local establishments

"Neighbors for A Viable Village" Fight for University Diner "Tradition" As Coffee Shop Closes after 70 Years

"Neighbors for A Viable Village" Fight for University Diner "Tradition" As Coffee Shop Closes after 70 Years

September 21, 2012

By most accounts, University Diner wasn’t perhaps the best diner in the world food-wise but it was a neighborhood force, a meeting spot, a place where the ‘old school’ (if you will) interactions took place that just don’t seem to happen so much anymore. With its open windows and its location at 12th Street and [...]

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Spotlight: Meet Allegra, C.O. Bigelow's, Famous Greenwich Village Apothecary, Cat

Spotlight: Meet Allegra, C.O. Bigelow's, Famous Greenwich Village Apothecary, Cat

March 9, 2011

Passing by C.O. Bigelow on Sixth Avenue off 8th Street yesterday, I couldn’t help but notice a black & white cat in the window. Curious to know more, I spoke with Bigelow owner Ian Ginsberg today for some background on the cat and learned of the store’s extensive history. What we know as C.O. Bigelow [...]

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