Friday, August 5, 2016

EV Grieve Etc.: An explanation for an increase in panhandling in Tompkins Square Park

[The usual badminton match outside Cooper Union via Derek Berg]

Claim: An increase in panhandling in Tompkins Square Park is a sign of success with curbing the city's street homelessness population (DNAinfo)

Top health union official played early role in Rivington House deed flip (Politico New York)

Jim Power continues work on mosaic poles that will return to Astor Place (B+B)

Opinion: "The L-train shutdown could be the crisis we've always needed to transform our transit system" (Crain's New York)

Fans wait hours in line for the Drake pop-up shop on the Bowery (DNAinfo)

20th anniversary for the New York International Fringe Festival, starting on Aug. 12 (The Lo-Down)

Hawk sibling steals prized pigeon from brother/sister (Laura Goggin Photography)

"The French Connection" plays at midnight this weekend at the Sunshine (Official website)

When a hotel collapsed on Broadway near Bond (Off the Grid)

Cop Shoot Cop at CBGB (Flaming Pablum)

Diamond Corner now a Bank of America on the Bowery (BoweryBoogie)

Diversions: Interview with former Cramps bassist Fur Dixon (Dangerous Minds)

... and here are a few photos via Derek Berg from Tuesday night's National Night Out Against Crime outside the 9th Precinct on Fifth Street... where officers showed off their basketball and dance skills... (and where was the officer on stilts?)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Oh look more cops in the park for fucking play time than clearing the park of piece of shit crusties who treat it like their house and urinal.