An update from G's Cheesesteaks, opening May 1 on Avenue B and Houston

Photo and reporting by Stacie JoyRenovations continue inside the storefront at 6 Avenue B on the NW corner at Houston.As previously reported, this will be home to an outpost of G's Cheesesteaks. I ran into owner Giacomo Pisano (above) the other day. He said they'll be ope … | Continue reading


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Architectural sculpture digest: A look at some unique 'Houses and Hotels' at O’Flaherty's

Photos and reporting by Stacie Joy Longtime East Village resident Donna Dennis, part of the architectural sculpture movement of the early 1970s, is the subject of a new solo show at O’Flaherty's, 44 Avenue A at Third Street. "Houses and Hotels" spotlights a selection of the early … | Continue reading


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1 year after building fire, A&C Kitchen grandly reopens on Avenue C

Photos and reporting by Stacie JoyGreat news for fans of A&C Kitchen — the longtime quick-serve and affordable Chinese restaurant reopened yesterday at 136 Avenue C after more than a year on the sidelines. (H/T Ryan John Lee for the first tip.)Mr. Li, who has owned the business f … | Continue reading


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A familiar face returns to Key Food

Photos and reporting by Stacie Joy We were surprised to see a familiar employee face this week at Key Food. After a year of partial retirement, Arrman Mohammed returned to the supermarket on Avenue A and Fourth Street. Mohammed, a manager at Key Food, retired last April 29 after … | Continue reading


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Tuesday's parting shot

Photo by Steven A pleasant surprise late this afternoon in Tompkins Square Park... with a set by Pinc Louds. BTW, the band is at Knitting Factory at Bakers Falls on Avenue A this coming Saturday... | Continue reading


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Your faceless Charlie Brown mural update from 12th Street

The Faceless Charlie Brown(s) mural appears to be going, going ... here on the east-facing wall at 402 E. 12th St. near First Avenue.As noted, a crew here is working on the bricks, though we don't know the extent of the project.Jerkface created the wall-size mural back in the fal … | Continue reading


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The NYPL's archive of the legendary East Village Eye now available to the public

The New York Public Library's extensive archive of the East Village Eye is now processed and available to researchers. In February 2023, the NYPL acquired the East Village Eye archive from founder and editor Leonard Abrams. The collection consists of documents, manuscripts, artwo … | Continue reading


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Boris & Horton reopens on Avenue A

Boris & Horton returned to service yesterday on Avenue A. The business was closed for the previous 10-plus days for a deep clean, new AC installation, and reorganization following a successful crowdfunding and subscription plan that kept the city's first dog-friendly cafe (as wel … | Continue reading


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Openings: Nan Xiang Xiao Long Bao on St. Mark's Place

Top photo by William Klayer; 2nd photo by StevenNan Xiang Xiao Long Bao debuts today at 15 St. Mark's Place between Second Avenue and Third Avenue... (there was a private event last evening that included a ribbon-cutting ceremony for invited guests)... As previously noted, th … | Continue reading


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Openings: Not as Bitter brings the fresh fruit lattes to 10th Street

A new venture called Not as Bitter debuts today at 241 E. 10th St., just west of First Avenue. According to its website, the coffee shop specializes in coffee and lattes with fresh fruit. ("Yes, you heard that right. Fresh fruit, espresso, and milk? It's pretty darn unique if we … | Continue reading


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Awash in debt, Body Shop shuts down operations

Photos by Stacie Joy The Body Shop announced that its U.S. operations would shut down immediately. According to published reports, it filed for Chapter 7 insolvency on Saturday, under which assets are sold to clear debts.The outpost on Broadway at Astor Place was said to have clo … | Continue reading


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Good grief! Is this the end of the faceless Charlie Brown mural on 12th Street

From the tipline... a crew has been doing brick on the east-facing wall at 402 E. 12th St. near First Avenue.We didn't spot any work permits on file with the city, so we're unsure of the project's scope... and whether this might mean the end of the Faceless Charlie Brown(s) on a … | Continue reading


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Housing lottery underway for units in this new building on 10th Street

The lottery for the affordable housing units at the recently completed 351 E. 10th St. between Avenue B and Avenue C is open now.As previously reported, the long-empty lot yielded an 8-floor residential building featuring 28 residences, 11 of which are designated "affordable." Ho … | Continue reading


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Full reveal at 14 Avenue C, where the team behind The Commodore is opening a new outpost

The plywood is down around 14 Avenue at Second Street ... and we spotted workers painting the exterior yesterday. We go back to December 2022 for news about the next tenant ... when Taylor Dow and Chris Young, owners of The Commodore in Williamsburg (and The Drift Inn in Greenpoi … | Continue reading


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PLNT Burger closes its Union Square outpost

After two-plus years at 139 Fourth Ave. between 13th Street and 14th Street, PLNT Burger has shut this outpost... as of this past Friday along this corridor featuring other fast-casual brands like Cava and Dos Toros.Meanwhile, PLNT Burger fans can get their fix at 1147 Broadway.. … | Continue reading


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Perk Espresso & Coffee Bar closes on 14th Street

Perk Espresso & Coffee Bar is officially done at 534 E. 14th St. between Avenue A and Avenue B. EVG readers Russell K. and East Village Tours spotted workers removing equipment on Saturday... this after the shop had been closed in recent weeks during announced business hours. Per … | Continue reading


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Goodbye Dolly

Photo by StevenAn item we didn't get a chance to previously mention ... a for-lease sign recently arrived at 137 First Ave. between St. Mark's Place and Ninth Street. This marks the official end of the ice cream and waffle shop The Dolly Llama. The business had been close … | Continue reading


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Week in Grieview

Posts this past week included (with a photo of Nation of Language on Monday during their sold-out 3-night stand at the Bowery Ballroom)... • Planned student protest gets the DOB to take action on closed-off school playground (Monday) • Veselka looks to ease back into a 24/7 sched … | Continue reading


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NEKST Forever on 9th Street

Top photo last week by Steven We noted on Thursday the arrival of plywood over the entrance to the closed Little Man Parking garage (also known as LaSalle Parking) on Ninth Street between Second Avenue and Third Avenue. There's no new development news, and the plywood is apparent … | Continue reading


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On the Lower East Side, the Children's Magical Garden is celebrating a new chapter after developer calls off legal battle

Image via @childrensmagicalgarden After a decade-long legal battle, the Children's Magical Garden on the Lower East Side is no longer threatened by development on part of its space at 157 Norfolk St. at Stanton Street.The Real Deal first reported on this agreement between the gar … | Continue reading


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Checking out just part of the ongoing New Colossus Festival

Photos by Stacie Joy Dream Pop was front and center last night at a showcase at Arlene's Grocery as part of the New Colossus Festival. We stopped by at the start of the bill for Phantom Handshakes, a local collaboration featuring the ethereal vocals of lead singer Federica Tassan … | Continue reading


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This is why Most Holy Redeemer is green around the bells on 3rd Street

Anyway, you really were seeing green last night on the recently restored bell and clock tower at Most Holy Redeemer/Nativity Parish on Third Street between Avenue A and Avenue B. Father Seán told EVG contributor Stacie Joy that the church can now add colors (sorry, only one color … | Continue reading


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Saturday's opening shot

At the entrance to Tompkins Square Park at Seventh Street and Avenue A this morning ... there are two new trees the city recently planted here (replacing this one). | Continue reading


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Friday's parting shots

An EVG reader shared the top photo... showing the new green-tinged clock faces at Most Holy Redeemer on Third Street (Happy St. Patrick's Day?)... Meanwhile at the church between Avenue A and Avenue B...EVG reader Carl Bentsen shares that workers removed the Christmas trees from … | Continue reading


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'Vulture' club

 The New Colossus Festival is underway at LES/EV venues through Sunday.One more band to highlight (as we've done on recent Fridays at 5): Holiday Ghosts, a four-piece from the U.K. Look for them at Pianos tomorrow (Saturday!) at 5:45 p.m. Find the full New Colossus schedule h … | Continue reading


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Today in discarded finds of the century on 2nd Street

Inexplicably (for now!) discarded (for now!) this afternoon outside 75 E. Second St. between First Avenue and Second Avenue. Does anyone have a spare U-Haul? (And thanks to the EVG reader for the photo!) | Continue reading


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Honoring Puerto Rican freedom fighter Pedro Albizu Campos with a mural on 12th and C

Brooklyn-based artist Danielle Mastrion finished her mural yesterday on the SW corner of Avenue C and 12th Street that pays tribute to Puerto Rican freedom fighter and spiritual luminary Pedro Albizu Campos ... and directly across the street from Campos Plaza... The mural is the … | Continue reading


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Asian Taste closing in on a reopening

Photo Wednesday and reporting by Stacie Joy Asian Taste is getting closer to returning after being sidelined for the past six months on the NW corner of Avenue B and Third Street. During an inspection of 199 E. Third St. in late September, Con Ed found multiple leaks and shut off … | Continue reading


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Look at the former Dallas BBQ now

Photo by Steven We have a storefront reveal on the NE corner of St. Mark's Place and Second Avenue. On Tuesday, workers removed the plywood around the incoming new bar-restaurant for the space. As we've noted, hospitality vet Curt Huegel, whose portfolio includes concepts such as … | Continue reading


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Thursday's parting shot

As seen this week on Avenue C between Sixth Street and Seventh Street (thanks to Louise Segev for the photo!). The message reads: "Anna Paula do you want to be my girlfriend?" (Mickey and Minnie art by @hanisidewalkart.) | Continue reading


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A new signage era for Best Housekeeping on Avenue A

Photos and reporting by Stacie Joy There's new familiar-looking signage at Best Housekeeping, the longtime business selling kitchen cabinets and appliances at 17 Avenue A between Houston and Second Street. Manager Myriam Stern said the previous sign (see below!) was missing some … | Continue reading


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Vacant parking garage gets the plywood treatment on 9th Street

Photos by Steven Someone has boarded up the entrance to the Little Man Parking garage (also known as LaSalle Parking) on Ninth Street, located between Second Avenue and Third Avenue. This is obviously fresh plywood; otherwise, it would be filled with graffiti  and wheat-paste ads … | Continue reading


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Signage alert: Bungalow from restaurateur Jimmy Rizvi on 1st Avenue

Signage arrived last week for Bungalow, a new Indian concept from restaurateur Jimmy Rizvi, whose portfolio includes GupShup in Gramercy Park. CB3 approved a liquor license for the space in May 2023. (Find the original questionnaire here.) Vikas Khanna is serving as chef and part … | Continue reading


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Wednesday's parting shot

Photo by Derek Berg Movie signage day on Seventh Street and First Avenue for "Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire." Go go Godzilla, yeah! | Continue reading


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EVG readers have early access for tickets to see The Damned this May in NYC

Happy to see that one of EVG's all-time favorite bands, The Damned, will be in NYC this May. Details via the EVG inbox... Mammoth Northeast cordially invites you to punk pioneers' The Damned's Black Strawberry Ball with special guests Lenny Kaye & Friends Celebrating Nuggets and … | Continue reading


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Restaurants can now apply to participate in NYC's new outdoor dining program

Workers removed the curbside dining structure outside the former Huertas space on 1st Avenue last week. Photo by adammashA new era for the city's permanent outdoor dining program began yesterday.And you may not noticed — yet. Yesterday marked the first day that food service estab … | Continue reading


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The 2024 edition of the New Colossus Festival takes place TODAY through Sunday at East Village and Lower East Side music venues, including Arlene's Grocery, Berlin, Bowery Electric, Heaven Can Wait, Knitting Factory at Baker Falls, Mercury Lounge, Pianos, and the Rockwood Mus … | Continue reading


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Signage alert: Nosh Up on St. Mark's Place

Photo by Steven Signage has arrived for a new deli and grill called Nosh Up at 24 St. Mark's Place between Second Avenue and Third Avenue.The business takes over for Jewels, the body jewelry and piercing parlor.The address has a lot of recent history... Ben & Jerry's! Pin … | Continue reading


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Closures: Wild Rabbit Coffee on 7th Street

Photos by Steven A for-rent sign recently arrived in the front window at 110 E. Seventh St. between Avenue A and First Avenue, marking the official end of Wild Rabbit Coffee here.There's also a Marshal's notice dated last month on the front door stating the landlord is now in leg … | Continue reading


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Tuesday's parting shot

Photo by Steven The changing of the signage at the Orpheum on Second Avenue between Seventh Street and St. Mark's Place ... as previously noted, Eddie Izzard's solo performance of "Hamlet" is getting a four-week run from March 19 to April 14... tickets are now on sale her … | Continue reading


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City unveils 3 refurbished East Village buildings with affording housing opportunities

Photo yesterday courtesy of the AAFEYesterday, city officials celebrated "affordable homeownership opportunities" in three refurbished East Village tenements at 406-8 E. 10th St., 533 E. 11th St., and 656 E. 12th St. The ribbon-cutting ceremony took place yesterday afternoon outs … | Continue reading


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The Joyce Theater has rehearsal space to rent to nonprofits and freelance dance artists

The Joyce Theater's New York Center for Creativity & Dance on 10th Street and Avenue A is now offering rehearsal space (at $10 per hour) to nonprofit dance companies and freelance dance artists from this month through December. Details: Renters must meet the following qualificati … | Continue reading


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Apollo Bagels now with signage on 10th Street

Photo by Steven Signage went up yesterday outside 242 E. 10th St. at First Avenue for Apollo Bagels. The business started as a pop-up in 2020 at the Williamsburg pizzeria Leo and debuted this past weekend in the East Village. For now, Apollo will continue with the three-day sched … | Continue reading


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Noted

A reader shared this photo today from Avenue A and 13th Street ... unsure if the remains leaning against the light pole can be counted as a discarded Christmas tree on this March 4. Lab testing will confirm... | Continue reading


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Scoop: Veselka looks to ease back into a 24/7 schedule starting with weekends first

Reporting by Stacie JoyVeselka plans to resume its 24-hour service in the upcoming months, starting with weekends first, according to owner Jason Birchard.We asked the third-generation owner of the Ukrainian restaurant about the hours during a visit last week. We were there to di … | Continue reading


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Planned student protest gets the DOB to take action on closed-off school playground

Talk about an after-school special. Following classes on Friday, third graders at the Children's Workshop School on 12th Street between Avenue B and Avenue C planned to hold a protest to encourage the Department of Buildings to inspect an adjacent building that has forced the clo … | Continue reading


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To be: Eddie Izzard's 'Hamlet' coming to the Orpheum Theatre in the East Village

Photo from SaturdayEddie Izzard's solo performance of "Hamlet" is getting a four-week window at the Orpheum Theatre on Second Avenue between Seventh Street and St. Mark's Place.  (H/T Steven!)The show, currently in production at the Greenwich House Theater, will be moving to the … | Continue reading


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