Wednesday, April 26, 2017

EV Grieve Etc.: Origins of the Liz Christy Garden; Efforts to protect Chinatown

[Photo on 2nd Avenue by Derek Berg]

How the Liz Christy Garden on East Houston came to be (WNYC)

A member of one of Israel’s richest families is among the largest investors in the companies owned by Jared Kushner, whose real-estate empire includes 40-plus buildings in the East Village (Bloomberg)

"Despite a concerted and ongoing campaign, the fact remains that, in New York, few motorists involved in fatal crashes with pedestrians or cyclists are ever charged with even minor traffic infractions." (The Village Voice)

The effort to protect Chinatown (City Limits)

"Rivington Act" bill shot down (DNAinfo)

The 67-year-old Hotel 17 on Stuyvesant Square closes for now; city says it's an illegal SRO (Town & Village)

A review of Little Tong on 1st Avenue and 11th Street (Grub Street ... previously)

Recap of the rezoning rally on Broadway from Saturday afternoon (GVSHP ... NY City Lens)

A crowdfunding campaign is underway to help legally blind street photographer Flo Fox with health-care expenses (GoFundMe)

Seward Park Liquors is losing its home of 40 years on Grand Street (The Lo-Down)

Another boozy brawl at the DL (BoweryBoogie)

About "Tard Core: There Are No Safe Words," the new residency at Joe's Pub that, among other things, pokes fun at hyper-gentrification (Jeremiah's Vanishing New York)

The tragic end of a songwriter on the Bowery in the 1860s (Ephemeral New York)

...and the Uber-Lyft battle continues...

[Avenue A the other day]

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