Saturday saw the 22nd annual Halloween Puppy Parade take place in Tompkins Square Park, where Manhattan’s dog-owners gather to show off their ridiculous mutts once a year. Proud moms and dads spent four hours parading their pooches in the East Village, so if you’re a fan of pugs dressed as Argentine political leaders, or Yorkshire Terriers in top hats, take a look at our round-up of this year’s wackiest outfits.
“It’s like the birds aren’t migrating this year; the salmon aren’t swimming upstream. The whole ecology of the neighborhood is out of whack,” de rigueur East Villager Chris Flash—he’s a bike courier and zine publisher—told The Times today. What could he be talking about? No more Momofuku? No more community gardens? No more bike lames?
East Village residents are quick to rhapsodize over Ray’s Candy Store, a narrow fast food joint best known for its Belgian fries, whose 36th year of 24/7 existence may be its last. And they have nothing but nice things to say about proprietor Ray Alvarez, a Turkish immigrant whose catchphrase is “I love you!” and Read More
On Tuesday, in the waning daylight, a small line formed outside Webster Hall in the East Village. The crowd, as likely to sport zebra-striped jeans and Mohawks as flannel shirts and grizzled beards, had come for a special screening of Captured–a film that examines the life and work of Canadian street photographer and artist Clayton Read More
On July 22, just a couple of weeks shy of the 20-year anniversary of the Tompkins Square Park riots, the Parks Department opened a $150,000 dog run, complete with a canine paddling pool, in what was once a refuge for the homeless and all manner of fringe groups.
The inauguration of a sleeker, odorless, more Read More