Sunday, January 28, 2018

Week in Grieview

[Late one afternoon on Allen at Houston the other day]

Stories posted on EVG this past week included...

Ciao For Now is closing after 17 years on 12th Street; will continue with catering business (Friday)

Remembering Adela Fargas (Monday)

Che Cafe returns as Benny's Burritos & Empanadas on 7th Street (Friday)

On East Houston, El Maguey y La Tuna will have to close after the landlord doubles the rent (Monday)

Cinnamon Garden, a new Indian restaurant coming soon to 6th Street (Tuesday)

Report: Discrimination suit claims principal overlooked racial issues at Tompkins Square Middle School (Wednesday)

P.C. Richard puts up the moving signs on 14th Street; more Tech Hub debate to come (Thursday)

Ben & Jerry's is now open on St. Mark's Place (Monday)

The 9-story boutique office building coming to the former Sunshine Cinema space (Monday) ... Discarded theater seats and goodbyes at the Sunshine Cinema (Monday)

Gregg Singer heads to federal court to clear way for his 9th Street dorm project (Thursday)

Champion Coffee taking over the Madman Espresso space on 14th Street (Wednesday)

Chelsea Thai closes ahead of move to former Neptune space on 1st Avenue (Tuesday)

Oishi Village Sushi has gone out of business on 2nd Avenue (Friday)

King Kong Lives (on 13th Street) (Thursday)

Looking at Boris & Horton, opening soon on Avenue A (Monday)

Unleashed by Petco has closed on 2nd Avenue (Tuesday)

Robataya has closed on 9th Street (Monday)

Boticarios opens on 1st Street (Thursday)

Last call for JAM Paper & Envelope on 3rd Avenue (Thursday)

I.Q. Decor closing on 14th Street (Wednesday)

$10 million minimum opening bid at auction of former building that housed Lucky Cheng's (Wednesday)

1st sign of Target on 14th Street (Tuesday)

[Discarded on 7th Street via Derek Berg]

Some Tasty Taiwan for the former TK Kitchen on St. Mark's Place (Wednesday)

Ciala has apparently closed (Tuesday)

Taco Bell premiered its Nacho Fries on the Bowery (Wednesday)

The literally sign at the Continental (Thursday)

In the fall of 2015, the owner of the Lions BeerStore opening on Second Avenue at Sixth Street asked Billy the Artist, a resident of the building, to create a mural on the south-facing wall...

This past week, a building inspector made the landlord paint over it for rather vague reasons...


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JQ LLC said...

Re: drab grey paintover

They missed a bunch of spots.

Too bad, it was a nice mural, like something from the 80's

Letmec1 said...

The Billy the Artist mural was my favorite in the neighborhood. Seems like such a waste.

Anonymous said...

How the heck does a mural upset the structural integrity of the building requiring any action from the DOB? about it? i know there are reg's about how your building is decorated signs and such but for the city to single out one building of the 100's that have murals on them seems weird or foretelling of a new dark age for murals and street art in the nabe? or Did the Landlord want it painted over and pushed the cause of it to a DOB citation hence the vague reasons?

Anonymous said...

There is something else going on here, why are the windows boarded up just to paint the exterior.

Anonymous said...

meanwhile, up 6th Street Izakaya vented their kitchen frylator and oven exhaust fumes into our building for a week without any building inspectors doing squat