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Spina Florist Puts Down Roots at 176 MacDougal Street - Previous Home of Hong Wah Laundromat and Suspicious Fire

Spina Florist Puts Down Roots at 176 MacDougal Street – Previous Home of Hong Wah Laundromat and Suspicious Fire

May 29, 2014

A new tenant has been found for 176 MacDougal Street aka 1 MacDougal Alley (and below noted as 30 W. 8th Street). It is a florist shop and event planning business, Spina, which originated in Brooklyn. This is the business’s first Manhattan outpost. When encountered pre-opening, the owners noted that they said they’d never have […]

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Three New Members Appointed to Community Board 2

Three New Members Appointed to Community Board 2

April 14, 2014

Updated 8:06 p.m. Community Board 2 has some new members! The 50 member board’s composition hasn’t changed dramatically with the arrival of three new members but it is different. Off the board: Dodge Landesman, who ran for City Council at age 18 five years ago (and seems to have moved over to Community Board 6), […]

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Former Prohibition-era Tearoom space, 176 MacDougal (aka 1 MacDougal Alley), Back on the Market -- Shakespeare's Anyone?

Former Prohibition-era Tearoom space, 176 MacDougal (aka 1 MacDougal Alley), Back on the Market — Shakespeare’s Anyone?

March 27, 2014

After the suspicious fire which then caused the long-time laundromatin this location to close around one year ago, 176 MacDougal Street — aka 1 MacDougal Alley — was taken over by Mirador, a high end women’s retail clothing store. It didn’t feel like a fit. But it was the type store the nearby real estate […]

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Saturday, March 15th: Victory for Parks Party & Rally in the Village | Next Week: "Save Our Parks and Open Spaces" Week

Saturday, March 15th: Victory for Parks Party & Rally in the Village | Next Week: “Save Our Parks and Open Spaces” Week

March 14, 2014

“Victory for Parks” Party and Rally will be held on Saturday, March 15th at 1 p.m. at LaGuardia Park, LaGuardia Place between West 3rd and Bleecker Streets at the Fiorello LaGuardia statue. Everyone is invited to attend! The organizers are asking all park advocates to come and are designating next week as “Save Our Parks […]

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Mr. Beller's Neighborhood on Washington Square Park in Grittier Days

Mr. Beller’s Neighborhood on Washington Square Park in Grittier Days

February 4, 2014

Mr. Beller’s Neighborhood published a wonderful story by Jacob Margolies about his friend “Monte” and Washington Square Park in grittier days: I have a friend. For the purposes of this story, let’s call him Monte. When I was a kid there were lots of guys in the neighborhood named Monte. Now I don’t know anyone with […]

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As Washington Square "Hot Dog" Vendors are Saved, 40 Year Old Village Mainstay Gray's Papaya Shutters

As Washington Square “Hot Dog” Vendors are Saved, 40 Year Old Village Mainstay Gray’s Papaya Shutters

January 9, 2014

Hot dogs are on everyone’s radar in the Village, Eater broke the news yesterday about Gray’s Papaya on West 8th Street and Sixth Avenue closing. They followed up on the story today: PapayaGate ! via Eater: A look Back at the Legacy of Gray’s Papaya And now just revealed what is coming: The new tenant in the Sixth […]

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Eerily Eccentric and Wonderfully "Old School" Village, Uncle Sam's Goes All Out for Halloween

Eerily Eccentric and Wonderfully “Old School” Village, Uncle Sam’s Goes All Out for Halloween

October 30, 2013

Uncle Sam’s Army-Navy Store is sort of this unexpected store on West 8th Street. And as the strip’s ‘powers that be’ (the local “BID” – business improvement district – and landlords) strive for more “pretty” and “artisanal” on the block, it becomes that much more refreshing that Uncle Sam’s is there! The other day, I […]

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Is TD Bank Coming to Former Barnes & Noble Space at Sixth Avenue? With a new CitiBank On the Way Across the Street

Is TD Bank Coming to Former Barnes & Noble Space at Sixth Avenue? With a new CitiBank On the Way Across the Street

September 20, 2013

Updated After yesterday’s post, What Does it Take for a Business to Survive in Today’s Greenwich Village?, I got a note this morning from a reader, Tim, who wrote re: “B&N Spot 8th and 6th”: Saw a public notice in Times that TD Bank will open on that hallowed corner. Feh. It does make sense […]

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Growler Station Closed on West 8th Street, New Retail Store Coming to 176 MacDougal -- What Does it Take for a Business to Survive in Today's Greenwich Village?

Growler Station Closed on West 8th Street, New Retail Store Coming to 176 MacDougal — What Does it Take for a Business to Survive in Today’s Greenwich Village?

September 19, 2013

Updated — Inside the basement level space of Growler Station on West 8th Street a computer remains on, brightly lit, waiting for somebody to return to start serving its craft beers again. On the door is a “Rent Demand” sign dated September 3, 2013 stating that $51,000 in back rent is owed to the landlord, […]

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83rd Annual Washington Square Outdoor Art Exhibit Happening This Weekend and Next Along the Park

83rd Annual Washington Square Outdoor Art Exhibit Happening This Weekend and Next Along the Park

August 29, 2013

Via amNewYork: 83rd Annual Washington Square Outdoor Art Exhibit Let your art flag fly and peruse the work of fine artists and craft artisans from around the city, country and world this weekend at the 83rd Annual Washington Square Outdoor Art Exhibit fall show. The FREE showcase kicks off this weekend, with exhibitors showcasing photography, […]

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