of stalwart Vancouver residents, including one ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2010

    Awesome East Village Woman Beats Shit Out of ATM Robber

    ​If, like us, you're wondering whether the East Village is degenerating into a crime-ridden slum of yesteryear, you may want avoid this report from EV Grieve about a botched ATM robbery at the Chase branch on Avenue A and 2nd Street. A reader tells the blog that the intended victim, a woman, " ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2010

    Police Release Surveillance Video of Would-Be East Village Kidnapper

    ​Following up on the story we mentioned earlier of an attempted kidnapping in the East Village...police have released surveillance video and a photo of the man who picked up a four-year-old boy at 6th Street between A and B yesterday and attempted to walk away. The boy's nanny screamed and gra ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 27, 2010

    Is the East Village Facing a Return to the Bad Old Days of Crime?

    ​In today's East Village street crime round-up: A string of wanton mayhem and violence over the past two days, including a drug-related shooting that left three injured, a stabbing that left one dead, and a cell phone robbery that left one perp in tears. The '70s are back, baby. Well, not exac ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 23, 2009

    Chowderheads and Other Do-Gooders

    Our man Robert Sietsema was in the East Village this past weekend filling up on chowder at Jimmy #43's "Chowder Slam," an event to benefit the New Amsterdam Market. The organization, which is working toward establishing an indoor public market in Manhattan made up of butchers, grocers and mongers of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 10, 2009

    East Village WaMu Reported Robbed, Among Many Others

    Sasha Frere-Jones' twitter informs us that the WaMu in the East Village just got robbed. That makes, what, a hundred bank robberies so far this year? Bank heists were up 54 percent in the city last year, and in 2009 are already up 26 percent versus this time last year; one guy, still at large, has e ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 5, 2009

    How Do You Spell G-U-T-B-O-M-B?

    I've made no secret of my admiration for B & H Deli, a culinary gem in the East Village that consists of a lunch counter, a few tiny tables, and a crew of irascible waiters (years ago, there was a legendary waiter named Dave). A recurring diet plan of mine consists of eating soup there every day ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2009

    Strange Snacks of the World -- Mochi Croquettes

    The sublime mochi croquette at EN (click to enlarge) While rarely seen in restaurants, the croquette is central to homestyle Japanese cooking, as seen at the East Village restaurant Chiyono. The croquette probably originated in the Netherlands, but as made by moms all across Japan, features tidbit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 16, 2009

    Adventures in a Crippled Kitchen

    Chapter 5: Timing is Everything I had assumed that the gas shut-off would continue for a few days. Boy, was I ever wrong! Days gradually turned into weeks, and then I found myself at the one-month anniversary of the gas leak. I began to be paranoid. A friend who was a corporate chef called to remin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 8, 2008

    Lower Rents Again Predicted; Ridiculous Rents Actually Offered

    We keep hearing about this bonanza of cheap rents the New Depression is supposed to bring. Here's Real Estate Bisnow reporting that "Tenants are now catching a break in New York... Expect more space, cheaper rents and greater concessions." They advise brokers to "expand your platform with integrated ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 8, 2008

    Storm Brewing for Marathon Planning Commish Meeting

    Next week on August 13, the City Planning Commission will host a marathon public hearing on three different large scale projects: the Lower East Side rezoning, Hunter's Point South and the Willets Point Redevelopment Plan. Already the meeting is drawing attention from Borough President Scott String ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 6, 2008

    The Greenest Block in Brooklyn, the Massive Success of Williamsburg Brokers, and the Case of the Used Condom

    The jungle in this resident’s front yard helped win $300 for each house on the block of 8th street between 8th Ave and Prospect Park West for "The Greenest Block in Brooklyn." The competition, run by the Brooklyn Botanical Garden, has been inspiring Brooklyn neighborhoods since 1994 with an estim ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 30, 2008

    What Could You Do With a Parking Spot, Bond References in Sean Connery Renovations Lawsuit, and the Montauk Monster...

    As activism gets wackier and wackier these days look out for September 19th when 50 parking spots will become parks for a day. After last year’s success with 25 spots, organizers now will let you apply for a mini-grant until August 8th. [Streetsblog] Sean Connery faces another lawsuit from no ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2008

    Whoring out for Whore's Mascara

    I'm quickly realizing that my favorite subject on the blog is the same one as in the column—ME! Not long ago, ME did a cameo in a video for "All I Want" by a sardonically fun male duo named Whore's Mascara. As the guys robotically drone, "All I want is a cute blond boy who snorts cocaine and like ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2007

    The Christmas List: Our Favorite Coffee Mug

    Bodanna, the East Village's coolest ceramics shop/non-profit, is one of our favorite places to buy gifts, especially of the house-warming variety. The business is run with the help of inner city teens, who do apprenticeships in the studio and in the shop. And while we love a good cause, we wouldn't ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2007

    Cops Hunt East Village Groper

    Police ask anyone with information to call 800-577-TIPS Police believe a man who sexually assaulted a woman in her East 9th Street building last night may be responsible for at least three other assaults in the East Village and surrounding areas in the last six weeks. The latest attack occurred at ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2007

    Couldn't Help But Think of Deuce Seven

    Last night when we were drinking two-for-one Happy Hour beers at the East Village's Hi-Fi, we looked over and saw this: Naturally, we thought of this:

  • Blogs

    February 23, 2007

    Friday Scribbles: Only Dead Fish Go With the Flow

    REST IN PEACE, THE OLD RAM St. Marks, East Village Someone's had a hard time parting. . . St. Mark's Place, East Village First, an aquatic aphorism against conformity: ONLY DEAD FISH GO WITH THE FLOW. Then, a pukey, baggy-eyed Barry-McGee-ripoff of a bum beside the phrase DRINK MORE. Then, ... More >>

  • NYC Life

    May 16, 2006
  • Dining

    June 7, 2005

    Green Day

    Vegetarian delights often include TVP at East Village eatery

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