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Scoopy’s, Week of Sept. 3, 2015

Scoopy’s, Week of Sept. 3, 2015

Couldn’t be saved: Since the Lenox Health Greenwich Village stand-alone emergency department on W. 12th St. is not a trauma center, some readers may have wondered why Idrissa Camara, the security guard who was shot at 201 Varick St. on Thurs., Aug. 20, was brought there, as opposed to, for example, Bellevue Hospital. Camara, 53, […]

Feeling the funk in Union Square with Milo Z

Feeling  the funk in Union Square with Milo Z

As part of the Union Square Partnership’s Summer in the Square series of free entertainment and activities, Milo Z and his band put on quite a show on Thurs., July 2. They play an infectious brew of music called “Razzamofunk,” a blend of rock, rap, jazz, blues and funk, that Milo Z says suits the […]

Scoopy, Week of July 23, 2015

Scoopy, Week of July 23, 2015

Carbone commotion: Twitter was burning up last Friday night with observations of heavy police presence, “SWAT” and so forth on Thompson St. near Bleecker St. and the word was that President Barack Obama and his daughters were eating at Carbone. Stacey Rosenstock, who lives just doors down from Carbone, posted on Facebook: “Tried to take […]

‘House of D’ concerns heated up back in July ’55

‘House of D’ concerns heated up back in July ’55

BY YANNIC RACK   |  Strolling through Jefferson Market Garden today, you would be forgiven to be oblivious to the history of this lush oasis in the heart of the Village — but the site once served a very different purpose. “The Women’s House of Detention […] is again the object of criticism and attack,” […]

Scoopy’s, Week of May 28, 2014

Scoopy’s, Week of May 28, 2014

Rado, Reno and Erin the Red: The Theater for the New City was the place to be this past weekend for an exciting and dizzying smorgasbord of incredible performances. We stopped by the East Village venue on Saturday night, and were lucky enough to see James Rado, co-author of “Hair,” performing the American premiere of […]

Scoopy’s, Week of April 2, 2015

Scoopy’s, Week of April 2, 2015

Third St. drops out: We hear from a source that representatives from BFC Partners and the Department of Housing Preservation and Development recently held yet another meeting with residents at 544 E. 13th St., regarding a plan to renovate a bunch of East Village buildings, in return for which BFC would get all the buildings’ […]

The crows and coyotes come home

The crows and coyotes come home

Coyote & Crow — it wasn’t clear who was which, and it didn’t really matter — jammed in Washington Square Park over the weekend to help usher in spring.

‘T’s against gun fatalities

‘T’s against gun fatalities

Following Palm Sunday services at St. Mark’s Church in the Bowery, parishioners planted more than 600 small crosses in the church’s East Yard, along Second Ave. between 10th and 11th Sts., then draped them in T-shirts. Each shirt bears the name or names of people killed by gun violence.

Finding solutions to save our small businesses

Finding solutions to save our small businesses

Every week, it seems, The Villager runs an article on yet another favorite local business being forced to close due to rising rent. This week, for example, it’s Choga, a Korean restaurant / live music venue on Bleecker St. — just the latest local live music spot to be forced out of the Village area. […]

Things really got wild and wooly in Chinatown

Things really got wild and wooly in Chinatown

The word “sheeple” has taken on a pejorative meaning in some parts. But at Sunday’s Lunar New Year Parade in Chinatown, the sheep were out and proud. So were elaborately costumed characters of all sorts, from kings and queens to…Birdman? (Umm…wrong animal, buddy!) On Thursday, scores of spectators enjoyed the annual fireworks ceremony in Sara […]

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