Friday, December 23, 2016

EV Grieve Etc.: Union Square theater panic; the holiday season at Rolf's

[Photo by Derek Berg]

The Subway Therapy Post-It walls coming in book form (Gothamist)

A look at the new Chrystie Street protected bike lane (Streetsblog)

The sad state of Lanza's on First Avenue (Jeremiah's Vanishing New York)

Swift Hibernian Lounge tops this list of the city's best pubs (Grub Street)

Man causes panic at the Union Square theater during a screening of "La La Land" (DNAinfo)

The last bookbinder on the LES (Literary Hub)

A video interview with Ray of Ray's Candy Store (Gothamist)

Speaking of Ray, he unveiled an fish-and-chips ($9) this week...

[Photo by Peter Brownscombe]

Will anyone listen to the concerns of residents about the Two Bridges mega projects? (The Lo-Down)

Revisiting the 1898 Bowery Burlesquers (Ephemeral New York)

Pearl & Ash closes after three years on the Bowery (Eater)

Celebrating the life and legacy of Jean-Michel Basquiat, who was born on Dec. 22, 1960 (Off the Grid)

A December day with Christo (Laura Goggin Photography)

The holiday season at Rolf's (Town & Village)

Classic Misfits pics (Dangerous Minds)

...and the tree vendors are wrapping up another season in the neighborhood... here's a photo of Jonathan Papillon Blanc, who has been selling here the past six years. This time around, he was on Second Avenue at Seventh Street, away from his usual spot in front of the Rite Aid on First Avenue and Fifth Street (construction next door prompted the move)...

[Photo by Rainer Turim]


Giovanni said...

This is who Idon't go to the Union Sq. They're anymore, too many crazy and rude people and too hard to get out if anything happens. People literally jumped out of their shoes and left everything behind in the panic. Luckily nothing happened, at least not this time. And the staff could care less, they even made fun of people for panicking that they thought another Autora shooting was about to happen. Stick to smaller venues with smaller crowds and you'll be much safer.

Anonymous said...

Have to say I'm a bit uncomfortable about all the Christmas tress lined up for sale, and lights / decorations on the fence behind which there are still memorials to 2 men who died there tragically.