West 4th Street

Post-Election Chaos: Clashes Erupt Near Washington Square Park

Posted November 5, 2020 at 5:00 am

It was chaos downtown last night, as clashes erupted between protesters and police officers over the presidential election. Gothamist reported that demonstrators gathered in Washington Square Park shortly before 8:00pm, and were later met by “hundreds of NYPD officers.” It turned rowdy as some set small fires and berated police for supporting President Trump; dozens were […]

You Really Shouldn’t Throw Your Sofa Out the Window

Posted December 23, 2014 at 9:23 am

This could be a scene straight from The Hangover… Apparently the best way to get the couch downstairs is out the window. No need to hire a crew for the back-breaking work. Seriously. As this flyer attests, someone pushed a sofa out the sixth floor window on West 4th Street a couple weeks ago. Neighbors are […]

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Washington Square Park Fountain Drained

Posted November 3, 2010 at 6:18 am

And like that, it’s gone.  Yesterday, the water was drained from the Washington Square Park fountain, signaling the change of season.  Old man winter is just now getting out of bed.

Star-Crossed Love in Washington Square Park

Posted September 14, 2010 at 6:26 am

Of Romeo and Juliet in Washington Square Park.  Our protagonist found his star-crossed love while studying the fine art of Financial Calculus and Combinatorics. His fair maiden, an unsuspecting bookworm in the park. NYU and CUNY, a match that could never be.

Bowery Resident Talks About Camping with Bear Grylls

Last modified June 27, 2012 at 1:35 am

Last week, we learned that longtime Bowery resident Joe Resto won a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to tag along with Bear Grylls in the Canadian Rockies.  The Bronx-born deejay was one of two lucky souls chosen among a pool of 20,000 applicants as part of the Discovery Channel’s Fan vs Wild contest. This special episode of Man […]

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The Provincetown and Wilf Hall Signage Unveiled

Posted July 2, 2010 at 6:25 am

The new NYU construction at 133-139 Macdougal Street, built on the ruins of the old Provincetown Playhouse, is almost ready to roll.  In just the last few weeks, much of the heavy-duty machinery, scaffolding, and traffic barricades have been relieved of their duties.  Instead, there are NYU security guards.  But that’s not all.

Town Tavern on West 3rd Under New Management

Last modified November 1, 2010 at 12:14 am

The perennial Greenwich Village frat-dive, Town Tavern, is now under new management.  Yellow signs in the windows announce this fact, as does the brown paper obscuring shots of the interior.

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Washington Square Park Fountain Flowing Again

Posted May 5, 2010 at 6:23 am

The realigned Washington Square Park fountain is now flowing again.  Yesterday afternoon, amidst the recent spat of unseasonable temperatures and the sound of three-piece jazz, the hordes were out enjoying the cool refreshment of the gushing geyser.  Spring fever has taken hold.

Brickwork at New NYU Legal Facility on MacDougal

Posted April 27, 2010 at 6:27 am

Remember the Provincetown Playhouse (est. 1916) on MacDougal?  Like so many buildings across downtown, the last remaining piece of the historic structure is now held hostage by NYU.  Nevertheless, after a year wrought with overzealous demolition, stop work orders, and new construction, the legal facility is finally taking shape.

That Scummy Street Splash

Posted April 27, 2010 at 6:22 am

Getting clipped by scummy street-splash certainly sucks, especially while on a cell phone and without an umbrella.