A lost and found rummage sale at the Parkside Lounge tomorrow (Sunday!)

This Sunday (Feb. 5!), the Parkside Lounge is hosting a rummage sale, featuring items that have been left in the bar's lost-and-found the past year as well as items from your "favorite staff." The sale will also feature some local merchants, such as the East Village Vintage … | Continue reading


@evgrieve.com | 18 hours ago

Suspect who allegedly assaulted Ray outside Ray's Candy Story has been arrested

The 9th Precinct this morning announced that an arrest has been made in the assault of Ray Alvarez, the 90-year-old owner of Ray's Candy Store.  Today we informed Ray that we identified and apprehended the perpetrator responsible for this heinous crime. Special thanks to War … | Continue reading


@evgrieve.com | 1 day ago

Saturday's opening shot

Early morning on St. Mark's Place between First Avenue and Second Avenue... sunny and 7 degrees, with a feels-like temp of -9. High of 26 today with more seasonable 2023 temps in the 40s returning tomorrow, per the weather people. | Continue reading


@evgrieve.com | 1 day ago

'Everybody' wants some

 Bass Drum of Death's fifth full-length release, Say I Won't, is out now on Fat Possum Records. The above video is for "Everybody's Gonna Be There."BDOD leader John Barrett, along with his band, his brother Jim and Ian Kirkpatrick, will be one L-train stop away at the … | Continue reading


@evgrieve.com | 1 day ago

An update on Ray

Many people have been asking about Ray after the assault outside Ray's Candy Store, 113 Avenue A, early Tuesday morning. As previously reported, a man allegedly swung a belt with a rock attached to it, striking Ray in the left side of the face and knocking the 90-year-old st … | Continue reading


@evgrieve.com | 1 day ago

City removes curbside dining structure from outside AO Bowl on St. Mark's Place

Reps from the DOT and Department of Sanitation removed the small curbside dining space from outside the shuttered AO Bowl at 82 St. Mark's Place just west of First Avenue. (Thank you @pixelkeg for the pic!) The dining structure was nestled between two that are still in use a … | Continue reading


@evgrieve.com | 1 day ago

Why this East Village writer is on an apology tour

Photos and text by Stacie Joy I was able to catch up the other day with longtime East Village-based writer Majorie Ingall.She and Susan McCarthy recently (Jan. 10) released a new non-fiction book, "Sorry, Sorry, Sorry: The Case for Good Apologies." (The book is a result of all th … | Continue reading


@evgrieve.com | 1 day ago

Thursday's parting shot

Photo by Peter Brownscombe A scene from today outside Ray's Candy Store at 113 Avenue A as the news spread that the 90-year-old Ray and his employee Gabe were assaulted early Tuesday morning outside the shop. (Story here.) As previously reported, a man struck Ray with what ha … | Continue reading


@evgrieve.com | 2 days ago

Early morning assault outside Ray's Candy Store leaves Ray with a black eye and facial wounds

Photos by Lola Sáenz Word is circulating about an assault outside Ray's Candy Store that left Ray Alvarez, the shop's 90-year-old proprietor, with a black eye and a gash on his temple.Here's what we've been told via several sources: Early Tuesday on the overnight … | Continue reading


@evgrieve.com | 3 days ago

What's going on with Pop's Eat-Rite on St. Mark's Place

Workers recently removed the Pop's Eat-Rite signage outside 123 St. Mark's Place. The quick-serve plant-based burger joint had been closed of late, prompting queries from several EVG readers. So we reached out to Robert Ceraso, owner and creative director of the Endless … | Continue reading


@evgrieve.com | 3 days ago

Det. Jamie Hernandez honored after 34 years with the 9th Precinct

Photos by Stacie Joy Yesterday morning, East Village and NYPD community members came together to honor Det. Jamie Hernandez, who was retiring after 34 years at the 9th Precinct. Hernandez, who headed up Community Affairs, took part in a walkout ceremony at the station house on F … | Continue reading


@evgrieve.com | 3 days ago

Wednesday's opening shot

It flurried! A little, very little. (Why we'd even mention this.) ... Seventh Street outside Tompkins Square Park this morning... | Continue reading


@evgrieve.com | 4 days ago

Packing up Café Cortadito

Café Cortadito has closed its doors at 210 E. Third St., just east of Avenue B, after service this past Saturday. As we first reported, Ricardo Arias and Patricia Valencia, the husband-and-wife owners of the popular Cuban restaurant, were facing a rent hike from $8,000 to $15,00 … | Continue reading


@evgrieve.com | 4 days ago

280 E. Houston St. prepped for new building construction

Workers have extended the plywood and set up a construction zone along 280 E. Houston St., where a new 11-story building will rise here between Avenue A and Avenue B. For the foreseeable future, pedestrians and cyclists will both be using the roadway to pass this property... T … | Continue reading


@evgrieve.com | 4 days ago

Openings: Bobby’s Night Out on Avenue C

Bobby's Night Out recently debuted on the NW corner of Avenue C and Ninth Street. East Village resident Bobby Gonzales is behind the establishment, which he described as "Tavern-style but more of a bar with great food." The menu includes a variety of tacos and burritos, incl … | Continue reading


@evgrieve.com | 4 days ago

Tuesday's parting boots

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@evgrieve.com | 4 days ago

6 posts from January

A mini month in review... • Soul mates: Meet the members of East Village-based band Sauce City (Jan. 21) • Report: The Regal Union Square multiplex to close after bankruptcy filing (Jan. 19) •  The remaining structure of the fire-damaged Middle Collegiate Church will be demolish … | Continue reading


@evgrieve.com | 4 days ago

Report: The former Charas/P.S. 64 is headed to auction this March

After another round of legal rulings, the former P.S. 64/Charas/El Bohio Community Center is headed to a foreclosure auction in March. According to The Real Deal, a court-appointed referee last week set an auction for the property at the Hilton New York Midtown Fifth Avenue on M … | Continue reading


@evgrieve.com | 5 days ago

Honoring Det. Jamie Hernandez after 34 years of service to the East Village

Photos by StevenAfter 34 years with the 9th Precinct, the East Village community is bidding farewell this morning to Jaime Hernandez, detective first grade who heads up Community Affairs here.This morning at 11, Hernandez is taking part in a walkout ceremony at the station house … | Continue reading


@evgrieve.com | 5 days ago

Fire shutters the recently opened Gjelina on Bond Street

A fire yesterday just before noon has temporarily shuttered Gjelina, a popular L.A. import that just opened at the start of 2023 at 45 Bond St. The FDNY responded to a report of a fire here between the Bowery and Lafayette around 11:30 a.m.According to the @FDNYalerts account, t … | Continue reading


@evgrieve.com | 5 days ago

Signage alert: Saint Pizza on Avenue B

Photo by Stacie JoySignage arrived last week for Saint Pizza at 223 Avenue B between 13th Street and 14th Street.We mentioned last month that a pizzeria was taking over the former Subway (sandwich shop) here.Hopefully, it will offer a solid slice/pie for after a visit to Mona … | Continue reading


@evgrieve.com | 5 days ago

Monday's parting shot

From a sold-out Webster Hall on 11th Street, the first night of the co-headlining tour with the Charlatans and Ride... at Brooklyn Steel tomorrow (1/31) if you like. | Continue reading


@evgrieve.com | 5 days ago

Another call to unlock the restrooms in Tompkins Square Park

Photos by Stacie Joy The public restrooms remain closed to the public in Tompkins Square Park. We've seen various homemade signs about reopening the restrooms here since the Parks Department locked them up in early November. Today, Jimmy was taking up the cause... Parks offi … | Continue reading


@evgrieve.com | 5 days ago

A youthful exchange of ideas with Dr. Cornel West at Performance Space New York

Photos and reporting by Daniel Efram This past Saturday afternoon, Dr. Cornel West gave an interactive talk with children and their families for Performance Space New York's ongoing "We the Youth — Keith Haring Lecture Series" about ideas and social issues that are often left … | Continue reading


@evgrieve.com | 5 days ago

Signage alert: O'Flaherty's on Avenue A

Photos Friday by Stacie Joy Signage and a sidewalk awning arrived Friday for the new home of O'Flaherty's, the art gallery coming to 44 Avenue A at Third Street... As we first reported, artist-curator Jamian Juliano-Villani was moving her gallery into this space after a … | Continue reading


@evgrieve.com | 6 days ago

Openings: Gen Korean BBQ House

Gen Korean BBQ House opened earlier this month on the SW corner of Third Avenue and 14th Street. (First mentioned here.) The California-based brand has has a few dozen locations out west. This is the first East Coast outpost.With daily hours of 11 a.m. to 4 a.m., Gen Korean BBQ H … | Continue reading


@evgrieve.com | 6 days ago

The return of 99-cent pizza?!

Signage is up for a 99-cent pizza spot at 418 E. 14th St. just east of First Avenue along a stretch known for street vendors selling items of dubious quality and origins. If this price holds, then it would mark the return of a 99-cent pizza joint. Thanks to inflationary food cost … | Continue reading


@evgrieve.com | 6 days ago

Week in Grieview

Posts this past week included (with a good-boy photo by Derek Berg) ... • Indictment announced against suspect who allegedly murdered James Cunningham on Avenue A last month (Friday) • RIP Tom Verlaine (Saturday) • La Mama to celebrate the reopening of its renovated home at 74A … | Continue reading


@evgrieve.com | 6 days ago

City removes the curbside dining space at Eros on 2nd Avenue and 5th Street

This a follow-up to a post from Jan. 15... on Friday morning, the city removed the curbside dining structure from the Fifth Street side of Eros on the NE corner of Second Avenue. (Thank you, Eden, for the tip!) On Jan. 10, the Department of Transportation issued a "Termination" n … | Continue reading


@evgrieve.com | 6 days ago

Sunday's opening shot

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@evgrieve.com | 6 days ago

RIP Tom Verlaine

 Tom Verlaine, guitarist, frontman and co-founder of Television, one of the most influential acts of the CBGB scene in the late 1970s, died today after a short illness. He was 73. Per The Wall Street Journal: "Despite its modest sales, Television laid a sonic foundation for decad … | Continue reading


@evgrieve.com | 7 days ago

EVG Etc.: Protests over the killing of Tyre Nichols; reaction to the Mayor's state of the city address

• Local leaders react to Tyre Nichols video (NBC New York) ... Protestors rally in NYC (Gothamist) ... Justice Ride for Tyre Nichols today — meet up at Union Square 2:30 p.m. (@StreetRidersNYC) • Highlighting the Mayor's state of the city address (The Times ... The City ... … | Continue reading


@evgrieve.com | 7 days ago

Saturday's opening shot

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@evgrieve.com | 7 days ago

Friday's parting shot

Queen Dolly Parton arrived this week on First Avenue between Ninth Street and 10th Street... courtesy of Captain Eyeliner... | Continue reading


@evgrieve.com | 8 days ago

'Steel' breeze

 Food for Worms, the new record from Shame, comes out on Feb. 24... the video here is for the first single, "Fingers of Steel." And you can see Shame live at Warsaw on Driggs Avenue on May 14. | Continue reading


@evgrieve.com | 8 days ago

Indictment announced against suspect who allegedly murdered James Cunningham on Avenue A last month

A memorial for James Cunningham on Avenue A Manhattan DA Alvin Bragg yesterday announced the indictment of Roland Codrington, who's accused of stabbing and killing two men last month in two separate incidents, including 51-year-old James Cunningham on Avenue A on Dec. 19. Her … | Continue reading


@evgrieve.com | 9 days ago

Reminders: Crossroads Trading opens TODAY on 2nd Avenue

Photos Wednesday evening by StevenICYMI, a seemingly rare retail debut — Crossroads Trading opens today at 122 Second Ave. between Seventh Street and St. Mark's Place. As we reported back in September, the buy-sell-trade-consign retailer for men's and women's clothing … | Continue reading


@evgrieve.com | 9 days ago

The Marshal has seized KC Gourmet Empanadas on Avenue B

Photos last night by Stacie Joy A tipster pointed out earlier this week that KC Gourmet Empanadas has not been open lately here at 38 Avenue B between Third Street and Fourth Street. And yesterday, a notice arrived on the front door showing that the Marshal paid a visit, and the … | Continue reading


@evgrieve.com | 9 days ago

Thursday's parting shot

Reader-submitted photo from Sixth Street tonight... between Avenue A and First Avenue in case you want to do a rescue. (I already have 12 of each in my apt, otherwise...) | Continue reading


@evgrieve.com | 9 days ago

This afternoon in signage updates

Pinch interrupts our afternoon programming to let us know that new (and additional!) signage is going up now on the NW corner of 14th Street and First Avenue for Empanada Mama... The quick-serve Empanada Mama location opened for business here in October. Despite a few stools ins … | Continue reading


@evgrieve.com | 9 days ago

The former Charas/P.S. 64 is nearly all sealed up as it awaits its fate

Photos Tuesday by Stacie Joy The construction team sealing up the former P.S. 64/Charas/El Bohio Community Center is wrapping up their work over the next few days. As The Village Voice previously pointed out, "the work is being performed under an Immediate Emergency Declaration, … | Continue reading


@evgrieve.com | 10 days ago

Reader report: Toasted Deli has not been open lately

Several readers have said that Toasted Deli has closed at 105 E. Ninth St. between Third Avenue and Fourth Avenue. The gate has been down during the usual business hours of late... and the phone is not in service. The deli, which offered a wide variety of sandwiches and wraps, o … | Continue reading


@evgrieve.com | 10 days ago

Papered windows at 101 Avenue A, the incoming home of cafe-bar-music venue Baker Falls

A reader inquired about the papered-up windows at 101 Avenue A between Sixth Street and Seventh Street.ICYMI from our post on Nov. 28: Baker Falls is an ambitious new project that combines an all-day cafe, bar and live music via the Knitting Factory brand at the former Pyramid C … | Continue reading


@evgrieve.com | 10 days ago

Openings: the Office of Mr. Moto on St. Mark's Place

The Office of Mr. Moto is an omakase speakeasy-style restaurant now offering two evening seatings at 120 St. Mark's Place between Avenue A and First Avenue. And there is some detective work to take part in before dinner via the fictional master of ceremonies, Mr. Moto, "a gou … | Continue reading


@evgrieve.com | 10 days ago

Wednesday's parting shots

Photos by Steven As seen today on the west side of First Avenue between 11th Street and 12th Street... workers prepping new tree wells for — new trees!... You can follow this link to request a street tree on your block. | Continue reading


@evgrieve.com | 10 days ago

Divine trash

Finally spotted one of the Department of Sanitation's Trucks of Art trucks out in the wild this morning on Astor Place/Cooper Square... The city unveiled the trucks in late October. Timothy Goodman, a Greenwich Village-based artist, designer and author, painted this one. | Continue reading


@evgrieve.com | 10 days ago

Will it ever snow again?

We posted this photo from Avenue A and Fourth Street circa January 2010 on Instagram the other day (we left out the D on Food in the original shot — Key Foo!). And several people reminisced about when it used to snow in NYC in January. For awhile it looked as if we might get at … | Continue reading


@evgrieve.com | 11 days ago

About the 'Kim's Video' doc, which made its debut at the Sundance Film Festival

One-time East Village staple Kim's Video is enjoying a renaissance of sorts thanks to a new documentary that just debuted at the Sundance Film Festival.Some background: After the multi-level Mondo Kim's closed at 6 St. Mark's Place between Second Avenue and Third Aven … | Continue reading


@evgrieve.com | 11 days ago