Eric Einstein

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2012

    A New Gar Bay Opens In HK!

    I know that's like saying, "New yogurt place opens in the Village," but this one is special since it's brought to you by the owners of Pieces, the long-running gay Cheers on Christopher Street. It's Hardware, a sleek hangout in an old hardware store where the guys now have to provide their own tool ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 16, 2012

    Biting, Yelling, Police At Gay Bars

    Weird stuff has been happening on Christopher Street. First came a message from Robert Ziegler, the owner of Boots & Saddle and co-president of the West Village Coalition. "Six officers arrested me last night for speaking loud to them." He says he was escorting an unruly customer out the door of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 21, 2011

    Two Pieces Have I! My Favorite Bar Duplicates Itself!

    ​The long-standing Village gay bar Pieces recently secured a new location in Hell's Kitchen when their lease started running out. But as if out of a gay nightlife version of It's A Wonderful Life, there will now be two Pieces. I'm seeing double, and I'm not even drunk.

  • Blogs

    August 1, 2011

    Pieces Bar Is Facing All New Opposition

    ​My favorite bar Pieces was all set to move to a new location on 8th Street after having demonstrated to the community board that it's a safe, warm, fun, but not intrusive place. But owner Eric Einstein now shockingly tells me this:

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2011

    Pieces Bar Does The Impossible

    ​Tonight, Pieces owner Eric Einstein assembled a group of die-hard nightlife aficionados to convince the Community Board that the place is a warm, healthy, unthreatening hangout, and it should be granted its move to the desired 8th Street location. And Einstein tells me, "I did the impossible ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2011

    Village Bar Will Close If You Don't Help

    ​Pieces--which is basically the gay Cheers--has been trying to move to an 8th Street location and has been cooperating with the Community Board to assure them the place won't be a nuisance (which it never has been all these years on Christopher Street). Still, they were strangely given a big ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 16, 2011

    My Favorite Bar Is Battling Neighborhood Oppression

    ​Pieces--my favorite hangout (at 8 Christopher Street)--is looking for a new home, but it's coming up against the usual 2011 prejudices, repressions, and challenges. Owner Eric Einstein has looked into relocating to 61 W. 8th Street, the former Patty and Bun burger pub two doors down from Gre ... More >>

  • Columns

    September 15, 2009

    Daniel Craig at a Gay Club!

    Fashion Week, Idol chatter, a gesture toward Liza. By Michael Musto

  • Blogs

    May 5, 2008

    Why Pieces Should Be Your Favorite Bar

    Vodka Stinger and Tallulah De Bayous Like a bar beamed in from another city—anywhere, USA—Pieces (8 Christopher Street) is my favorite, most reliably unreliable hangout in the world. With its cutely homespun decor (large crepe butterflies are currently stapled to the stage for spring) and utter ... More >>