Friday, March 4, 2016
NYC Velo cycling to new storefront next door on 2nd Avenue
Paper arrived on the windows at 66 Second Ave. between East Fourth Street and East Third Street a few weeks back.
Per EVG correspondent Steven, NYC Velo will be moving here one storefront to the north to take the space that last housed the short-lived Red Mango.
The current bike shop storefront is now for rent... and we understand that an increase in rent here at No. 64 prompted the move next door...
And as we posted about several years ago, 66 Second Ave. was once the home to the Anderson Theatre...
... where you could see the Grateful Dead for $2... Later, Hilly Kristal ran the CBGB Theater here from late 1977 to early 1978. The Talking Heads christened the CBGB Theater, followed by shows featuring the Dictators, the Dead Boys and Patti Smith.
You can find a lot more history and photos of the Anderson Theatre at the blog It's All the Streets you Crossed Not So Long Ago right here.