Tompkins Square Park

  • Blogs

    May 21, 2014

    This Week's Top Four Happy Hour Specials

    Before heading out of town for Memorial Day weekend, toast your office buddies and those friends that never leave the city with a few cheap drinks. Here are four places to take into consideration.

  • Voice Choices

    May 14, 2014


    Shake what your mama gave you

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2013

    Where to Brunch This Weekend

    After a week full of playing dress up, it's time to sit back and relax. You could take the time to chow down on all that candy you received, but why not check out some sweet brunch deals? We've unwrapped a few of the city's best weekend dining experiences for you. Just don't go eating them all at on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 20, 2013

    What's Happening This Weekend: NYC Pizza Run, Taste the West Village, Hammer & Claws, Stone Street Oyster Festival & More

    You could head upstate on an apple picking trip this weekend, but if you're feeling like it's a little early for that, there are plenty of fall activities happening in the city to get you in a more autumnal mood. Here's a look at where to head.

  • Blogs

    August 23, 2013

    The 10 Best Concerts in New York This Weekend, 8/23/13

    For more shows throughout the weekend, check out our New York Concert Calendar, which is updated daily.

  • Voice Choices

    August 21, 2013
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    May 8, 2013


    Celebrate dance outdoors

  • Blogs

    December 25, 2012

    Cute Animals in Santa Suits

    It's Christmas morning and the presents are stacked under the tree. How do you think they got there? Santa brought them, of course, but do you think, with the billions of people all over the world, he could do it by himself? Of course not! Here are some of the cute animals that helped him. And here ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 13, 2012

    I'm Talking Madonna And Bette This Saturday! Join In!

    The panel is called "Love Thy Diva: Madonna & Bette Midler," and it's described thusly: "Madonna impersonator Vivian Belle, Bette Midler impersonator The Divine Grace (above), and Clay Cane, radio host of Clay Cane Live on WWRL 1600AM and entertainment editor at, critique, analyze and cele ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 6, 2012

    The Best Places To Smoke Weed in NYC

    Hey man...yeah, we know it's early, too. Are you seriously watching all of Star Trek: The Next Generation right now? Dude that's crazy. Riker like, gets turned into a Klingon or some shit on one of those episodes, right? No, I'm good for right now, thanks. I have to work! But is there any pizza lef ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2012

    Black Bloc And Bottles Led NYPD To Close Tompkins Square Last Night

    The heat must be getting to a few peoples' heads. At around 9pm last night, a loose pack of around 50 to 60 protestors took to the streets, looting and vandalizing storefronts and property in the East Village. Their targets: the windows of the Starbucks on Astor and the newly opened 7/11 on St. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 9, 2012

    Tompkins Square Park Rats Play Near Children (VIDEO)

    Yesterday, Runnin' Scared wrote about an audit that details not so child-safe conditions at some City playgrounds -- including rats. This vid, sent to Runnin' Scared by a staffer at the Comptroller's Office (which conducted the audit), demonstrates what appears to be an infestation at Tompkins Sq ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 26, 2012

    Army Officers Killed Over Quran Burnings In Afghanistan; Occupy Town Square Set For Tompkins Square Park Today; Subway System Sees Injury, Death

    Two U.S. Army officers were killed at their desks in Afghanistan's Ministry of Interior Saturday by a junior intelligence officer. "We believe it was 100% linked to the Quran burning because of the religious background of this junior officer. He spent two months in a Pakistani madrassa," an Afghan ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 30, 2011

    December's Openings and Closings

    The shark-infested waters of New York City's restaurant industry are not for the faint of heart. In case you're into keeping tabs, here is a list of those who took the leap and opened new establishments and those who were forced to bow out this month.

  • Blogs

    October 10, 2011

    'Occupy Fountains' Ride Planned for Today in Midtown

    "Occupying" is clearly not confined to Wall Street, having occurred over the weekend in Washington Square Park and, we hear, being planned for Tompkins Square Park this coming Saturday and Sunday. All the while, Occupy Wall Street Protesters are remaining at base camp in Zuccotti Park, where Mayor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 9, 2011

    Olek, NYC Crocheter, Made Us a Present!

    Esther Zuckerman​Earlier today we mentioned that Olek had gotten in touch to tell us she'd left a little something for us. Well, we found it, chained up outside of VV HQ! Like the cart she crocheted on Wall Street, it also advises not stealing from the public. Don't worry, Olek, the Village Vo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2011

    Tompkins Square Park Chess Table Arrest Was for Another Crime Entirely

    Wikipedia​Yesterday, Gothamist brought us the story posted on the blog Neither More Nor Less of Lisa, a woman who claimed she was arrested for sitting at a Tompkins Square Park chess table without playing chess, allegedly in violation of a sign that states, "These tables are for chess and chec ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2011

    NYC Is Getting Free Wi-Fi in Parks

    Wikipedia​New York is becoming just like a college campus -- Wi-Fi will soon be available all over the place! The city announced today that 26 locations in 20 parks are getting free AT&T Wi-Fi over the summer. You can boot up in three spots already: the Battery Bosque in Battery Park, the nort ... More >>

  • Dining

    March 9, 2011
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    December 27, 2010

    The Blizzard of 2010: We'll Be Telling the Grandkids About This One!

    Tompkins Square Park, through the snow.​Is there a name for this thing yet? Snowmaggedon? Thundersnow? Blizza-palooza? That day people were trapped outside of New York City, while those (okay, one or two) inside it actually skied to work? And the rest of us hunkered down and tried not to have ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2010

    Posts of the Week

    Finally, Friday afternoon. Early evening, in fact. So without further ado, here's a look back at the week that was. Kittichai's Ty Bellingham talked Thai food, feeding kids, and his curry paste guy. A Fat Pants Friday blow-out at Cannelle Patisserie. Our 10 Best Halloween Trick-or-Treat Candies. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 21, 2010

    GM Salmon Almost Here; Park Slope Is Not Getting a Chipotle

    ​The U.S. is now closer to approving the first genetically modified animal for consumption: salmon that grows twice as fast as conventionally farmed fish. [Wall Street Journal] The first New York City Pizza Run took place at Tompkins Square Park this past Sunday where contestants did four lap ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2010

    Avenue A's Cafe Pick Me Up Gets a Renovation, New Menu, and -- Gasp!-- Waiter Service

    Heather BaysaCafe Pick Me Up gets a sprucing up.​Last week, Café Pick Me Up--the Tompkins Square mainstay for a decent $1.52 cup of coffee--completed renovations on the dining room next to its main cafe and instituted waiter service and a new dinner menu. The café, on the corner of 9th Stre ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 13, 2010

    Tanlines Offer a Guided Tour of the East Village

    It's actually not Tanlines but a fan who made the above video for "Reinfo," a warbling little confection that can be found on the duo's True Panther debut, Settings. The clip is addressed to a girl named Anna; "First, turn up the bass on the subwoofer next to your desk," goes the chalk-written pit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2010

    New Greenmarket May Be Going in at Pier 40

    ​Long ago, Pier 40 berthed cruise ships. The April issue of the monthly newspaper WestView reports that a new farmers' market may be in the works for Pier 40, the hulking complex that sits at the western end of Houston Street.

  • Voice Choices

    May 27, 2009
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    March 26, 2009

    Hillary Duff To Play Tompkins-Square Hangin' Slut on "Law & Order"

    EV Grieve noticed yet another Law & Order: Special Birdseed Unit shoot at Tompkins Square Park and reproduced a note from a reader explaining that the relevant scenes featured Hillary Duff, who plays "'a rebellious, trashy, slutty, irresponsible young mother' who is suspected of murdering her baby S ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2009

    Live from D.C.: Throwing Their Last Shoe at the White House

    photos by Josie Lenwell After eight years of protesting the Administration, two anti-war groups gathered in Dupont Circle (the wish-it-were-Tompkins Square Park of downtown Washington D.C.) for one last hurrah on Monday afternoon, and threw worn shoes at the White House. Code Pink and Veterans Ag ... More >>

  • Film

    November 5, 2008
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    September 3, 2008

    And the Beat Goes On

    The Howl Festival is back

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2008

    High Court Deals Death Blow to East Village MegaDorm

    The state’s highest court has nixed developer Gregg Singer’s plan to erect a 19-story dorm on the site of the now landmarked P.S. 64 school building on East 9th Street, just off Tompkins Square. On Tuesday, the New York Court of Appeals unanimously upheld the city’s refusal to issue Singer a ... More >>

  • Music

    January 16, 2007

    More Fun Fest

    The monthlong Independents festival turns Gowanus into a home-grown experimental mecca

  • NYC Life

    May 16, 2006

    Fresh Direct

    Seasonal fare abounds at farmers' markets around the city

  • Specials

    October 18, 2005

    Culture Clash

    '86–'95: From Evangelicals to Trannies, the First Gulf War to Tupac Shakur

  • News

    August 16, 2005

    An OD Revival Story

    What to do if your friend turns blue? Try Narcan.

  • Dining

    July 12, 2005

    Savoring Screw Pine

    The Lower East Side acquires its own city of entertainment

  • Music

    May 31, 2005
  • NYC Life

    April 19, 2005
  • News

    May 25, 2004

    Blocking the Raze

    New foes for CHARAS developer

  • NYC Life

    December 30, 2003

    Dog Runs

    Unleash the Hounds

  • Columns

    September 2, 2003
  • NYC Life

    August 19, 2003
  • Dining

    December 31, 2002
  • Columns

    September 17, 2002
  • News

    May 7, 2002

    Transcending Eviction

    East Village Landlord Wants the Hare Krishnas Out

  • News

    February 5, 2002

    Against The Wall

    Anti-Corporate Protesters Reassert Their Vocal Presence

  • Columns

    September 11, 2001
  • News

    June 15, 1999

    Smack Attack

    Heroin Deaths Rattle The East Village

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