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New Store from a Trash and Vaudeville Vet; David Chang’s Kicks for Nike

I Need More Rock & Roll, a new shop from Trash and Vaudeville manager Jimmy Webb, will replace Dressing Room on Orchard Street. [Bowery Boogie]

Chef David Chang partnered with Nike for a $110, limited-edition shoe that will be available Thursday morning at one of his East Village eateries, Fuku, the day before it arrives arrives at the footwear purveyor’s outposts. [Eater NY]

Renderings were releases of a six-story, 95-unit residence planned for part the former Rheingold Brewery site in Bushwick. [Brownstoner] Keep Reading »

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Trash and Vaudeville Leaves St. Marks; Williamsburg Gets a Ralph Lauren

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(Photo: Scott Lynch)

Trash and Vaudeville plans to relocate from its 40-year-old digs on St. Marks Place to E. 7th Street this fall. [EV Grieve]

According to surveillance footage, two men looted a television from Kennedy Grilled Chicken in Bushwick earlier this month. [News 12 Brooklyn]

Police say a man broke into a Roebling Street apartment on July 14 and took off with a large computer monitor and multiple credit cards. [Brooklyn Paper]

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City Pays $53M For W’burg Parkland; Trash & Vaudeville Space Under Contract

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

No one was injured yesterday when a manhole burst near the corner of Suydam Street and Myrtle Avenue in Bushwick. [DNA Info]

Supporters of Bushwick Inlet Park have reason to feel some optimism, now that the city has shelled out $53 million for the seven-acre parcel at 1 North 12th Street in Williamsburg. [The Real Deal NY]

The former Trash & Vaudeville at 4 St. Mark’s Place, which entered the real estate market this fall with an $11.9 million asking price, is reportedly under contract. [EV Grieve]

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4 St. Marks, Home of Alexander Hamilton Jr. and Now Trash & Vaudeville, Is For Sale

(Courtesy Eastern Consolidated)

(Courtesy Eastern Consolidated)

The former home of Alexander Hamilton’s son, which (for now) houses punk couture shop Trash & Vaudeville, can be yours for a mere $11.9 million. The four-story Federal-style building at 4 St. Marks Place promises “significant future upside,” according to a press release that touts the East Village’s new dorms, offices, and “wide array of hip restaurants and retail shops.”

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‘Store Front’ Photographer Karla Murray Races Against Time to Document ‘Fun and Funky’ NYC

(Photo courtesy of James and Karla Murray)

Longtime East Village photographers James and Karla Murray installed a structure in Seward Park recreating the Lower East Side’s Cup and Saucer, which closed after more than 70 years in business. Now, they’ve set up a gallery show featuring photographs from their “Store Front” books just a few blocks away at The Storefront Project (70 Orchard Street). The exhibit, “Store Front: The Disappearing Face of New York,” pays homage to the mom-and-pop shops of the Lower East Side and will remain open through August 12. Bedford + Bowery chatted with Karla Murray about her hopes and thoughts on the changing neighborhood. This interview has been edited and condensed for clarity.

(Photo: Tara Yarlagadda)

BB_Q(1)

I hope the opening reception went well.

BB_A(1)We got a lot of love and support from our friends and store owners as well. The granddaughter of Moe Albanese [of] Albanese Meats & Poultry on Elizabeth [Street]. Really the last butcher in Nolita. A neon sign fabricator who created the sign for Trash & Vaudeville and refurbished the Russ & Daughter’s sign was in attendance as well.

(Photo: Tara Yarlagadda)

BB_Q(1)

Tell me about your hopes for the Orchard Street exhibit.

BB_A(1)The majority of the photos relate to the Lower East Side. You know, to relate back to the neighborhood that the gallery is in. We also have a smattering from our so-called other “favorite” ones, mostly departed stores like Zig Zag Records and the Ralph’s that you saw in the window. We included some others but concentrated on the Lower East Side because we wanted to continue our story. ‘Cuz certainly the Lower East Side has changed a lot with gentrification and different people moving in. Unfortunately, a lot of mom-and-pop stores have closed. Buildings have been knocked down—it’s not only the stores. They’ve destroyed a lot of old tenement buildings [that] have been replaced with newer developments. When that happens, what replaces them on the ground floor as far as retail [goes] is a massive space that usually doesn’t lend to a mom-and-pop store leasing it because it’s just too expensive.

(Photo: Tara Yarlagadda)

BB_Q(1)

Are you mainly trying to preserve the legacy of these buildings or do you think there is some hope for activists to see your work and get inspired?

BB_A(1)Oh, of course. The way we’ve always thought of it is a celebration of the businesses that are still around. We always photograph vibrant, lively businesses. That’s why we always put the address with the cross street because we want people to be able to go to the stores and shop at them. That’s really the key to their survival, [which] is that they need customers.

(Photo: Tara Yarlagadda)

BB_Q(1)

And how many businesses did you end up photographing as part of this project?

BB_A(1)It’s countless. Thousands of photos. There’s over 325 stores just in our first book. And we have three books on the subject. Too many to count and interviews with the store owners as well. It’s over twenty years now [that] we’ve been documenting these mom-and-pop stores.

BB_Q(1)

You [and James] have been East Village residents for how many years now?

BB_A(1)We’ve lived in the same apartment for 22 years now. So it’s been a long time. It’s changed a lot in the time that we’ve been there. To be honest: we wish we had photographed more. There’s many, many small businesses that we remember fondly, but frankly we didn’t ever take a photo of [them] because we didn’t think they would ever close. And then it was too late. It’s always been a race against time to document them because they seem to be closing almost on a daily basis. For the most part, if they don’t own the building they’re located in, with the cost of new real estate going up, the landlord will triple, quadruple [the rent]. One business, they increased the rent 15 times. I mean, no small business can absorb that kind of rent increase, so then they’re forced to close.

(Photo: Tara Yarlagadda)

BB_Q(1)

So how do you feel about new developments like the Target in the East Village? Do you feel that kind of bodes ill for the mom-and-pop businesses?

BB_A(1)We live on that street.That was all mom-and-pop stores. We documented them on film in the ‘90s. There was a pizzeria. There was a Permacut [Beauty Salon]. There was an old dive bar. Blarney Cove. There was a little bodega. There was a 99 cent [store]. There was a whole strip of store after store after store. Mom-and-pop places. They knocked all that down and built that development. I mean, you can go anywhere and shop in Target. You don’t have to be in New York City. That doesn’t make a neighborhood. To us, it’s the mom-and-pop stores that define a community. The very reason we moved to the East Village years ago [was] that we thought it was fun and funky and had a lot of cool and interesting shops. When those types of stores close, the fabric of the neighborhood suffers.

(Photo: Tara Yarlagadda)

James and Karla Murray will lead a walking tour from their Seward Park installation to the Orchard Street exhibit on Saturday, August 4th from 1-3 p.m. Check their Instagram and Facebook for further details coming soon.

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Man Arrested for L Train Assault; Emma Stone and Jonah Hill Visit Bowery

A 24-year-old man was arrested for punching a fellow L train passenger in the back of the head near Union Square last Wednesday morning. Another man, 56, was recently cuffed for snatching a woman’s keys inside an E. 14th Street vestibule. [Town & Village]

The Emma Stone and Jonah Hill-starring Netflix series Maniac will film today at the Bowery subway station. [Bowery Boogie]

On Tuesday, State Senator Brad Hoylman came across an injured bat on E. 10th Street, and brought it to the Upper West Side’s Wild Bird Fund for treatment. [Town & Village] Keep Reading »

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Rock & Roll High: We Toured the Ramones Exhibit With Its Curator and Linda Ramone

(Photos: Daniel Maurer unless noted.)

(Photos: Daniel Maurer unless noted.)

When someone at the Queens Museum asks if you’d like to attend the friends and family party for the Ramones exhibit opening this Sunday, there’s only one thing to say: “Hey! Ho! Let’s Go!” And those words (also the name of the sprawling exhibit) are exactly that greeted me as I entered the museum and saw this massive painting created by Japanese artist Yoshitomo Nara.

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Trash & Vaudeville Announces New Relocation Date, Will Close Sunday

(Photo: Youngna Park)

(Photo: Youngna Park)

It’s the final countdown.

Update your calendars if you’re planning to raid Trash & Vaudeville’s St. Marks Place location one last time before it leaves its home of over 40 years. The closing date has been moved up to this Sunday.

With a “Hey Ho Lets Go,” the store announced last week that its last day before relocating would be Monday, Feb. 29, but we’re now told that’s been changed to Feb. 28. The reopening at 96 East 7th Street, near First Avenue, is still slated for early March.

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Who Said St. Marks Is Dead? It Just Got a Brand Spankin’ New Sex Shop

Chest of Pleasure, new sex shop on St. Marks Place. (Credit: Joshua Alvarez)

Chest of Pleasure, new sex shop on St. Marks Place. (Credit: Joshua Alvarez)

Trash and Vaudeville is going, St. Marks Sounds is gone, and a Caffe Bene is on the way. But, as noted in a new history, St. Marks Place “will probably always elude true respectability.” Indeed, the block between Second and Third Avenues just got a new sex shop.

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Kathleen Hanna and Ad-Rock Played Together, Stayed Together at the St. Marks Is Dead Party

L to R: Markey, Hanna, Horovitz. (Photo: Daniel Maurer)

L to R: Medlyn, Hanna, Horovitz. (Photo: Daniel Maurer)

“I know a lot of you complain about new groups coming in and replacing you,” Ada Calhoun told the crowd of East Villagers and ex-Villagers gathered in Cooper Union’s Great Hall last night. “If you’re not a Lenape Indian, I just don’t have a lot of compassion.”

Behind her was a photo of the area in all of its bucolic splendor, 400 years ago – way before the Pinkberrys and the Red Mangos inspired the tongue-in-cheek title of her new hyperlocal history, St. Marks Is Dead: The Many Lives of America’s Hippest Street.

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Some Second Avenue Businesses Forced to Close, Others Stay Open and Help Out

A demolition vehicle rolled by Veselka early Friday morning. (Photo: Daniel Maurer)

A demolition vehicle rolled by Veselka early Friday morning. (Photo: Daniel Maurer)

Throughout the frightening explosion and subsequent collapse of three buildings on Second Avenue Thursday, several local businesses remained open, serving first responders and rattled community members in need of a place to commune and refuel. On the corner of Ninth Street and Second Avenue, 24-hour restaurant Veselka never stopped serving its famous Ukrainian comfort food, and Dallas BBQ, just down the street on the corner of Saint Marks Place and Second Avenue, closed shortly after the fire broke out Thursday but reopened today at noon.

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