Friday, July 15, 2016

EV Grieve Etc.: The Mayor's Rivington House indifference; the swooping baby hawks

[Photo in Tompkins Square Park by Derek Berg]

Rivington House scandal: While the report issued yesterday by the Investigation Department did not suggest that any criminal activity occurred, "it repeatedly found fault with the actions and, at times, indifference, of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s administration" and: "The report found that top City Hall officials were informed of the progress to lift the restrictions on the nursing home but took no action, and displayed little interest." (The New York Times)

Heat advisory in effect today (Gothamist)

11th and B in 1983 (Flaming Pablum)

Cake Shop looking for partners to buy the upper street-level cafe space (The Lo-Down)

Outdoor dining at Esperanto on Avenue C (Patch)

A guide to inexpensive meals at the Essex Street Market (Grub Street)

"The East Village D.J. Who Became the Savior of a Decaying British Estate" (Vanity Fair)

Those super swooping baby hawks in Tompkins Square Park (Laura Goggin Photography)

[Photo by Bobby Williams]

The Soho House on Ludlow Street pranked (BoweryBoogie)

Should the arts community give up on the city altogether? (Brick Underground)

Back Forty West — sibling of former Avenue B restaurant — closing on Prince Street, Dig Inn coming to take its place (Eater)

Corner outside Forest Hills high school to be named after the Ramones (DNAinfo)

...and here's Ruby the parrot on Second Avenue...

[Photo by Lola Sáenz]


Michael Ivan said...

What a freaking shame, a Dig Inn on Prince and Crosby.. I'd rather see more retail for the tourists. Also, who at the Dig Inn brain trust thought expanding here would be a good idea? You'd have to be a fool to eat at Dig Inn over Soho Park.

Anonymous said...

That is a very strong man.

Anonymous said...

11 and B is that where Pope Mickey lived RIP

Anonymous said...

Rivington House: Indifference at best by the mayor and his lieutenants. They have stonewalled on the release of documents. The mayor claims not to have tead an incriminating RH related email sent to him. His staff is celebratory after the sale goes through. NO ONE is fired for a $72 mil mistake. Don't worry, the silver-tongued mayor has an explanation for everything.

old head said...

Hmm, the ruling on Rivington House has similarities to the FBI's ruling on Clinton's mishandling of emails. I.e., there was evident bungling and/or malfeasance, but no compelling need to lift a finger in response. A trend? Well, OK then, I'll lift a finger--the middle one.

Anonymous said...

Ruby the parrot could end up as dinner for the fledglings.