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 / 0 comments

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 / 6 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.

Is Finnerty’s the best bar to watch the Golden State Warriors in New York City?

May 25, 2015 / 0 comments

Are you a Golden State Warrior’s fan living in New York City and looking for a bar to watch your team with other Bay Area fans?

That one time when a subway performer and an angry stranger connected on a NYC subway platform

March 13, 2015 / 0 comments

Anything can happen when a diverse set of people share common space as we do everyday in big cities across the country. A lot of these interactions happen on public transportation.

What happened to Bourbon Coffee on 14th Street? When did it close?

March 7, 2015 / 0 comments

I am not sure what happened, but sometime between mid February and early March, Bourbon Coffee + Crust closed.

New York’s Cheap Eats: The ubiquitous $1 pizza (or 99 cent pizza slice)

February 22, 2015 / 0 comments

One thing that I was pleasantly surprised by when I moved to New York was the affordable food options in the city.

R.I.P. David Carr

February 13, 2015 / 0 comments

Scrolling through social media this morning, I was saddened to learn that David Carr had passed away at the age of 58. 

New York vs. San Francisco: No contest when it comes to the DMV

January 8, 2015 / 0 comments

Here’s another point for New York City in the “San Francisco vs. New York” debate. The Department of Motor Vehicles in New York is approximately 5x better than San Francisco’s. 

Cheap and tasty dumplings at Shu Jiao Fu Zhou Restaurant

January 2, 2015 / 0 comments

Though Flushing (the city), Prosperity, Lam Zhou, Xi’an Famous Foods and Vanessa’s get a lot of the ink when it comes to cheap, tasty dumplings in New York City, I’d have to insert Shu Jiao Fu Zhou Cuisine Restaurant into the conversation.

New York vs. San Francisco: The population density between the two densest cities in the United States

December 17, 2014 / 2 comments

Despite San Francisco being the second-densest city in the United States after New York – it always feels empty when compared to New York City.

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