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The Latest Battle in the City’s Rat War is a ‘Reduction Plan’ Pitched Tonight

Posted August 15, 2017 at 10:19 am

It’s that time of year again. A time when the city is at its breaking point from sweltering summer days; a time when restaurant refuse cooks in discarded garbage bags; a time when the vermin scamper out of the woodwork. While the two former plights can’t really be controlled, there are some steps that can […]

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In Which Raphael Toledano Rewards Harassed Tenants with Ice Cream

Last modified August 29, 2017 at 12:54 pm

Why worry about living eleven weeks without gas when you can have an ice cream social! How great. Raphael Toledano – one of the larger landowners in the East Village – threw an ice cream social yesterday afternoon and was not welcomed with enthusiasm by neighbors. From the mailbag: Brookhill Properties, real estate development firm […]

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Billy Leroy (of Antiques Fame) Stars in ‘Bourek,’ Now Playing at Cinema Village

Posted April 30, 2016 at 9:48 am

​Billy Leroy is not dead, okay? He’s just not on the Bowery anymore. Billy Leroy, whose eponymous antiques business folded five years ago, has taken on acting. The current Baggage Battles star is a leading man in the new movie, Bourek. It’s an independent romantic comedy filmed predominantly in Greece, and now playing on the big […]

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NY Red Bulls Sponsor New Soccer ‘Mini Pitch’ in the Old Open Road Park on 12th Street

Posted March 20, 2015 at 10:00 am

NYCFC isn’t the only club scoring points in the city. Earlier this week, the New York Red Bulls, alongside the U.S. Soccer Foundation and NYC Parks broke ground at the at University Settlement/Eastside Community High School on the Lower East Side for a Sport Court mini-pitch. It’s part of an effort to establish a solid future for the […]

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You Can Catch ‘The Interview’ at Cinema Village Tomorrow

Posted December 24, 2014 at 5:39 am

In an about-face yesterday afternoon, the embattled Sony Pictures studio decided to pony up and release the controversial comedy, The Interview, on Christmas Day. Only in those theaters willing to participate, estimated at about 200 indie screens. If you live on the Lower East Side, though, consider yourself lucky. The only location showing the film within the […]

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New York Lottery Commercial at Village East [Video]

Posted March 16, 2011 at 10:48 am

New York Lottery takes on the funhouse aesthetic in this year-old, yet still played commercial for Mega Millions and Power Ball.

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Fu Sushi Seeking Nudes for Private Party

Posted September 28, 2010 at 6:18 am

Sushi is sexy, and relative newcomer Fu Sushi on Avenue B wants to give it to you.  On a nude platter. The eponymous owner, Mr. Fu, is currently seeking nude models and/or dancers to help pose and present the food at an upcoming private party.

3rd Avenue Rezoning Plan Up for Review

Posted May 25, 2010 at 6:24 am

The Department of City Planning sent out an email blast yesterday regarding the new Third Avenue Corridor Rezoning Proposal, which aims to limit out-of-scale development.  Case in point, the egregious 26-story NYU church dorm on 12th Street which towers over the rest of the neighborhood. The area included in the plan encompasses East 9th to […]

Joe Jr.’s Lives

Posted April 28, 2010 at 6:19 am

Nigh on a year since closing its doors forever, city folk are still mourning the loss of Joe Jr.’s at 482 Sixth Avenue.  All the last-ditch efforts to save the greasy spoon – Facebook pages and fan sites – ultimately proved ineffective.  And we are still left with a decrepit eyesore of what once was; no […]

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