Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Updated: Gone but not forgotten

Remembering a few of our friends and neighbors who died in 2014...


Lisa Julian (aka Spike or Lucretia), Tompkins Square Park regular

[Photo by Lori Der Hagopian]


Rebecca Lepkoff, acclaimed street photographer

[Image via]


Erdelyi Tamas, aka Tommy Ramone, the last surviving original member of the Ramones

[Via Brooklyn Vegan]


Michael Brody, longtime East Village resident, mysterious neighbor

[Courtesy of Lili Barsha]


Mike Bakaty, owner of the city's longest-running tattoo parlor

[Photo by James Maher]


Hayne Suthon, owner and operator of Lucky Cheng's

[Photo by Biljana Ustic via Facebook]


Derek Lloyd, popular figure in the local theater community

[Image via PS 122]


Dennis Zentek, co-founder of d.b.a.

[Photo by KM Keller via Facebook]


Akkas Ali, florist at East Village Farm and Grocery


Marty Thau, music producer-manager-entrepreneur

[Thau, right, with David Johansen and Muddy Waters in the early '80s. Photo via Facebook]


Will Connell, saxophonist/composer


Don Holley, father, champion of East Village schools


Evelyn Dahab, author, bar owner

[Image via Facebook]


Maggie Estep, writer-poet-performance artist and all-around cool person

[Photo from October 2013 by Marissa Molnar via Facebook]


Several readers reminded us about Anne Ardolino, aka Anntelope, aka 1st Avenue rooftop pigeon lady, poet, animal rescuer, neighbor, friend …

[Photo by Clayton Patterson]


Karen Kristal, matriarch of CBGB

[Photo via CBGB on Facebook]


Wen Hui Ruan, father, retired garment worker

[Photo from 2006 via CBS 2]


Anonymous said...

Nice you did this. It really made my New Year's Eve day, appreciatng all the EVs. Thanks.

Gojira said...

RIP to them all.

DrBOP said...

May they all Rest In Rhythm.

And remember....they're not really gone until they're out of our hearts.

paddy523 said...

Very nice Grieve, I was sad too see that my friend Will Connell was on the list. I've known Will for 20 plus years as a friend and neighbor. I last touched base with him in the spring. RIP Will and say hello to Six for me. Miss you guy's, Patrick.

melaniemusings2 said...

A great group of People.

Anonymous said...

Two were fathers of my elementary school classmates...