Phase II: A list of East Village, LES restaurants now offering outdoor and sidewalk seating

With phase two rolling out in New York City on Monday, June 22, the city allowed barbers, salons, playgrounds, retail stores, business offices, churches, restaurants and cafes all to open up for business again. Continue reading “Phase II: A list of East Village, LES restaurants now offering outdoor and sidewalk seating”

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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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Citi Bike to add station to East 12th St. and Avenue B to alleviate demand in East Village

We’re excited that the Citi Bike program has finally started expanding into Harlem, Brooklyn and Queens, but this Lower East Side dweller was most excited to see that one of the newly-planned 140 stations includes a new station in Alphabet City. Continue reading “Citi Bike to add station to East 12th St. and Avenue B to alleviate demand in East Village”

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

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. Continue reading “Ost Cafe Closing: Last day in East Village is Sunday, Feb 26, 2017”

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The sweetgreen on Wall St. announces opening date

The Financial District is getting a sweetgreen this month. The wait is nearly over for the Wall St. location. Continue reading “The sweetgreen on Wall St. announces opening date”

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

Good news for salad lovers in the East Village/NoHo. Sweetgreen is planning on opening a location on Astor Place! Continue reading “Sweetgreen is opening an East Village/NoHo location on Astor Place (salad war!)”

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

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? Continue reading “The best bar/restaurant to watch University of Michigan games in New York 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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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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Tips for selling used clothes for money at Buffalo Exchange or Crossroads

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. Continue reading “Tips for selling used clothes for money at Buffalo Exchange or Crossroads”

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

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. Continue reading “Best of the East Village: Fuku’s ‘Koreano’ chicken sandwich”

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

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

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

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

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

Last year, Citi Bike introduced a new valet service to maintain balance throughout the bike sharing system. Continue reading “No Valets: How to crowdsource Citi Bike’s supply and demand problem”

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

One thing that I was pleasantly surprised by when I moved to New York was the affordable food options in the city. Continue reading “New York’s Cheap Eats: The ubiquitous $1 pizza (or 99 cent pizza slice)”

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