Saturday, March 4, 2017

EV Grieve Etc.: Attempted rape on the LES; Essex Crossing housing lottery underway

[Photo by Derek Berg]

Police looking for this suspect in attempted rape in building on Norfolk and Rivington (ABC 7)

Mayor de Blasio claimed he had nothing to do with the recent firing of the city official who lifted the deed restriction at Rivington House (DNAinfo)

How de Blasio stacks up against Bloomberg on rezoning (The Real Deal)

The annual CineKink NYC Film Festival starts March 14 at several EV theaters (Time Out)

NYPL's Library for the Performing Arts acquires Lou Reed's archives (Gothamist)

The U.S. English language premiere of Guillermo Calderón’s "Villa" on stage through April 1 at the Wild Project on Third Street (Official site)

Cholo Noir, a forthcoming West Coast-style Mexican restaurant and art gallery, opening with or without a liquor license on Sixth Street (DNAinfo ... previously)

Villanelle, serving "serving vegetable-forward fare," opens on 12th Street between Fifth and University (The New York Times)

A look at the 1980s zines of Raymond Pettibon (Dangerous Minds) ... and his retrospective at the New Museum on the Bowery continues through April 9 (Official site)

Essex Crossing Site 5 affordable housing lottery is open (The Lo-Down)

"Citizen Kane" this weekend at Anthology Film Archives (Official site) ... while Ingmar Bergman's "Shame" plays at the Metrograph down on Ludlow Street (Official site)

This week's hawk action in Tompkins Square Park (Laura Goggin Photography)


Anonymous said...

There was a major fight over the Essex Crossing development to make it 100% affordable housing, which it could have been and should have been. The compromise was that 50% of the units be designated as affordable yet around 27% are at 165% of AMI, which is closer to market rate, and this group should have been included in the the 50% market rate category. This building has a total of 211 units supposedly split 50/50, yet only 37% are for middle to very low income households.

That being said, there are a number of affordable units worth applying for and there is no poor door.

I think that people who lost their apartments in the 2nd Avenue tragedy should, after original tenants, have preference.

Christopher Pelham said...

Thanks. I went to see the play Villa at the Wild Project and found it to be extremely thoughtful. It's about three women tasked with deciding what kind of memorial or museum to erect at the site of a villa previously used by the Pinochet dictatorship in Chile to imprison, torture and rape political prisoners and explores the different ways people remember and cope with trauma, injustice and memory and the ways we heal.