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Articles about "East Village New Development"

  • Serendipity: The Happy Chance of Meeting Fanny Allié By Kamini Ramdeen | March 13, 2014

    Have you been to Tompkins Square Park lately? If you have then you’ve seen the life-sized silhouette of an outlined steel man, standing beneath a tree looking up towards the sky. The title of this Art in the Parks program exhibition piece is Serendipity, created by N.Y. based artist Fanny Allié. Recently, Elegran Edge had the chance to talk with Fanny about her artwork exhibited in Tompkins Square Park and learn more about the artist behind Serendipity.  

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  • Your Vegan Fix: NYC’s Best By Shwetha Ravishankar | September 19, 2013

    If you are in New York City, and wondering if you may have to jump off the vegan wagon due to lack of delicious vegan options, well think again. There are several vegan/vegetarian options to satisfy every palette across varied cuisines. So much so that while you enjoy your meat free delights, watch out, your non-vegan friends could be looking to snag a bite! Here is a list of our favorite spots in the city. Feel free to add on to the list!

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  • 277 East 7th Street: Six More Stories of East Village Luxury Condos By Tim Sheehan | August 16, 2013

    Watch out Jefferson, you’ve got some competition on the other side of the East Village. 277 East 7th Street, between Avenues C and D, will soon transform from a parking lot to a six-story residential condo. While all the details about this new building aren’t out yet, here’s what we do know:

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  • Your neighborhood nook of books: The Little Free Library By Shwetha Ravishankar | August 15, 2013

    Walking down the streets of NYC, is all about keeping your eyes off your iPhone and everywhere else around you. You never know what you will spot. A totally awesome piece of art, the popular man with a cat, the crazy beboying group at Union Square, or that great musician at the subway station; above the ground or under,weird or wacky, it’s everywhere.

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  • Your Complete Guide to Understanding the NYU 2031 Plan By Nikki Hess | August 05, 2013

    Image Courtesy of NYU For decades, NYU has dealt with strong opposition from New Yorkers. Whenever they voice their desire to expand their campus and influence throughout the city, a battle ensues and Manhattan residents rise to the occasion to fight both the university and the city government to prevent such changes from occurring. The latest controversy? NYU's 2031 Expansion Plan. Teachers hate it. Community activists despise it. Even NYU students are against it. So this all begs the question, what the heck is it?

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  • Nine Nightcaps for New Yorkers to Njoy By Shwetha Ravishankar | July 09, 2013

    Its summertime and the weather is fine, so put on party shoes and hop into these bars that have a story to tell and come from era when you weren’t even born! These are our picks for the best bars where its worth getting high on history. 1. Old Town Bar, Flatiron District

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  • Our Top 5 Picks to Cool off in the Big Apple By Shwetha Ravishankar | May 29, 2013

    Photo Courtesy Derick Burleson With temperatures playing seesaw this past week, between rainy, sunny, and muggy days; the weekend seems to be the perfect start to the summer, with temperatures reaching the 90 degree mark. With the weather looking promising, here is a look at our top 5 picks to cool off and quench your summer thirst. 1. Pop Bar in the West Village

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  • Pricing Ahoy! The Jefferson Reveals Its Worth By Janna Allen | April 23, 2013

    A historic lot located on 211 East 13th Street in the East Village has been calling for a lot of attention. While it remained untouched for nearly a decade, the skeleton of an 8-story glassy condominium appeared within the past two years. Formerly dubbed the “East Village Mystery Lot,” the ground was once home to the vaudeville-infused Jefferson Theater, which was demolished in 2000.

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  • East Village Squatters Honored at New Museum By Brittany Tenpenny | December 11, 2012

    There are many unique tales to tell when it comes to Manhattan real estate and, surprisingly, many of them do not revolve around the construction of a 1,000 plus foot residential skyscraper or commercial enterprises. In fact, much of New York City, especially Manhattan, was shaped, not by a real estate firm, but by the natural skill and hard work of its citizens. Take the Hoovervilles for instance. The makeshift communities that sprung up in Central Park during the Great Depression may no longer be in existence, but they mark a significant chapter in Manhattan’s history. The same can be said for the squatters in the East Village. Their legacy is being honored at The Museum of Reclaimed Urban Space, which opened December 8th.

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  • Local Businesses Flourish in the East Village By Laura Simmons | November 29, 2012

    The East Village have always been an artistic neighborhood rich in culture and history, one that is known for having a diverse community and vibrant nightlife. Well, it seems like the East Village has taken its identity to greater heights as East Ninth Street becomes the Fifth Avenue of small business. New Yorkers can find an array of highly curated vintage clothing and antiques at the many independently owned stores on East Ninth Street. It’s no secret that Fifth Avenue is home to some of the most upscale department stores where some of the finest shopping occurs. Well, the Small Business Saturday annual event is offering a hub of unique shops and boutiques with items that may not be found at Fifth Avenue’s Bloomingdales or Nordstroms.

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