EVCC invites you to voice your opinion about the current state of chain stores within the East Village. Join EVCC November 19th from 6pm-8pm at the Neighborhood Preservation Center, for a community workshop on Formula Retail. The workshop is open to all but space is limited. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 212-979-2344 if planning to attend.
Formula Retail Community Workshop
Tuesday, November 19
232 E 11th St, New York, NY 10003
RSVP to: email@example.com or 212-979-2344
We have several open volunteer positions at the workshop, all allow participation in the discussion. If you’d like to volunteer please mention it in your RSVP.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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).
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
The East Village Community Coalition and EcoBizNYC invite you to
Get Local! Guide Launch and Fall Awards Ceremony
Wednesday December 5th, 2012
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.