2nd Street

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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Google Maps on Peretz Square

Posted April 15, 2010 at 6:33 am

As it happens, the all-knowing Google, Inc. is not 100% infallible. In doing some research earlier this week, we came across an embarrassing spelling error on a Google Map of the neighborhood.

Early Edition: April 7

Last modified June 27, 2012 at 1:05 am

[Photo: Rob Carmona]

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A City Is in Alphabet City

Posted March 31, 2010 at 6:26 am

A City Is is a cool book of New York City-centric poems geared toward young children. Written by Norman Rosten and illustrated by Melanie Hope Greenberg, the pages feature cartoonified depictions of various neighborhoods and landmarks.

Landmarks Preservation Commission to Hear Proposal for Russian Orthodox Cathedral

Posted March 23, 2010 at 6:18 am

Later this morning, at approximately 10:50 am, the Landmarks Preservation Commission will hold a public hearing regarding the proposal to landmark the Russian Orthodox Cathedral of the Holy Virgin Protection at 59 East Second Street. It will take place in the LPC Hearing Room in the Municipal Building, One Centre Street (at Chambers Street), 9th […]

Weekend Edition: March 21

Last modified June 27, 2012 at 1:12 am

[Photo via ibexclusive]

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Early Edition: March 11

Last modified June 27, 2012 at 1:06 am

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The Yellow Submarine Spotted on Second Street [Video]

Last modified June 27, 2012 at 2:19 am

We’ve walked past the blue ocean-themed mural on East Second Street many times, but for whatever reason, only just spotted the Yellow Submarine amidst the aquatic art.

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Russian Orthodox Cathedral Considered for Landmarking

Posted March 9, 2010 at 6:13 am

In an email blast from the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation (GVSHP), Andrew Berman reports that the Landmarks Preservation Commission finally set a date to hear the proposal for the Russian Orthodox Cathedral on East Second Street.  Date of the hearing is slated for Tuesday, March 23.