A barbecue restaurant set to open in the East Village is putting its landlord’s feet to the fire over termite problems and structural issues in the space. Read More
Those mourners who didn’t make it to Philip Seymour Hoffman’s funeral last week can pay their respects on First Avenue. Read More
Elementary My Dear Watson
The Transom was recently kicked out of a Russian souvenirs shop—not once, but twice. Although we almost never went in in the first place. For more than a year, the ancient, darkened storefront on East 14th Street—simply called “Russian Souvenirs”—terrified and mesmerized us in equal parts. Stolen glances through the cracked, dusty window revealed Soviet military caps, rows of eerie nesting dolls, mismatched animal figurines, hanging textiles and—bizarrely—a rack of lens-less glasses. Read More
It seems only natural that our inevitable overlord would be a New Yorker. Read More
Please—and you thought singing karaoke with a chain-smoking Lindsay Lohan was the best way to spend a night in the East Village.
DNAinfo recently discovered the Village’s newest Tuesday night trend: a Big Buck Hunter video game league at ACE Bar on East 5th Street.
For those Read More
Looking to earn an extra few bucks? You could do worse than head for the East Village in search of a blue alien – or Nestor, as he’s known to friends.
A children’s arts performer is offering a $300 reward for the return of his sidekick, who has been M.I.A. since last Read More
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.
SoHo coffee shop Everyman Espresso is shaking its fist at the NY Department of Economic Development after being forced to take down their ‘confusingly similar’ logo. New Yorkers are brewing anger over the department’s decision, turning to social media to get their opinions heard. Read More
Weights and measures
The dead may not literally walk among us, but they can certainly cause headaches for developers. In 2006, work on Trump Soho was temporarily halted when human remains were discovered at the construction site, where a Baptist Church once stood. Last year, plans for a development in Queens were nixed after the property—home to a colonial-era cemetery—was landmarked. And back in 1991, the federal government was forced to significantly alter plans for its $276 million federal office tower in Lower Manhattan after uncovering the 17th and 18th-century remains of hundreds of African Americans.
Now, several preservation and community groups are pleading with developer Douglast Steiner to his abandon plans to demolish the Mary Help of Christians Church complex at 181 Avenue A (between East 11th and East 12th streets), because the buildings were built over a former Catholic Cemetery.
There’s a scandalous new measurement controversy sweeping the NYC beverage world, and this time, we can’t even blame Bloomberg.
According to the weights and measures sticklers over at The New York Post, a number of city bars are shortchanging customers by serving pints in twelve to fourteen ounce glasses, Read More