2 Guys Review - Awake

The 2 Guys, Willinzy Jonri and Thomas Christopher review "Awake" by writer, director, actor K.

2 Guys Review - Black Comic Book Festival

Thomas Christopher and Willinzy Jonri share their experience attending the Schomburg Center's Seventh Annual Black Comic Book Festival Ja

2 Guys Review - Children of a Lesser God

Children of a Lesser God

The 2 Guys recently saw Children of a Lesser God at Studio 54 and share their review here.

2 Guys Review - Frankenstein, the Musical

Frankenstein, A New Musical

Our correspondents, Thomas Christopher and Willinzy Jonri discuss and review the production of Frankenstein a new musical by Eric Sirota

2 Guys Review - Measure for Measure / Native Son

The 2 Guys, Willinzy Jonri and Thomas Christopher review Measure for Measure and Native Son, presented by The Acting Company at The Duke

2 Guys Review - Once on This Island

The 2 Guys - Thomas Christopher and Willinzy Jonri - review the Broadway production of Once on This Island.

2 Guys Review - School of Rock

The 2 Guys -- Willinzy Jonri and Thomas Christopher -- review the Broadway production of School of Rock.

2 Guys Review - Smokey Joe's Cafe

Smokey Joe's Cafe: the Songs of Lieber and Stoller is reviewed by the 2 Guys, Thomas Christopher & Willinzy Jonri.

2 Guys Review - The Day I Became Black

The two guys, Willinzy Jonri and Thomas Christopher, review the one man performance piece, "The Day I Became Black" written and performed

2 Guys Review - The Thanksgiving Play

Playwrights Horizon's production of The Thanksgiving Play is reviewed by the 2 Guys - Thomas Christopher and Willinzy Jonri

2 Guys Review - The Trial of the Catonsville Nine

The 2 Guys, Thomas Christopher and Willinzy Jonri, review The Trial of the Catonsville Nine, by Daniel Berrigan produced by The Transport

2 Guys Review - The True

The New Group's production of "The True" with Edie Falco is reviewed by the 2 Guys, Willinzy Jonri and Thomas Christopher

2 Guys Review - Transfers

Thomas Christopher and Willinzy Jonri, the 2 Guys, review the play Transfers at the Lucille Lortel Theatre.

Artspeak: Daphne Arthur

East Broadway Magazine is delighted to have the opportunity to introduce a great young artist, Daphne Arthur to our readers.

ArtSpeak: ICP For Freedoms

Meet For Freedoms team members and learn about their project "For Freedoms:  Where Do We Go From Here?" currently on view at The Internat

Artspeak: Jean Michel Basquiat

Jean Michel Basquiat

A video slideshow biography of Jean Michel Basquiat.

ArtSpeak: Yun Fei Ji

American artist Yun Fei Ji talks about his background and experience growing up in China, and the inspiration of his current art.

Ciao - Essex Market

We bid farewell to the historic Essex Market and welcome the new Essex Market on Delancey Street.

Ciao - Mille Nonne

Mille Nonne at the Essex Market

Welcome and meet Bernardo and Pilar, co-owners of a new eatery at the Essex Market, Mille Nonne! 

Coastline LES - Ayo Harrington

Flood protection is a looming issue for the Lower East Side which was devastated by Superstorm Sandy on October 29, 2012.

Coastline LES - LES Ecology Center

Ecology Center in action

Executive Director, Christina Datz-Romero introduces the LES Ecology Center and its programs, and shares her insight on the East Side Coa

Conversations - K. Lorrel Manning

Willinzy Jonri and Thomas Christopher interview Writer, Director, Actor K.

Dance: Rod Rodgers, Dancer & Choreographer


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Feature Story: The Changing Landscape

Lou, Marie & Sal DiPalo

The DiPalo's

Meet two generations of the DiPalo's who have been in business in Little Italy for over 100 years.

Feature Story: The Great River Transit Revolution

East River Ferry

Donald Liloia, Senior Vice President and Jerrell Obee, Facilities Manager of Dock NYC discuss river transit and what's happening at Pier

Feature Story: The Rubin Museum

Curator Elena Pakhoutova, provides insight into The Rubin Museum's exhibit, "The Power of Intention: Reinventing the Prayer Wheel" on exh

Feature Story: Yuh-Line Niou, New York State Assemblyperson

NYS Assemblyperson Yuh-Line Niou

Our special feature for Asian Pacific American Heritage Month is Part One of our interview with Yuh-Line Niou, New York State Assemblyper

Final Say - Goodbye Georgia's

On a Sadder Note……. 

Final Say -- Sam Miller

Lili Chopra & Diego Segalini, Executive Directors of the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council sent us the following in early May:

Histories in Black & White - Ama Birch

Poet Ama Birch speaks about her work and reads from her collection of sonnets, "Sonnet Boom" available at 

In the Community - Google

Google has a special initiative providing free in person learning and training for the public.

In the Community - Henry Street Settlement

Executive Director, David Garza, welcomes us to "The House on Henry Street" multi-media exhibit mounted to celebrate the Henry Street Set

In the Community - Manny Cantor Center

Rabbi Joanna Samuels, Executive Director, describes the activities at the Manny Cantor Center and its place

In the Community-Asian American Arts Centre

Since 1974, the Asian American Arts Centre has pioneered showcasing Asian American visual art.

In the LES: The Heroes of Pier 36

Pier 36 Exterior

Limousine and Taxi Commission detectives Robert Tajeva and Walter Colon are the heroes of Pier 36 and the area surrounding Basketball Cit

In the LES: The NYC Half Marathon

Half Marathon Route through LES

On a chilly and blustery Sunday morning in March, if you got up early, you would have seen a sea of humanity jogging through the LES!l

Introducing: Xon* Everything: Life

The Muse of the LES Xiomara Martinez, shares her insight.

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LES Alum: James Cagney

The Legendary Actor James Cagney 

LES Alum: JT Carter's Crests

The Crests

Meet JT Carter, Peter Lemongello Jr, "Baby" Ray Moyer and Ray Orta of JT Carter's Crests as JT shares memorable moments and talks about t

LES Alum: Luis Guzman

Luis Guzman

Luis Guzman, an instantly recognizable film and television character actor's roots are in the Lower East Side!

LES Alum: Luther Vandross

Luther Vandross

To hear more of Luther's wonderful music, go to http://NeworldGlobalRadio and check out the Memor

LES Alum: Myrna Loy

Myrna Loy by Alex of Hesse

Myrna Loy, a movie actress whose career began in the 1920's in silent films, left her mark, literally, in the LES.

LES Alum: Sonny Rollins

Sonny Rollins, legendary jazz saxophonist, lived in the Lower East Side at the site "The Rollins" named after him, and during a break in

Lower East Side Summer

Summer is here, the community's transformation of underway and as we come out of our winter hibernation, those changes will become more apparent and visible.

Manhattan Tales

NYC's Grand Central Station

Susan and Art Zuckerman reveal little known facets of the iconic Grand Central Station

Manhattan Tales - Central Park

Central Park

Susan and Art Zuckerman uncover little known facts about the park everyone thinks they know -- Central Park.

Manhattan Tales - Fifth Avenue

Enjoy Susan & Art Zuckermans revelation of little known facts about some of the most famous and iconic Fifth Avenue landmarks.

Manhattan Tales - Financial District

Susan and Art Zuckerman share little known facts about New York City's iconic Wall Street.

Manhattan Tales - Greenwich Village

Greenwich Village

Susan and Art Zuckerman share some of Greenwich Village's remarkable history in this month's Manhattan Tales.

Manhattan Tales - Woodlawn Cemetery

Susan and Art Zuckerman take us on a tour of the park-like Woodlawn Cemetery.

My Conversation With ... Jon Hendricks

Jon Hendricks

The late Jon Hendricks describes the creation of the first Lambert, Hendricks & Ross album "Sing A Song of Basie" in conversation wit

My Conversation With ... Robert Galinsky

Robert Galinsky

Robert Galinsky, playwright and actor in his one man show, The Bench, speaks with Sasha Hohri about his inspirations and the play's backg

Neighborhood Eateries: Cafe Petisco

Cafe Petisco

Anat, owner of Cafe Petisco, introduces this neighborhood spot.

Neighborhood Eateries: Cheeky Sandwiches

The origins and inspiration for this local favorite spot are revealed by Dinh Yates, owner of Cheeky Sandwiches.

New Neighbor - Target

Welcome and meet Elena Ramos, Store Team Leader at the new Target store on Grand and Clinton

Open Lens - ICP Your Mirror

Erin Barnett, the curator of the International Center of Photography Museum's new exhibit Your Mirror: Portraits fro the ICP Collection, 

Recreation: Basketball City

Basketball City

Michael Collins, Community Youth Director, introduces himself and Basketball City's programs.

September Request

East Broadway Magazine is approaching its second year anniversary.

Shop Local - Essex Market

We introduce a few selected small businesses at the Essex Market -- meet Sharon at Davidovich Bakery, Saad B

Shop Local - Ni Japanese Deli

A special focus on Ni Japanese Deli at the Essex Market, a one-of-a-kind treat nestled in the back of the southern side of the market.

Snap Chat Review: A Brooklyn Boy

A Brooklyn Boy - Steven Prescod

Thomas Christopher and Willinzy Jonri review "A Brooklyn Boy" playing at the East Village Playhouse.

Snap Chat Review: Relevance

Thomas Christopher reviews Relevance at the Lucille Lortel Theater.

Snap Chat Review: The Bench

The Bench

Sasha Hohri reviews The Bench by Robert Galinsky at the East Village Playhouse.

Snap Chat Review: Hans Hartung at Perrotin Gallery

Hans Hartung Painting

Cayla Simpson reviews "A Constant Storm" the Hans Hartung exhibit at the Perrotin Gallery -- 130 Orchard Street.

Snap Chat Review: X: or Betty Shabazz v the Nation

Thomas Christopher reviews Marcus Gardley's X or Betty Shabazz v the Nation.

Style & Fashion: By Robert James

Inside By Robert James

Robert James, designer and business owner of By Robert James, shares his vision and experience running this LES-based business.

Style & Fashion: Goyal's Dress Shoppe

Inside Goyal's Dress Shoppe

Come inside this 40 year old institution in the East Village and meet Goyal.

Style & Fashion: Hazuki Hair

Meet Ayaka, stylist and manager at Hazuki Hair

Style & Fashion: McKenzie of Alexander Olch

Alexander Olch store inside

McKenzie, Manager at Alexander Olch introduces the store's wares and shares how the business started.

Style & Fashion: Yaf Sparkle

Sparkle at Yaf Sparkle

Meet Yaf and Thorsten of Yaf Sparkle as they share their wonderful vision.

Theatre: La Mama ETC

Theatre: Negro Ensemble Company (NEC)

Theatre: New Federal Theater

Theatre: Nuyorican Poets Cafe

Nuyorican Poets Cafe entrance

Daniel Gallant, Executive Director discusses the East Village institution, Nuyorican Poets Cafe.

Theatre: Theater for the New City

Meet Crystal Field, Executive Director of Theater for the New City

Two Guys Interview - Bill Posley

Willinzy Jonri and Thomas Christopher interview writer, comedian and actor Bill Posley at the Soho Playhouse, the site of his one man sho

Two Guys Review - Ain't Too Proud

The Two Guys, Thomas Christopher and Willinzy Jonri, review the Tony-nominated play "Ain't Too Proud - The Life and Times of The Temptati

Two Guys Review - Perp

Thomas Christopher and Willinzy Jonri, the Two Guys, review the play "Perp" written by Lyle Kessler and directed by Lee Brock presented b

Two Guys Review - Six Corners

"Six Corners" by Keith Huff, presented by The Chain Theatre is reviewed by The Two Guys, Willinzy Jonri and Thomas Christopher.

Xon Everything - Money

Xiomara Martinez, the Muse of the Lower East Side talks about spending money.

Xon Everything - Woman

The Muse of the Lower East Side, Xiomara Martinez, shares her thoughts on woman.

Xon* Everything: Acceptance

Xiomara Martinez, the Muse of the Lower East Side, shares her perspective on Acceptance.