3rd Street

Of Lower East Side Hovels and Housing Projects – Surveying the Slums [HISTORY]

Posted March 24, 2016 at 9:29 am

Tear down the old, build up the new. Down with rotten antiquated rat holes. Down with hovels, down with disease, down with firetraps, let in the sun, let in the sky, a new day is dawning, a new life, a new America. —Mayor Fiorello La Guardia, Today we visit how the best laid plans can […]

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Snack Dragon on 3rd Street is Closing; Steve Croman Tripled the Rent

Posted July 11, 2014 at 6:00 am

Neighborhood standbys are dropping like flies these days. Just look around. The rampant speculation shows no signs of easing and is killing the Lower East Side. Snack Dragon at 199 East Third Street is next; it’ll be closing its headquarters after business on July 31. The minuscule taco shack has been serving locals an eclectic experience […]

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A Gathering of the Tribes Will Be Evicted on April 15; Looking for Donor to Buy the Building

Posted March 3, 2014 at 6:00 am

The 25-year-old arts and cultural collective A Gathering of the Tribes is on the endangered list. Its director, Steve Cannon, sent an email over the weekend noting that their building at 285 East Third Street is for sale, and that Tribes is being evicted. Their landlord, Lorraine Zhang, succeeded in the quest to have them […]

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No, I’m no Angel: Digging Into the Hells Angels Clubhouse on 3rd Street [PHOTOS]

Last modified January 8, 2014 at 3:06 pm

The tale of two at South Dakota’s annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. Gregg Allman sums it up nicely: No, I’m No Angel, but on a cross-country trip, my dad and I decided to attend the Rally. Always down for an adventure, we pulled into Sturgis (in a Volvo) and felt all eyes upon us. 1) They thought […]

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Folk Art Store La Sirena is Looking for New Space

Posted May 24, 2013 at 6:33 am

La Sirena, the beloved Mexican folk art store located at 27 East Third Street, is looking around for new space.

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Mosaic Man Decorates Economakis Mansion on East 3rd

Posted September 27, 2012 at 6:18 am

It’s been a prolific year for the Mosaic Man, what with online stores, murals for the Bean, and touching up his opus of East Village lampposts.

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My Brain is Melting: Gathering of the Tribes’ Brain Melt

Posted July 16, 2012 at 11:22 am

Penises seem to be penetrating New York City’s art scene. Seriously. The Brooklyn Museum had a pretty serious display of penises incorporated into the Keith Haring retrospective.

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Nostalgic New York – 93 Til Infinity at Tribes

Last modified July 1, 2012 at 10:17 am

On 3rd Street between Avenue C and D (once referred to as being between “crime” and “death”), A Gathering of the Tribes’ exhibit “93 til Infinity” catapulted its viewers back into the early 90s.

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Clayton’s Corner: Boxing and the Tribes

Last modified July 3, 2012 at 7:46 am

The fight was a pay-per-view event, but if you happened to be on East Third Street that night (near the People’s Federal Credit Union), ringside was publicly projected onto brick the screen.

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Ethan Coen on East 2nd Street for “Inside Llewyn Davis”

Last modified June 27, 2012 at 1:34 am

Aside from the late-night fire early yesterday morning, the biggest news to come out of the East Village is filming for the new Coen Brothers film Inside Llewyn Davis.

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