Sunday, August 30, 2015

Today, I rescued the Niagara sidewalk sign



This morning, while walking along Avenue A near East Ninth Street, I noticed the Niagara sidewalk sign-board thing tossed in the bush in Tompkins Square Park.

At first glance, I thought someone had left especially large, stale bread (matzo?) for the pigeons (and later the rats).

Anyway, I took a photo and was going to try to be funny or something and say they have extended their happy hour, etc. I started to walk away, but it didn't seem cool to just leave it there. So I hopped the fence [etc. etc.] and returned it to the bar on Avenue A and Seventh Street. I rang the doorbell and ran.


10 comments:

  1. That heroic rescue from the NY Posts's imaginary DMZ deserves a cocktail or two on the house!

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  2. @ NOTORIOUS

    Ha! I only wrote about it to try to get to 200 posts for the month. 21 to go!

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  3. 20! (Unless someone has beat me to the punch.)

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  4. I bet it was one of the guests of the new residents of 277 East 7th St, who had a twelve-hour drunken screaming/singing fest on their rooftop into the wee hours of the night yesterday. Welcome, rich woo-hoos! Money can buy a poorly constructed, overpriced condo, but it clearly can't buy manners or class. Rest assured, we've already been calling in the noise complaints.

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  5. Meanwhile the NY Post sent a topless female reporter into Times Square to see what it's really like being a half-naked woman begging for tips from horny tourists. She found out it's neither fun nor easy. So pick one: Who is doing the real reporting around here, the topless tabloid NY Post reporter, or the chalkboard sign-saving blogger EV Grieve?

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  6. For what it's worth, Giovanni, I was half naked when I returned the sign

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  7. @ EV Grieve Half naked? Out of respect for the parents of all the NYU students moving in this weekend, I won't ask you the obvious question: which half?

    "Anyway, who hasn't stolen a chalkboard sign from a local bar and dumped it in the park?" -- Said the drunk Taylor Swift fan who stole a chalkboard sign from a bar and dumped it in the park.

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  8. Damn I miss all the good stuff.

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  9. It was probably the person who wrote "Not good enough for A (in a circle)" on the Joe Strummer mural.

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  10. drunken midwestern frat yokels strike again! what is it with these corny people, that they think trashing other people's shit is "rebellious". I wish this was Old NY, where these kids would get knocked out for their disrespectful, cornball behavior. they would greatly benefit from an asskicking.

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