Backed by police, a team of construction workers entered the Children's Magical Garden on the Lower East Side this morning, stepping over fresh plantings to erect a chain-link fence through the middle of the garden.
The history of the Children's Magical Garden stretches back more than 30 years, to ... More >>
In his memoir, Mort Zachter remembers his grandparents' East Village bakery as a chaotic little shop, cluttered with breads and pastries. The kind of place where a health inspector might find a box of kitty litter, but could always be bribed with an excellent seven-layer cake to look the other way.
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Originally published 11/04/12
Your city needs you, reader! The simplest thing you can do to be helpful now, and in the weeks ahead, is to head to places hit by Sandy and eat (and drink!) at the small, independently owned restaurants and bars that have opened again. Your business will help them boun ... More >>
Peter Shapiro has a lot on his plate. At 39, he is already the veteran ofthe 1990s jam club Wetlands, which he took over at 23, and the successful Brooklyn Bowl, a combination concert venue, casual dining restaurant, and bowling alley, located on Williamsburg's east side. (He also owns Port Chester' ... More >>
The Lower East Side can be hellish on weekends, sure. Sometimes it can be really hellish, especially on Halloween, when some teenager holds your iPhone hostage and the night degenerates into an almost-brawl in a pizza parlor in which your friends are chasing the girl around, calling her a bit ... More >>
Emma SwansonAt 1:30 p.m. today, a 49-year-old Hispanic woman was found unconscious and unresponsive in the basement apartment of 101 Stanton Street, according to the Office of the Deputy Commissioner, Public Information. Emergency Medical Services pronounced her dead on arrival. A man who app ... More >>
viaOur favorite Lower East Side knitress has struck again. Bowery Boogie reports that Olek, the woman who recently, to our great pleasure, covered the Wall Street Bull (plus bikes, a car, and a human, among other things), has another exhibit, happening now through March 12 at the LZ Space Pro ... More >>
Bowery Boogie reports that SWAT teams closed off Norfolk Street and evacuated the building at 106 Norfolk, at Stanton, this morning when a resident apparently resisted arrest after a domestic violence call by pulling a grenade on the police. A tipster who wrote to them said, "Was rushed out s ... More >>
From burlesque to bi-valves.From the sounds (or lack thereof) of it, last night's CB3 SLA committee meeting was an uneventful one, but there was one development of note: the former Slipper Room space will become an oyster bar.
• The rescue of the Chilean miners is imminent, and may even happen today. Fingers crossed! [CNN]
• Strikes over the pension system in France are mucking up air and rail travel. Energy workers, teachers, and civil servants are also striking across the country. [NYT]
Guess which one is Chris.
After a five-hour jaunt through various LES watering holes, downing beers and knocking back shots while grilling guttural-throated bawler/guitarist Chris Spencer of Herculean noise-rock face rippers Unsane, yours truly ended the night on the pavement, covered in my own puk ... More >>