The Local East Village

Meet Us at Bedford + Bowery
<![CDATA[Over the course of two a half years, the word “change” has come up in many of The Local’s 4,200-plus posts about the East Village. Now it’s time for some change of our own. Next month the Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute will launch an exciting new site with New York magazine. Bedford + Bowery […]]]>
Arrests During May Day March From Tompkins Square Park [Updated]
<![CDATA[Daniel Maurer Police loaded a man into this van. Multiple people were apprehended by police during a May Day Anti-Capitalism March that started at Tompkins Square Park this afternoon. At East 14th Street and Second Avenue, The Local arrived on the scene to see officers loading a young man wearing a black hood into a […]]]>
As Workers Blow Whistles, Bikers and Pedestrians Point Fingers
<![CDATA[Kelsey Kudak Today, Department of Transportation employees were once again out in full force, scolding cycling scofflaws. Last week, as bike-share stations were installed, we noticed the swarm of yellow-jackets handing out bike-law pamphlets and chatting up cyclists as they waited at red lights. Were these bike-lane babysitters actually a deterrent to “Premium Rush” types? […]]]>
In ‘Sans Merci,’ a Republican Mom Seeks Answers in a ‘Lesbian Apartment’
<![CDATA[Photo courtesy Flux Theatre Ensemble Kelly (Rachael Hip-Flores) and Tracy (Alisha Spielmann) The latest from the Flux Theatre Ensemble is a sensitively written play about dealing with loss and guilt. During their spring break from college, lovers Kelly and Tracy (Alisha Spielmann) travel to Colombia to help the U’wa Indians organize against an American oil […]]]>
They Can Be Happy Underground: East Villager Proposes On F Train
<![CDATA[A couple of weeks ago Amman Badlani, an East Village resident and reader of The Local, let us in on a secret. He was planning to propose to his girlfriend of over three and a half years, and he was planning to do it on the F train. We’ll let the young romantic explain why […]]]>
Short, Strange Trip: Former Conservative Wunderkind Heads to Kurdistan
<![CDATA[Jonathan Krohn Smoking a hookah in Kurdistan It’s hard to know what opinions a well-spoken, slightly ridiculous thirteen-year old Jonathan Krohn had on the War in Iraq and Middle Eastern politics when he gave his now infamous speech about the “four pillars of conservatism” at the Conservative Political Action Conference in 2009. Mr. Krohn insists […]]]>