Friday, September 20, 2013

EV Grieve Etc.: Mourning Edition

[Avenue C & East 6th Street via Michael Sean Edwards]

More about Stik and his new mural on 9th and A (Artlyst)

The Fab! Festival is Sept. 28 (Off the Grid)

Eating at Kura on St. Mark's Place (The New York Times)

Soundtracks from Tom Waits, Nick Cave, John Cale, Neil Young, Sonic Youth and more (Dangerous Minds)

Check out the film scores of John Zorn (Anthology Film Archives)

Madonna in '83 (BoweryBoogie)

PS 64 creates a dance studio out of a former shower room (DNAinfo)

A look inside Davey's Ice Cream on First Avenue (Eater)

Exhuming Dee Dee Ramone's "Funky Man" (Flaming Pablum)

A $60 million penthouse for the Puck Building (Curbed)

A look at Colony Music today (Jeremiah's Vanishing New York)

... and EVG regular peter radley shared these from 51 Astor the other day ... where he spotted a red-tailed hawk in action...


Anonymous said...

Building is complete no tenants? What happened to if you build it they will come concept?

deborah auer said...

The Death Star is aptly named. In the past two weeks I have found two dead little birds that have crashed into the building and died. One, 9/4 on the Astor Place side and one, 9/15 on the 9th street side.

Uncle Waltie said...

A (not so) short phrase from the Times review of Kura:"The great sushi chefs of New York tend to be musical in their movements. Think of Masato Shimizu of 15 East, the curve of his fingers as elegant as a cellist’s, or Eiji Ichimura of Ichimura at Brushstroke, bending intently over his creations like Glenn Gould and barely speaking above a whisper."
Does anyone take these reviewers seriously? Only pretentious interns would write like that. Well, here's what I would have written: When chef Ichimizu put his chubby fingers around the seaweed wrap, I could hear the anguished cry of Coltrane'a "A Love Supreme": A soliloquy to Japanese / American suffering. Then when they presented me with those warm towels to wash my hands, I suddenly had to sneeze and a huge loogy landed on one of them. I handed it back to the waiter and noticed a sense of discomfort as he realized it wasn't creamy sake.

Anonymous said...

They thought they'd lure tech companies. Floor to ceiling windows, sun and computers don't mix.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous 12:10,
The windowed areas are for offices of execs, and meeting rooms. The programmers work in the interior.

DrGecko said...

(1) The only people who take the Times restaurant reviews seriously are pretentious nitwits. As John Hess once remarked, the reviews belong in the Society section, not the Food section.

(2) Glenn Gould used to talk, or at least hum, to himself while playing. The effect is not charming.

Anonymous said...

Enjoy the silence.

Anonymous said...

Dear Dr. Gecko,

Apropos to your point, it is no longer called the "Food" section but rather the "Dining" section. Nobody cooks they just dine.