Lower East Side’s Whynot Coffee closes in favor of famed pizza joint

November 25, 2017 / 0 comments

One of our favorite coffee shops has closed. We just learned that Whynot Coffee has been closed for about a week now — as Bowery Boogie reported “movers were busy clearing out the enormous ground level space at 175 Orchard. It’s done” on November 13th.

When (and where) is the new Trader Joe’s opening in the East Village?

October 18, 2017 / 0 comments

For as much information that was out there when rumors of a Trader Joe’s was going to open at 500 East 14th Street, we’re surprised by the lack of coverage over the last 6-8 months.

Yes, those were gun shots you heard in the East Village last night

October 16, 2017 / 0 comments

Around 11:30 PM last night, several Alphabet City / East Village residents reported hearing 8-10 loud pops of unmistakable gunfire. EVGrieve reported that the shots happened on Avenue C between East 11th and 12th street on the east side of the street in the C-Town shopping plaza.

Grand Opening: Second sweetgreen location in Union Square opens today

October 11, 2017 / 0 comments

As we mentioned in April of this year, sweetgreen was opening another location in the Union Square area. 

Jeopardy! Records: Austin Rogers’ record run for Jeopardy wins and most money

October 11, 2017 / 2 comments

The quirky, funky bartender from New York City was at it again last night, winning his eleventh consecutive game and primed to surpass the $400,000 total winnings milestone.

How does the ‘NYC Train Sign’ MTA countdown clock work (and is it worth it)?

October 7, 2017 / 0 comments

You might have recently scrolled past an advertisement or were tagged in a social media post for the NYC Train Sign.

Austin Rogers, the bearded bartender from New York City, is Jeopardy’s next super champion

October 3, 2017 / 1 comment

Austin Rogers isn’t just winning on Jeopardy!, he’s doing it in style; his own wacky, goofy style. And the people love it. And he’s one of the show’s all-time winners.

Removal of 14/B Citi Bike valet station causing capacity problems in East Village

August 29, 2017 / 1 comment

Back in mid-July, Citi Bikers in the Lower Side Side/East Village received an email announcing that the Citi Bike station at 14th street and Avenue B would be removed.

Ost Cafe Closing: Last day in East Village is Sunday, Feb 26, 2017

February 22, 2017 / 0 comments

Ost cafe’s last day in the East Village/Alphabet City will be Sunday, February 26th, 2017 according to a note that was posted on their window today.

What does “NYC storm zone 1” mean to me?

February 15, 2017 / 0 comments

After Hurricane Sandy, New York City changed the way they labeled areas that were at-risk for flooding.

Whoa! All David Barton gym locations have suddenly closed in NYC

December 21, 2016 / 1 comment

Did all the David Barton gyms close? Unfortunately yes, the popular gym has closed all their locations in New York City.

What happened to King-Sim Ng from the Manhattan Chinatown documentary?

July 19, 2016 / 0 comments

Earlier this month, The Atlantic featured a emotional and powerful documentary called “Aging and Alone in Manhattan’s Chinatown“.

11 dim sum restaurants that use push carts in New York City

October 26, 2015 / 0 comments

I’ve heard that some dim sum restaurants have moved away from pushcarts so that their small plates come out hotter and fresher.

Goodbyes: Iconic Pearl City Mart to close massive SoHo store in December

September 26, 2015 / 3 comments

Pearl River Mart is a three-level department store you wouldn’t expect to see on the busiest, most tourist-heavy, bustling street in the heart of Soho’s retail center.

The “China: Through the Looking Glass” exhibit sets record numbers at The Met

September 8, 2015 / 0 comments

The Met’s recent exhibition “China: Through the Looking Glass” was a blockbuster that no one expected — the show broke several records and goes down in history as one of the most-visited ever at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

The A, B, C and Ds of ALPHABET CITY (the “Not East Village” song”)

August 28, 2015 / 3 comments

Two years ago when I first moved to New York, Avenues A, B, C and D were talked about as if they were apart of the East Village. And I happily went along not knowing better.

Get an eye exam and eyeglass lenses for $50 at Optical 88 in Chinatown

August 25, 2015 / 0 comments

Just when you’ve resigned yourself to spending a pile of cash on something you expect to spend a pretty penny on, Chinatown comes through for you again.

Afropunk announces 2015 schedule and NYC lineup [UPDATED 8/22]

August 19, 2015 / 0 comments

The 2015 Afropunk Festival has announced their official stage schedule and stage times for its two-day New York event at Brooklyn’s Commodore Barry Park.

Best of the East Village: Fuku’s ‘Koreano’ chicken sandwich

July 26, 2015 / 0 comments

The latest addition to David Chang’s New York Momofuku empire debuted in the East Village two months ago to the hype you’d expect.

Best of the East Village: Ramen Misoya’s lunch special might be the best ramen deal in New York

July 18, 2015 / 0 comments

There’s no lack of ramen joints in the East Village; with no fewer than fifteen restaurants that offer up the tasty Japanese noodle dish in the neighborhood.

Citi Bike confirms locations for the 80 new stations in Upper West Side and Upper East Side

July 10, 2015 / 0 comments

After much discussion and community input (complaining, letter-sending and yelling), a plan has been agreed on for the approximately 80 new stations planned for the Upper East Side and Upper West Side of Manhattan. 

Zara Store Locations: Here are all the ZARA stores in New York City

June 30, 2015 / 7 comments

There are seven ZARA locations in New York City; all of which are located in Manhattan.

Is Kennedy Fried Chicken on 14th street closed for good?

May 29, 2015 / 0 comments

With each new bank branch and fast franchise that opened on East 14th the last two years, the Kennedy Fried Chicken outpost felt more and more out of place in the East Village.

Tompkins Square Park’s basketball courts closed for improvements and renovations

May 27, 2015 / 0 comments

The nearest Citi Bike station to me is on East 10th and Avenue A, so I walk by the basketball courts at Tompkins Square Park all the time.

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