What The Manhattan Explosion Reveals About The Dangerous History Of Old New York Buildings
Last week, three buildings in the East Village collapsed after an explosion likely caused by a gas leak. As the dust settled, BuzzFeed News took a look at the neighborhood's history and how the aging masonry of the buildings has made for potentially dangerous living conditions.
#OccupyWallStreet Demonstrators To Protest In East Village
Demonstrators linked to #OccupyWallStreet are going to picnic in East Village, Manhattan's Tompkins Square Park at noon Saturday. The picnic in the park will be followed by a general assembly which, according to one activist, will include "food to share, drums, musical instruments, art supplies anything else you can think of to make this a fun and noisy but peaceful occupation." Some protesters have considered staying overnight.