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.

The sweetgreen on Wall St. announces opening date

July 3, 2016 / 1 comment

The Financial District is getting a sweetgreen this month. The wait is nearly over for the Wall St. location.

Sweetgreen is opening an East Village/NoHo location on Astor Place (salad war!)

July 3, 2016 / 5 comments

Good news for salad lovers in the East Village/NoHo. Sweetgreen is planning on opening a location on Astor Place!

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.

The best bar/restaurant to watch University of Michigan games in New York City

October 8, 2015 / 0 comments

Are you a University of Michigan alumni living in New York City and looking for an establishment to watch the Wolverines with other UM fans and alumnae?

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“?

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.

Tips for selling used clothes for money at Buffalo Exchange or Crossroads

July 30, 2015 / 0 comments

I don’t call myself an expert in selling my used men’s clothes, but I’ve been around the block dozens of times between multiple Buffalo Exchanges and Crossroads.

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.

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.

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?

No Valets: How to crowdsource Citi Bike’s supply and demand problem

April 16, 2015 / 0 comments

Last year, Citi Bike introduced a new valet service to maintain balance throughout the bike sharing system.

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.

Best of East Village: Boka’s fried chicken wings and drumsticks

December 19, 2014 / 0 comments

I’ve been to Boka now 3-4 times and everytime I’ve been to the Korean restaurant on St. Marks between 2nd and 3rd Avenue, I’ve always ordered their fried chicken wings/drumsticks.

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.

Which is Better: Buffalo Exchange or Crossroads Trading? It depends on the neighborhood…

November 26, 2014 / 4 comments

Buffalo Exchange vs. Crossroads The major thrift stores in many cities, including both San Francisco and New York (Manhattan) are Buffalo Exchange and Crossroads — where “major” means that both companies have stores throughout the city.

Best of East Village: TopSec Security & Locksmith

November 25, 2014 / 0 comments

I rarely review a business unless I’ve used their service or been to their establishment at least twice, but in some situations where it’s a one-time thing or exceptional service, a review is merited from just one experience. 

Best of East Village: Señor Pollo

August 28, 2014 / 0 comments

It’s been a year since I moved into the East Village and in those 12 or so months, I’ve come across some really great restaurants.  

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