Friday, June 15, 2018

EVG Etc.: Gabrielle Hamilton's controversial decision; Seward Park's air-rights vote

[Life of the party the other morning on Cooper Square]

A look at Prune owner-chef Gabrielle Hamilton's controversial decision to team up with Ken Friedman, who has been accused of sexually assaulting and harassing dozens of women, at the Spotted Pig. Eater has an interview with Hamilton's partner and co-chef, Ashley Merriman, here. And Grub Street has a post titled "Gabrielle Hamilton’s Great Betrayal."

Seward Park co-op votes down $54 million air rights offer from developer (The Lo-Down)

What does the future hold for the leaderless Landmarks Preservation Commission? (ArchPaper)

Xi'an Famous Foods, with a location on St. Mark's Place, raised more than $73K last Friday for suicide prevention to honor Anthony Bourdain (Eater)

James and Karla Murray are hoping to raise some additional funds via Kickstarter for their upcoming mom-and-pop storefront art installation inside Seward Park — "Mom-and-Pops of the L.E.S." They will begin their installation in late June and plan on having an opening celebration in July. (Kickstarter ... previously)

The Institute for the Development of Human Arts is hosting a day of community, art, music and spoken word tomorrow at 242 E. Second St. (Facebook)

Investigators seize NYCHA records in office raid (The Post)

When the feminist skaters of the art collective Brujas took over Performance Space NY on First Avenue this spring (Artsy)

On Fifth Street, Degustation is now a chef’s counter called Restaurant Ukiyo (Eater)

NYC is implementing a ban on Styrofoam starting Jan. 1, 2019 (Gothamist)

Photo essay of the old Essex Market (Curbed)

Crime story of the week: Someone is leaving rotten food at this Stuy Town resident's front door (Town & Village)

World Cup viewing guide in NYC (The Times)

Singer-songwriter Fiona Silver, an East Village resident, plays the Mercury Lounge on June 29 (Official site)

More on one man's quest to correct an error on the sleeve of the Clash’s London Calling (Flaming Pablum)

Hedda Lettuce hosting "Mommie Dearest" on June 20 at City Cinemas Village East (Official site)

New owners for the Indigo Hotel on Ludlow (The Real Deal)

A look at the penthouse Keith Richards recently sold at One Fifth Avenue (Guest of a Guest)

The IFC Center on Sixth Avenue revamps its expansion proposal (Curbed)

Lincoln Plaza Cinema's reboot (Jeremiah's Vanishing New York)

...and Derek Berg shared these photos from Fourth Street, where crews for the 1970s period piece "The Kitchen" were filming scenes...

Looks like the 1973 Plymouth Fury??? And fake snow!)

... and earlier...

The drama, set in Hell's Kitchen, follows the wives of Irish mobsters (Melissa McCarthy, Tiffany Haddish and Elisabeth Moss) who team up to take over running the business after their husbands are sent to prison.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

It's so heartening what Xi'an Famous Foods has done. Kudos to them.

In other news, those lampshade hats are excellent and made my day.