Saturday, May 14, 2016

Street fair! Street fair! Street fair!



The 2016 Street Fair/Festival continues today with another Street Fair/Festival on Second Avenue. (Just like last week.)

Unfortunately, as always, we arrived too soon. So browsing was difficult because there was still traffic zipping down the Avenue ...



By the time we strolled a few blocks to the south, though, the barricades went up and the traffic was stopped... affording the opportunity to bike down the middle of the Avenue just like any other day...



We only spotted one food option so far: sweet corn on the cob (Have you ever seen a restaurant with a Sweet Corn on a Cobb Salad?)...





Officially, this is the Two Bridges Neighborhood Council-St. Stephen Our Lady of Scapular Co-Sponsored Fair.

Second Avenue is closed from 14th Street to Sixth Street. The fair runs from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

P.S.

It's fine to bring your pets, but please keep them on a leash so they don't get away...


[Photo further down 2nd Ave. by Vinny & O]

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

re: the corn on cob image - THAT is a nice sewer cover! There are some interesting ones here: http://skeetmotis.blogspot.com/search/label/sewer%20cover

Anonymous said...

Does anyone know how much money the two non-profit sponsors "earn" from this? These fairs are a massive inconvenience to everyone else.

Anonymous said...

I really hate the inconvenience of street fairs. How long do you think it will be until the East Village will be too "up-scale" for them to be tolerated? This is a waste of taxpayers' money (for police to supervise, and Sanitation to clean up) and the profits go into whose pockets??

Anonymous said...

Y'all grouse about inconveniences, but y'all are gonna miss these street fairs when 98% of NYC becomes a glass & metal playground for the ├╝ber-riche humans living 200 feet above ground where the air is clean and the rest of us Morlocks are cage-match fighting mutant humanoid rats and discarded obsolete bioroid service industry robots for $39.99 slices of cheese pizza from the last surviving pizza joint in the EV.

Jill W. said...

@ 7:50
exactly

Walter said...

I was looking to buy another year's supply of plain black t-shirts. Alas...couldn't find any. And I categorically refuse to wear corporate insignia on my < $ 4.00 shirts.

Anonymous said...

@ 7:50: Street fairs are the last thing I will miss. I don't even look at them at any more. Are they anything but unappealing food prepared in unsanitary conditions, combined with uninteresting and unoriginal crafts? Am I missing something? A gene perhaps? There must be something in the human psyche that loves a street fair, beyond all reason, otherwise there's no explaining the San Gennaro festival.

Anonymous said...

@7:50...seconded.

Anonymous said...

@10:11 AM - that is exactly what we need - a blog about sewer covers!

p.s. Thanks for the tip on that blog.