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WNYC News

East Village Learns to Live with Barriers, Following Blast

Sunday, April 05, 2015

As one of the victims of the East Village blast is laid to rest, neighbors contend with a changed streetscape.

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WNYC News

Gas Shut Off at Building Across From East Village Gas Explosion Site

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

The city found unauthorized work being done on gas lines.

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WNYC News

Man Killed in East Village Gas Explosion Remembered

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Nicholas Figueroa, 23, was one of two people killed in the East Village following a suspected gas explosion. His mother remembers her son having an eerie premonition.

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WNYC News

Hope Fades for Missing Men as Two Bodies Are Found

Sunday, March 29, 2015

It's becoming clear that an explosion in the East Village killed at least two people, but the precise cause of the blast is still being investigated.

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WNYC News

Improper Gas Work May Have Led to Building Explosion, de Blasio Says

Friday, March 27, 2015

Gas line may have been "inappropriately accessed," mayor says.

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WNYC News

Landmarks Commission Saves East Village Synagogue

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

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It only took nearly 50 years to do so.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Eating Around the World on Your Metrocard: Georgia

Friday, September 12, 2014

We kick off a new series showcasing the wide variety of international cuisines found in New York City with a look at the food of the former Soviet Republic of Georgia.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

East Village Radio Pulls the Plug

Friday, May 23, 2014

After 11 years, East Village Radio is going off the air. Frank Prisinzano, founder of East Village radio, as well as East Village restaurant owner (Lil' Frankies, Sauce, and others) and Peter Ferraro, general manager of EVR, discuss the history of the online station, what it says about the future of internet music -- and the future of the East Village.

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WNYC News

Shrine for Ukraine Draws New Yorkers of All Walks

Monday, February 24, 2014

People who care about Ukraine's future are flocking to a shrine on Second Avenue.

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WNYC News

St. Mark's Bookshop Scouts for Another Location

Sunday, December 08, 2013

St. Mark's Bookshop, a community staple for more than three decades, is looking for another home in the East Village.

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WNYC News

Man Arrested After Car Jumped Curb in East Village

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Police have arrested a New York City man in connection with a car wreck that left a half city block in shambles and severely injured a 60-year-old man.

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WNYC News

Six Months After Sandy: Calm in the Storm

Monday, April 29, 2013

I’ve lived in the East Village, in lower Manhattan, for twenty years— in a narrow railroad apartment that I like to think of as quaint, where the living room is only eight feet wide. My walls are lined with bookshelves from the living room to the kitchen, because I’m a critic and a translator. If I’m home, which I often am, I’m either reading or writing. When Hurricane Sandy approached last October, and the skies darkened and the wind started howling, I rubbed my hands in anticipation, remembering the tornadoes of my Midwestern youth. This one, I thought, unlike Hurricane Irene, was truly going to hit.  Curling up in an armchair by the window, I started reading, listening as branches thrashed and trash cans clanged like cymbals on the sidewalk below. And then the power went out. It stayed out for five days.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Richard Hell: I Dreamed I Was a Very Clean Tramp

Monday, March 11, 2013

Writer and musician Richard Hell charts his childhood, coming of age, and misadventures as an artist in the era of rock and roll. I Dreamed I Was a Very Clean Tramp: An Autobiography is about his journey from the hinterlands into the city in search of art and passion when he was 17. He was a pivotal voice of the age of punk, starting such seminal bands as Television, the Heartbreakers, and Richard Hell and the Voidoids, and he help make CBGB a punk ground zero. 

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WNYC News

Life After Sandy: Shared To-Do Lists in East Village Co-ops and DIY Residents of the Rockaways Pull Together

Monday, December 10, 2012

For homeowners of flooded houses along the shores of New York and New Jersey, the post-Sandy to-do list is endless: sort, dry, trash, clean, make calls to the electrician, the boiler guy, an engineer, a mold specialist and, all along the way, document everything for insurance claims.

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WNYC News

Despite the Cold, Some East Village Residents Don’t Seek Help

Monday, November 05, 2012

In the East Village, the lights may be on in most of the area, but for many residents the heat and hot water have yet to return. While some have sought help, others in the neighborhood are reluctant to take a helping hand.

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WNYC News

East Village Preserves Its Less Crusty Past

Sunday, October 14, 2012

The East Village has housed news immigrants, beatniks and the homeless — and the storied neighborhood that was once widely considered one of the most down and out areas in Manhattan is now home to 330 buildings in the city's newest historic district.

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WNYC News

East Village Vinyl Destination for Hit Makers and Global Junkies to Close

Monday, August 06, 2012

When Dr. Dre needed a fresh sample for his 2001 hit single with Snoop Dogg, “The Next Episode,” he hit up East Village record store co-owner Jared Boxxs’s shop Sound Library. Dr. Dre walked away with the David McCallum album “Music: A Bit More of Me” and a Billboard chart topper.

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Features

Artist Depicts New York City Legends on East Village Scaffolding

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Artist Tom Sanford's colorful 4-foot tall mural, called “Saints of the Lower East Side,” depicts Joey Ramone, Charlie “Bird” Parker, Ellen Stewart, Martin Wong, Miguel Piñero, Arthur Fellig and Allen Ginsberg.

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Schoolbook

Maria Velez-Clarke: How Do We Catch the B Train?

Thursday, October 06, 2011

Maria Velez-Clarke, principal at the Children’s Workshop School in the East Village, reflected on how her school, which has 225 students, was founded on the principle of collaborative learning with less hierarchy in management, and how that has fared in the age of more standardized testing and teacher accountability.

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Features

East Village Bar Closes Due to Health Code Violations

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

The Mars Bar closed its doors on Tuesday due to New York City health code violations. But even if it cleans up its act, the watering hole will not re-open on the block any time soon due to a developer's plans to demolish the existing structure and rebuild it as an apartment building.

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