Friday, January 17, 2014

EV Grieve Etc: Mourning Edition

[St. Mark's Church in-the-Bowery]

More about the death of East Village Farm & Grocery employee Akkas Ali (DNAinfo)

East Village resident acquitted in cold case murder from 1987 (The Post)

NYC’s historic music venues are becoming history (The Observer)

... and look at what might be replacing the Roseland Ballroom (Curbed)

Keshav Music leaves East Fourth Street (BoweryBoogie)

Pizzicato Five takes to the streets of Soho in 1994 (Flaming Pablum)

About the Tenement Museum's $8 million expansion (The Lo-Down)

Changes coming to Caffe Dante on MacDougal (Jeremiah's Vanishing New York)

Grotto has closed on the LES (Eater)

... and Greg Matherly at Reciprocal Skateboards told us that someone tagged Ryan Smith's artwork on the the store's rolldown gate on East 11th Street...


Anonymous said...

If you are going to tag stuff, at least be better than the other guy. That lame ass tag is sad.

Anonymous said...

Mr. Ali was walking around (assisted)? Damn. Looks like that Floral Park facility he was transferred to FUCKED UP.

Anonymous said...

The amount of tagging and other hideous forms of graffiti is getting out control these days. My building was tagged twice in recent months after going a few years without. The abandoned section 8 building on my block is a magnet for this shit and it is encouraging every asshole with a can of spray paint to fuck up someone else's property and home. Building owners must report graffiti to the police every time it happens otherwise the city will do nothing about it. Encourage your building's owner or at least super to paint over or strip the tags.

Anonymous said...

IIRC, the man who killed Akkas Ali, Shaun Martin, has several court dates in the next couple weeks. He got arrested again while out on bail--drug charges, I think. It will be interesting to see what happens to him. I'm still betting he never serves time.