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.

Stand Up MRI: Don’t go to the one in the East Village

November 16, 2015 / 0 comments

If you’re claustrophobic and need an MRI, the standing MRI is a good option. That said, if you’re expecting more than an MRI report on a CD and a pat on a back, then you shouldn’t get one from the Stand Up MRI in the East Village.

Claustrophobic? Try an upright MRI if anxious with standard MRI scanning machines

October 25, 2015 / 0 comments

Three weeks ago, someone rolled onto my knee while playing basketball. The momentum of his body forcing my knee in a direction it naturally doesn’t go and I felt something in my knee move (something that shouldn’t be moving).

“Dockpocalypse” hits Citi Bike stations in East Village, Alphabet City

October 22, 2015 / 0 comments

Living near the East Village, it’s not a rare occurrence to find the two Citi Bike stations nearest my apartment completely bare. When it happens, I have to walk to a station a couple extra streets to grab a bike.

That ‘Cienfuegos’ credit card charge may actually be ‘Mother of Pearl’

September 22, 2015 / 0 comments

Did you recently notice a credit card charge for a merchant named “Cienfuegos” on your statement and don’t recall purchasing anything from a “Cienfuegos“?

Best of Alphabet City: Gruppo Thin Crust

September 12, 2015 / 0 comments

With more than 1500 pizza places in New York City, you have to be outstanding to separate yourself from the pack.

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.

Babu Ji brings modern Indian food to East Village

June 11, 2015 / 0 comments

In the former space that housed Spina jut three months ago, is now Babu Ji.

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.

The ultimate list of the best “cheap & tasty” restaurants in Manhattan (updated)

December 3, 2014 / 3 comments

One’s definition of “cheap” becomes skewed when they live in a city like New York for a long enough time. Cheap becomes relative.

Best of East Village: B Cup Cafe

December 2, 2014 / 0 comments

There’s no shortage of cafes in the East Village, but finding one that feels cozy and welcoming with a consistent, reliable internet connection and power outlets isn’t a given.

Memorial Service for Slain East Village Resident Wen Hui Ruan

Family to Hold Public Memorial Service for Wen Hui Ruan

May 27, 2014 / 0 comments

Memorial Service for Wen Hui Ruan Wen Hui Ruan, who was killed a few weeks ago in a senseless beating, will have a public memorial service

Photo of Wen Hui Ruan

Why Wen Hui Ruan was attacked and why neighbors didn’t help after

May 22, 2014 / 0 comments

Locals are angry that Wen Hui Ruan was brutally assaulted and died from his attack from 20-year old Jamie Pugh. Now after a memorial and some time to reflect, the community is outraged that no one acted sooner to get him help.

If you can, attend today’s public memorial for 68-year old Wen Hui Ruan

May 19, 2014 / 0 comments

I’m sad that I won’t able to attend tonight’s public memorial to Wen Hui Ruan, the 68-year old retired garment worker and grandfather who was brutally assaulted by 20 year old Jamie Pugh

My thoughts on the “random” assault, death of 68-year old Chinese immigrant in Alphabet City

May 15, 2014 / 0 comments

I’ve had so many thoughts running through my head when I first read the news story about 20-year old Jamie Pugh attacking and ultimately killing 68-year old Wen Hui Ruan last Friday in Alphabet City. 

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