3rd Avenue

‘Modern Pinball’ Arcade on Third Avenue Calls it Quits

Posted July 23, 2020 at 5:09 am

Modern Pinball, the popular Gramercy arcade and showroom, is to close permanently at the end of the month and sell all of its machines. Founder and co-owner Steve Zahler delivered the sad tidings on the store’s Facebook page last night. Closure of the store after seven years is owed to both the economic fallout from […]


Report: Rodeo Bar Resurrection Coming Soon via Phebe’s/Penny Farthing Crew

Posted January 5, 2016 at 5:00 am

Almost two years after the Rodeo Bar was forced from its perch in Murray Hill, the legendary urban honky-tonk (previously New York’s longest at 27 years) is reportedly making a comeback. And in the same location. Indeed. The Kips Bay Corner blog reports that Rodeo Bar is to be resurrected by a familiar crew. That […]

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Darryl Strawberry Signing Autographs Tonight at Village Pour House

Posted October 6, 2011 at 6:28 am

Time to bust out those 1983 Topps rookie cards, as the all-star outfielder is treating neighborhood fans to a surprise visit.


The Shorebound Swim, The Red Room [2/28/11]

Last modified November 28, 2021 at 7:15 am

Finding love is never easy. Many of us go to great lengths to look for that special someone.

Today in 1979: The Clash Release London Calling

Posted December 14, 2010 at 3:58 pm

Thirty-one years ago today, the only band that ever mattered released London Calling.  This seminal Clash effort ranks pretty damn high on our list of desert island records. The famous photograph gracing the sleeve shows Paul Simonon smashing his Fender P-bass onstage during a show at the Palladium in September 1979.

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3rd Avenue Rezoning Plan Up for Review

Posted May 25, 2010 at 6:24 am

The Department of City Planning sent out an email blast yesterday regarding the new Third Avenue Corridor Rezoning Proposal, which aims to limit out-of-scale development.  Case in point, the egregious 26-story NYU church dorm on 12th Street which towers over the rest of the neighborhood. The area included in the plan encompasses East 9th to […]