Greenwich Village

Feel Good Friday: Beastie Boys

Last modified June 27, 2012 at 1:54 am

It’s Friday. What’s the time? It’s time to buy ale! Beastie Boys – “Hold it Now, Hit It” (1986)

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New Ad Mural for Village Chess Shop

Last modified June 27, 2012 at 2:19 am

For nearly 80 years, various vendors utilized 234 Thompson Street to cater to the neighborhood; the latest incarnation was Thompson Street News.  It shuttered in December 2006 amidst neighborhood outcry, and has since remained quietly vacant.  Indeed, the last semblance of activity was the placement of a sign which read, “save our newsstand, save our […]

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Street Memorials to Eugene Marshalik and Nicholas Pekearo

Posted March 17, 2010 at 6:18 am

Exactly one year ago, the city dedicated the corner of Sullivan and Bleecker Streets to two fallen auxiliary police officers – Eugene Marshalik and Nicholas Pekearo. Both men were gunned down in March 2007 while in pursuit of a murder suspect running up MacDougal Street.  The perp had just murdered an employee at the now-defunct Demarco’s […]

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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Aurora at 185 Bleecker is Out of Business

Posted February 18, 2010 at 6:19 am

Aurora, the trinket-slash-old-school-boutique shop at 185 Bleecker Street is out of business.  In fact, if the notice attached to the window is any indication, the self-proclaimed “fabulous boutique” was legally possessed by the Marshal’s Office on February 9.

Jonesin for Great Jones Street

Posted January 7, 2010 at 6:18 am

Pinpointing the exact etymology of certain words or phrases in the parlance of our time (to quote Big Lebowski) is a difficult task.  Indeed, much like a complicated game of telephone, explanations often change over time.  But some stick.  Take, for instance, the use of the verb “Jonesin.”  According to Urban Dictionary, Jonesin is  “a […]

New Supports at 178 Bleecker

Posted January 6, 2010 at 6:18 am

There is finally some movement to report at the recently-demolished 178 Bleecker Street.  For the better part of six months, the site had been left for dead, with the only sign of life being leftover wooden joists.  But the delay was not without reason.  Indeed, at the behest of the community, the DOB halted all […]

Coming Soon: Amity Hall at 80 West 3rd Street

Posted November 10, 2009 at 6:18 am

From the owners who brought you, among others places, Stout, F.A.T.S., and Half Pint, comes another Greenwich Village watering hole.  Amity Hall is a self-proclaimed beer hall at 80 West 3rd Street, which, according to the teaser on their official website, should open rather soon.  Signs in the newspapered windows confirm it.  We caught an […]

President Obama Eating Lunch in the Village

Last modified September 14, 2009 at 1:11 pm

After speaking at Federal Hall earlier this morning, President Obama decided to eat lunch in the Village.  Only problem now is navigating all the streets in the immediate vicinity.  The whole area is on lockdown with hordes of police officers and Secret Service in tow.  Word has it he’s dining at Blue Hill.  UPDATE: According […]

178 Bleecker a Distant Memory

Posted August 12, 2009 at 6:09 am

Magic Shoes and 178 Bleecker Street are now, together, nothing more than a distant memory.  The five-story row house is officially eradicated from its century-old (est. 1861) position between Sullivan and MacDougal Streets.  For this brief moment, after demolition but before construction, the trees in the back courtyard are clearly visible from the street.  Have […]