Avenue C

The Ten-Story Development Now Atop the East Village’s Last Gas Station

Posted August 21, 2019 at 5:07 am

It was the neighborhood’s last gas station to shutter. Now, it’s a ten-story luxury development. Foundation was first poured for 11 Avenue C way back in December 2016. The timeline upon its conception two years earlier was a fourteen-month construction period. As of this week, the superstructure is pretty much topped out. Rotwein + Blake […]

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‘San Loco’ Eyes East Village Return

Posted April 30, 2019 at 5:10 am

It was two years ago that an exorbitant rent hike forced the original San Loco from their East Village perch after a three-decade run on Second Avenue. The larger sister restaurant remained on Stanton Street to pick up the slack; as did outer-borough locations (until recently). Now, the long-running “gringo mex” taqueria is more than […]

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Going Balls Deep at the 20th Annual Mr. Lower East Side Pageant [PHOTOS]

Posted March 26, 2019 at 5:01 am

Saturday night was of the utmost importance in the fashion world. But maybe you didn’t know it. Bedlam bar on Avenue C served as runway for the always entertaining, and oft-cringeworthy, twentieth annual Mr. Lower East Side Pageant (returned from exile), where contestants squared off in various categories like the one-minute talent competition, a swimsuit […]

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Mr. Lower East Side Pageant Celebrates 20 Years of Sweaty Debauchery

Posted March 11, 2019 at 5:03 am

Reverend Jen, the Troll Museum curator and self-proclaimed “Bob Barker of the Lower East Side,” is back home this month for the twentieth installation of the Mr. Lower East Side Pageant. It had spent the last couple years in exile. Nevertheless, the always raunchy event promises to be a sweaty, beer-soaked, shitshow. “It’s that time […]

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Clayton’s Corner: At the Loisaida Festival on Avenue C [PHOTOS]

Posted June 1, 2017 at 5:10 am

Once again this past Memorial Day, the Loisaida Festival was in full force taking over Ave C from 6th Street to 12th Street. The annual event – founded in 1987 – is a way to get a taste of Hispanic culture: food, dancing, music, and of course, the streets filled with the local Hispanic residents. […]

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Flood Lights on Avenue C These Days Akin to Supermax Prison, Locals Argue

Posted November 30, 2016 at 5:15 am

Alphabet City public housing along the FDR is lined with NYPD mobile flood lights. Just walk on by or travel southbound on the Drive and you’ll easily see the daylight-at-night conditions. It’s easily visible from blocks around. But what of the folks living in and around this area? One fed-up neighbor wrote to us about […]

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Monthly ‘Movies @ MoRUS’ Series Kicks Off Tonight

Posted February 18, 2016 at 11:12 am

Your Thursday night just got infinitely cooler, my friends. Starting this evening (February 18), the Museum of Reclaimed Urban Space (a.k.a. MoRUS) will host their Movies @ MoRUS series at 155 Avenue C. Going down every third Thursday of the month at 7pm, Movies @ MoRUS’ flick roster will showcase topics of social justice, political […]

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Reel to Reel: Somewhere Over the LES Rainbow

Posted January 7, 2016 at 10:24 am

The amount of talent that emerged from the Lower East Side throughout the decades is immeasurable. Astounding, really. We narrow it down to a handful of world-renowned songwriters and composers who hailed straight from the Lower. Of course, we had the Yiddish Broadway on 2nd Avenue; but did you know that, were it not for some […]

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Conviction Reached in Brutal Beating Death of Ruan Wen Hui Last Year

Last modified March 28, 2017 at 11:29 pm

Last week, justice came for the Hui family of Alphabet City. The man who killed 68-year-old Ruan Wen Hui in May 2014 was convicted and could likely pay dearly. Hui was a retired garment worker who lived on Avenue C and East Seventh Street with his wife. According to news reports at the time, he […]

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Adam Purple Memorial Planned for Saturday at LaPlaza Community Garden

Posted September 22, 2015 at 5:12 am

​Legendary guerrilla gardener Adam Purple died last week of a heart attack while biking across the Williamsburg Bridge. He was 84. Locals have since organized a memorial service for Mr. Purple, planned for Saturday evening (September 26) in Alphabet City. It’ll be held at the LaPlaza Cultural Community Garden at Avenue C and East 9th Street, […]

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