Tuesday, September 24, 2013

East Village neighbors come together for Giuseppi Logan


[Photo from Sept. 7]

Word circulated on Saturday morning that Tompkins Square Park regular Giuseppi Logan had been jumped earlier in the day on East Ninth Street. The soft-spoken musician didn't offer many more details. (Apparently nothing had been taken from him since he didn't really have anything.)

Upon hearing this, many residents via Facebook came together and took up a collection for the 78-year-old Logan during the annual 9th Street A-1 Block Association Block Party.

On Sunday morning, an East Ninth Street resident presented Logan with the money that people had collected.

"Giuseppi was quite grateful and said repeatedly 'God bless you, God bless you all, this really helps me,'" said the resident who delivered the money.

Also on Saturday, resident Patrick Salt Ryan gave Logan a tenor saxophone (someone had left it in bar Ryan worked in some years earlier). Logan was quite pleased with the gift...


[Via Facebook]

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

I hope the people that accused him of lying shut their mouths and don't begrudge that he received a donation. I think it's lovely that so many people came together for him.

Anonymous said...

Word on the benches of Tompkins Square park is that he didn't get mugged but just fell, something he does quite frequently. Do we know of any complaint, investigation around this incident ? Is the police looking for anyone ?

Anonymous said...

@9:25: the man got hurt; people like him and wanted to do something nice for him. the end.

PSR said...

It is obvious that a fall wouldn't create a lump like that...and to speculate that makes you someone I would like to meet on the benches--why even question it?

ev residents said...

I do not get it-why even question this? You seem like a horrible human being 'anonymous' --yer bitterness blows our minds

Anonymous said...

@10.01. Amen. Again!

Jenny Adams said...

I'm so glad people came together to do this. We live in a wonderful neighborhood

Anonymous said...

This is what a newighborhood is all about! Keep our heart and send away the fratties and the douches!

Anonymous said...

I am glad Guiseppe is okay. Looks like a huge bump. People have heart.

Goggla said...

I love hearing Giuseppi's sax when I pass through TSP and am glad he's ok. It's heartwarming to know there are so many neighbors who care.

Shawn G. Chittle said...

Spent yesterday with him in the park. He's doing just fine. Music never sounded so good! Solo jazz saxophone in Tompkins Square Park on a sunny day is just about heaven.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous @ 9:33: word. We don't know how this happened to him, but it doesn't matter, finally: the man is a true gem who deserves to be treasured.

Anonymous said...

This fella brightens my day every time he is playing in the park. He is the one of the last cool things in the EV. To question the situation...well you're just not cool.

Anonymous said...

I am glad he survived the attack. I hope he isn't feeling too much pain now. Does anyone know if he is in touch with his son? I know they reunited a few years ago.

Anonymous said...

I'm not cool, but I try to be realistic. His gift to all of us is real, and true. Bless him for sharing it so freely.

moe said...

Seems like a nice old fellow, wish him the best. Apparently I am the only one that finds the endlessly repeated squawking of the same 16 bars of the same corny song, off key and off tempo mind you, less than magical.
Guess I don't dig "jazz".
Glad it brings others such joy though.