East Village

Downtown Comes Uptown: Visiting the ‘Club 57’ Exhibit at MoMA

Last modified November 6, 2017 at 4:54 pm

The East Village of the late ’70s and early ’80s never ceases to fascinate. Maybe it’s because that was the era when downtown New York really felt like a separate city, filled with struggling artists and performers who were more interested in making their art than in getting famous. It was a time when people […]

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Sampling the Lost Cuisine Found in ‘The German Jewish Cookbook’

Posted September 21, 2017 at 5:16 am

In our current food-obsessed culture – especially in places like New York City – it seems that we are global food citizens. We have easy access to an endless variety of restaurants and specialty food stores, which enable us to explore foods from all over the world. And we can easily watch a multitude of […]

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Bakerita Café Now Serving up Pastries in the East Village

Posted November 7, 2016 at 9:33 am

If you’ve been to Bakeri in Williamsburg or Greenpoint, you now have a local outpost. Bakerita, their East Village spinoff, recently opened on East 6th Street. Known for its homemade breads and pastries, they are also serving Counter Culture coffee. We spoke with Manager Catherine Stack, who has been with Bakeri since its beginning in 2009. […]

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Revisiting the ‘Rebel Cultures’ Photographed by Janette Beckman [RECAP]

Posted September 23, 2016 at 5:06 am

Our regular readers know that we love to cover the early punk, new wave and hip hop music scenes in New York City. Most people who were around during the early days, were also obsessed with the bands coming out of the UK. This reporter remembers going to East Village record stores (remember when there […]

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Making History at Night with Photographer David Godlis [RECAP]

Last modified September 21, 2016 at 5:15 pm

Growing up in NYC in the 1970s, the images of the music scene inside, outside, and around CBGBs, are permanently imprinted on this reporter’s mind. But for those of you who weren’t there (or for the many of you who were, and maybe due to some illegal substances, really don’t remember much of it), be […]

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St. Marks Is Dead: Upcoming Events

Posted December 7, 2015 at 11:45 am

Anarchists. Beatniks. Hippies. Punks. Revolutionaries. Our kind of people. Those who made it to New York City, most likely logged many hours on St. Marks Place. One of our favorite new books, St. Marks Is Dead: The Many Lives of America’s Hippest Street, traces three blocks through more than three hundred years. Starting with the […]

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Lady Of Grand’s Pick Of The Week: Amé Amé

Last modified October 4, 2013 at 2:22 pm

9th Street is a haven for small and sometimes eccentric boutiques, which I love rifling through. Amé Amé at 318 E. 9th St. (between 1st and 2nd Aves.)  is one of my favorites to pop into for some candy while perusing the outerwear.  I am hopelessly addicted to their chocolate covered gummy bears (pictured above) and my new […]

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I Just Want My Pants Back to Air on MTV

Last modified June 27, 2012 at 1:36 am

A new NYC-centric television series called I Just Want My Pants Back is currently on the horizon at MTV.  The half-hour comedy is based on the novel of same name by David J. Rosen, who also wrote the pilot episode.

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The Local East Village Blog to Launch September 13

Last modified September 8, 2010 at 10:36 am

That joint venture (nay, experiment) between NYU and the New York Times, which ruffled the feathers of many established neighborhood blogs already in the game, is almost here.  Business Insider is now reporting that The Local East Village (aka LEV) will go live on September 13. And NYU continues its quest to control downtown… [Photo […]

Jesse Malin Releases Video for “Burning the Bowery” [Video]

Posted May 12, 2010 at 6:17 am

A few weeks ago, nightlife purveyor and local musician Jesse Malin released a music video for his catchy tune “Burning the Bowery” to coincide with his latest solo album (with the St. Marks Social), Love it to Life.

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