Monday, September 6, 2010

I know what we did last summer



Since Memorial Day, I've posted nearly 750 items... and, for as quickly as the summer seemingly passed by, looking back at some of these things from the summer seems like years ago...

Let's go back to Memorial Day weekend... and work our way to Labor Day... here are a few items from the last three months...

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2 Cooper Square is charing upwards of $20,000 a month for rents... the most ever for the East Village...

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Shrek was put on sale then thrown away on Avenue A...

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People discarded couches and fake fries...

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Someone overturned all the trash cans in Tompkins Square Park...

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We went to Bike Noise 3 in Tompkins Square Park...

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We went to the Loisaida Festival on Avenue C....

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We went to the BP protest on Houston....

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The new fence at the Cooper Square Hotel got tagged... and cleaned...

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You had a chance to become Tom Cruise's neighbor....

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We looked at the changing corners of the Bowery...

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The Post investigated the shocking truth that people under 21 will often try to buy beer and drink it.

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We were told not to shoot heroin during brunch at 7A.

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There was a wild scene in front of Northern Spy.

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L.E.S. Jewels went to jail.

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We debated over the future of Avenue A and Second Street, where Frank Prisinzano wanted to open a fast-food Italian eatery.

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We learned about the Dogs Tied Up site.

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The Mosaic Man returned to his trail with an apprentice.

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Construction started on the new home for the Lower Eastside Girls Club.

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The Shepard Fairey mural got ugly fast.

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Germany 4, England 1.

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More press for the East Village noise wars.

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We saw how fabulous and diverse 2 Cooper Square will be.

JULY

A man was charged for stomping a puppy to death in Tompkins Square Park.

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Germany invades Avenue C.

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It was pretty fucking hot for a long time.

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The fire on Avenue A and Houston.

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Tompkins Square Park lost trees to Dutch Elm disease.

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Tuli Kupferberg passed away.

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Ray got a three-year lease.

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The summer of bedbugs.

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Cooper Union shuts down its skateboarding ramp.

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We discussed the First Avenue bike lanes. Which we're still doing today.

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Summer of Sammy.

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RIP Markey Hayden Bena.

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We continued to protect our community gardens.

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The 13th Step owner talked with us about his new bar.

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Chloe Sevigny is still not on the Community Board.

AUGUST



Another weekend in the neighborhood.

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120 St. Mark's Place still doesn't have a Certificate of Occupancy.

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We looked at stupid pretzel ads.

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Kurve/Rhong Tiam finally closed.

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Tompkins Square Park supervisor Harry Greenberg retires.

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We invented the community board/State Liquor Authority Drinking Game.

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Cheap Shots ditches the truck bombs.

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Luster retired the Mariah Carey armpit-sniffing photo.

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East Village No. 1 for hipsters!

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[Bob Arihood]

Drama at the Key Food recycling center.

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The Shepard Fairey mural was removed.

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NYU returned to classes.

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There was a deadly shooting outside Sin Sin.

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Village Fabrics says goodbye.

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Oops! A reader wondered why we didn't include something about the Smurfs!




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7 comments:

Doll said...

Wow! great recap - thanks!

EV Grieve said...

Thanks, Doll!

TEVB said...

Quite a summer. Thanks, EVG, for all the great coverage. Bring on fall!

Marty Wombacher said...

Wow, epic post! At least I don't have to go back to school, now if I could only get rid of this work thing.

glamma said...

EV Grieve I salute you, for fully suplementing my long summer days at the desk. bless you my child.

EV Grieve said...

Thanks, everyone!

esquared said...

woooooo!

was it still a summer of pink shirts?