Despite its increasing affluence, the East Village is still primarily a rental neighborhood, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t some condos to be had for the Millennials who’ve made it.
Millennials like New York media figures Peter Bittenbender, who just sold his Avenue A penthouse to Rachel Bassini for $2.01 million.
The Observer stood in the middle of a first-floor studio tucked into what may be the last ratty stretch of Avenue B, eyes closed and arms held aloft, and ducked into a leather chrysalis.
We were being fitted for a “man-corset,” an anachronistic emblem of female oppression that once gripped only courtly ladies but now in New York can outfit any gender.
Our shit was about to get tight.
In Alphaville: 1988, Crime, Punishment, and the Battle for New York’s Lower East Side, published by Thomas Dunne Books, former NYPD detective Michael “Rambo” Codella and cowriter Bruce Bennet conjure up a visceral, hellish vision of Gotham in the late 80s, when heroin flooded the Lower East Side. In this exclusive excerpt, Codella Read More