Tuesday, May 22, 2012

[Updated] EV Grieve Etc.: Mourning edition

[An empty Avenue A late last night. By Shawn Chittle]

CB3 votes on SPURA tonight (The Lo-Down)

A silent film set on Astor Place (Flaming Pablum)

Old photos of the LES (Curbed)

Nolita House closing on East Houston (Eater)

Jewel Bako alum opening sushi place on East 12th St. called Bugs (Grub Street)

The Public Theater getting high-end dining, drinking options (Gothamist)

Busting an illegal gambling ring on East Broadway (BoweryBoogie)

The death of a Ninth Avenue block (Jeremiah's Vanishing New York)

A cab ride will likely be more expensive (The New York Observer)

Joey Ramone's second posthumous album, "...ya know?," is out today... Here's the video for "Rock 'N Roll is the Answer" released on Record Store Day last month ...

...and a reader passed this along... Bareburger on Second Avenue at East Fifth Street has a comedy night... featuring Janeane Garofalo (and others!) tonight...


Anonymous said...

It is nice to see Avenue A so desolate after a weekend of the usual jackassery.

blue glass said...

even the pigeons are relaxed
great film

esquared™ said...

One thing I love about The Public Theater is that it is a low-key theater that produces good quality theater. People come to watch, enjoy, and be moved by the plays/musicals. Have some sort of cathartic moment from the daily hustle, bustle, and struggle of NYC life.

With the upscale restaurant coming, the theater just comes secondary. It'll just be another sceney place for the trend-spotters.

Much like the renovated Yankee and Shea (yes, still calling it Shea) stadiums, they have become places where most people would go for the food and drink where there just happened to be a baseball game playing, or in Public Theater's case, a theater production happens to be playing.

Will the restaurant attract new theater goers? Hopefully, but doubt it. It's like Shakespeare in the Park nowadays, where they serve overpriced food and drinks and people would go to be seen and not see the plays.

Marty Wombacher said...

Great photo by Shawn and the new Joey Ramone CD is really good!