We’ll never forget seeing GWAR and the Misfits (with Marky Ramone) play a Halloween show at Roseland Ballroom sometime in the late ’90s. After the spectacle of splatter, we ordered a burger at McDonald’s and were surprised by the cashier’s look of bewilderment. Apparently, our face was still bright red from the fake blood shed by the victims of Oderus Urungus (everyone from Marilyn Manson to JonBenet Ramsey to Elvis were fed to his toilet bowl). More →
Xi’an Famous Foods and This Little Piggy aren’t the only East Village eateries taking a lil’ break. Over on Second Avenue earlier today, Virage was doing some spring cleaning. A sign on the window says the neighborhood longtimer is “closed for renovations until April 15.”
A call to the Mediterranean wine bar — frequented mostly for its happy hour and sidewalk seating — went unanswered.
At Beauty & Essex, filming took place today for the new ABC series Irreversible (Photos: Jenna Marotta)
Before production on the new Richard Gere film rolls into the East Village, a pair of TV comedy pilots shot interior scenes nearby today.
Over at Beauty & Essex on the Lower East Side, filming is underway for the David Schwimmer vehicle Irreversible. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Friends actor and Sixth Street resident will produce and star in the semi-improvised series on ABC, a reworking of BiltiHafich, the most-watched original comedy on Israeli TV. Here is the trade magazine’s breakdown of Schwimmer’s character. More →
A man was seriously burned earlier today following what a bystander described as a “small explosion.” According to the bystander’s second-hand account, “a guy engulfed in flames” ran out of the building located at 170 Avenue C before emergency vehicles arrived. The victim’s charred clothes were left behind at the scene and have since been removed. More →
At the time of this posting, there are 37 days, 20 hours, 49 minutes, and 5 seconds until Rockaway Taco reopens (per the countdown clock), which means it’s time to think about how the heck you’re going to get out there. More →
Make sure your car isn’t parked on Third Avenue, near East 12th Street, Wednesday afternoon, or it’ll mean a serious headache. “Time Out of Mind,” a new one starring Richard Gere, is shooting in the East Village. More →
As Airbnb gets ready to overtake Hyatt in value (DealBook says it could soon be worth $10 billion), the controversial apartment-rental site is asking for help in its fight against the New York Attorney General, which issued a subpoena last year requesting the personal data of Airbnb hosts. More →
Just a few weeks after Joe Dough closed to focus on catering, a couple of other nearby takeout joints have shuttered — though temporarily. On First Avenue, This Little Piggy Had Roast Beef has gone dark after running afoul of the heath department, per a sign on the window: “Oops… we forgot to renew our permit… taking care of it and will reopen early in the week.” More →
Police say they’ve arrested the man who shot and killed an 18-year-old on Avenue D last summer.
Deeontay Moore was gunned down outside of the Jacob Riis Houses, in the East Village, on the night of July 20. Witnesses said he took a bullet to the head when someone on a bike fired into a crowd. More →