Friday, December 30, 2011

East Village stories and images from 2011

A sampling from our 3,652 posts from 2012...

January

Fire at the East Village Village Farm

[EV Grieve reader Special Monkey]

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The Great Thunder Blizzard of 2011...


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The Icicle Audi...


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A birthday celebration for Ray ...


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February

The Hells Angels unveil new line of defense for their bench...


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Tompkins Square Park regular Grace Farrell, 35, froze to death while sleeping outside an alcove next to St. Brigid's ...


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Efforts to save historic 35 Cooper Square from demolition...

[Bobby Williams]

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March

A lot of fuss about a sign on Avenue A ...


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Photographic evidence of the elusive Pigeon Lady ...


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April

We started getting that bad feeling...

[Bobby Williams]

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The MTA v. an East Village artist...


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May

The DOH shutters Ray's for too long...

[Dave on 7th]

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We all met the Chillmaster...

[Via Marty After Dark]

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To 186 years of history on Cooper Square ...


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June

Former Burial Society now a hole in the ground on East Fourth Street...


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Howl! came earlier this year...

[Photo by Shawn Chittle]

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July

Introducing the Flaming Cactus of Astor Place...

[Bobby Williams]

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Walk Man quickly came and went...


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The TSP Ratstravaganza...


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Farewell, Mars Bar ...

[Goggla]

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August

The BMW Guggenheim Lab opened, think tanking ensued.

[Photo by Bob Arihood]

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The NYPD went all out to find the people who beat up Gavin DeGraw ...


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Earthquake...

[AC]

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Hurricane Irene wreaks havoc...

[Photo by Shawn Chittle]

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September

After 30 years, Life Cafe closes (for now)...

[Michael Sean Edwards]

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The free Willie Nelson catches fire...

[@joshchambers]

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October

The Mystery Lot faces a condo after life...



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The IHOP opened, and people ate there...


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Joe's Bar on East Sixth Street closed, opened and closed again... and the proprietor, Joe Vajda, died in November... we await the fate of the bar...


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November

We waited for President Obama to drive by on East 12th Street ...

[Photos by Michael Sean Edwards]

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Nevada Smith's closed to relocate, with luxury housing on the way for the corner on Third Avenue and 12th Street...


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One construction positive: The ongoing renovation of St. Brigid's on Avenue B and East Eighth Street ...


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December

The end.


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Well, that's a fucking depressing way to end a year in review ... so to new hopes and beginnings and all that ...

[Bobby Williams]

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for being there, EV Grieve. Blog on!

Melanie said...

Great roundup Grieve...and we made it through. Best for the New Year. Keep on truckin...

bowery boy said...

Thanks for making my day-gig a lil' less hateful.

http://lorieseid.wordpress.com/ said...

And the Great Bob Arihood left us to watch it all on our own.

Stedman said...

One thing is for sure: the East Village is not boring.

VH McKenzie said...

Wonderful wrap-up, EV! Thanks for being our very own Town Crier of sorts.

Marty Wombacher said...

Great wrap-up, EV Grieve and a wonderful Bobby Williams photo to ease the sting of the one above it. Happy New Year to you and everyone, I hope it's a good one for us all.

Goggla said...

What an exhausting year.

Lindsay said...

Great review of a very difficult year. Perfect ending with Bobby Williams' beautiful photograph.

LvV said...

3,652 stories this year? That's an average of 10+ posts a day! I am very impressed, Grieve.

EV Grieve said...

Thanks, everyone! All the best to you in 2012...

@LvV

That is true! Up to 3,657 now....

glamma said...

jesus what a year. thank god its 2012. here's to a turning tide!