Friday, May 18, 2018

RIP Mikey Evans

Mikey Evans, who spent his whole life as a resident of 190-192 E. Second St., died on Wednesday night.

I don't have a lot of background information at the moment. Evans had been in declining health in recent months.

Julio Pena and Beatrice Tosti di Valminuta, the husband-wife owners of Il Posto Accanto at 190 Second St. between Avenue A and Avenue B since 1995, shared the news in a series of Instagram posts yesterday:

With heavy hearts we are wishing our good friend & brother Michael Evans a loving farewell. The Lifeguard of 2nd Street will now be our Guardian Angel ... Those of us that had the pleasure of watching Mikey from sunup to sundown will forever remember his beautiful energy as he entertained and elevated our small community.

Those of us at Il Posto Accanto and Il Bagatto don't know a 2nd Street without Mikey because Mikey was here first.

He was one of a kind, and lived and died on his own terms. We would like to celebrate his life with everybody.

Previously on EV Grieve:
Get well soon, Mikey


Anonymous said...

Mikey was a fixture on 2nd Street and it was always a pleasure to stop and chat with him. He has certainly been missed in the recent months and will be missed always. When people complain about the gentrification of East Village, I am thankful to have lived on 2nd street for the past 17 years, because it really is, a small community of people who care about one another and look out for each other and although people will come and go, Mikey will always be remembered by those who knew him.

Unknown said...

I live down the block and he and a friend were fixtures in the hood, I once lost a wallet and keys from on top of my car, mikey had found it when it fell off and made my week! an honest man, old school new york...RIP

Unknown said...

What a wonderful person and what a loss for East 2nd Street. He was a kind, gentle and good man, always there for a joke or to help. He will be dearly missed.