Thursday, October 31, 2013

Scenes of Halloween on Avenue B

Thanks to EVG contributor Stacie Joy for these photos from trick-or-treating late this afternoon on Avenue B...

Halloween at La Plaza Cultural

East Ninth Street and Avenue C... Rest in Pieces... Photo by Bobby Williams

Sewage of the Dead

Here is Spike Polite and his bandmates in Sewage with a timely new video that seems appropriate to play this evening...

Director Christopher J. Ryan said that he spent $139 for the entire shoot ... the only paid person was the make-up artist, who got $30 an hour for each band member... with some leftover zombie garb from the Zombie Crawl two weeks back.

Best retro Halloween costume so far today

Via EVG regular William Klayer spotted this on the corner of East Seventh Street and Avenue A just now. With records inside! On my way.

Cool ghoul

First Avenue at East Fourth Street.

'Tis the season...

Just in to the EVG inbox...

EV Grieve Etc.: Mourning Edition

[East 7th Street]

Jack Bistro priced out of University Place (Jeremiah's Vanishing New York)

Australian model Elyse Taylor selling her East 2nd Street home (New York Post)

The spirits of the former Amato Opera House on the Bowery (BoweryBoogie)

And more haunted spirits at the Merchant House Museum (Ephemeral New York)

Seward Park shuns Con Ed (The Lo-Down)

Thoughts on Lou Reed's "Metal Machine Music" (Dangerous Minds)

... and the other night, activists with Right of Way created a stencil depicting the assault of SUV driver Alexian Lien on a scaffold above the West 178 Street site of the incident... They call this work #Cranksy.

And, given the popularity of anything Banksy-related these days... someone stole the fake Banksy, as Gothamist pointed out yesterday.

[Updated] The 7-Eleven signage is up, and someone has already spit on the front window

On Avenue A and East 11th Street, the plywood is down and the sign is up... And a tipster noted that a cyclist zipped by, slowing down long enough to spit on the front window.

Last we heard this location will open tomorrow...

Updated 3:26 p.m.

Anton van Dalen shared a few more photos from the ceremonial 7-Eleven signage unveiling today...

Previously on EV Grieve:
Someone egged the new Starbucks on First Avenue last night

Let's look at 15 new East Village residential buildings

We got a look yesterday at the new residential complex (above, duh) coming to the former Mary Help of Christians lot on Avenue A between East 11th Street and East 12th Street... in the comments, bowboy asked about putting together a post showing renderings of all the new buildings going up now in the neighborhood.

An instant request.

Per bowboy:

Seems like they all look the same — boxy, two-tone red & grey, overlapping setbacks of squares. 50 years from now will the all neighborhood look like this? And will preservationists be screaming to save these tetris models? Did architectural creativity die this decade?

Well, let's take a look... Here are several developments still under construction (or, in the case of Jupiter 21, recently completed). A few things. These are residential only (sorry 51 Astor Place) ... and new buildings (no conversions of former nursing homes like Bloom 62 or rooftop additions like 205 Avenue A). Also, we have yet to see any renderings for 185 Avenue B at East 12th Street.

And here we go...

Jupiter 21 on Second Avenue...


84 Third Ave.


The Jefferson, 211 E. 13th St.


Alphabet Plaza, East Second Street and Avenue D


98-100 Avenue A (conceptual rendering)


500 E. 14th St. at Avenue A (conceptual rendering)


316-318 E. Third St.


427 E. 12th St.


227 E. Seventh St.


331 E. Houston St. at Ridge


154 Second Ave.


327 E. Ninth St.


41 Fourth Ave. at East 10th Street (conceptual rendering)


277 E. Seventh St. at Avenue D


Phew. Thoughts? Winners? Losers? Oh. And Happy Halloween.

[Updated] 7-Eleven signage arrives on Avenue A

A truck toting signage for the new 7-Eleven on Avenue A and East 11th Street arrived on the scene at 6:30 this morning, Shawn Chittle happened to notice. Crews have been hard at work late at night prepping the store for its Grand Opening... one crew member said they'd open today... while another member of the set-up crew said that the opening had been pushed to tomorrow.

The No 7-Eleven blog spotted an employee taste-testing the Slurpee machines...

Meanwhile, the Blue Plywood remains up around the store... the one with the active Partial Stop Work Order on it.

Updated 7:31 a.m.

EVG reader John shares these from the ground. Or Avenue A.

Updated 8:21 a.m.

Shawn Chittle notes that workers are removing the plywood from around the store's perimeter...

... and where will they place the work permits and Partial Work Order?

And there is video too...

Updated 9:08 a.m.

Via EVG reader Lauren...