Monday, June 14, 2010

A few scenes from the first weekend of the World Cup

As I exclusively reported, the 2010 World Cup started last Friday... and, even if you weren't interested in the games, you likely happened upon some kind of soccer-inspired scene in the East Village...

Starting with the World Cup Capital, Nevada Smith's... where a police officer was watching the line entering for the Argentina-Nigeria match...





Outside Zum Schnieder on Avenue C and Seventh Street before the start of the Germany-Australia match yesterday afternoon... line stretched halfway down the block...




Outside Karma on First Avenue near Fourth Street on Friday ... where Uruguay fans/citizens might want to talk to whomever created the chalkboard sign...



U-R-Gay?



On St. Mark's Place... after South Korea's 2-0 victory over Greece...




Meanwhile, thanks to EV Grieve reader Blue Glass for the following photos... Blue Glass was walking on Third Avenue prior to the start of the U.S.-England match, and witnessed the crowds waiting to get into Nevada Smith's and the Village Pourhouse on Saturday afternoon ... (good thing Third Avenue was blocked off for the street festival...)




2 comments:

esquared said...

for the england , u.s match on saturday, central bar was packed. st. dymphna's was standing room only, so does ryan's irish pub, bar none...

had to go to sophie's after halftime, much quieter

Bowery Boogie said...

avenue C was ridiculous yesterday.