2013 EVCC Annual Party Recap

Tuesday October 22nd the East Village Community Coalition held their annual celebration and fundraiser at La Mama Art Space. The party featured Santo & Margaret Mollica as the 2013 Outstanding Pigeon honorees for their continued service and commitment to the East Village.

At the event, we launched our newest campaign for Formula Retail Restriction. The goal is to evaluate and recommend methods for managing new chain retailers that hope to locate in the community. The first step is gaining community input on the current state of chain stores within the East Village. To find out more about the campaign see the Formula Retail Restrictions page. EVCC is also holding a community workshop Tuesday, November 19th from 6-8pm.

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Ellen Stewart Theater Lobby, La Mama
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2013 Outstanding Pigeon Awardees: Santo and Margaret Mollica of The Source Unltd
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Awards Ceremony featuring Reverend Billy
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Borscht generously provided by Veselka
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State Senator Brad Hoylman, Buddha, Santo Mollica, Margaret Mollica
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A full house!

EVCC’s Annual Gala: Celebrate and Preserve our Neighborhood!

EVCC Party 2013

The East Village Community Coalition invites you for an evening of cocktails, entertainment and local fare at our annual fundraiser as we honor local achievements.

October 22nd, 6pm

La Mama, Ellen Stewart Theater Lobby
66 East 4th Street

“Oustanding Pigeon” Awardees
We honor Santo and Margaret Mollica of The Source Unltd, 2013 “Outstanding Pigeon” Awardees Santo Mollica has served the East Village for more than thirty years at the Source Unltd, a small print, copy, and office supply shop on East 9th Street. A long-term resident, he and his wife Margaret offer friendly and professional services needed by neighbors, artists, musicians, and nearby businesses.

Formula Retail Zoning
Announcing the campaign for Formula Retail Zoning! EVCC is working to preserve small businesses as a integral part of maintaining our diversified, livable neighborhood. Other cities and towns have successfully adopted specialized zoning, requiring stores to be unique and protecting neighborhoods by limiting or outright banning chain retailers from locating there. Join us to kick off the campaign to bring Formula Retail Zoning (FRZ) to the East Village.

Reserve your tickets today. 

Your generosity supports historic preservation, better transportation, and retail diversity in our community. Learn about our ongoing work in the East Village at www.evccnyc.org.

Can’t attend? Click here to make a donation.

July 18th, 10:30am: Next NYU Hearing Challenging the Sexton Plan

111 Centre Street (btw. White and Leonard Streets), Room 574

EVCC, GVSHP, NYU faculty, and a broad range of neighborhood and preservation groups and individuals are suing to overturn the 2012 approvals of the 20-year NYU expansion plan. Tomorrow’s hearing will be a key milestone in that process. WE NEED YOU THERE TO SHOW YOUR SUPPORT!

State Court Hears Lawsuit Against NYU Lawsuit

Tuesday, Feburary 26th, 11AM

COURTROOM OF JUSTICE DONNA MILLS
New York State Supreme Court, Civil Branch
111 Centre Street, Room 574
(a few blocks south of Canal St.)

In pushing for the Sexton Plan, NYU and the City have argued that the four park strips on the superblocks are not parkland, and that the City never has regarded them as such.

According to Henry Stern, former New York City Parks Commissioner, this claim is false. As he notes in his blockbuster affidavit, those park strips are parks, by any reasonable definition. True, they have not been mapped as parks—but then neither has Central Park; and NYU can’t build there, either.

Stern has pointed out—and he should know—that the City has consistently regarded those park strips as parks; and that the only reason why they were not mapped as parks is that NYU alone has always blocked the Parks Department’s efforts to assert formal control of those four parcels.

In court this Tuesday morning, our attorneys will be asking for discovery, to get us access to archived correspondence concerning efforts to designate those parks strips as official New York City parks, and NYU’s longtime obstruction of those efforts.

We want to show Judge Donna Mill that many people care about this matter; and we also want the public to know that this issue has not been resolved, despite the City Council’s vote last summer. We therefore want to fill the courtroom, so that Judge Mills and the press (there will be a lot of media there) know that we mean business.

The proceeding is scheduled to begin at 11:30, but it may take some time to get through security. As the courtroom holds only about 50 spectators, it is possible that you may not be able to get in. If there’s so large a crowd that people end up waiting in the hall, however, that too will be very good for us.

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Midnight Wednesday in the East Village

Wednesday, December 12th

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Shop Until Midnight – Help Local East Village Boutiques Survive

Small businesses in the East Village were hit hard by Sandy. The effects linger. If sales don’t pick up, it is possible you’ll see some of your favorite small, indie boutiques forced to close shop. Let Midnight Wednesday inspire you to do your holiday shopping local in our community where extra business is greatly needed this year!

Midnight Wednesday is a new holiday tradition in the East Village when you can enjoy some festive merriment at your favorite East Village boutiques and take care of all your holiday shopping. We will be open late to suit your busy schedule! Come enjoy holiday treats and special discounts while supporting local shopkeepers. Download your copy of the Get Local! Shopping Guide to plan your route .

Don’t wait until the last minute. Shop local. Shop now.

Open until 12am on 12.12.12

Stop by Amé Amé to get a list of participating boutiques and take care of your holiday stocking stuffer needs with a special on gummies. $1 per quarter pound or a pound for $3.99.  (1 pound limit per person. licorice, chocolates, & other non-gummies excluded).

Participating Stores:

Musu 305 E. 9th St

Seyrig   305 E. 9th St

Marjory Warren   309 E. 9th St

Vera Meat  315 E. 9th St

Ame Ame  318 E. 9th St
$1/qtr lb or 1lb for $3.99 (1 pound limit per person. licorice, chocolates, & other non-gummies excluded).
Holiday treats, hot chocolate, tea
10-20% storewide deal + 2 trunk shows
Raffle entry for every business card from other participants

Mascot Studio  328 E. 9th St, 10pm

C’est Magnifique  328 E. 9th St

Clayworks Pottery  332 E. 9th St

Gallery Vercon  332 E. 9th St

Duo   337 E. 9th St
20% off clothing and shoes
Prosecco for customers

9th Street Haberdashery  346 E. 9th St

Enchantments  424 E. 9th St

Mr. Throwback  428 E. 9th St

Grey Era Vintage  435 E. 9th St

Devorado NYC  436 E. 9th St

Pink Olive  436 E. 9th St

Purchase “you are loved” tote bag, get 20% off anything you can fit inside the bag

Pork Pie Hatters  440 E. 9th St

Dusty Buttons  441 E. 9th St

Off 9th Street:

A Repeat Performance Antiques 156 1st Ave
Discounts up to 20%, Live music

Bond Street Chocolate63 E. 4th St
9pm Wine and chocolate samples

Butter Lane  123 E. 7th St

East Village Music Store  21 E. 3rd St

Enz’s 125 2nd Ave

Fragrance Shop NY   65 E. 4th St, 9pm

Jane’s Exchange 191 E. 3rd St, 9pm
Children’s

Jimmy’s No. 43 43 E. 7th St
$1 off drink with 12/12/12 receipt from local store

La Sirena 27 E. 3rd, 8pm
10% off purchase
free mango and lime chili pops

Love Shine 543 E. 6th St
15% off purchase, free Love Shine cotton print checkbook cover with purhcase of $20.
Refreshments for shoppers

Parlor102 Ave B

Random Accessories 77 E. 4th St

30% off holiday cards and calendars
Free gift with $25 purchase
Gifts

Rivington Guitars 73 E. 4th St

Rudy Volcano  167 Avenue C

Sustainable NYC   139 Avenue A

ThirsTea 280 E. 10th St
10% off purchase

After shopping, stop by Jimmy’s No. 43 with your receipts.  You’ll get $1 off with every Midnight Wednesday valid receipt! 

Organized by the East Village Community Coalition and Ame Ame
Businesses added daily. Follow @evccnyc, @AmeAmeTweets, and #MidnightWednesday for updates

RSVP (optional): http://bit.ly/SC0kSO.

Get Local! Guide Launch and Fall Awards Ceremony

The East Village Community Coalition and EcoBizNYC invite you to

Get Local! Guide Launch and Fall Awards Ceremony

Wednesday December 5th, 2012
6pm-8pm
Sustainable NYC
139 Avenue A (at East 9th Street)

Celebrate local businesses in the neighborhood and our diverse retail community!

Join us for the launch of the Get Local! Guide to Local Shops and the Lower East Side Ecology Center to celebrate the Fall 2012 EcoBizNYC grant recipients.

The EVCC highlights retail diversity in the East Village with a comprehensive, free guide to retail and services in the neighborhood. LESEC’s EcoBizNYC program helps small businesses in the East Village and Lower East Side reduce air pollution and environmental impacts, and awards sustainability grants bi-annually.

Space and refreshments generously provided by Sustainable NYC.

Can’t wait? Download your copy today.

EVCC Annual Cocktail Party honoring Deborah Hulse

Wednesday, October 24th, 6:00-8:30pm

Location: Christodora Building, 143 Avenue B (at 9th Street), Penthouse

Join us for an evening of cocktails, entertainment and local fare at our annual fundraiser. Together we will celebrate two new historic districts and other local achievements.

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We honor Deborah Hulse, 2012 Outstanding Pigeon Awardee
EVCC recognizes Deborah Hulse for her tireless dedication to beautifying the grounds at Tompkins Square Park. As the gardener, Deborah has kept the neighborhood’s largest open space vibrant for thousands of visitors each day. She received a Certificate of Horticulture from the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens while working at Union Square Park. Deborah hopes to continue her decade-long career with Parks at Tompkins Square.

“A Flower Is A Lovesome Thing”
Chris Tanner & Lance Cruse present a compilation of flora and fauna themed songs in honor of Deborah’s contribution to our community park.

Tickets (includes one-year EVCC membership)

$50     Neighbor
$150   Friend
$1000 Community Superhero
$___   Other Amount

Tickets are available for purchase online. You can make your purchase by check addressed to East Village Community Coalition, 143 Avenue B – Simplex, New York, NY 10009. RSVP todirector.evccnyc@gmail.com required.

Your generosity supports historic preservation, better transportation, and retail diversity in our community.