Saturday, October 7, 2017

EVG Etc.: The mayor's affordable housing efforts; Jimi Hendrix Way pitched for 8th Street

[2nd Avenue curb work yesterday via Derek Berg]

A look at de Blasio's affordable housing efforts (The New York Times)

East Village Puerto Ricans on the President's response to Hurricane Maria (B+B)

About the late-night Con Ed work on 14th Street (Town & Village)

A long read on the history of the Bowery (Curbed)

Remembering "design guru" Jim Walrod (The New York Times)

A look at the new Wagamama menu on Third Avenue and 11th Street (Gothamist ... previously on EVG)

The Films of Paul Bartel retrospective starts Oct. 13 (Anthology Film Archives)

[Suspicious curb work crop circles on 2nd Avenue via Derek Berg]

Kickboxing chain opening a location at the former G & S Sporting Goods on Essex Street (The Lo-Down)

Jimi Hendrix Way co-naming proposed for part of Eighth Street (NY1)

End of days for the DL on Delancey? (BoweryBoogie)

A David Bowie exhibit is coming to the Brooklyn Museum next year (Gothamist)

Left Bank Books is now online (Jeremiah's Vanishing New York)

This past week, workers removed the remaining sidewalk bridge and scaffolding on the west side of Avenue C between Seventh Street and Sixth Street in front of the NYCHA-owned building.

Per an EVG reader: "I've been living on C for 6 years now and can't remember a day when it wasn't a fixture of the buildings along that stretch of sidewalk."

However, the temporary boilers that arrived after Sandy in 2012 remain in place on Sixth Street...

... and via the EVG inbox... a benefit Sunday for post-Hurricane Maria Puerto Rican Relief at the Clemente, 107 Suffolk St. at Rivington on the Lower East Sode. More details here.

... and there's a Benefit for Hurricane Harvey Pets at the Ruff Club, 34 Avenue A between Second Street and Third Street, from 1-4 Sunday afternoon. Details here.


Anonymous said...

A couple more of the "cement crop circles":

p.s. those are "crack stoppers".

sophocles said...

I am offering $50 for the best slogan for Vale Construction (providing concrete since 1984, which is probably just a coincidence). Let me get the ball rolling:

Vale Construction: When the Best is Too Good;
We Dry Harder; and
Vale of Tears.

Your Turn!

Anonymous said...

Those boilers emit the grossest black smoke.

Anonymous said...

Jimi Hendrix Way? Give me a fucking break.

He was born and raised in Seattle and never made anything let alone lived in New York.

Arlo Guthrie Way!

Gojira said...

In the 1960s Jimi Hendrix lived on 11th Street between Avenues C and D, and when he died in 1970 he was living at 59 West 12th Street between 5th and 6th Avenues. Apartment 10C.

Anonymous said...

To troll 3:38,

Electric Lady Studios is a recording studio located at 52 West Eighth Street. It was originally built by Jimi Hendrix and designed by John Storyk in 1970.

Anonymous said...

How did you get exactly where Jimi Hendrix lived right down to his apartment number, Gojira?

To you and real troll @ 9:50, 3:38pm here.

So what Hendrix lived, played shows, and was discovered here? He was not part of the beat/folk scene which dominated Greenwich Village in the '60s. He didn't live in the neighborhood most of the '60s. He was not part of protests or demonstrations there. He spoke out about nothing, not even civil rights. Arlo Guthrie and Bob Dylan made more of a cultural impact in Greenwich Village than Hendrix. When I and countless others think of 1960s Greenwich Village we think of him, Bob Dylan, and the beat/folk scene, not Jimi Hendrix. Hendrix was hard rock, psychedelica, feedback, crunch, pre-metal, drugs, booze, California hippy culture etc. not NYC, sorry.

As for Electric Lady Studios yeah I know it's on W.8th St. and Hendrix opened it but c'mon. Dude had the money to open it from his fame and fortune and anyone else with money could've opened there. And I wouldn't exactly call it a place which has facilitated underground/unsigned artists as the majority of bands who recorded there were already established and huge and the vast majority of releases recorded there are major and big indie label releases. It was initially a million dollar vanity project for Hendrix since he recorded there in only the first four weeks. Dude had nothing to do with the place save opening it. He himself didn't envision a creative hive for artists. ELS has had no connection to the underground music scene in NYC whatsoever and still has no connection to it. It's all about major and big indie label acts like it was and always will be.

And if you're gonna name W.8th Jimi Hendrix Way then you name the Bowery from Houston St. to St.Marks Place "Hilly Kristal Way" since he put the Bowery and the East Village on the map with CBGB at 315 Bowery 1974-2006 which facilitated thousands upon thousands of underground bands and launched the careers of The Ramones, Talking Heads, Blondie etc.

I'd name W.8th Arlo Guthrie Way, Bob Dylan Way, or Bob Dylan-Arlo Guthrie Way before I name it Jimi Hendrix Way. And if there has to be Jimi Hendrix Way then I want W.4th St. between 6th Avenue and Broadway renamed "Positively 4th Street" : )

Anonymous said...

Seriously, what's up with those fucking boilers? How are they allowed to be there for that long and why???


No one seems to be able tell me when those heating units will be leaving. They have been there since Sandy. Imagine what the fumes are doing to us if it has killed the tree next to the units. No one seems to be able to tell me when they will remove the tree before it's branches injure someone. The usual runaround......