Monday, September 5, 2016

Week in Grieview (Labor Day edition)

[Spontaneous combustion on Avenue A? Pic by Grant Shaffer]

Stories posted on EVG this past week included...

Reports: Man struck by FDNY ambulance on 14th Street and Second Avenue dies from his injuries (Tuesday)

$10 million expansion coming to the Nuyorican Poets Cafe in 2018 (Thursday)

Icon Realty buys building that housed Surma Books & Music for 98 years on Seventh Street (Friday)

Long-vacant 71 Fourth Ave. razed to make way for 10-story building (Monday)

Raclette moves from Avenue A to East 12th Street (Friday)

Ess-A-Bagel returns (Sunday)

Out and About with Hal Hirshorn (Wednesday)

Raphael Toledano selling 97 Second Ave. (Thursday)

NY Grill & Deli opens on Avenue A and 12th Street (Monday)

Poke Kitchen in the works for 14th Street (Monday)

Agios Greek Rotisserie now open on St. Mark's Place (Thursday)

Construction site at 421 E. 6th St. now with a 'weekly look ahead' (Tuesday)

Schnitz looks closed (Friday)

8-story condoplex to bubble up from former Discount Beer & Soda (Thursday)

Plywood signage arrives for Michelin-starred Tim Ho Wan on 4th Avenue and 10th Street (Monday)

Sidewalk bridge arrives outside 112-120 E. 11th St. (Wednesday)

215 E. 12th St. is now available as a rental for $40k per month (Wednesday)

[The results of a failed magic act on 3rd Street? Pic by JGH]

Not open lately: Atomic Wings on First Avenue; Edible Arrangements on St. Mark's Place (Wednesday)

Two years after closing, last East Village gas station finally looking ready for demolition (Tuesday)

A new garden for Eastville Gardens on Avenue C (Tuesday)

Aroma Kitchen & Winebar giving way to Misirizzi on Fourth Street (Monday)

Maison Kayser announces itself near Union Square (Tuesday)

... and on Aug. 21, police found a resident dead inside his East Second Street apartment. (He reportedly died of natural causes.) Not much was known about the man, who neighbors called the “box man” as he was often seen bringing boxes into his apartment each day.

A tribute remains in his honor on the building's front steps...

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