Centre-Fuge, the art project that has brought portraits of the Beastie Boys and Philip Seymour Hoffman (among other art) to the side of a trailer on East First Street, has expanded over to some construction plywood on Houston Street, where artist Ben Angotti has been doing what he does best: painting lovely ladies. Above is what his mural looked like over the weekend. But surprise! here’s what it looks like now. More →
Not the kale salad at Tiny’s, but. (Photo: Melissa Hom)
Kale salads kind of jumped the shark when the Timessaid they were “hot in Manhattan social circles” a year ago, and we definitely aren’t going to be eating any after a reptile head was apparently found in one last month. But if you haven’t moved on to spazzing about ramps and you’re still crazy for kale, then Tiny’s has just the thing for you. More →
Stanley Cohen at his Avenue D loft. (Photo: Mary Reinholz)
Stanley Cohen has defended a slew of unpopular clients, including a political leader of Hamas and an assortment of drug dealers, anti-war activists, squatters and hackers. But last weekend he was battling chronic vertigo, an inner ear infection he attributes to “prolonged periods of stress, overwork and lack of sleep — my life story.” More →
San Loco isn’t the only new tenant coming to the once controversial Karl Fischer building at the corner of Grand and Driggs. On the southern side of the brick behemoth, at 229 Grand, Beyond Vape is “opening soon,” according to a banner. More →
A makeshift memorial outside of 320 Suydam. (Photo: Elizabeth Flock)
A Bushwick man was shot and killed Sunday night outside an apartment building just off of Maria Hernandez Park, a public park named for a community leader who devoted her life to ridding the neighborhood of violence and drugs. More →
When Dumont closed in January following the suicide of owner Colin Devlin, his widow Kristina Greene said she was merely completing some upgrades and would reopen the Williamsburg fixture before the spring. But this doesn’t give us hope: a “notice of termination” spotted outside of the restaurant gives it five days to vacate the premises. The document, dated March 21 and signed by the building’s landlord, claims Dumont hasn’t paid rent all year. More →
Spotted at Luke’s Lobster today: “The Grand Budapescatarian Hotel,” featuring Stingray Fiennes and a veritable plateau de fruits de mer of co-stars. Sure, Marc Spitz — who, in his great downtown memoir, describes scoring heroin around these parts — thinks Wes Anderson is twee, but has he met Wes Anchorson?
Funny we were just talking about Steve Buscemi. The former Lower East Sider’s show, Boardwalk Empire, has returned to John’s of 12th Street and the whole block is buggin’ out. Click through the slideshow to see that rarest of sites: suits in the East Village on a Thursday afternoon who aren’t real estate brokers.