For almost two months now, Salvadorian immigrants have been streaming into the basement of Transfiguration Roman Catholic Church, a red-brick edifice built more than 125 years ago by Irish and German beer barons. With a July 29 deadline looming, they come to the corner of Marcy and Hooper to reapply for Temporary Protected Status, so they can continue to live and work legally in the U.S. without fear of deportation. More →
A homey luncheonette specializing in deli-style chicken and tuna salad is slated to open within the next couple of weeks at 23 Third Avenue, right around the corner from the madness that is St. Marks Place. More →
Last night, Jim Power, the legendary Mosaic Man, took to his Twitter and Facebook to post a diatribe on the waning support from his community. Power is trying to raise money to continue his work on the Mosaic Trail: 80 decorated light poles, bedazzled with colorful pieces of tile, spattered around the East Village. More →
Sad news: Colin Devlin, chef and owner of beloved Williamsburg restaurants Dressler and DuMont, was found dead in his car near a Pennsylvania cemetery on Thursday afternoon after having apparently shot himself. [Wall Street Journal]
In sad news of a different sort, Max Fish is hosting its farewell party tonight. Come say goodbye. [The Lo Down]
The Brooklyn International Performance Art Festival wraps up this weekend. Also on deck: a dog-friendly pool party, eco-power theater, and haunting portraits of underground celebs. Read on for our weekend art picks. More →
In what’s quickly becoming the art-world trend of the summer, another Chelsea gallery is heading downtown.
Following in the footsteps of Klemens Gasser & Tanja Grunert, Inc., Monya Rowe Gallery is leaving its second-floor space on West 22nd Street. Rowe says she was looking to “increase the visibility of the gallery by moving to a ground-floor space, and this one on the Lower East Side became available at the right time.” More →
St. Marks Place, long dominated by head shops and Japanese restaurants, looks to be experiencing the first seedlings of a demographic shift. (Don’t worry stoners, the head shops aren’t going anywhere.)
This month, Pan celebrated its relocation from the K-town strip on 32nd Street and its grand opening at 13 St. Marks. More →
The good folks who brought The Richardson to the Greenpoint-Williamsburg border have quietly birthed (berthed?) a new one — Grand Ferry.
Despite the not insignificant development that has sprung up along Kent Avenue, Joel Lee Kulp thinks his week-old waterfront tavern, located between Grand and N. 1st St., fills an overlooked gap: “A lot of places in this particular neighborhood are opening straight-up restaurants, with a bar as an afterthought,” he said. “We’re a bar primarily that’s offering a food menu a swell.” More →