The White Roof Project laid down a first coat of white paint on La Mama’s rooftop on Wednesday, adding another 7,000 square feet of solar-reflective white roof to the neighborhood in an ongoing effort to reduce carbon emissions and encourage energy efficiency. Read my full report in The New York Times Local East Village section here. Go White Roof!
Hella Hella cute! Vintage VW chillin’ on East 9th Street, East Village.
My photos from Stella McCartney’s 2012 Resort Presentation are in The New York Times today! The icing on the (vegan) cakeball is that the garden party was right in my backyard at Marble Cemetery. Good times, indeed.
Picture perfect East Village family. First Ave + East 1st Street, New York.
Creeping heart. East 2nd Street between Bowery and Second Avenue.
East Village Rocks! At least someone still thinks so. The charming Anyway Cafe, still kicking since 1995, on Second Street between Second and Bowery.
Casey Rubber Stamps
There’s an adorable rubber stamp store (yes! they exist) on East 11th Street. It’s called Casey Rubber Stamps.
Business stamps, designs, logos, artwork, signature, etc.
Look at all these! Tough choice, but I went with a lightbulb.
The 9th and C Avenue Garden is charming. Just charming. It takes up a huge portion of the block, with little sections of garden real estate inside.
Strolling East Village on a Sunday
Instead of ‘escaping’ the city this weekend, I reconnected with it – primarily the East Village. I’ve had nine lives in that neighborhood for sure. But I don’t find myself there very often as most of my friends have decamped for Brooklyn or less crowded ‘hoods. So it was a delight to rediscover some hidden gems – and to see what’s new – as I mosied around with some good friends.
Brunching is so ’90s. But it is great to have a go-to when the time calls. And that place is Vandaag: hands down the best place in New York that you’re not going to. Get there.
22 East 2nd Street, between Bowery + Second Ave. Always somethin’ going on here.
Another recent mural. Mars Bar. Clowns creep me out, but this captures the spirit of Manhattan’s most notorious dive quite well.
Third Street between Bowery + Second Ave. We don’t get many large scale murals on this edge of East Village. I like!