Tompkins Square Park

‘May Day’ Punk Matinee at Tompkins Square Park [PHOTOS]

Posted May 3, 2018 at 5:04 am

Last Sunday was the May Day punk matinee at Tompkins Square Park. Alphabet City denizen and photographer Destiny Mata and Joe Richie were both in attendance. They sent in the following dispatch. On April 29, the punx had their May Day, in the great tradition of Tompkins Square Park Sunday Matinees. Keeping with the spirit […]

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Electeds Hosting ‘Lower East Side Rally Against Hate’ Tonight in Tompkins Square Park

Posted January 30, 2017 at 10:13 am

In case you’re fuming over, among other things, Fuhrer Trump’s executive orders – and overall presence in the Oval Office – there’s another protest rally planned on the Lower East Side for later tonight. Per the Facebook invite: SAVE THE DATE! “Lower East Side Rally Against Hate” Tompkins Square Park – You can enter on […]

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Hanksy Plans ‘Dump Trump’ Rally on March 12

Last modified March 1, 2016 at 7:56 am

Already name-checked by the Donald himself, street artist Hanksy is continuing the anti-Trump momentum. He’s bringing the wildly popular “dump trump” mural-mantra back home after road trips to New Hampshire and South Carolina during the respective Republican primaries. Indeed. As part of the so-called “Dump Across America” initiative, Hanksy just dropped word of a hometown […]

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MulchFest is Back, So Start Hauling Out Those Christmas Trees

Posted January 5, 2015 at 10:02 am

Nothing is a bigger pain in the ass than figuring out how to get rid of your deader-than-dead Fraser Fir after the holidays. But as a result of last year’s MulchFest success, the NYC Department of Parks & Recreation, the NYC Department of Sanitation, and GreeNYC are giving New Yorkers an easy out again this year for disposing of their Christmas trees – […]

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Revisiting Rachel Amodeo’s East Village Classic ‘What About Me’ [INTERVIEW]

Posted December 19, 2014 at 10:30 am

I don’t know about you, but every time I find out about a movie that was filmed in the East Village circa NOT present day, I get super excited. I revel in the unique gritty history, and how the streets were not littered with a Starbucks and ::insert generic Bank name here:: every other step. That’s […]

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Here’s Your First Look at Drug-Infused Drama ‘Straight Outta Tompkins’ [VIDEO]

Posted November 7, 2014 at 6:07 am

Zephyr Benson, a graduate of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts in Filmmaking, is gearing up for the release of his first film, Straight Outta Tompkins. The indie crime drama is inspired by Benson’s own upbringing, of teenage years under the influence of Heroin. And he’s only twenty-one. Much of the movie was shot in […]

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The General Slocum or How My Great Grandmother Missed the Boat [HISTORY]

Last modified June 12, 2014 at 12:05 pm

With June 15 being the 110th anniversary of the sinking of the PS General Slocum in the East River, I thought it appropriate to share a personal snippet about a young Lower East Side girl who “missed the boat,” so to speak. The story of the General Slocum passenger boat is certainly a sad one, […]

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Frank O’Hara Commemorative Plaque To Be Unveiled Today

Posted June 10, 2014 at 6:08 am

Today (June 10), The Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation and Two Boots will honor poet Frank O’Hara with a plaque outside his former residence at 441 East 9th Street at 6pm. O’Hara—a longtime East Villager whose life was tragically cut short at age 40 after a car accident on Fire Island in 1966—resided at […]

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‘Unlock Iran’ Prisoners Displayed at Tompkins Square Park

Last modified February 21, 2014 at 3:13 pm

Tompkins Square Park is being used a canvas to open up a dialogue about human rights, particularly regarding Iranian prisoners. ‘Unlock Iran’ is a collaborative visual by Inside Out Project and  the folks from Iran Human Rights Documentation Center (IHRDC). It pairs with the IHRDC’s fervent digital campaign that hopes to draw worldwide awareness through discussion about such […]

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Reminiscing About Jackie Curtis and the Old East Village with Filmmaker Craig Highberger [INTERVIEW]

Last modified March 23, 2014 at 1:45 pm

The Lower East Side is famous for sprouting some pretty amazing people. Jackie Curtis, well known as a Warhol superstar, is one of them, and I recently had the opportunity to interview a very close friend of his, filmmaker Craig Highberger. He was a confidant who documented Curtis’ life for more than 30 years. What […]

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