Pike Street Median Under Construction

Posted October 6, 2010 at 6:12 am

The Boulevard Pilot Project, which began last year along Allen Street, is now entering the next phase of development [PDF].  In the last couple weeks, DOT personnel mobilized and broke ground further south on the Pike Street corridor. Part of Mayor Mike’s PlaNYC initiative, this pedestrian-friendly program aims to increase safety and expand community space […]

City Hall to Charge for Film Permits

Last modified June 27, 2012 at 1:36 am

Since New York City established a film office back in 1966, obtaining permits for filming purposes has been free of charge.  But all that is changing, thanks to Mayor Bloomberg.  In a move to help alleviate budget woes, City Hall will now charge a onetime $300 fee per production, irrespective of the number of shoot […]

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The Mayor of Upper Orchard Street

Posted March 3, 2010 at 6:18 am

You probably know Nathan.  If your daily travels bring you past the corner of Orchard and East Houston, chances are you’ve encountered the man.  He’s a true neighborhood character who lives on the green benches outside American Apparel.  Just the other day, we sat down with Nathan to have a candid discussion about his relationship […]

Bloomberg, Oy Vey

Posted July 23, 2009 at 8:24 am

Anti-Bloomberg sentiment remains a vibrant part of downtown graffiti.  We stumbled upon this Shepard Fairey-inspired sticker pasted to the sidewalk fence of Desalvio Playground on Spring Street.  Oy vey just sums it up perfectly.

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The Mayor in Action

Last modified July 12, 2009 at 11:44 pm

Judging Bloomy through the lens of an eighties classic – mayor in action or mayor inaction? Just make sure you don’t ask him about term limits!

Mayoral Race

Posted May 8, 2009 at 8:29 am

Is it still too late for us to enter the mayoral race? As seen at the corner of Bleecker and MacDougal. Bowery Boogie for mayor!