Friday, October 23, 2015

EV Grieve Etc.: the Peace Pentagon sells; the Vanishing New York book

[Photo on East 6th Street by Derek Berg]

Blackstone Group's $5.3 billion deal to buy the Stuyvesant Town and Peter Cooper Village complex contains an inducement: Blackstone has New York City's backing to sell the property’s unused development (air) rights. (The Wall Street Journal)

Partial demolition in the works for former Matzos Factory Building (DNAinfo)

Peace Pentagon on Lafayette Street sells (The Commercial Observer ... BoweryBoogie)

New building rising at 138 Bowery will house 46 hotel rooms and 21 residential units (The Real Deal)

Meet the family who runs Fresco Gelateria on Second Avenue (Off the Grid)

Landlords throughout the city are cutting asking prices to make their properties more palatable to tenants (Commercial Observer)

Congrats to Jeremiah Moss on the forthcoming Vanishing New York book (Jeremiah's Vanishing New York)

Mathieu Amalric retrospective starts next Thursday (Anthology Film Archives)

"Full House! The Musical!" extended at Theatre 80 on St. Mark's Place (Theatre 80 ... official site)

...bathroom break...

[Photo on 2nd Avenue by Derek Berg]

Nest making with Christo and Dora in Tompkins Square Park (Gog in NYC)

Reviews of Timna on St. Marks Place (The New York Times ... The New Yorker)

Worth a look: The dark, compelling "Meadowland," in which a married couple unravels following the disappearance of their young son, is held over for a second week (Village East Cinema)

Through March 20, the Museum of the City of New York is presenting "Jacob A. Riis: Revealing New York’s Other Half," photos from the Lower East Side (The New York Times)

Video: Nomadic youth discuss life on the street (The New Yorker)

5 books about how gentrification works (The Nation)

Not many people buying the Sexy Pizza Rat costume (Bloomberg)

Cat cafe debuts next week on Clinton Street (BoweryBoogie)

A 169 Bar appreciation on East Broadway (The Lo-Down)

NYC's first luxury hotel (Ephemeral New York)

Catching up with 92-year-old Jonas Mekas, a founder of the Anthology Film Archives (The New York Times)

...and at 240 E. Fourth St. near Avenue B, the VolaVida Gallery has decamped to a larger space at 319 Grand St. However, former VolaVida partner Laura K. Reich is keeping the storefront... last night she re-launched the space with a new partner as 212 Arts... its inaugural exhibit will be up through Nov. 12 ... details here.


Makeout said...

Top pic- Very "Gilligan's Island".

esquared™ said...

Also highly recommended at Village East Cinema, "All Things Must Pass" —— documentary film about the rise and fall of Tower Records.

EV Grieve said...

Thanks esquared™!

I'm glad that was held over too… looking forward to seeing that early next week...

Anonymous said...

You know, just saw the profile of the Fresco folks. They are awesome people and everyone should check that place out if they haven't already. Top quality people....

Anonymous said...

Blackstone would be stupid to try and develop on those Stuy Town air rights. They are going to shoot themselves in the foot if they do.

Anonymous said...

ugh, hate to see the Peace Pentagon go. It was only a matter of time. It seems like as soon as you say "boy I'm glad that's still there" out loud, it disappears. Booooooooooooooooooooooo!!!