OUR NOT-FOR-PROFIT GUIDE PROMOTES LOCAL SMALL BUSINESS
We list 500+ businesses located in the East Village for free.
We educate consumers by encouraging them to shop locally instead of in chains and franchises, and to use local community services.
The 8th Edition of the Get Local! Guide hits the East Village this Fall!
We print 12,500 copies.
We will distribute the Get Local! Guide from October through Summer 2015.
The guide will be placed in East Village & LES stores, cafés, hotels and restaurants.
It will be printed on eco-friendly paper & full-color soy-based inks.
Contributors will benefit from:
Enhanced listing features that identify sponsors.
Priority participation in the launch of a Get Local! Digital Guide NEW!
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Last Tuesday, July 8th marked the East Village Community Coalition Host Committee’s third ever “First Tuesdays” event. We were fortunate to make use of the beautiful Green Oasis Community Garden & Gilbert’s Sculpture Garden. This large-lot community garden, tucked away on 8th St. near Avenue D, was slated to be shut down by the Giuliani administration. The gardeners successfully protected the site through the early aughts. Thanks to their efforts, the garden today features a gazebo, stage, brick oven grill and a koi pond. Green Oasis was the perfect setting for East Village residents and enthusiasts to socialize, share with and support one another.
Tuesday, July 8, 2014
6:30pm – 8:30pm
SOCIALIZE Meet your neighbors in the great outdoors.
SHARE Use your green thumb.
SUPPORT Engage in your community.
About First Tuesdays
The First Tuesdays meetup series is designed to bring together residents of the East Village in the hope that socializing, sharing and supporting one another will lead to a stronger, more informed community. Our First Tuesdays series is presented by the East Village Community Coalition’s Host Committee, dedicated to creating enjoyable and informative events throughout the community on behalf of the EVCC.
The Municipal Art Society released a new tool for identifying parcels with air space that can be developed under existing zoning. Much of the East Village is already near or at its height limit as a result of the 2008 contextual rezoning advanced by the EVCC and the East Village/ Lower East Side community. Some lots (in darker shades) remain vulnerable to potential future development. Neighbors take notice of underbuilt neighbors that may one day attract development interest.
View the interactive map.
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Meeting with SLA Chair and heads of Licensing and Enforcement for Informational presentation focusing on questions / issues to better inform committee decisions on license recommendations, writing more effective resolutions, making more effective recommendations, including renewals. There will be Q & A with public at end as time allows.
Share your memories and images of the Lower East Side on the city’s pavements.
EVCC will be scribbling on East 9th Street near Avenue B from 12pm – 3pm.
First Tuesdays and Chalk LES are organized in celebration of Lower East Side History Month
See the full schedule of events at www.leshistorymonth.org
Lower East Side History Month is an annual celebration of the rich and diverse history of the Lower East Side, taking place throughout the month of May. Conceived and launched by LES-based cultural and community groups, LES History Month aims to connect our present to our past, exploring how our history can inform and inspire our future.
To learn more about LES History Month and scheduled programs/events, visit www.leshistorymonth.org
The Friends of St. Mark’s Bookshop is sponsoring an Indiegogo campaign to move the Bookshop into a new space in the East Village. But the Bookshop needs another financial push to build out the space and pay for moving costs, as well as maintaining its inventory for the remaining months at 31 Third Avenue. Once again, we turn to our loyal community for help.
For contributions of $250 up to $5,000, St. Mark’s Bookshop has one-of-a-kind books, including signed first editions that are personalized by the authors, as thank you gifts to our generous campaign supporters. These authors include Junot Diaz, Anne Carson, Anne Waldman, Patti Smith, Paul Auster, Lydia Davis, Eileen Myles, and others. Discounts on future purchases are also included for contributors. Even giving a smaller amount can get you a gift certificate to spend at the store.
Now is the opportunity for a final push as St. Mark’s reinvents itself as a non-profit event space, while continuing to fill the East Village’s niche for a small brick-and-mortar bookstore featuring carefully selected new theoretical, political, art, design, poetry and independent literary texts in traditional print format.