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Join Us for Park(ing) Day September 18th!

Join the East Village Community Coalition, in collaboration with New York Restoration Project and Sustainable NYC, for Park(ing) Day 2009! The annual event adds public parks to the streets of New York in an effort to open dialogue about the value of our public space and how we use it. Sustainable Seeds Park is a […]

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Oh – What A Night! EVCC Fundraiser a Success!

The Trudy Silver Group played to a packed house July 28, overlooking Tompkins Square Park and the Manhattan skyline. The cocktail party was hosted by the East Village Community Coalition in honor of long-time East Village champion Judy Rhodes. Judy is a jazz producer, photographer, benefactor and devotee extraordinaire, and resides in the Charlie Parker […]

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Bikes on Film

Want to relive last fall’s neighborhood parade? Here’s how… If you didn’t make it to last October’s Lower East Side Kids’ Art Bike Parade — or if you just want to experience that warm day again during this snowy January — filmmaker Nicholas Whitaker has chronicled the event in a lively documentary on Vimeo. To […]

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Village Victories!

Never underestimate the power of a neighborhood — despite hard times, the East Village ended 2008 with some uplifting triumphs It may be a new year, it’s never too late to celebrate two major advances at the end of 2008: ZONING CHANGE, East Village / Lower East Side: In a victory enabled by your support, […]

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Get Ready For The 2008 Kids’ Art Bike Parade!

Put Saturday October 4 on your calendar The neighborhood’s kids are psyched, waiting to unveil bikes they’ve transformed at the bike decorating workshops in September. The Rude Mechanical Orchestra and the Bari Koral Family Band are ready to play. Local chefs are cooking up treats for after the parade. And 47 bike-less kids now have […]

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P.S. 64: The Movie

Watch our video history of the landmarked building The EVCC has created a film about the history of P.S. 64, which was shown to the Landmarks Commission during the hearings about landmark status. The clip includes the details about the building’s architecture and famous students, and explains why it’s so important to preserve the school […]

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This Landmark Needs Your Help

In case there was any doubt about the deterioration of old P.S. 64 (fomerly CHARAS/El Bohio), this backside view shows just how bad things have gotten.  Pigeons fly in and out of every floor of the building all day long.  Windows are cracked and half-boarded up; rainstorms soak the interior.  Every day, the deterioriation increases. […]

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Lower East Side Is Endangered

Last May, The National Trust For Historic Preservation confirmed what we all know to be true:  The Lower East is one of the 11 most endangered neighborhoods in the country. They concluded that the sudden influx of high rise luxury apartments and hotels can quickly destroy the nature of the neighborhood and its historic past, […]

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