NYU and New York Magazine Launch Bedford + Bowery


We’re happy to announce that Bedford + Bowery is now live. The site, which was formerly the Local: East Village and a joint venture with the Times, is now a collaboration between NYU and New York Magazine. The blog has a new name, a new home, and a new scope: In addition to the East Village and LES, the site will also cover local news in Williamsburg, Greenpoint, and Bushwick. As Bedford + Bowery editor (and former Grub Street–er) Daniel Maurer said when the collaboration was first announced, the new site will cover “street-level stories that wouldn’t be reported otherwise.” That means you’ll be able to read about secret Black Flag shows, a new play about six Lena Dunhams all living together, and a Williamsburg rooftop supper with the author of Cook to Bang. Do click over (and follow them on Twitter) to give it a look. [Bedford + Bowery]