Tough Slog for ABC No Rio and its Passive House on Rivington Street

Posted December 13, 2019 at 5:11 am

The redevelopment of ABC No Rio into an environmentally friendly passive house is again dogged by delays. In an appeal for donations on Giving Tuesday this month, ABC No Rio director Steve Englander provided an update on status of the new development. Another setback; this time it’s the necessary redesign of the foundation and plans […]

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Randolph Beer Sous Chef Assaulted, Fundraiser Planned Tonight

Last modified March 28, 2017 at 11:19 pm

Stephen Canon had worked a long night in the kitchen at Randolph Beer on Broome Street. Heading home after the shift in the early morning hours of May 12, the sous chef was reportedly assaulted. Authorities found his severely beaten body beneath the Williamsburg Bridge, unconscious and suffering from traumatic skull fracture. We are told […]

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Delancey Underground Seeking $75k in 75 Days

Posted June 1, 2012 at 10:18 am

The folks behind the Delancey Underground (aka Lowline) just floated a new summer challenge.

Bikram Yoga Lower East Side Fundraiser for Japan Relief

Posted March 23, 2011 at 11:45 am

Bikram Yoga Lower East Side is one local organization chipping in cash for the relief effort.

Sutra to Host DJ Kool Herc Fundraiser Tonight

Last modified February 1, 2011 at 10:21 am

In a swift show of support to the sickly hip hop pioneer, East Village nightclub Sutra is holding a fundraiser tonight.

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Lower Eastside Girls Club Announces 2nd Annual Holiday Cookie Swap and Bake Off

Last modified December 5, 2010 at 2:57 pm

For the second year running, the Lower Eastside Girls Club is hosting a holiday cookie swap and bake off.  The event will be held at La Vie on Saturday, December 18, 1:00 – 4 PM.  Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door.  All proceeds collected will benefit job training programs for economically […]

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Obama to Visit Anna Wintour on Sullivan Street

Last modified June 27, 2012 at 1:35 am

If you plan on being anywhere near Sullivan Street and West Houston today (or all of Houston, for that matter), you will be trapped for sure.  That’s right, kiddies, President Obama is coming to town again.  Last time, it was to speak at the Cooper Union; this time it’s filming The View (first time for […]

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Operation: Battle of the Bands [5/19/10]

Posted May 24, 2010 at 6:22 am

A big thank you to everyone who participated in the Operation: Battle of the Bands at National Underground.  Overall, the fundraiser event was a success, with high turnout and good tunes.  The following review and accompanying photographs were submitted by two of our newest contributors, Joshua Adcock and Jenny Penny. When I think of Battle […]

Ticket Giveaway! Operation: Battle of the Bands

Posted May 12, 2010 at 11:00 am

On Monday we posted about our involvement with Operation: Battle of the Bands, and now we’re giving away a pair of tickets to the show!  Send an email with the subject “Battle of the Bands” to with your name, email address, and phone number (phone # is optional, but helpful if we need to […]

Grand Street Fire Fundraiser

Last modified May 11, 2010 at 4:04 pm

It’s really great to see the community come together amidst tragedy.  We just received information that there is a fundraiser week currently planned to benefit the victims of the Grand Street fire.  From May 17 – 21, a handful of Lower East Side restaurants will be graciously donating partial profits from sales.