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ABC No Rio (as we know it) hosted its final show, presenting gigs at Silent Barn & Aviv

This weekend, the space hosted its final shows in the old building with a Saturday hardcore (6/25) matinee show, featuring a reunited Disassociate...

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Charlie Parker’s Avenue B townhouse is on the market

More music-related NYC real estate news -- the building at 151 Avenue B that jazz icon Charlie Parker once called home is on the market for $9...

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We miss Bereket (which was totally demolished in July)

Grabbing a falafel at Bereket after a show at Mercury Lounge, Pianos or another East Village or Lower East Side venue was a tradition cut short last year when the Turkish kebab house suddenly closed to make room for a bigger building at its Orchard and Houston location...

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Lit Lounge in East Village is closing soon; Bushwick club still not open (but its cafe is)

East Village party palace and venue, Lit Lounge, will close sometime in the next two months after 13 years in business. EV Grieve noted last month that there was a big "FOR RENT" sign on the building and confirmation came Thursday (7/9) via Clubplanet...

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East Village building collapses, huge fire after explosion

"Well an entire BUILDING just collapsed on 2nd Avenue and 7th street in the #EastVillage!!" - mikenouveau
Firefighters were on the scene of an apparent explosion on Thursday afternoon in the East Village, and a building at the site appeared to have been partly destroyed while another building was engulfed in flames...

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Yaffa Cafe, RIP

East Village / St. Marks institution Yaffa Cafe, which served veggie-friendly food "all nite" to drunk NYU students and others, officially closed yesterday after Department of Health problems and losing the permit for their backyard garden earlier this year...

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East Village Radio shutting down for good next week

As we learned last night at a meeting for all their radio hosts (our metal blog Invisible Oranges has a show on the station), East Village Radio will be shutting down after 11 years of online programming...

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East Village landmark Odessa Cafe Bar closing for good this weekend (the restaurant is staying open)

In another sign of the times, the Odessa Cafe Bar will close its doors for good, its last day being Saturday, August 31st, notes EV Grieve...

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Whole Earth (Vegan) Bakery spot becoming Italian Restaurant

Back in 2007 we were worried that Whole Earth Vegan Bakery on St. Marks was facing eviction, but the East Village landmark survived, for almost another six years at least...

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Kate’s Joint, RIP

I told you I didn't make it there very often anymore. Thanks PP for sending in the above, but extremely sad picture which first fully brought to my attention the current state of legendary NYC vegetarian restaurant Kate's Joint which was apparently seized by the marshal about 10 days ago (the exact day I was last asking about it actually), after a multi-month, unsuccessful struggle to make things work...

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