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The lede reads: “Daniel hoped he hadn’t made a big mistake. It was a birth day present coming fr om Europe. Shipping was a big part of the price.” I’m copying from the page above, so it’s all [sic]. The package arrived from the U.K. weeks before my Virgo birthday. ” ‘What if you don’t like it?’ I got nervous, but he said he could send it back.” Sure, I could retype the whole first page I wrote on my gift on my MacBook, or scan and copy a doc that would come close. But any accuracy would be c...
Tags: Art, Macbook, Harry, Sunday Times, Voice, Dad, Ajblogs, Judy, Daniel, East Village, Lolita, Keats, Cornwall England, Europe Shipping, Waltham Mass, Adlai

Eric Steel's 'Minyan' Film Trailer About a Jewish Man in 80s Brooklyn

"He isn't a stranger to himself anymore, he can see inside himself." Strand Releasing has unveiled a new US trailer for an indie drama titled Minyan, which originally premiered at last year's Berlin Film Festival. It also played at Outfest last year, and stopped by the New York Jewish Film Festival earlier this year. The film stars Samuel H. Levine as a young Russian Jewish immigrant caught between thrilling private trysts and his repressive family. Set in 1980s Brooklyn, he develops a close...
Tags: Movies, Trailer, US, Brooklyn, East Village, Indies, Outfest, To Watch, Zuzanna Szadkowski, Samuel H Levine, Eric Steel

A $97/night van parked in Manhattan is officially off Airbnb

Sorry to all budget-conscious visitors to NYC, but the red Ford Econoline van parked on the street in East Village is no longer available for short-term stays, according to a report from Curbed. Despite laws prohibiting converted vans from parking for more than 24 hours, seven vans have hosted guests on the side of the road. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, News, NYC, Manhattan, Airbnb, Expensive, East Village, Ford Econoline

New York police seize illegal vans that were advertised on Airbnb as a cheap 'glamping' experience for $100 a night

Authorities remove one of the illegal Airbnb rental vans in Manhattan. NY Sheriff's Office New York police said they seized seven illegal vans advertised on Airbnb as cheap holiday rentals. The vans were advertised to tourists as a "glamping" experience for less than $100 a night. One customer told the NY Post the van he stayed in was "smelly" and "awful." See more stories on Insider's business page. Seven illegally documented vans, which had been advertised as cheap rentals for ...
Tags: Twitter, Post, New York Post, New York, News, California, Police, Trends, Fraud, Retail, Manhattan, Airbnb, Nypd, Ny Post, East Village, Police Department

Inside young New Yorkers' 'wild ride' of Delta-era apartment hunting as they swarm 80-person open houses, realtors ghost, and rents skyrocket

Jazmin Beltran finds apartment hunting in NYC to be ultra-competitive right now. Christina Casillo The NYC rental market is a nightmare right now - more so than usual. After plunging during the early days of the pandemic, it's heating up with surging demand and soaring prices. The competition is cutthroat, with open houses 80 people long and unresponsive brokers. See more stories on Insider's business page. All Lisa Rennau wanted in her New York City apartment was a window.The 23-y...
Tags: Facebook, New York, La, New York City, US, San Francisco, Trends, Brooklyn, Queens, Arizona, Delta, Manhattan, Honduras, Zillow, Young, Lagos

Playwright Jean-Claude van Itallie Dead At 85

“[He] was a mainstay of the experimental theater world, … especially known for America Hurrah, a form-bending trio of one-acts that opened in 1966 in the East Village and ran for more than 630 performances.” (In Alabama, authorities shut it down after two.) – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Alabama, People, East Village, Jean Claude van Itallie, America Hurrah

"Marissa Meizz, 23, was out to dinner with a friend in the East Village in mid-May when her phone started buzzing. She tried to silence it..."

"... but the texts kept coming. They all wanted to know: Had she seen the TikTok video? She clicked the link and a young man appeared onscreen. 'If your name’s Marissa,' he said, 'please listen up.' He said he had just overheard some of her friends say they were deliberately choosing to hold a birthday party when she was out of town that weekend. 'You need to know,' he said. 'TikTok, help me find Marissa.' Ms. Meizz’s heart sank. After getting in touch with the man who posted the video, which ...
Tags: Law, Relationships, Viral Video, Marissa, East Village, Festivities, Ann Althouse, Tiktok, Marissa Meizz, Marissa Ms Meizz

Worried about your screen time? These restaurants and hotels will lock your phone up, and some will even pay you for it.

"I think it's even more important than ever that people actually talk to each other and not on Zoom," Jimson Bienenstock, president of Hotblack Coffee told Insider. Jaap Arriens/NurPhoto via Getty Images The average US adult spends almost 4 hours on their phone a day and checks it every 12 minutes. After a year on Zoom and TikTok, businesses are creating tech bans and virtual detox discounts. Some hotels have offered discounts on rooms if you lock away your phone and computer. See mo...
Tags: Sweden, New York City, US, Trends, Canada, Chelsea, New Jersey, Walk, East Village, Jaap Arriens NurPhoto, James NoMad, Hotel Bellora, Bienenstock, Hannah Towey, Jimson Bienenstock, Hotblack Coffee

Renowned artist Kenny Scharf unveils towering mural on LA’s Skid Row

The often bleak streets of Los Angeles’ Skid Row got a little brighter on Monday, July 19. A colorful 66-foot tall mural unveiled at the Los Angeles Mission was donated and painted by artist Kenny Scharf. The artwork  on the corner of Winston St and Wall St; features a part of the Los Angeles skyline at street level, rising to a heart reaching up to a cross that sits atop the building, a nod to the symbol of the sacred heart. Artist Kenny Scharf with Troy Vaughn, LA Mission President/CEO, duri...
Tags: Health, Art, London, News, La, Government, New York City, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Community, Graham, Keith Haring, East Village, Jean Michel Basquiat, Los Angeles Daily News

A behind-the-scenes look at how Insider reporters stumbled upon Jeffrey Epstein's 2nd little black book

Samantha Lee/Business Insider Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell in 2005 in New York City. Joe Schildhorn/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images Insider is taking you behind the scenes of our best stories with our series The Inside Story. Keenan Trotter, Angela Wang, and Meghan Morris reported on a second address book of Epstein's. They explain how they verified the book (it took six months!) and the challenge of getting sources. You can check out the names in Epstein's ...
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We found Jeffrey Epstein's other little black book, which revealed hundreds of new connections to the disgraced financier and convicted sex offender

Hello!Welcome to this weekly roundup of stories from Insider's Business co-Editor in Chief Matt Turner. Subscribe here to get this newsletter in your inbox every Sunday.What we're going over today:We found Jeffrey Epstein's little black book from 1997, and discovered new connections to the convicted sex offender. Joe Rogan is sparking outrage inside Spotify with his controversial show.A secret club helps prepare young CEOs to take over the world.America is in the middle of The Great ...
Tags: Amazon, Spotify, Business, New York, Nbc, US, America, Newsletter, Trends, Manhattan, Michigan, Fifth Avenue, Megyn Kelly, Goldman, DCM, Kennedy

A woman found an address book on a New York City sidewalk in the 1990s. Here's how we figured out that it belonged to Jeffrey Epstein.

Hollis Johnson/Insider On July 6, Insider published the contents of a never-before-seen address book that belonged to Jeffrey Epstein and dates to 1997. The 1997 book predates Epstein's original "little black book" by at least seven years. The original book dates to 2004 and was published in 2015. A woman found the 1997 book on the sidewalk of Manhattan's Fifth Avenue in the 1990s and kept it as a souvenir. She rediscovered it in a storage unit last year and sold it on eBay to a g...
Tags: Politics, News, Ebay, Finance, New York City, San Francisco, Trends, New York Times, Paris, Manhattan, Ohio, Fifth Avenue, Vermont, James, East Village, Palm Beach

We obtained-and authenticated-a second little black book from 1997 that belonged to Jeffrey Epstein

Christopher Helali; Hollis Johnson/Insider; Samantha Lee/Insider Insider has obtained a never-before-seen address book that appears to have belonged to Jeffrey Epstein in the 1990s. The book, which contains entries for 349 people, offers a window into the late sex offender's social circle a full decade prior to the era covered by his previously known "little black book." More than 200 names listed in the book did not appear in Epstein's later address book. Prominent entries not pr...
Tags: Hong Kong, New York, Trends, Manhattan, Vermont, East Village, Palm Beach, Jeffrey Epstein, Epstein, Martin Peretz, Hollis Johnson, Little Black Book, Morgan Fairchild, Angela Wang, Insider Investigates, Christopher Helali

Swanky NYC penthouse, site of star-studded Oscar parties, asks $7.9M

Former HBO chief Michael Fuchs spent years hosting A-list celebrities and political figures at his East Village penthouse.
Tags: Hbo, Robin Williams, Listings, New York City, Elizabeth Warren, Radio, Luxury, Fox News, Woody Allen, Bette Midler, East Village, Roger Ailes, Rush Limbaugh, Chuck Schumer, Select, Luciane Serifovic

New York, New Music: how the city became a hotbed for music in the 80s

In a new exhibition, the city’s more well-known breakout artists are celebrated alongside a richer, and lesser reported, strain of experimental musicIn Kid Creole and the Coconuts’ irrepressible 1980 song Darrio, a klatch of female backup singers bouncingly plead with the titular gentleman to get them into Studio 54. The otherwise obliging Darrio enumerates why he cannot (“That’s the only thing that money can’t buy”), before finally admitting “my kind of heaven is Club 57,” the late-70s/early-80...
Tags: Art, Music, New York, Culture, Art and design, New York Times, Bob Marley, Kingston, East Village, Marx Brothers, Carmen Miranda, Kid Creole and the Coconuts, Darrio

Island’s Relaunched 4th & Broadway Label Comes Out Swinging With Young Devyn and Emotional Oranges

With two major releases over just a few days, June is basically a debut party for 4th & Broadway, the legendary Island Records imprint that is now helmed by LaTrice Burnette. The label, named after Island’s former location above Tower Records in New York’s East Village, originally was launched in 1984 and focused on hip-hop […]
Tags: New York, News, Broadway, East Village, Universal Music Group, Tower Records, Island Records, Devyn, LaTrice Burnette

‘He was aware of racist pigeonholes’: how Basquiat took inspiration from jazz, hip-hop and no wave

Time Decorated: The Musical Influences of Jean-Michel Basquiat explores the artist’s relationship to music in three short filmsBefore Jean-Michel Basquiat became one of the leading art stars of the 1980s, he was a kid from Brooklyn thriving in the music and art scenes of downtown New York in the late 1970s.“Everyone was coexisting together, musicians and artists,” says Ed Patuto, the producer of Time Decorated: The Musical Influences of Jean-Michel Basquiat, three short films that explore the ar...
Tags: Art, New York, US news, Culture, Brooklyn, Art and design, Jean Michel Basquiat, East Village, Basquiat, Michel Basquiat, Ed Patuto

New York City is back

As seen here in Central Park's Sheep Meadow, the spirit of NYC is alive and well. Alexi Rosenfeld/Getty Images New York City is back. America's biggest city is recovering as New Yorkers return and its economy reopens. It's not the same as pre-pandemic NYC, but it's the beginning of the city's next chapter. See more stories on Insider's business page. I knew New York City was back when I found myself dancing on top of a booth in an East Village bar last weekend.The n...
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Woman, 24, falls to her death while attending NYC party

According to police sources, the 24-year-old woman was trying to climb between one rooftop to another in the East Village before falling...
Tags: East Village

"I do miss the quiet, the strange peace, the empty streets, the feeling of solidarity among those of us who stayed, who don’t have country houses or parents or fancy friends with guest rooms."

"Perhaps this is because it reminds me of the East Village I moved into 40 years ago, when streets were deserted at night; when you could make out on your doorstep for an hour and not a soul would pass to catcall; when you knew your neighbors, knew the shopkeepers. We’re all in this together, that was the feeling. Despite the dirt, the rampant crime (one block west boasted one of the city’s highest murder rates, as drug gangs fought for turf), we were a community. Just by buying bread at the bak...
Tags: Law, NYC, East Village, Phyllis, City Life, Ann Althouse, Thomas McKean, Coronavirus

12 of the best affordable hotels in New York City, according to our first-hand stays

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Price is usually a factor for booking hotels, especially in more expensive cities like New York. However, traveling on a budget doesn't have to mean compromising on quality. We found the best cheap hotels in New York City, all personally vetted and starting under $200. Though New York is known for being pricey, especially when it comes to hotels, there are plenty of affordable spots to b...
Tags: Travel, Reviews, New York, Cdc, Hotels, New York City, Trends, Features, Brooklyn, Chelsea, Broadway, Marriott, Manhattan, Ace Hotel, Michelin, Fifth Avenue

Official Trailer for 'Kenny Scharf: When Worlds Collide' Documentary

"The noise of life lives in his paintings." Greenwich Ent. has released the official trailer for an indie art documentary called Kenny Scharf: When Worlds Collide, about the famed artist Kenny Scharf. The feature directorial debut of Malia Scharf and Max Basch and 11 years in the making, When Worlds Collide is about the "art of fun, about living life out loud, despite setbacks, and about Kenny Scharf’s particular do-it- yourself, high-tone, technicolor artistic vision." It was supposed to pr...
Tags: Movies, Trailer, NYC, Documentaries, Sxsw, Keith Haring, East Village, Kenny, Jean Michel Basquiat, To Watch, Kenny Scharf, Greenwich Ent, Malia Scharf, Max Basch, Haring Basquiat

Cooper Union Says It Will Be Tuition-Free Again By 2029

The prestigious, competitive art/architecture/engineering school in Manhattan’s East Village charged no fees to students from its opening in 1859 until 2012, when an overambitious building program and bad management decisions led to financial disaster and free tuition was abolished, much to the fury of students, alumni, and others. There were worries that the pandemic would hamper the fundraising necessary to return to free tuition, but, says president Laura Sparks, “we landed right on budget.”...
Tags: Art, Manhattan, Issues, East Village, Cooper Union, Laura Sparks, 04.01.21

Comment on avocado salad with carrot-ginger dressing by Jen H

I made this dressing, which was amazing!, and it transported me back to Dojo in the East Village circa 1997 and the veggie burgers they would serve with it. Does anyone remember those? I’d love to try to recreate those and have them with this dressing.
Tags: Food, East Village, Jen H

How to take a restaurant road trip to New York, Chicago and beyond, without leaving the kitchen

“I miss the snow,” he says, looking out the window on a beautiful sunny day as we scroll through images of friends on Instagram playing in the snow in New York.   “Me, too,” I say. “But I’m not squeezing into an airplane filled with recirculated virus droplets just yet.”   My partner and I typically fly away somewhere this time of year. Travel is a shared passion and indulgence. It’s what keeps us sane. We ski almost every winter but sometimes we satisfy our need for cold weather somewhere els...
Tags: Travel, New York, New York City, Sport, Chicago, Things To Do, Soccer, Nebraska, Omaha, Orange County, Brasserie, Harlem, West Village, Omaha Nebraska, East Village, Brad

Arlington-born Sharon Rudahl on A Graphic Biography of Paul Robeson

Sharon Rudahl on Ballad of an American – A Graphic Biography of Paul Robeson 291; Dec 16, 2020 New York Comics & Picture-story Symposium   The 291st meeting of the NY Comics & Picture-story Symposium on Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2020 at 7pm ET. Intro: Ben Katchor Veteran graphic storyteller Sharon Rudahl discusses her che...
Tags: Comics, Hollywood, New York City, San Francisco, Google Earth, Paul Robeson, Martin Luther King, East Village, Arlington, Arlington Virginia, Harvey Pekar, Cooper Union, Mike Rhode, Emma Goldman, Ben Katchor, Yiddishkeit

Miya Ponsetto reportedly investigated in the smashing of Airbnb’s door on same day as hotel dispute

The California woman accused of an attempted assault on a teenage boy in a Manhattan hotel is also being investigated in connection with damage to the Airbnb apartment where she was staying, the New York Post is reporting. Miya Ponsetto. (Ventura County Sheriff’s Office) Miya Ponsetto, 22, of Piru (Ventura County) was extradited to New York and arraigned Saturday evening on charges of attempted assault, endangering the welfare of a child, attempted robbery and attempted grand larceny, accord...
Tags: New York Post, New York, Crime, News, California, California News, Sport, Soccer, Beverly Hills, Manhattan, Cbs, Airbnb, New York Police Department, East Village, Gayle King, Keyon Harrold

Struck by the Pandemic, These 2 Restaurant Brands Joined Forces to Fight Back

For the past seven years, New Yorkers with a yen for So-Cal taqueria fare have flocked to Otto's Tacos, whose first location in the East Village turned heads with its coarse-ground tortillas, masa fries and spicy fillings. When the food blog Eater reviewed the place in 2013, it applauded the fare, but noted ominously: "The...
Tags: Advertising, Food & Beverage, East Village, Otto, Adapting to Crisis, Restaurant Brands Joined Forces

New York City as we knew it is dead. Long live New York.

Wong Maye-E/AP Photo During the pandemic, New York City has lost thousands of the small businesses that gave it its flavor. A coming third wave of the coronavirus has put the City That Never Sleeps on the cusp of being shuttered once again. There's nothing to do but mourn the lost and the soon-to-be lost. But New York's legacy is one of constant destruction and rebirth. Like a classic slice of New York pizza, Gotham is eternal. This is an opinion column. The thoughts expressed are those o...
Tags: New York, New York City, US, America, Trends, Gotham, Queens, Chase, Starbucks, Taylor, Cuomo, Times Square, East Village, Lower East Side, Greenwich Village, Calhoun

Huge blaze engulfs New York church housing Liberty Bell – video

Firefighters in New York battled a large blaze in the early hours of Saturday morning that gutted a historic church in lower Manhattan. The Middle Collegiate Church in the East Village caught fire before dawn after a blaze spread from an adjacent five-storey vacant building about 5am. Video posted on Twitter showed flames shooting from the roof and the church’s stately front window glowing from the conflagration inside. The church houses New York’s Liberty Bell and its congregation dates from th...
Tags: New York, Religion, World news, US news, Christianity, East Village, Liberty Bell, Manhattan The Middle Collegiate Church