Friday, July 17, 2015

EV Grieve Etc.: Looking at deregulated apartments; Going Beyond Cassavetes

[Photo outside Gem Spa by Derek Berg]

More than 50,000 NYC apartments have been deregulated in the last eight years, with heavy losses in the East Village and Lower East Side (Gothamist)

The Bowery Mission receives donation of 300 new luxury mattresses (DNAinfo)

Housing advocates stage sleep-in to push for more affordable accommodation (Daily News)

About the #crashnotaccident campaign (Gizmodo)

Happy 10th anniversary to Alex! (Flaming Pablum)

Scaffolding and a sidewalk bridge arrive at 190 Bowery (BoweryBoogie)

This weekend: "Beyond Cassavetes: Lost Legends of the New York Film World (1945-70)" (Anthology Film Archives)

2nd Floor on Clinton closing on July 29 (The Lo-Down)

Fire Escape Season (Gog in NYC)

So long to one of the city's last vintage, stand-alone diners (Jeremiah's Vanishing New York)

The Papaya King story (Eater)

Boston subbing for NYC in "Ghostbusters" reboot (Runnin' Scared)

Commercial flashback: Phil Rizzuto pitches The Money Store (Ephemeral New York)

... and The New York Times has a feature on East Village resident and astronomy buff Felton Davis, who has been kind enough to share his stargazing photos from Second Avenue (and elsewhere) with us through the years...

Find the article, titled Strangers on the Street Find a Connection in the Stars, here.


Goggla said...

Nice article on Felton. I remember looking through his telescope for the first time and seeing Jupiter. Wow! He enables us to connect to the rest of the universe from right there on the street corner. And he does it all out of the kindness of his heart. Thanks, Felton!

BagelGuy said...

That cat looks like he's having a Rockstar hangover. Those energy drinks are no good I tell ya!

Anonymous said...

The piece on deregulated apartments is interesting. Many of the apartments in Stuyvesant Town and Peter Cooper Village are technically rent-stabilized but with market rate "preferential" rates, and legal rent-stabilized rents that far exceed market rate.

Anonymous said...

Wonderful news for Bowery Mission and the people that they serve. Fantastic. Shout out to Leesa the company that donated the mattresses.

Anonymous said...

One of the commentators on the deregulated apts. story pointed out that between 2011 and 2014 the numbers of rent stabilized apts. rose by 43,000 see page 4