Friday, June 29, 2018

EVG Etc.: Examining the L-train shutdown plan for 14th Street; watching '2001' at Village East

[St. Mark's is bed]

City cooling centers are open (Official site)

A look at how the East Village became the city's "hippest Chinese dining destination" (Eater)

Examinging "the Soft Underbelly" of the DOT’s L Train shutdown plan for 14th Street (Streetsblog ... previously)

A review of the first exhibition at the Swiss Institute on Second Avenue and St. Mark's Place (The New York Times... ARTnews ... previously)

U.S. Rep. Carolyn Maloney, whose district includes part of the East Village, was victorious in Tuesday's primary election (The Lo-Down) Meanwhile, her challenger, Suraj Patel, reportedly handed out branded condoms before the primary (The Post)

The best seats to watch "2001: A Space Odyssey" in 70 mm at the City Cinemas Village East (Filmmaker Magazine)

A Gus Van Sant retrospective through the weekend (Metrograph)

More photos from the Drag March leaving Tompkins Square Park (Slum Goddess ... previously)

And EVG reader Brucie shared this photo earlier in the week from Avenue B near 10th Street ... sources say that it is not the first LinkNYC kiosk for Avenue B or a modified Big Belly trash can...



This partnership between LinkNYC and Svedka is exactly what my life has been missing. Thank you!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the Eater story. It does a good job of explaining this insane explosion of Chinese restaurants around here. Which among EVG readers only I seem to be noticing by the way. Or maybe nobody cares. Look, I don't really care one way or the other myself. Just find it curious, and somewhat interesting.

sophocles said...

Impossible not to notice the wave of Chinese, or "Sinosphere" restaurants as the Eater article calls them, 1:38 p.m. (Is it my imagination, or is Eater improving?). I don't have an endless need for $15 or $20 bowls of noodles, but as a lifelong lover of Chinese food I can only take pleasure in being so close to Mala Project and Mountain House, both outstanding, and not modern, or fancy or fusion. Tim Ho Wan is also good, not great, and quite reasonably priced. I had high hopes for Bao when they opened on St. Mark's, but except for their xlb or soup dumplings--which were always excellent--their food was inconsistent and we lost interest over time.

Speaking of noodles: I don't know much about pho, but I do know that the Hanoi House broth is exceptional.