Thursday, November 30, 2023
Wednesday, November 29, 2023
Tuesday, November 28, 2023
Mount Sinai Beth Israel executives will discuss the plans for Downtown, the timeline on closure, and how Mount Sinai will continue to address the needs of the community now and in the future. After the presentation, there will be a Q&A open to the public.
The closure would mean longer ambulance rides and wait times for some downtown residents having strokes and heart attacks, nurses who work at the hospital said. And it will most likely lead to overcrowding and longer wait times in emergency rooms at hospitals farther uptown.
Monday, November 27, 2023
Sunday, November 26, 2023
Village Preservation will be joined by journalist, historian, and photographer Elyssa Maxx Goodman to discuss her newly published book, "Glitter and Concrete: A Cultural History of Drag in New York City." Goodman will delve into the meanings of drag, both then and now, its history in the city, its role in the development of the East and West Villages, its sociocultural impact, its future, and more.
The reading takes place at the Church of the Village, 201 W. 13th St. near Seventh Avenue. RSVP for free here.
Saturday, November 25, 2023
Bob Contant, co-founder and co-owner of St. Mark's Bookshop, died at his Manhattan home on Nov. 6. Per published reports, he died of cardiac arrest. He was 80.
Bob Contant, a founder of the countercultural St. Mark’s Bookshop in the East Village, who prided himself on stocking titles that were not “too popular” and stayed in business for four decades, died on Nov. 6 at his home in Manhattan. He was 80. https://t.co/uFpbf6K1GR— NYT Metro (@NYTMetro) November 22, 2023
He came to New York in 1972 and was manager of the old 8th Street Bookshop in Greenwich Village. In 1977, Contant, along with others working at East Side Books — Terry McCoy, Peter Dargis, and Tom Evans — decided to open their own store at 13 St. Mark's Place. St. Mark's Bookshop moved to a larger location, at 12 St. Mark's Place, in 1987 and then in 1993 to a new development by Cooper Union at 31 Third Avenue.The store built on its strength in poetry, critical studies, small press literature, and art. But after many years, with a change of board, the school shifted its approach to the bookstore and offered no help when, in the wake of the financial crisis, St. Mark's had trouble paying its $20,000-a-month rent.
Friday, November 24, 2023
After careful consideration, we've come to the realization that the best way to secure Rockwood's future is by getting back to basics. That means focusing on the heart and soul of our venue, which is the original room: Stage 1, and relinquishing Stage 2.Stage 1 is where it all started 19 years ago, it's where Rockwood's reputation was built and what allows us to pursue our mission of creating a community that supports emerging artists. We will be sending off Stage 2 with three nights of The Lone Bellow from Nov. 29 to Dec. 1. The Lone Bellow got their start at Rockwood and are celebrating their 10th anniversary ...We offer a heartfelt thank you to everyone who supported the campaign to save this NYC cultural institution. Because of you, Rockwood can continue to provide a space in NYC where artists launch & grow their careers and where unforgettable musical moments are made.
Thursday, November 23, 2023
Happy ThanksgivingAre you throwing eggs at the people in the encampment, or do you know who is? Please ask them to stop.Likewise, whoever has been throwing eggs at buildings 400, 402, 404, 406... please stop.