Friday, August 17, 2018

EVG Etc.: Preserving affordable housing; campaigning against new bars

[Photo from Tompkins Square Park by Allen Semanco]

243 affordable East Village apartments, including at 384 E. 10th St. and 199 Avenue B, have been preserved in city deal (Patch)

A new coalition, Neighborhoods United, is beginning a campaign to limit new liquor licenses based on a 25-year-old state statute (The New York Times)

Pho no: Chef John Nguyen departs Hanoi House on St. Mark's Place (Grub Street)

The Velvet Underground Experience will open on Oct. 10 at 718 Broadway (Gothamist)

Pete Wells finds some positives and negatives at Le Sia on Seventh Street (The New York Times ... previously)

The 6th annual MoRUS Film Festival continues this weekend in local community gardens (MoRUS)

A resurrected Wigstock, featuring Lady Bunny and Neil Patrick Harris, is heading to Pier 17 (The New York Times)

Two chances to see Sean Connery as James Bond in "You Only Live Twice" this weekend (Metrograph)

Mystery signage at the Chinese Hispanic Grocery at Eldridge and Broome Streets (Ephemeral New York)

17 facts about the Bowery (Tablet)

The 7-Eleven on Grand Street in Seward Park is closing (The Lo-Down)

... and EVG reader Emily Reese shared these photos of Jim Power hard at work installing mosaics featuring local businesses on the southeast corner of Third Avenue and St. Mark's Place...

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