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Thursday, September 21, 2023

About Cure Thrift's community-driven new space coming to 3rd Avenue

Cure Thrift is expanding its footprint on the northeast corner of Third Avenue and 12th Street. (H/T Pinch!)

In the months ahead, the eclectic nonprofit that benefits juvenile diabetes research and advocacy will debut The Market at Cure Thrift in the vacant storefront next door (the former Basics Plus, which closed in the spring).
Cure's ownership told us what to expect: 
We are using the basement for much-needed storage for Cure and will be turning the upstairs into a weekend vendors market that is very affordable for second-hand sellers and artists to sell their goods out of! 

During the week, we'll hold specialty events like dollar sales, stuff-a-bag sales, art and rare book nights, fundraisers, etc. It will be an extension of Cure Thrift, but different. It will be community-driven with a strong focus on small businesses, sustainability and affordability. 
The two storefronts were previously connected when Surprise! Surprise! was here (until 2014) ... Basics Plus downsized the space in 2019, becoming two separate retail spaces. 

However, reverting to that previous layout is not feasible now. 
"Unfortunately, we can't connect them since they're technically different buildings, but it's all us. We're very excited. (But we'd love to go back in time to those Surprise! Surprise! days!)"
Cure, which started in 2008, moved to the larger corner space in September 2021... after years on 12th Street between Third Avenue and Fourth Avenue.

Monday, August 16, 2021

Cure Thrift Shop opening later this month in new space on 3rd Avenue

As we first reported back on May 3, Cure Thrift Shop was moving to the northeast corner of Third Avenue and 12th Street.

The owners have been getting the larger space ready for an opening, which, according to the Cure Instagram account, could happen as soon as Aug. 28.
Cure, the eclectic nonprofit that benefits juvenile diabetes research and advocacy, closed its previous location at 111 E. 12th St. between Third Avenue and Fourth Avenue in early July.

As previously reported, Basics Plus was set to close in this storefront — 91 Third Ave. — in the spring of 2019. However, the housewares shop that opened here in August 2014 ended up consolidating the space, and making do with a smaller footprint in the building.

Thanks to Steven for the photos earlier this month!

Monday, August 10, 2009

A Cure for this location?

Cure closed up a few weeks back...And now, the space is being renovated....

...people working on the old Cure said this spot will become a coffee shop/small plates place...they're looking to open in the next six weeks. Perhaps they can break the cycle here — three places in quick succession.

Previously on EV Grieve:
No more Cure

Monday, July 8, 2019

A night like this: See the Cure's 40th anniversary show Thursday at these East Village theaters

The Cure's 40th anniversary show is in theaters for a one-night-only event later this week ...

You can see "The Cure – Anniversary 1978-2018 Live in Hyde Park London" Thursday night at City Cinemas Village East, Second Avenue at 12th Street ... and the Regal Union Square on Broadway and 13th Street. Show time is 7 p.m. at both theaters.

Now enjoy this flashback to July 2, 1981, when the Cure played the Rock Werchter Festival. They were told to stop their set early to make way for Robert Palmer. So they ended with this 9-minute version of "A Forest"...

Monday, May 3, 2021

Cure Thrift Shop will have a new high-profile corner space

The for-rent signs have come down from the storefront on the northeast corner of Third Avenue and 12th Street... 
... and a pleasant surprise about the new tenant: Cure Thrift Shop... 
For now, Cure, the eclectic nonprofit that benefits juvenile diabetes research and advocacy, will continue on from its current location at 111 E. 12th St. between Third Avenue and Fourth Avenue.

No word on an opening date...but it's good news that the shop will have such a large, high-profile spot in the future.

As previously reported, Basics Plus was set to close in this storefront in the spring of 2019. However, the housewares shop that opened here in August 2014 ended up consolidating the space, and making do with a smaller footprint in the building.

The Cure's new home — officially 91 Third Ave. — first hit the market last summer.

Surprise! Surprise! was the previous housewares tenant, closing in April 2014 after 25 years in business.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

No more Cure

I walked by Cure last night on Seventh Street near Avenue A. And as I suspected, it's gone. The menus were pulled down from the window. The inside looked to be in disarray. Also, a man had set up his bed out front for the night.

Previously on EV Grieve:
No Cure for this location?

Friday, September 3, 2021

The new location of Cure Thrift Shop opens tomorrow

The new, larger location of Cure Thrift Shop opens tomorrow (Saturday!) at noon on the northeast corner of Third Avenue and 12th Street (officially 91 Third Ave.)
Cure, the eclectic nonprofit that benefits juvenile diabetes research and advocacy, closed its previous location at 111 E. 12th St. between Third Avenue and Fourth Avenue in early July.

The shop is open daily from noon to 9 p.m.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Do you know who stole Westville East's bench?

Sorry... a little late on this one... just noticed these flyers in the window here on Avenue A at 11th Street... by now the bench has probably already crossed state lines...

Regardless, I'm going to need to know where each of you were on July 13 at this hour. Alibis please.

Also! While we're at it, did you steal this chair from outside the Cure Thrift Shop on East 12th Street? Someone did, according to the Cure blog.

Cure photo and tip via Neighborhoodr.

Monday, July 27, 2009

No Cure for this location?

We noticed that Cure was not open this past weekend. Maybe the owners of the small plates/wine bar decided to take the weekend off. Though you think they'd have left a note. Plus, well, they just opened in mid-April. Or maybe this space on Seventh Street near Avenue A is jinxed. In quick succession this spot was nearly the East Village Pie Lounge.... Previously, it was the short-lived Italian cafe Affettati.

Saturday, November 23, 2019

Police looking for suspect accused of taking $6,300 in jewelry from the Cure Thrift Shop

Via the EVG inbox..

The New York City Police Department is asking for the public's assistance identifying the male depicted in the attached photos wanted for questioning in connection to a grand larceny that occurred within the confines of the 9th Precinct. The following was reported to police:

On Thursday, November 14, 2019 at approximately 1400 hours, a unidentified individual did enter the Cure Thrift Shop located at 111 E. 12th St. and removed jewelry from over the counter as store clerk was helping other customers. The individual then fled the store on foot with property valued at approximately $6,375. There were no injuries reported as a result of this incident.

The individual is described as a male, Black, with a medium build and last seen wearing a red and blue jacket, dark-colored pants, dark-colored hat, tan boots and wearing eyeglasses.

Anyone with information that could help in the investigation is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). You may also submit tips online. All calls are strictly confidential.

Friday, June 16, 2023

'Voices' carry

From the WEVG request line: Something by the Cure ahead of the band's three-night stand next week at MSG. 

This is "Other Voices" from 1981's Faith, the Cure's third studio album.

Now be sure to listen all weekend for a chance to win a Splish Splash family 4-pack!

Sunday, September 24, 2023

Week in Grieview

Posts this past week included (with a moment during a Pan Arcadia set Thursday afternoon in Tompkins via Derek Berg)... 

• About Cure Thrift's community-driven new space coming to 3rd Avenue (Thursday

• Reports: Mount Sinai will phase out Beth Israel on 1st Avenue and 16th Street (Sunday

• ICYMI: The former P.S. 64/Charas is headed to a bankruptcy sale (Thursday

• A last look at vintage video game retailer 8 Bit and Up (Friday

• FTC Skateboarding pops up on Avenue A (Wednesday

• Target sets opening-day bullseye on Oct. 22 (Monday)

• East Village restaurant Cho-Ko comes back into view on 1st Avenue (Saturday

• Ben's Deli is temporarily closed for renovations (Tuesday

• The owners of Unregular Pizza unveil the Unregular Bakery on 4th Avenue (Monday

• Happy No. 129 to Veniero’s! (Saturday

• Reaching the top at 1 St. Mark's Place (Wednesday

• That's a wrap! Counting coins to benefit Social Tees at Mary O's (Tuesday

• Check out the former Salvation Army Family Store on 4th Avenue (Tuesday

• Brix Wine Shop is now open in its new space right next door on Avenue B (Monday

• B-Side will not reopen at 204 Avenue B (Tuesday

• Hello Lollo: Pizzeria signage alert at 27 Avenue B (Monday

• Signage alert: Curry Flavor on 6th Street (Wednesday)

• Buka has closed on 1st Avenue (Thursday

• East Village Mini Market debuts on Avenue A (Thursday

• On Houston, a bank branch replaces a nail salon, and it feels like 2010 (Monday)

• On 2nd Avenue, Moko temporarily relocates during renovation (Wednesday

• Today in grand opening alerts: Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen on 14th Street (Wednesday)

Follow EVG on Instagram or Twitter for more frequent updates and pics.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Out and About in the East Village

In this ongoing feature, East Village-based photographer James Maher provides us with a quick snapshot of someone who lives and/or works in the East Village.

By James Maher
Name: Delphine Blue
Occupation: Radio Host, DJ, Pilates Instructor
Location: St. Marks Place between 1st and 2nd
Date: Thursday, Feb. 2 at 1:45 pm

Read part 1 of the interview with Delphine, a Queens native, here

When the Ritz was opening where Webster Hall is, they had an ad in the SoHo Weekly News, and it said that they were starting a dance company and they were choreographing rock music. I thought that’s the company I need to be in, so I went to the audition. The dance company thing lasted for 3 seconds but Jerry Brandt who owned the Ritz, was there. I said to Jerry, ‘I’m a DJ,’ and he said to me, ‘I’ll give you any job you want here but you can’t be the DJ.’ He said I could be the waitress.

I had never been a waitress, so opening night I tried to carry 12 Heinekens on a tray, which is impossible but I didn’t know that because I wasn’t a waitress. The place was packed because it was opening night. I dropped all the beers and I just put the tray down and started dancing. He said to me, ‘Ok, you can answer the phone in the office.’ So I did that and then I started putting together the VIP list, which was totally fun. But all the time I wanted to be the DJ. So after a few months they gave me Monday Nights. I worked there for five years and I eventually started working in all the other clubs from 1979 to 1983 or 1984. Danceteria, it was so fun.

I always loved the Cure from the get-go. They were my favorite band, and they’re still my favorite band. I also loved the B-52s, Gang of Four, The Police, The Knack, The Records, The Pretenders, Elvis Costello and Marianne Faithfull. One of my favorite nights ... was when Tina Turner played. This was probably the most exciting night. She played and after the show I was in the VIP room and David Bowie was there. I said to my friend, ‘I wish I could kiss him,’ and he heard me and spun around and kissed me on the lips. I think I fainted. That’s my big Bowie story.

Meanwhile, I also wanted to be on the radio, so I went to WNEW, which was the cool station and I just stood outside the door. Vin Scelsa came out and I said, ‘I really want to be on the radio. I really want to be a DJ,’ and he hit on me. I was so crestfallen, because I was so sincere and earnest.

Meanwhile. I got hired to work at WLIR, which was a modern rock station. Then in like 1985-86, everybody started listening to these stupid big hair bands like Poison. Everyone started going in that metal direction and I just couldn’t get with it. So I got fired from WLIR and I started my own show on WBAI. I forged a place for myself and developed a reputation based on playing music that you didn’t hear on the radio.

In 2000, I started working at WFUV, then I got hired at Sirius, and then at the same time East Village Radio started. East Village Radio just blew up, and it was so fun being in that DJ booth in that window. I loved that station, but then they crashed and burned and WBAI became a frightening caricature of itself and started to fail, so I left there.

Somewhere in the middle of all of this I got hired to be on, which was the most despised FM radio station, but it didn’t matter because it was the No. 1 market in New York. I was on afternoon drive so I had gone to the mountaintop. That’s it — I did it. I got to speak 30 seconds twice and hour in a three-hour shift, and I made more money than I had ever made in my life. We’re talking basically three minutes in three hours. It was ridiculous. I would say nothing, nothing. Then they changed the format one day without telling me and I lost my job.

I got scared and lost sleep, and then I decided to become a Pilates teacher. I got certified, which was really hard to learn something totally new. I still do radio and DJing too so I’m happier now. A little while later one of the guys who had been on EVR, my friend Steve Dima, called me and he and a couple people were starting a radio station at the South Street Seaport called Little Water Radio. So now I’m an owner-operator. Four of us started the station and we’re having a blast.

James Maher is a fine art and studio photographer based in the East Village. Find his website here.

Monday, May 1, 2023

Basics Plus has closed on 3rd Avenue

Basics Plus has officially closed at 91 Third Ave. between 12th Street and 13th Street ...  
Earlier in April, employees at the chainlet of houseware and hardware stores confirmed they were going out of business by the end of the month, though they didn't provide a reason why.
Basics Plus opened here in August 2014BP was set to shut down in March 2019 but downsized its space instead, giving up the corner storefront (now occupied by Cure Thrift Shop).

Several other NYC locations remain in service.

The previous tenant at the address, the like-minded (but better, TBH) Surprise! Surprise! closed after 25 years in April 2014.

Monday, May 11, 2020

Owner of Taste Wine leaving the business to help save his young sons Benny and Josh

You've likely noticed the for rent sign hanging at Taste Wine on Third Avenue between 10th Street and 11th Street.

It went up in early March ... followed shortly by another sign — a heartfelt letter from owner Gary Landsman that details his family's fundraising efforts to help find a treatment for the fatal genetic disease that his two young sons have.

The letter reads:

I launched Taste Wine Co back in 2015 with much excitement.

Earlier that year I married Jennie, the woman of my dreams & with her support we built a beautiful store, hired a great staff and loaded up the store with great wine and spirits. The future was bright!

The store experienced growing pains, but we were committed to making it work.

Then, about two years after we opened we learned that our first born son, 1 year old Benny, and his two-week old brother Josh both had a fatal genetic disease called Canavan. I was in denial & wouldn’t allow myself to think about what the doctor told us; that our sons will never walk, never talk and live a short and challenged life.

While still attempting to make Taste Wine Co successful, my wife and I launched a public campaign to raise money to #SaveBennyAndJosh. We found a researcher with 20+ years of experience who’d been working on a cure who believed she could treat my boys. The problem? We needed to raise LOTS of money.

My family is now working tirelessly to raise the final $1.8M needed (above the nearly $4M raised so far), to pay the remaining costs (due over the next 90 days) and treat our boys. If all goes well, the experimental gene therapy to treat their Disease will take place at Dayton Children’s Hospital this May/June.

This ordeal has reinforced a belief that much as I cherish the business and my customers (many of whom have become good friends), family must come first.

And so I’ve made the decision to give up the business.
We hope someone will want to take it over, but we realize that might not happen. As such, you may notice fewer products in store and special sales we’ll run to help sell as much of our inventory as possible.

We hope you’ll continue to buy your wine and spirits at Taste Wine Co. as we go through this transition and figure out what comes next.

To my loyal customers and friends, I thank you with all my heart for your years of support. It is time to be with my family. Wishing you peace, health and happiness.

Yours, most sincerely and appreciatively,
Gary Landsman

Landsman's time with the shop is winding down this week, and there are sales: 20-percent off all bottles of wine (minimum three-bottle purchase) and 10-percent off spirits. Hours: Noon to 6 p.m. today through Friday.

Landsman told me that he remains hopeful that he can sell the business before taking the family to Dayton Children's Hospital in Ohio later this spring. (If he can't find a buyer, then he'll be forced to closed.)

"There are three parties that seem serious about purchasing the store, and keeping things going, which our customers have let us know they would love to see happen," he said. "After [this] week, I'll likely come in a bit to try and close things out, but my goals at this point are to sell everything we have left in stock and consummate a deal with one of the prospective buyers."

You can read more about the campaign to save Benny and Josh — as well as others with Canavan — at this link.

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Hit sandwich connoisseurs Foxface opening a new venture in the former Harry & Ida's space on Avenue A

Foxface, the tiny shop for adventurous sandwich seekers at 80 St. Mark's Place in Theatre 80, is opening a new venture on Avenue A near 12th Street.

East Village residents Ori Kushnir and Sivan Lahat made the announcement on Instagram this morning... offering details on what they have planned for the former Harry & Ida's Meat and Supply Co., where owners Julie and Will Horowitz closed on Nov. 25 after four-and-a-half years of business.

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Dear Friends, Sometimes things just fall into place. Ever since we opened Foxface we've been daydreaming of a space nearby where we could smoke, ferment, dry, cure and otherwise transform ingredients in ways that do not fit in our tiny kitchen. Our dream "nearby" was probably in industrial Brooklyn, but then, out of the blue, @willhorowitz stopped by for a sandwich and casually mentioned he and @shweetums might be looking to pass on their smokehouse a few blocks away... You can imagine that we were doing all sorts of happy dances inside while trying to keep our cool fox faces. 🦊 💃🕺... This felt like it won't just be great for us and our sandwiches (and @sivantokyo's sanity whenever @orikushnir comes up with yet another loopy idea), but also like it would be a way to keep the cultural asset that Will & Julie have given the neighborhood from being replaced, in all likelihood, by a bro bar. (not that we have anything against bro bars - we have everything against them) We ramble, but to TLDR: We're happy to announce that in spring 2020 (we hope), @Foxface_Provisions will be opening as a smokehouse, tasting room, and preservation commissary in the space that once housed @harryandidas on Avenue A. See you there soon, and at Foxface in the meantime!

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So look for Foxface Provisions — a smokehouse, tasting room and preservation commissary — later in the spring of 2020. They will keep the small current space at 80 St. Mark's Place just west of First Avenue, which they opened late last year. Pete Wells is among the fans of Foxface.

Previously on EV Grieve:
Longtime East Village residents open Foxface, now serving sandwiches at Theater 80

Acclaimed pastrami purveyors Harry & Ida's will close this month on Avenue A


Updated the original post from today...

From time to time we'll take a look at some recently available retail space... such as 189 Avenue A between 11th Street and 12th Street.

The 950-square-foot (plus basement) storefront, which previously housed Harry & Ida's, has a monthly ask of $9,500, per the listing... which notes this is a "Heavily Trafficked East Village Location" with a "Close Proximity to Tompkins Square Park."

The Harry & Ida's Meat and Supply Co. closed on Nov. 25 after four-and-a-half years of business.

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

The next dessert concept for St. Mark's Place: bacon-filled macarons

So, we have places selling sweet buns and pudding on St. Mark's Place between Avenue A and First Avenue... and now?

As Julie Shapiro reports at DNAinfo this morning, Macaron Parlour is taking over the vacant storefronts at 111 St. Mark's Place, part of the former Chocolate Library.

The desserts debuted at the Hester Street Fair in 2010... this will be the first shop for Christina Ha and Simon Tung. Per DNA:

"[T]he bakery takes the traditional macaron and adds unusual fillings, from fresh strawberries to candied bacon and maple cream cheese.

For every lemon macaron sold, Macaron Parlor donates $1 to Alex's Lemonade Stand, an organization that seeks to cure pediatric cancer.

These were two of the storefronts that we suggested Bleecker Bob's look at for their relocation.

Saturday, October 28, 2017

EV Grieve Etc.: Little storm-proofing progress since Sandy; more Select Bus Service routes

[Photo outside the Cure Thrift Shop on 12th Street by Derek Berg]

Five years after Sandy, city lags on storm-proofing, rebuilding projects (Daily News) ... and inside the failure of the Build It Back program (Curbed)

A visit to Streecha on Seventh Street (The New Yorker ... previously)

Kenny Scharf revisits his old East Village stomping grounds (The New York Times) ... and "Club 57: Film, Performance, and Art in the East Village, 1978–1983" opens Tuesday at MoMa (Info here)

A a "knock out game" assault on Essex Street (DNAinfo)

More about the new community garden next to Project Renewal (Patch)

City adding 21 new Select Bus Service routes, including on 14th Street (Town & Village)

Jean-Georges "delivers the city's worst new restaurant with Public Kitchen" at the Public Hotel on Chrystie Street ... "where a round of pre-dinner drinks for four, including a margarita whose aggressive sugars recall Kool-Aid demi-glace, costs $83." (Eater)

The Ron English pop-up at Toy Tokyo, 91 Second Ave. between Fifth Street and Sixth Street, debuted on Oct. 20 (coverage here) ... it will remain open through Nov. 20...

[Photo via @EdenBrower]

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Taking another look at East Seventh Street

There's no shortage of turnover on the stretch of Seventh Street near Avenue A. Here's an update since the last time...

A small-plates place called Cure opened last week at was was briefly going to be the East Village Pie Lounge (which was briefly the Italian cafe Affettati...)

The space that briefly housed the Chocolate Bar is still for rent.

The Tiny Living store is closing...

The space next to Butter Lane Cupcakes is still for lease...

The former kiddie hair salon/boutique Locks 'n' Lads that closed in January is now an upscale clothing boutique called Red...

During the renovation of Red, this fine-looking dummy was put out in the trash. Was curious if anyone took it...


Two other storefronts — former boutiques — are available on the block...Including:

Friday, April 10, 2020

'Grinding' it out

Been listening to healthy doses of the Cure these days. (More than usual.) Here's "Grinding Halt" from the soundtrack to the 1980 NYC classic "Times Square." (Not sure when this video was recorded in the 1980s...)