Avenue A

‘HiFi’ on Avenue A will Close at the End of the Month

Last modified October 19, 2017 at 9:22 am

The best jukebox in Alphabet City will be muted. The HiFi Bar, the long-running rock hang on Avenue A, is closing at the end of the month. Its current incarnation lasted since 2002, when the bar morphed from Brownies. Owner Mike Stuto, who began booking shows at Brownies in 1994 and later returned as partner, […]

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CB3 and Neighbors Unite Against ‘Honey Fitz’ Proposal for Avenue A

Last modified September 19, 2017 at 9:10 am

More than a year later, applicants behind the Honey Fitz proposal are again attempting to infiltrate Avenue A. As before, however, neither the neighbors nor Community Board 3 are interested. The Late Late’s James Morrissey returned to the SLA subcommittee that snubbed his idea in February 2016, and likewise walked away last night empty-handed. There would […]

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How About an Evening ‘Tasting’ at Ray’s Candy Store Tonight?

Posted August 21, 2017 at 5:12 am

Now that the summertime (bougie) Restaurant Week has come to a close, time to spend an evening with an Alphabet City classic. Indeed, there is a special “tasting” event later this evening at Ray’s Candy Store. For the accessible ten-spot cover charge, proprietor Ray Alvarez will serve a “5-course meal including selections of Ray’s famous […]

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A Conversation with Clayton Patterson and ESOPUS’ Tod Lipy Tonight

Posted July 12, 2017 at 10:29 am

Lower East Side artist and community activist Clayton Patterson has been documenting the fabric of the neighborhood since the eighties. Now, he’s diving into his archives to share his photographs of those who performed at the East Village’s legendary Pyramid Club. Patterson is often cited as a notable pioneer in capturing the evolution of drag in the […]

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CB3 Proposes Special East Village District to Encourage Retail Diversity

Posted May 31, 2017 at 10:32 am

From the Bowery Boogie inbox: Community Board 3 Economic Development Committee Public Forum: Special Zoning District Please join us for a presentation and give comments on a proposed special district in the East Village. A special district is an overlay to modify the zoning of an area to meet specific goals. CB3 is considering a […]

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Electeds Hosting ‘Lower East Side Rally Against Hate’ Tonight in Tompkins Square Park

Posted January 30, 2017 at 10:13 am

In case you’re fuming over, among other things, Fuhrer Trump’s executive orders – and overall presence in the Oval Office – there’s another protest rally planned on the Lower East Side for later tonight. Per the Facebook invite: SAVE THE DATE! “Lower East Side Rally Against Hate” Tompkins Square Park – You can enter on […]

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Clayton’s Corner: Around and Around the LES [PHOTOS]

Last modified December 10, 2016 at 3:01 pm

I walk and a nod around the community, taking in the odd smile and moments of lamenting. First, there’s Michael Lydon, a musician player for a number of years on the street with the 9th Street Stampers; he lives on 9th Street… …And here’s the legendary Sock Man, who’s returned with a new location 99 […]

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Two Years Later, Alphabet City ‘Slow Zone’ Championed as Success

Posted November 17, 2016 at 5:04 am

Two years after the city carved out a “Slow Zone” in Alphabet City, the results of said implementation are in. And it’s good news. DOT official Alicia Posner briefed the Transportation subcommittee of Community Board 3 this week on the new data. The CliffsNotes version is that, since its introduction in 2014, there’s been a […]

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Edible Exhibit: Avenue A Gallery is Stuffed with Streit’s Matzo Ahead of Movie Premiere [PHOTOS]

Posted April 15, 2016 at 10:23 am

For the next three weeks, the Art on A gallery is an homage to Streit’s Matzo. And just in time for Passover. Filmmaker Michael Levine organized the gallery show dedicated solely to Streit’s Matzo, its nine-decade history, and deep relationship to the Lower East Side as a whole. It’s especially poignant given the company’s exodus from Manhattan […]

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Filmmaker Launches Streit’s Matzo Gallery Exhibit on Avenue A this Week

Posted April 11, 2016 at 8:47 am

Passover is coming, and Streit’s Matzo is again the topic of conversation. In anticipation of the Jewish holiday, imminent demolition of the matzo factory, and release of Matzo and the American Dream, documentary filmmaker Mike Levine has curated an eponymous gallery show for the subject matter. “Matzo and the American Dream: The Exhibition” launches at […]

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