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Clearing Out the Amato Opera on the Bowery

Posted May 2, 2011 at 6:28 am

The longstanding Amato Opera was cleared out Saturday afternoon. See the carnage after the jump!

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New Toynbee Tile on Second Avenue

Posted April 25, 2011 at 6:18 am

It had been awhile since we last spotted a fresh street stamp near Bowery and Spring. Now the drought ends.

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Art

GLOB Holiday Bloodwrestling at Double Down Saloon

Posted April 23, 2011 at 12:52 pm

What better way to celebrate the coinciding holidays of Passover and Easter than with some grade-A, R-rated fun?

Love and Heartbreak at an East Village Crosswalk

Posted February 4, 2011 at 6:09 am

Here’s another crossing signal manipulation to report. Love is in the air.

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Sutra to Host DJ Kool Herc Fundraiser Tonight

Last modified February 1, 2011 at 10:21 am

In a swift show of support to the sickly hip hop pioneer, East Village nightclub Sutra is holding a fundraiser tonight.

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Weekend Edition: January 2

Last modified June 27, 2012 at 1:11 am

[Photo Credit: Anthony Palatta]

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Today in 2003: Joey Ramone Place Dedicated

Last modified June 27, 2012 at 2:01 am

The street sign is one of the most sought after in the city. Joey Ramone Place at the corner of Bowery and Second Street, now just a stone’s throw from Peels, where you can order his eponymous cocktail.  Since 2003, the green marker has been stolen a whopping four times, prompting the Department of Transportation […]

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The East Village Bomb Scare News Roundup

Posted October 12, 2010 at 8:22 am

Yesterday morning, the East Village began the Columbus Day holiday with a belated bomb scare. Eight sticks of C4 explosives were discovered inside the New York City Marble Cemetery on Second Street, between First and Second Avenues.  The explosives had reportedly been buried there for years. Herewith is a cheat-sheet roundup of the ongoing story […]

Chico’s John Lennon Mural Erased

Last modified June 27, 2012 at 2:18 am

This wound cuts pretty deep. In the wake of Mark David Chapman’s recent parole hearing postponement, coincidentally, Chico’s John Lennon mural at 9 Avenue B has vanished.  Definitely one of the best pieces in his vast body of work. Instead, we are now left with drab brown paint.

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Chalkboard Wisdom: Lil’ Frankie’s

Last modified June 27, 2012 at 1:16 am

It appears that Lil’ Frankie’s on First Avenue will give you a “bro job” if you stay for pizza.  Thanks to Vanessa for sending along the photo. Have you spotted other funny chalkboard sayings around the neighborhood?  Send us your pictures so we can feature in our Chalkboard Wisdom series!

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