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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Are WeWork locations open in New York City during Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic?

With New York City being the most-populous city with the highest population density in the nation, social distancing isn’t always easy. Continue reading “Are WeWork locations open in New York City during Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic?”

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Citi Bike’s electronic bikes will return this winter to New York City (with new pricing!)

If you’re a Citi Bike member then you may have received an email this afternoon with some great news. Citi Bike’s Ebikes will be available this winter. No date has been announced, so we’ll only have that timing to look forward to.

While the company was planning on having the electric bikes back earlier, they needed extra time to prepare the new bikes and complete safety testing. After feedback from members, the company also took the opportunity to announce a lower e-bike pricing structure (yay!). Check out the lower pricing for Citi Bike’s E-Bikes:

Lower e-bike pricing

Citi Bike is updating their pricing, which was a $2 charge on every ebike ride.

  • Annual Members will pay a $0.10/minute ebike charge.
  • Members’ ebike charges will be capped at $2 for rides 45 minutes or less beginning and/or ending outside Manhattan.
  • Two minute wait time removed to make it easy to swap from ebike to classic bike (and vice versa).
  • Non-Members will pay a $0.15/minute ebike charge.
  • Reduced Fare Bike Share Members will pay a $0.05/minute ebike charge.

We’ve always loved the public bike system — affordable and convenient, well worth the annual membership fee.

Extra time fee changes

Starting January 15, the public bike system owned by Lyft is also updating extra time fee. The current “late fees” are currently $2.50 for every 15 minutes over the allotted time — for Annual Members and Single Ride riders.

  • Annual Member fees will be $0.15/minute after the included 45 minutes.
  • Single Ride fees will be $0.15/minute after the included 30 minutes.

The new, per-minute pricing model is being promoted as one that will save riders money by only charging them for the time they use. Are you excited and want more and more and more electronic bike info? Read more about all the changes at Citi Bike’s blog.

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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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Cava Grill continues aggressive expansion in New York City, nationwide

Cava Grill was founded in Washington D.C. seven years ago and has started to expand their reach in New York City with two new locations set to open in Midtown. The two new Cavas are planned for Bryant Park (11 West 42nd St.) and another at 1385 Broadway near 38th St. Continue reading “Cava Grill continues aggressive expansion in New York City, nationwide”

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Lower East Side’s Whynot Coffee closes in favor of famed pizza joint

One of our favorite coffee shops has closed. We just learned that Whynot Coffee has been closed for about a week now — as Bowery Boogie reported “movers were busy clearing out the enormous ground level space at 175 Orchard. It’s done” on November 13th. Continue reading “Lower East Side’s Whynot Coffee closes in favor of famed pizza joint”

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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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Grand Opening: Second sweetgreen location in Union Square opens today

As we mentioned in April of this year, sweetgreen was opening another location in the Union Square area.  Continue reading “Grand Opening: Second sweetgreen location in Union Square opens today”

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Sweetgreen launches 2017 fall menu with Curry Cauliflower, Fish Taco bowls

Sweetgreen wants you to “Fall for these new bowls”. The new fall menu appeared last week across New York City re-introducing the popular Curry Cauliflower from last year. Continue reading “Sweetgreen launches 2017 fall menu with Curry Cauliflower, Fish Taco bowls”

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How does the ‘NYC Train Sign’ MTA countdown clock work (and is it worth it)?

You might have recently scrolled past an advertisement or were tagged in a social media post for the NYC Train Sign. Continue reading “How does the ‘NYC Train Sign’ MTA countdown clock work (and is it worth it)?”

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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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Does &PIZZA do delivery and how to use their app

It’s a cold and rainy evening and you’re in your comfortable house wear or favorite Pokemon pajamas. What’s more perfect than getting hot cheesy pizza delivered to your home while you binge-watch your shows of choice? Continue reading “Does &PIZZA do delivery and how to use their app”

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Yes, &pizza is giving away free pizzas via an Instagram Sponsored Ad

&pizza, the fast casual, custom pizza joint that originated in Washington D.C., was giving away free pizzas to those that clicked on their Instagram sponsored post.  Continue reading “Yes, &pizza is giving away free pizzas via an Instagram Sponsored Ad”

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The promo code for ‘&Pizza’ (andpizza) for $5 off a pizza with unlimited toppings

Wow, I went to &pizza for the first time last night and was amazed by their custom, fast casual pizza concept (but was less impressed by their ampersand naming). Continue reading “The promo code for ‘&Pizza’ (andpizza) for $5 off a pizza with unlimited toppings”

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The Hale and Hearty promo code good for $2 discount off soup (2017)

Hale and Hearty: Let Them Have Soup If you’ve spent anytime in New York City the last few years then you’ve definitely seen an influx of fast casual restaurants pop up around the city. Continue reading “The Hale and Hearty promo code good for $2 discount off soup (2017)”

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The Liquiteria promo code and good for $2 discount off juices (2018)

If you’ve spent anytime in New York City the last few years then you’ve definitely seen many of the juice bars that have popped up, and continue to pop up, all around the city. Continue reading “The Liquiteria promo code and good for $2 discount off juices (2018)”

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TodayTix redesigns logo, refreshes app and launches new advanced tickets feature

From the beginning, TodayTix‘s mission has been to make theater accessible to a wider audience. They’ve spent the past three and a half years working to bring their vision to life — from expanding to new markets and forging partnerships with some of the greatest theaters in the world Continue reading “TodayTix redesigns logo, refreshes app and launches new advanced tickets feature”

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List of all 60+ sweetgreen’s salads, warm bowls, and seasonal menu items

It’s been ten years since sweetgreen first opened their original location in Washington D.C.. Since then the local and fresh-focused salad chain menu has changed significantly. Continue reading “List of all 60+ sweetgreen’s salads, warm bowls, and seasonal menu items”

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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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What does “NYC storm zone 1” mean to me?

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

Did all the David Barton gyms close? Unfortunately yes, the popular gym has closed all their locations in New York City.
Continue reading “Whoa! All David Barton gym locations have suddenly closed in NYC”

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The sweetgreen promo code good for $3 off sweetgreen

Despite a pre-diabetes diagnosis in 2009 and spending over a decade in California, if you had suggested that I have salad for a meal even three years ago, I would have scoffed at you and ended our friendship. Continue reading “The sweetgreen promo code good for $3 off sweetgreen”

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How Many Bicyclist Deaths/Fatalities in New York City by Year (since 1996)

New York City has added miles and miles of protected bike lanes over the last couple decades as ridership has increased many-fold. Continue reading “How Many Bicyclist Deaths/Fatalities in New York City by Year (since 1996)”

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