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...