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Black Tap's Joe Isidori at Community Board 3, August 2016

Still Buffering: CB3 Must Wait Longer for Livestreams of Monthly Meetings 

Posted February 22, 2017 at 5:11 am

Community Board meetings are notorious for being marathon affairs. Near-all-nighters where patience, personalities, and tempers are put to the test. But some districts are now able to enjoy the boredom from the comfort of the couch, with beverage (or joint) in hand. Though, not in District 3. Not yet, at least. Community Board 1 (Williamsburg and […]

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Teenage Skateboarder Tackled by 3 Cops in Washington Square Park this Weekend [VIDEO]

Last modified January 23, 2017 at 5:35 pm

The video below made the rounds over the weekend, in which a purportedly unarmed, nineteen-year-old skateboarder was tackled to the ground in Washington Square Park by three aggressive Parks Department officers. Circumstances leading up to the incident are unclear, but the person who shot the video (Benny Needles) noted that, “[the teenager] was not fleeing […]

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Photo: Gale Brewer

Here’s How You Can Join Community Board 3

Posted December 13, 2016 at 5:07 am

Borough President Gale Brewer’s office is now accepting applications for a seat on one of Manhattan’s 12 Community Boards. All eligible New Yorkers living, working, or studying in the borough of Manhattan are encouraged to apply. That means you, too, teens! Brewer has significantly enhanced the application and selection process since taking office. She has implemented […]



NYU Acknowledges No One Can Afford Housing, Offers ‘Grandma’s Spare Room’ to Students

Posted November 29, 2016 at 5:13 am

New York University – the college and real estate behemoth – acknowledges that no one can really afford to attend anymore. Let alone dorm near the 4th Street “campus.” So it’s introduced a pilot program that pairs the young and the old with cheaper living quarters. “Grandma’s Spare Room,” as the name suggests, is an intergenerational […]

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Kushner and Trump, Photo: Heavy Editorial

Trump Son-in-Law Slumlord Jared Kushner’s ‘Volunteer Event’ a Sham, Tenants Argue

Posted November 18, 2016 at 5:16 am

Donald Trump’s son-in-law slumlord Jared Kushner has been in the news quite a bit since the election. The media mogul – married to Ivanka Trump – is seemingly portrayed as a sort of Wormtongue in the ear of the president-elect. And back at home, Kushner’s reception is still in the dumps. For good cause. He’s […]

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Enrique Cruz (L), Photo: Clayton Patterson

Tonight is the Vote for Gigi Li’s Replacement as CB3 Chair

Posted June 28, 2016 at 5:17 am

Community Board 3 nominations have been in since late last month. The fifty members of the advisory body will pick their next leader – the Chairperson seat – at the full board meeting tonight. (The public has no say in the matter.) For the last several years, its been Gigi Li atop the heap. Stepping […]


Photo: Other Music

‘Other Music’ to Close Next Month After 20 Years in NoHo

Posted May 10, 2016 at 5:11 am

By now, you’ve seen, you’ve heard. Other Music is shutting its doors after twenty years on East Fourth Street. The beloved indie record store announced the news to fans yesterday in a Facebook post. Other Music survived where its big-box competitors couldn’t, and outlasted them for years. Largely due to its carefully selected records and […]

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LES History Month 2015’s LES Stories; Photo by Cherylynn Tsushima

3rd Annual Lower East Side History Month is Announced for May

Posted January 22, 2016 at 10:32 am

With spring just around the corner (though, not without some snow first), so is the 3rd annual Lower East Side History Month. As in years prior, the event (sponsored by FABnyc and Downtown Art) is set to kickoff May 1, and will once again unite local businesses and organizations through celebrating the neighborhood’s rich and diverse cultural heritage. This […]

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Don’t Pass Go: Unpacking the Feud Between Mike Mozart and Alec Monopoly

Posted December 10, 2015 at 10:29 am

Mike Mozart (alias, MiMo) has a new exhibit at the 212 Arts gallery starting tonight. You’ve probably never heard of him, but certainly seen his work both on the streets and in stores. For instance, the Alec Monopoly collaboration with Forever 21. It’s come to light recently that while the 28-year-old designer muralist can paint (you cannot fake live painting), much […]

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When Love is Found in the Halls of Community Board 3

Posted November 25, 2015 at 9:27 am

​They found love in a hopeless place. Community Board 3, that is. The Villager reports this week that former member Carlina Rivera, Legislative Director for Rosie Mendez and sitting member James Rogers, owner of LES vet Pushcart Coffee, just got hitched. Apparently the couple honeymooned in Turks and Caicos. In the weekly roundup, Scoopy also […]