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Since its first post, on December 21, 2007, EV Grieve has been breaking news about the East Village and providing a forum for brutally honest commentary from its current and former denizens. In a neighborhood that continues to shed the dive bars, flophouses, and bakeries that used to define it, EV Grieve has been scrupulously documenting the deathwatch. It’s an indispensable read and gloriously noncommercial. “I appreciate people taking the time to read and respond, and help create this feeling of community in a neighborhood that often seems as if it’s losing its community spirit,” Grieve told the Voice on the site’s fourth birthday in 2011. “It makes me feel as if I’m not alone in wondering how many more bank branches and Subways will open before the Apocalypse arrives. It’s encouraging to learn that there are so many like-minded people out there who still love this neighborhood as much as I do.”

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