East Village

‘OPEN’ Light Art Installation Enlivens East Village Storefronts

Posted September 11, 2020 at 5:06 am

While the city slowly reopens, we continue searching for signs of creativity returning to the neighborhood. It turns out we’re not the only ones who wanted to see something uplifting on our streets. “OPEN,” a series of temporary light art installations, will be occupying eight storefronts in the East Village starting tomorrow. Visitors are invited […]

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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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You Have Until Saturday to See ‘The Girl Who Handcuffed Houdini’

Posted November 5, 2018 at 5:09 am

You had us at Houdini. Throw in a séance, a water tank, and a disputed death, and we were completely hooked. We were already longtime fans of artist, writer and producer Cynthia von Buhler’s work (The Speakeasy Dollhouse: The Bloody Beginning, The Brothers Booth, The Illuminati Ball), so when we heard that her latest immersive […]

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Penny Arcade’s ‘Bitch! Dyke! Faghag! Whore!’ Returns to the Lower East Side

Posted May 16, 2018 at 5:10 am

She’s often considered one of the creators of performance art (to which she has jokingly said, “I’m sorry”). Arising a handful of decades ago from the raw and creative Lower East Side, Penny Arcade’s shows, as she takes on the world around us, are honest, insightful, hilarious, emotional, brilliant and unapologetic. Arcade recently brought one […]

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Downtown Comes Uptown: Visiting the ‘Club 57’ Exhibit at MoMA

Last modified November 6, 2017 at 4:54 pm

The East Village of the late ’70s and early ’80s never ceases to fascinate. Maybe it’s because that was the era when downtown New York really felt like a separate city, filled with struggling artists and performers who were more interested in making their art than in getting famous. It was a time when people […]

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Sampling the Lost Cuisine Found in ‘The German Jewish Cookbook’

Posted September 21, 2017 at 5:16 am

In our current food-obsessed culture – especially in places like New York City – it seems that we are global food citizens. We have easy access to an endless variety of restaurants and specialty food stores, which enable us to explore foods from all over the world. And we can easily watch a multitude of […]

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Bakerita Café Now Serving up Pastries in the East Village

Posted November 7, 2016 at 9:33 am

If you’ve been to Bakeri in Williamsburg or Greenpoint, you now have a local outpost. Bakerita, their East Village spinoff, recently opened on East 6th Street. Known for its homemade breads and pastries, they are also serving Counter Culture coffee. We spoke with Manager Catherine Stack, who has been with Bakeri since its beginning in 2009. […]

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Revisiting the ‘Rebel Cultures’ Photographed by Janette Beckman [RECAP]

Posted September 23, 2016 at 5:06 am

Our regular readers know that we love to cover the early punk, new wave and hip hop music scenes in New York City. Most people who were around during the early days, were also obsessed with the bands coming out of the UK. This reporter remembers going to East Village record stores (remember when there […]

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Making History at Night with Photographer David Godlis [RECAP]

Last modified September 21, 2016 at 5:15 pm

Growing up in NYC in the 1970s, the images of the music scene inside, outside, and around CBGBs, are permanently imprinted on this reporter’s mind. But for those of you who weren’t there (or for the many of you who were, and maybe due to some illegal substances, really don’t remember much of it), be […]

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St. Marks Is Dead: Upcoming Events

Posted December 7, 2015 at 11:45 am

Anarchists. Beatniks. Hippies. Punks. Revolutionaries. Our kind of people. Those who made it to New York City, most likely logged many hours on St. Marks Place. One of our favorite new books, St. Marks Is Dead: The Many Lives of America’s Hippest Street, traces three blocks through more than three hundred years. Starting with the […]

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