Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Tuesdays at Sophie's redux

[Montage via Kyle de Vre]

Last Tuesday I wrote about a new photo book by Kyle de Vre, an East Village resident who has worked at Sophie's for the past four-and-a-half years.

The book, "See You Next Tuesday," features portraits of patrons seated in the bar. The launch is tonight at 9 at Sophie's, 507 E. Fifth St. between Avenue A and Avenue B. Read my interview with Kyle here.

Sadly, Freddy Corea, pictured in middle of the top row, died back in July. He was a longtime regular at the bar and a familiar presence in the neighborhood. I never did hear anything further about his passing. In recent years he had been splitting time between his East Village apartment and his family's place in Puerto Rico.


EiLeen Doster said...

I am sorry to hear about Freddy's passing. I saw him in TSP on Memorial Day week-end and he looked great.
EiLeen Doster

Unknown said...

Sad to hear about Freddy, he was a super interesting guy.
I regret never accepting a sip of his homemade moonshine. ;(

Cary said...

For some reason I was googling Sophie's tonight, missing my favorite bar on the planet, and came across this post. Freddy was a great guy, we played pool on the Sophie's league team for about five years. Sorry to hear.

Laura Goggin Photography said...

I'm also sad to hear about Freddy. He was always so nice and generous with me. I most recently saw him in the lotto store on Ave A. RIP.