Sushi That Swims Against the Tide of Tradition

Rosella, in the East Village, comes up with one remarkable dish after another while promising that its fish were responsibly farmed or caught.

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Review: Live Theater Returns, With Mike Daisey and His Beefs

The monologuist appeared onstage, indoors, in front of a real audience, on the first day possible. Maybe he shouldn’t have rushed.

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I Lived Through the AIDS Crisis and Now Covid. N.Y.C. Got Me Through.

In this new short film, an artist finds hope in an unlikely place — the city’s storefront gates, rolling up day after day.

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How a Dancer, Drummer and Polio Survivor Spends His Sundays

At 14, Sidiki Conde was paralyzed from the disease in Guinea. Now he’s an artist living in Manhattan.

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90,000 Packages Are Stolen in N.Y.C. Every Day. How One Building Fought Back.

For neighbors in the author’s East Village walk-up, “Have you had anything stolen?” turned out to be a great conversation starter.

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The Bittersweet Tale of a Diner, a Toy Shop and a Changing New York

One is expanding. One is closing. But not all is lost.

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This Borscht Is the Essence of the East Village

The Polish diner that used to feed me is gone, so I make this soup instead. It’s almost as good.

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Fire Badly Damages Middle Collegiate Church in East Village

The fire tore through a vacant building early Saturday morning and then spread to Middle Collegiate Church on Second Avenue. Four firefighters had minor injuries.

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The Empress of East Second Street

For over 20 years, Beatrice Tosti di Valminuta and her husband, Julio Pena, have turned diners into devotees at their trattoria, Il Posto Accanto.

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Aldo Tambellini, Avant-Garde Filmmaker and Video Artist, Dies at 90

A fixture of the Lower East Side’s ’60s art scene, he had an abiding interest in black. “‘Black,’” he wrote, “is not the opposite of white; it is a state of being.”

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Aiming for Perfect Asian Tapas, Even in a Pandemic

Mokyo, in the East Village, shows an unusual level of creativity and even formality.

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How an Empathy Expert Spends His Sundays

Michael Tennant, who created the Actually Curious card game, is leading virtual workshops that take on divisiveness.

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The East Village, Home of Punks and Poets: Here’s a Tour

Luc Sante, author of “Low Life,” chats about the neighborhood’s history, including CBGB, Warhol’s Electric Circus and the Tompkins Square Park riots.

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How a Celebrity Fitness Trainer Who Has Gone Virtual Spends Sundays

Akin Akman teaches his popular workouts to an Aarmy of students from a nearly empty studio.

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Is It Strange to Say I Miss the Bodies of Strangers?

Weeks before lockdown, I made a whirlwind tour of Istanbul’s public baths. It was a crash course in pleasure that helped me understand what we’ve lost since.

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Up on the Roof, Flesh and Blood Dancers Move and Connect

A new performance series, Arts on the Roof, affords some of the few opportunities to watch live dance in New York this summer and fall.

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Walter Lure, Guitarist for the Heartbreakers, Dies at 71

With the Heartbreakers, a shooting star in New York’s punk rock scene, he was a more proficient guitarist than many of his peers. Then came a very unpunk second act.

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Are New Yorkers Wearing Masks? Here’s What We Found in Each Borough

Over several days this summer, The New York Times tallied the face-covering status of over 7,000 people at 14 spots across the city.

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