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Remebering Liz Christy On Earth Day

Liz Christy sunning in the garden. Some forty years ago Liz Christy and her group of rebel gardeners, the Green Guerrillas, set out to transform an abandoned lot into something resembling the Dutch bouwerij, the farmland that covered Manhattan in colonial times. In 1974, New York City’s first community garden opened at the corner of [...]

At Klutch NYC, Shop For Biker Gear Or Hit the Playstation

Ray LeMoine Ray LeMoine Though bicycles are about to grossly outnumber motorcycles in the East Village, a new shop is catering to bikers of the badass variety. Last week, Klutch NYC, a motorcycle apparel store, opened in the former Tokyo Rebel space. Actually: “It’s not just a store,” said Rafael Rios, the 27-year-old owner. “We [...]

Bike-Share Stands Popping Up

Joanna Marshall Citi Bikes Though it won’t launch until sometime next month, the bike share program is finally kicking into high gear. This morning, we noticed that racks had materialized on Mott Street, near Prince Street. And EV Grieve spotted some on Lafayette Street. The Times reported last week that registration for the long-delayed program started Monday. [...]

Underground Resurfaces to Celebrate ‘Other’ NY Herald Tribune

Scott Lynch David Peel performs, and other scenes from the party. The invitation called on members of the New York underground press who were still alive or not in jail to “party like it’s 1969,” And that’s what they did on Saturday night at the Yippie Museum Cafe. At a communal dinner table, about 16 people [...]

Fire at Amor Bakery On Avenue B

Kelsey Kudak Firefighters gather outside 224 Avenue B Firefighters were called to 224 Avenue B shortly before 10 a.m. today when a fire broke out in the basement of Amor Bakery. Battalion Chief Mastandrea said the official cause of the fire was still under investigation, but it’s believed that it was started by an oven [...]

The Day | ‘Most of the LPs Are Fine’ at Momo+Momo

Ray Lemoine Good morning, East Village. More on the fire at Momo+Momo: “Most of the LPs are fine, some of them were damaged by the water,” says manager Andy Song. “Luckily, nobody was hurt,” Song said. “We hope to be back up and running in a month.” [DNA Info] The Greenwich Village Society for Historic [...]

Early-Morning Fire at Mono + Mono

@ConnorASheets A two-alarm fire gutted Mono + Mono early this morning. The blaze broke out at the restaurant at 116 East Fourth Street around 1:15 a.m. and became a two-alarm fire at 1:27 a.m., with firefighters working both East Third and East Fourth Streets, between First and Second Avenues; it was under control by 2:24 [...]

A Roots Music Label Planted in the East Village and San Francisco

Courtesy Sound American Josh Rosenthal with his daughter. When Record Store Day hits the neighborhood tomorrow, Tompkins Square Records will release a handful of gems: “Imaginational Anthem, Vol. 6” documents the origins of AmericanShow More Summary

Metal Maniacs Celebrate New Book at Idle Hands

Ray LemoineHowie Abrams and Tommy Carroll Howie Abrams and Sasha Jenkins don’t rock the long hair or the sleeveless denim jackets, and their new book, “The Merciless Book of Metal Lists,” manages to embrace the spirt of heavy metal without taking it too seriously or making it cartoonish. Maybe that’s why a party for the [...]

21-Year-Old Charged With Possession Of Machine Guns, Drugs

Roni Jacobson 377 East 10th. A resident of 377 East 10th Street has been charged with criminal possession of a weapon after police confiscated two machine guns at the former squat house earlier this month, court documents show. In addition to the felony counts, Manuel Salazar, 21, is charged with possession of marijuana and intent to [...]

Video: Fast-Food Freakout at Popeyes

You’ve heard of Whopper freakouts — but Popeyes paroxysms? That’s exactly what police say happened on March 5 around 3:05 a.m., when a customer got into it with a server at the Popeyes Louisiana Chicken at 108 Delancey Street. When the man’s order didn’t go as planned, he went behind the counter and started hurling [...]

Cause Of Fatal Fire Determined

Roni Jacobson After the blaze The fire department has determined that a carelessly discarded cigarette was the cause of a deadly blaze that erupted shortly before midnight Tuesday, the police said. The fire originated on the fifth floor of 115 Fourth Avenue and was under control by 12:46 a.m., but not before it caused “extensive damage” to [...]

Gentlemen, Start Your Turntables: It’s Record Store Day

Daniel Maurer When Record Store Day first launched in 2008, just a few eager buyers lined up early outside Other Music and Kim’s Video. But tomorrow morning, you can expect the queues to be deep and packed. Mike Davis, owner of Academy Records on East 12th Street, said he usually does about a week’s worth [...]

The Day | East Village ‘Slow Zone’?

The Local's daily roundup of East Village news from around the Web.

So Just How Much Of the Village Does Jared Kushner Own?

Samantha Balaban 504-508 East 12th Street How much of the Village now belongs to Jared Kushner? Patrick Crosetto, the Chief Operating Officer of Kushner Companies, answered that question — and not many others — during a brief appearance before Community Board 3?s Land Use committee last night. Between the East and West Villages, the real estate [...]

Body Found On East Sixth Street

Police taped off a portion of East Sixth Street today after a dead body was discovered on the block between Avenues B and C.

As Spring Blooms, Trees Take Root in City Sidewalks

Daniel Maurer Last week a dump truck pulled up near the corner of Second Avenue and East Fourth Street and workers added a touch of the Southern bayou to the East Village by planting a bald cypresses sapling in the sidewalk (don’t get too excited: the lack of Spanish moss in New York will render [...]

Neighbor Wants Handsome Dick Manitoba to Turn Down the Tunes

In yet another case of neighbor versus nightlife, a long-running dispute between an East Village bar owner and a tenant who lives in the apartment upstairs spilled over into the Ninth Precinct Community Council meeting Tuesday night...

Again, Uproar Over NYCHA’s Plan to Lease Land to Developers

Lila Selim Fred Harris addresses the room. At a contentious meeting last night, tenants of the New York Public Housing Authority and their neighbors expressed their opposition to the agency’s plan to allow development on parking lots and playgrounds. Meanwhile the authority announced a delay in its search for potential developers. David McWater, chair of [...]

The Day | Overhaul For Tompkins Square Park?

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