Veniero’s

East Village, Events, History

When we point the finger at gentrifying neighborhoods, the East Village often gets a lot of heat thanks to its quickly climbing rents, shift from a more diverse population (today, roughly 40 percent of the ‘hood is between the ages of 20 and 34), and loss of small businesses. And though this final fact is certainly true, especially as it pertains to eateries (just this past year we said goodbye to Angelica Kitchen, The Redhead, and Lanza’s), the East Vill still has a wealth of independent restaurants that pay homage to its rich immigrant history as well as a crop of new establishments that are sensitive to the community and represent the new wave of foodie culture. 

This weekend, two events will explore the past and future of the East Village through its food establishments–a walking tour led by 6sqft’s Senior Editor Dana Schulz for GVSHP will take you through the Italian, Ukrainian/Eastern European, and Indian history and A Taste of 7th Street will offer a self-guided chance to taste samplings from 10 local favorites.

more details here

Daily Link Fix

NYC subway delay
  • 25 percent of all subway trains are late, up 6 percent from last year. How ya feeling about that MTA price hike now? [Daily News]
  • Legendary East Village Italian bakery Veniero’s is giving out free butter cookies to celebrate its 120th birthday on Thursday. [DNAinfo]
  • The Living Christmas Tree Co. lets you rent live trees…we need to bring this to NYC. [Tree Hugger]
  • Here’s a look at James Dean’s New York City bachelor pad from 1953. [Airows]
  • Ten of NYC’s former prisons. [Untapped]

Images: Via wwward0 via photopin (L); Via jpellgen via photopin cc (R)

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