Sunday, October 8, 2017

Week in Grieview

[Photo on Avenue A and St. Mark's by Derek Berg]

Stories posted on EVG this past week included...

Landlord Steve Croman off to Rikers (Tuesday)

Mayor and Mendez team up for Town Hall meeting on Oct. 12 (Friday)

Eastville Comedy Club looking to move to former Chase space on Avenue A (Monday)

The return of Hitchcocktober (Wednesday)

Out and About in the East Village (part 2) with Nancy Blum (Wednesday)

Chelsea Thai coming to former Neptune space on 1st Avenue; Filipino fare for Avenue A (Thursday)

Joe & Pat's hiring on 1st Avenue (Monday)

Also coming soon and hiring: Szechuan Mountain House on St. Mark's Place (Monday)

A break-in at Bali Kitchen on 4th Street (Wednesday)

Mount Sinai Union Square opens new urgent care center (Thursday)

Curb work damages Yiddish Theatre Walk of Fame star (Thursday)

Former L'Apicio space being gutted to make way for new Indian restaurant (Tuesday)

Crops for Girls closes on 9th Street (Friday)

Poke N' Roll for 9th Street (Thursday)

Touch-screen kiosks that do not take cash will be the order at Shake Shack's Death Star branch (Tuesday)

Ai Weiwei installation work underway at Cooper Union, Washington Square Park (Wednesday)

Dian Kitchen bringing food from the Yunnan Province to 9th Street (Monday)

8 more solar-powered, rat-proof trash cans arrive in Tompkins Square Park (Saturday)

Sara Kay Gallery debuts on 2nd Street (Monday)

The Planeta Jazz Series continues at 8th Street and Avenue B (Wednesday)

Dusting Balloon Rabbit (Red) in the IBM Watson Building (Wednesday)

Openings: Ummburger, the Fern, Kokus (Friday)

Along came some spiders on 7th Street (Monday)

...and on the front doors at the Black and White Bar on 10th Street between Third Avenue and Fourth Avenue, a tribute to Tom Petty, who died this past Monday, created by Dan Krupin...


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1 comment:

Giovanni said...

Speaking of the Hells Angels (assuming the guy riding the motorcycle is a member) there is an update to the story about the shooting of the guy who moved the parking cone last year outside the Hell Angels clubhouse, The shooter died of an aneurysm, and the case has been dismissed. The guy he shot survived.

via the NY Post

Hells Angels biker charged in shooting dies of aneurysm

By Rebecca Rosenberg

The Hells Angels biker charged with shooting a man who dared to move a parking cone outside the infamous gang’s East Village headquarters died of an aneurysm, his lawyer said.

Prosecutors dismissed the assault case against Anthony Iovenitti, 52, Wednesday in Manhattan Criminal Court due to his August passing while on a motorcycle road trip.

Defense lawyer Ron Kuby said the biker ​​“died doing what he loved most, riding motorcycles with his brothers.”

Iovenitti had faced first-degree assault and weapon possession raps for allegedly shooting 25-year-old David Martinez in the stomach Dec. 11, 2016.

Martinez had moved a cone outside the notorious E. 3rd St. clubhouse so he could park.

Kuby previously said that NYPD surveillance video showed Martinez kick Iovenitti in the head before the biker fired a single round at him.

Martinez, who suffered a severed colon and damage to his spine, said he had forgiven Iovenitti.

“I’m pas​t that moment of revenge, of anger, of what I was feeling in the hospital bed when I couldn’t move, couldn’t walk, couldn’t use the bathroom by myself,” he said.

“My condolences to his family, to his friends,” said Martinez​, adding, “My blessings go out to all the Hells Angels.”