Friday, April 27, 2018

EVG Etc.: Remembering Joe Heaps Nelson; prepping for the L-train shutdown

LES artist Joe Heaps Nelson died on April 16 of brain cancer. He was 49. (Des Moines Register)

Single-digit turnout as Democrats win big in city’s special elections (City Limits)

84-year-old man sitting on bench on Lower East Side punched in face (ABC 7)

ICYMI: An interview with artists "who defined the East Village’s avant-garde scene" ... and other early-1980s influencers (The New York Times Style Magazine)

Your L-train shutdown checklist (Gothamist)

A call for restrictions on the Williamsburg Bridge during the L-train shutdown (The Lo-Down)

The 1970s-80s on the LES as seen through the camera of Meryl Meisler (Creative Boom)

Pinky's Space & Mighty Quinn's are quoted in this piece on restaurants trying to meet the demands of the delivery boom (USA Today)

Victoria's Secret model buys home in Steiner East Village (New York Post) ... while another Victoria's Secret model lists her 11th Street penthouse (The Observer)

[That awkward moment with the gate at Zum Schneider on C]

East Village amnesiac regains life after vanishing in 1990 (Daily News)

Judge: De Blasio may be deposed if mayor had hand in axing city official (Daily News)

Inside the Moxy hotel brands Manhattan invasion (Skift ... previously)

HUD’s proposed rent hikes on low-income families would affect thousands of New Yorkers (Curbed)

Paul Schrader and four of his classic films coming to the Metrograph (Official site)

"Hypnic Jerk," an exhibit featuring the work of Gina Volpe (the guitarist for the Lunachicks), remains up through May 17 (Art on A Gallery)

Governors Island will bring back Friday late-night hours this season (Curbed)

Iggy Pop at his most ferocious (Dangerous Minds)

Op-ed: The Mayor's mistaken attempt to supersize NYC buildings (Gotham Gazette)

Legal woes for the 32nd Street location of Caffe Bene; slows expansion plans (Eater)

... and as previously reported, Coney Island Baby debuted last night at 169 Avenue A with a set by Murphy's Law ... as well as a special appearance by H.R. from Bad Brains... The venue's neighbor is the onetime home of Rat Cage Records and 171A, the illegal club-turned-rehearsal studio that produced records by Bad Brains and the "Polly Wog Stew" EP by the Beastie Boys.

Here's a look at the Coney Island Baby marquee, that went up yesterday...

Brooklyn Vegan has photos from last night here.


Anonymous said...

So sad about Joe Heaps. He was an EV fixture for so long. While he was always a gifted painter, the collages he made towards the end of his life were absolutely brilliant. It's worth posting a few on this blog. There are plenty floating around social media. Here's at least one link:

Anonymous said...

RIP joe heaps nelson, a talented artist and an openhearted guy who lived life to the fullest!