Just how punk rock is Target? As punk as their CBGB graphic tees

The Alphabet City Target is here and the mega-company made a huge unintended splash by re-purposing the iconic awning of legendary punk venue CBGBs to announce their grand opening. Continue reading “Just how punk rock is Target? As punk as their CBGB graphic tees”

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

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. (Update: 2019 rumors flying below)

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

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. Continue reading “Yes, those were gun shots you heard in the East Village last night”

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

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. Continue reading “Removal of 14/B Citi Bike valet station causing capacity problems in East Village”

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

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. Continue reading “Stand Up MRI: Don’t go to the one in the East Village”

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

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). Continue reading “Claustrophobic? Try an upright MRI if anxious with standard MRI scanning machines”

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

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

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

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“? Continue reading “That ‘Cienfuegos’ credit card charge may actually be ‘Mother of Pearl’”

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Best of Alphabet City: Gruppo Thin Crust

With more than 1500 pizza places in New York City, you have to be outstanding to separate yourself from the pack. Continue reading “Best of Alphabet City: Gruppo Thin Crust”

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

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

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

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. Continue reading “Is Kennedy Fried Chicken on 14th street closed for good?”

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

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. Continue reading “Tompkins Square Park’s basketball courts closed for improvements and renovations”

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

One’s definition of “cheap” becomes skewed when they live in a city like New York for a long enough time. Cheap becomes relative. Continue reading “The ultimate list of the best “cheap & tasty” restaurants in Manhattan (updated)”

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

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. Continue reading “Why Wen Hui Ruan was attacked and why neighbors didn’t help after”

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

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

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

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

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