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‘Writing On It All’ Reclaims Space For Community Arts On Governor’s Island

Last modified February 16, 2020 at 5:47 pm

There’s one more week to write and draw on a Nolan Park House. Just a short ferry ride away from the LES, Governors Island is an adventure that we should all take, and regularly as weather allows. For one more week you can catch the community-oriented interactive installation, ‘Writing On It All.’ Nolan Park House […]

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‘Feminist Ticket Pricing’ and Assorted Entertainment at LES Film Festival’s ‘Ladies’ Night’

Last modified February 16, 2020 at 5:47 pm

Who run the LES – girls. Today more than ever, the world needs to uplift female identifying people. This is true in all professions and in every corner of the globe. Monday’s selection of the 2017 Lower East Side Film Festival was devoted to just that – progressing feminism in creative spaces, which, as illustrated […]

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Comedy Trio ‘Unitard’ Skewer it all at Joe’s Pub Through July 26

Last modified February 16, 2020 at 5:47 pm

You know you are watching peak self awareness when three white people on stage pull no punches in skewering the unsavory parts of our culture. From skits about professional line habitants to resistance-isms that roast the liberal infighting plaguing action, Unitard is letting everyone have it. The collective pertinence of each aspect of their variety […]

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Scarr’s Pizza: Bad Old Days, Good Old Pizza

Last modified February 16, 2020 at 5:47 pm

This is a devotional to pizza never before successfully sung When I walked into Scarr’s Pizza, I wanted to yell “Do You Even Pizza?” like the millennial that appear to be. The space identically mirrors every single slice moment of my childhood growing up in the Tri-State Area. The taste blows all pizza in a […]

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Your Chance to Adopt the World Famous ‘Dirty Gaga’ Bodega Cat

Last modified February 16, 2020 at 5:48 pm

Animal lovers living in a big city are faced with challenges every day; you win some battles, and lose some. Protecting and caring for the left-behind and marginalized kitties, puppies, birdies, and whatnots is something that a large portion of New Yorkers just never even think about. For some people, it’s a full time job, […]

Dirty Gaga and the Albacore Affair: How One Street Cat Got a New Lease on Life in the LES

Last modified February 16, 2020 at 5:48 pm

Thousands of New Yorkers follow @bodegacatsofinstagram, others contribute to the hashtag #bodegacats, and newcomer @brooklynbodegacats is an artful twist on the topic. It’s no secret, we love our shop cats for many reasons. It can be hard as an animal lover not to worry about the welfare of some cats, as I have seen more […]

Your Guide to Fashion Week 2014 on the Lower East Side

Last modified February 16, 2020 at 5:48 pm

The tents may be off and away uptown behind security guards and droves of photographers, but you can still experience Fashion Week 2014 Lower East Style without a backstage pass. There are some awesome events going on in our neck of the woods full of fashion, art, food, drinks, and neighbors. The Lower East Side […]

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Meet 5 of the Bodega Cats Defending Ludlow Street [PHOTOS]

Last modified February 16, 2020 at 5:48 pm

One of the greatest parts about being in the city with someone who WAS of legal age to drink was what we dubbed “The Deli Tour.” This form of partying involved sending an adult emissary into a bodega, where that person would purchase the appropriate number of beers in brown bags, always with a straw. […]

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Op-Ed: Of Pizza and the LES, or How I Spend My $2.50

Last modified February 16, 2020 at 5:38 pm

There is no love like the first way-too-hot crunchy, chewy, cheesy, greasy bite of pizza. Healthy food is all well and good, but when you need sustenance to make it through the day or night, you sometimes just need a slice. Or five. So, I give you my four favorite Pizzerias east of Bowery and […]

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Rant of a Retired Bartender: The State of the Lower East Side [Op-ed]

Last modified February 16, 2020 at 5:49 pm

The cycle of consumerism is one that no industry or craft can escape. The takeover of social media has globalized and exposed every square inch of our precious globe. There is beauty in this, but there are also stark blemishes. For example, the commodification of “The Hipster” has been one that has both directly affected […]