East Village Apartments Blog
Thursday Night (April 1st) is Gamenight!
On one Thursday of every month at 8:00, on the beautiful red-curtained stage of our monthly home, the Slipper Room
(at the corner of Orchard and Stanton on the Lower East Side), Neil and Clams bring you their classic guessing game that has been a live downtown hit for over three years! A panel of NYC's nightlife favorites (from burlesquers to bloggers) join forces and attempt to guess the occupation of regular New Yorkers and the identity of fabulous celebrity mystery guests! Past mystery guests have included Martha Plimpton, Zach Galifianakis, Mo Rocca and Randy Jones, to name just a few. Who knows who you'll see next month! And every month contestants are drawn from our audience, so you just might get to come up and play the game for fabulous prizes from our sponsors!
See the show Time Out calls New York's Number One game night for under $7, and the New York Post, Village Voice, Next Magazine Gawker and more all recommend! You don't even need to know the secret knock to get in on this Speakeasy's underground action.Gameshow Speakeasy
, at the Slipper Room
, 167 Orchard Street @ Stanton (5-minute walk from the East Village Apartments
Labels: East Village Apartments, East Village neighborhood, Evening/Night, Lower East Side, NY Show, vibrant NYC
Photography Exhibit: Terry O'Neill
Terry O'Neill Comes to the Morrison Hotel Gallery in Soho
On April 23, Terry O’Neill, one of the world’s most accomplished and collected photographers, makes his long anticipated New York City gallery appearance with a presentation and an exhibition of some of his most famous and iconic photographs, as well as many never-before-seen images, at the Morrison Hotel Gallery
, 124 Prince Street, New York City.
Mr. O’Neill, whose coveted work hangs in national galleries and private collections worldwide, has produced covers for Time, Newsweek, Stern, Paris Match, The Sunday Times Magazine, Vanity Fair and many others over the course of his six-decade career. Since he first picked up a camera in 1958, he has photographed presidents, prime ministers, rock stars, Oscar winners and the British Royal Family. His work has delivered iconic movie posters, album covers and fashion plates for the world’s top designers.
Mr. O’Neill has chronicled the lives of emerging rock stars and icons of the 60s including David Bowie, Elton John, The Who, Eric Clapton, Chuck Berry and many others. He photographed The Beatles and The Rolling Stones when they were struggling young bands and worked closely with Frank Sinatra for over 30 years, being granted access to the legend back stage and in private.
Former husband to legendary actress Faye Dunaway, his photograph of her in Beverley Hills, the morning after she won her Best Actress Oscar for Network, has been nominated as the most iconic Hollywood shot of all time. His photographs of Brigitte Bardot, Jean Shrimpton and Audrey Hepburn capture the charisma of these superstars at the peak of their careers.Morrison Hotel Gallery
124 Prince Street (between Wooster & Greene Sts), 212-941-8770
A short 10-minute walk from the East Village Apartments
Open Mon-Tue 11am-6pm; Wed-Sat 11am-8pm; Sun 12pm-6pm
Labels: East Village neighborhood, Movie Stars New York, Photography Exhibit, Soho, Soho Art Gallery
Store Openings in Our Neighborhood!!!
Jimmy Choo and Calvin Klein are just some of the big-name labels you’ll find at this premier consignment shop, which recently moved to a new 3,000-square-foot space. Warmer-weather goodies include Louis Vuitton monogram slides ($200), a Diane von Furstenberg sleeveless printed dress ($96) and Chanel cap-toe heels ($120). Gentlemen, keep your eyes peeled for such dashing items as a Helmut Lang leather jacket ($70) and a Prada dress shirt ($30).
83 E 7th St between First and Second Aves (212-353-8443).
Daily noon–8pm.International Playground
This LES showroom and boutique will be devoted to brands like H Fredriksson and Wackerhaus, plus a rotating cast of underground lines selected by owners Virginia Craddock and Johnny Tizzolato. This season, look for Danish label Vibe Johansson’s harem leggings ($192), Ernest Alexander’s sturdy leather weekend bags ($470) and Ravishing Mad’s high-waisted skinny jeans from Sweden ($149).
13 Stanton St between Bowery and Chrystie Sts (212-228-2700, www.internationalplayground.com
The days are numbered till this coveted British retailer—long a staple at Bloomingdale’s—unveils its first New York store. Amid exposed brick walls and wood floors, looms, Singer sewing machines and vintage presses will decorate the Soho flagship. Guys can pick up laundered graphic-print jersey tees ($55), checked and Aztec-jacquard-printed button-down shirts ($120), and sleeveless leather biker vests ($400). Women can walk away with the perfect evening look: a one-shoulder dress with corseted bodice and pleated skirt ($300), topped with a cool leather bomber ($400).
512 Broadway between Broome and Spring Sts (www.us.allsaints.com
Michael Stipe put it best when he sang, “Leaving New York, never easy.”
The minds behind JNBY—which stands hokily for just naturally be yourself—must have shared that sentiment when they decided to turn their Mercer Street pop-up into a permanent fixture. The first U.S. branch of the Chinese chain will open just a few blocks away and offer the brand’s well-tailored, multifunctional pieces, including silk dresses that can be wrapped seven different ways ($265), hooded neoprene jackets ($310) and pebbled leather bags ($465).
75 Greene St between Broome and Spring Sts (212-219-2529, www.jnbynyc.com
Mon–Sat 11am–7pm; Sun noon–6pm. Opens Apr 15.Source: Time Out New York. All opening dates are tentative.
Labels: 32 East 3rd Street, East Village neighborhood, Lower East Side, Shopping, Soho
The Quantum Eye @ Bleecker Street Theatre
Mentalism, magic, perception and deception: Sam Eaton
’s extraordinary ability and gentle humor make for a different show every time. A smart mental magic peformance the whole family can enjoy.
Where: Bleecker Street Theatre
through May 29
45 Bleecker St, between Bowery and Lafayette St
(just steps away from the apartments!)
Run time: 80 minutes, no intermission
Tickets: Click hereSaturday shows start at 5pm and Tuesday shows at 8pm.
Tuesday nights are often followed by Quantum
discussions with Sam Eaton. Topics include deception, the mind, perception and your questions.
Labels: 32 East 3rd Street, Bleecker Street, East Village neighborhood, memorable holiday, Theatre Show, unique New York
Deitch Projects: Final Days
in SoHo is busy with its final gallery events before an anticipated June closure
as a result of the appointment of its owner, Jeffrey Deitch, to the directorship of L.A.'s MoCA, according to the museum's board chairs David Johnson and Maria Bell. Inevitably, these events are so crowded, they spill out onto the street. While the real fancy parties held after the openings are only for the elite few, these are still great places to people-watch.
76 Grand St (between Greene and Wooster Sts)
A, C, E to Canal St; R, W to Canal St ; J, M, Z to Canal St; 6 to Canal St15-minute walk
from the East Village Apartments
Tue-Sat noon-6 pm.
Labels: East Village Apartments, East Village neighborhood, memorable holiday, must see destinations NYC, New York Art, Soho, Soho Art Gallery
A Little Bit of History...
, of Save the Lower East Side
, and Eric Ferrara
, director of the Lower East Side History Project
, spoke about the historical contrasts of the street known as Bowery
, the city’s first theater district and at the same time the notorious red light district of early New York City.
The term “Jim Crow,” meaning black segregation, originated with a character in a Bowery minstrel show, according to a timeline that BAN has issued. The great 19th-century American actor Edwin Booth performed on the Bowery, and later, so did Eddie Cantor, W.C. Fields, Al Jolson and Jimmy Durante. Yiddish theater in America was born on the Bowery and “Uncle Tom’s Cabin” had its opening on the Bowery.
Punk rock and the Ramones rocked at CBGB
(closed in October 2006) on the Bowery. The Bowery Mission
, which takes its name from the street famed as the city’s Skid Row, has been saving derelict bodies and souls since 1879. In the 1890s there were a dozen gay bars in the Bowery neighborhood. It was where early gangs — associated with political clubs and volunteer fire companies — constituted the underworld. McGurk’s Suicide Hall, a brothel that got its nickname from the prostitutes who decided to end it all there, was at 285 Bowery.
Labels: 19th century New York, CBGB, East Village Apartments, East Village neighborhood, must see destinations NYC, New York History, New York Landmarks, The Bowery
Movie & TV Shows Filming Locations
Wake up early or stay up late, and go watch TV & movie stars on set in the streets surrounding the East Village Apartments
Visit Bowery Boogie's website
daily for filming locations & times around The Bowery.
You never know, you might actually catch your favorite show or actor!
Labels: 32 East 3rd Street, East Village Apartments, Filming Locations NYC, memorable holiday, Movie set, Movie Stars New York, The Bowery, TV set