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Talkin’ ’bout My Generation: Memories of Bill Graham and the Fillmore East

Last modified February 27, 2020 at 11:28 am

While working on our story about the new “Bill Graham and The Rock & Roll Revolution” exhibit at the New-York Historical Society, this reporter started collecting personal stories and memories of Graham’s legendary music venue, the Fillmore East. Located on Second Avenue and East 6th Street, the building began life in 1926 as The Commodore, […]

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‘Bill Graham and the Rock & Roll Revolution’ Opens at the New-York Historical Society

Last modified February 21, 2020 at 7:36 am

For many who grew up in a certain era, the name Bill Graham sparks Proustian memories of life-changing rock-and-roll shows. And if you were in San Francisco or New York City, the music impresario’s Fillmore concert venues were the greatest places in the world to see live music. Starting in 1965, Graham was booking and […]

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BP-Replacing Condo Debuts on 2nd Avenue with Mathieu Lehanneur Showroom

Posted December 18, 2019 at 5:03 am

The last gas station in the East Village is now a ten-story condoplex. Now, after more than two years of construction, the limestone-clad development at 24 2nd Avenue inches ever closer to occupancy. Construction materials are gone. The incoming mixed-use development, designed by RSVP Studio, boasts thirty apartments, including a pair of duplexes, and capped […]

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Fifty Years on, Jimi Hendrix Fillmore East Shows Get Box Set Treatment

Posted November 27, 2019 at 5:06 am

More legendary music from the days of the Fillmore East is out of the vault. Fifty years ago, the Band of Gypsys (Buddy Miles, Billy Cox, Jimi Hendrix) played four memorable debut gigs at the Fillmore — two on New Year’s Eve and two on New Year’s Day in 1969 and 1970. The recordings from […]

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With Lease Renewed, B&H Dairy Undergoes Makeover

Posted November 11, 2019 at 5:00 am

Currently celebrating eighty-one years on the Lower East Side, B&H Dairy has a new look. Last week, the restaurant took a three-day break in order to spruce things up a bit. Updated equipment, new floors, wainscoting, and a fresh coat of paint. Of greater importance, however, is the official update (via Facebook) that a lease […]

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Is ‘Moishe’s Bake Shop’ on 2nd Avenue Cooked?

Posted December 7, 2018 at 9:38 am

It might be time to sound the alarm for Moishe’s Bake Shop. The Real Deal reported yesterday that investor Jay Schwimmer recently signed a 21-year lease on the entire building at 115 Second Avenue. For all three floors, in fact, including Moishe’s Bake Shop. Occupancy could begin as soon as March, the lease start date. […]

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Google Maps Thinks the E Train Stops at 2nd Avenue Station

Posted September 25, 2018 at 5:00 am

Someone tell the cartography wizards at Google Maps that the E train does not stop on the Lower East Side. The map shows that the 2nd Avenue Subway station services both the E and F, when in reality it’s just the latter.  Such inconsistencies are common, of course. All the map applications have made egregious […]

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FDNY Memorial for Dallas Firefighter Who Died in East River Helicopter Crash

Posted March 13, 2018 at 5:11 am

Yesterday evening, on Second Avenue, a battalion of firefighters gathered to honor a Dallas firefighter who died in the tragic helicopter accident Sunday. The memorial was held outside A. Provenzano Lanza funeral home, where dozens of uniformed firefighters and their respective vehicles stood in somber salute. Twenty-six-year-old fireman Brian McDaniel – with Station 36 in […]

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50 Years Later, The Who Revisits the Fillmore East with ‘Live’ Album

Posted February 26, 2018 at 5:08 am

The Who in its prime, on the last leg of a world tour, stopped in New York City on April 4, 1968. The four-piece British outfit spent the next two nights on the Lower East Side for back-to-back shows at Bill Graham’s legendary Fillmore East on Second Avenue. Now, fifty years later, an official album […]

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‘Guardian Angels’ Chip in to Help Find ‘Subway Shover’ Suspect

Posted August 25, 2017 at 9:33 am

It was a fear of many a straphanger that came true on Tuesday night at the Second Avenue subway station. Forty-nine-year-old Kamala Shrestha was standing on the northbound F train platform after a day’s work at Think Pink Nails salon, when an unidentified man approached from behind and shoved her onto the tracks. Were it […]

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