Sixth Avenue

3 Sheets Saloon to Replace Town Tavern

Last modified November 1, 2010 at 12:14 am

Last month, the Town Tavern at 134 West Third Street closed for renovations.  At the time, flyers in its windows indicated that the frat-hole would soon re-open under new management. But, more specifically, that the re-christened bar would become part of the NYC Best Bars empire (Down the Hatch, Off the Wagon, 13th Step).  Thanks […]

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McDonald’s PlayPlace on Sixth Avenue Dismantled

Posted June 11, 2010 at 6:25 am

The behemoth McDonald’s outpost at the corner of West Third Street and Sixth Avenue is undergoing a playground change. A McChange, as it were.  Yesterday afternoon, a pair of handymen dismantled the entire fenced-in playground with saws and other assorted machinery.

West 4th Newsstand Revived

Posted June 11, 2010 at 6:18 am

Defying the odds, the unique corner newsstand at the junction of West Third and Sixth Avenue was revived earlier this week.  For a little over a year, the green box had fallen into disrepair, papered with stickers, flyers, and the like.  But now it’s back, having dodged the Cemusa glass bullet.

Joe Jr.’s Lives

Posted April 28, 2010 at 6:19 am

Nigh on a year since closing its doors forever, city folk are still mourning the loss of Joe Jr.’s at 482 Sixth Avenue.  All the last-ditch efforts to save the greasy spoon – Facebook pages and fan sites – ultimately proved ineffective.  And we are still left with a decrepit eyesore of what once was; no […]

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Ugly Betty Filming on Sixth Avenue

Last modified June 27, 2012 at 1:35 am

The end of the road is near for the sitcom Ugly Betty, currently in its fourth season.  Back in January, the Emmy Award-winning show was canceled amidst lackluster ratings.  However, last-minute filming is still necessary to complete the final handful of episodes.

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Mr. Tambourine Man Filming on West 3rd Street

Last modified June 27, 2012 at 1:35 am

Throughout the day today, a new movie called Mr. Tambourine Man will fittingly be filming in Bob Dylan’s old Greenwich Village stomping grounds.  Based on the placement of requisite “no parking” signs and traffic cones, crews will likely set up on West Third Street, just east of Sixth Avenue.

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Yes, Diesel is Stupid

Last modified March 11, 2010 at 11:05 am

Diesel’s latest ad campaign continues to ruffle feathers around town. Especially in the West 4th subway station, where efforts to sabotage their “Be Stupid” promos have transpired for weeks.

Soup Man Operating Out of Tasti D-Lite

Posted February 8, 2010 at 6:17 am

Soup and ice cream is an odd marriage of foods, but that’s not stopping Tasti D-Lite from diversifying its offerings.  For the last couple months, the Soup Man (nay Nazi) franchise popularized by Seinfeld has been operating out of the 190 Bleecker Street outpost.

Steven van Zandt on Fourth Street

Posted September 9, 2009 at 6:28 am

We were walking along West Fourth Street yesterday when a stout, bandanna-wearing man passed us on the right.  He was in quite a rush, holding a leather jacket in one hand and a cell phone in the other.  After a double-take, we realized he was none other than Steven van Zandt.  Little Steven. Miami Steve.  […]

Blake Griffin at The Cage

Last modified June 27, 2012 at 1:38 am

Early yesterday afternoon, Sooner superstar Blake Griffin was spotted at the Cage near West Fourth Street. Dressed in a Subway jersey and towering above all other players on the court, his presence appeared to be little more than a public relations stunt to announce this most recent endorsement. Indeed, in his own words: Glad to […]

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