Tuesday, March 12, 2019

EVG Etc.: Bid to protect the White Horse Tavern; ghost bike to remember East Village cyclist

[Early morning from Houston and Essex/Avenue A]

Village Preservation is urging the Landmark Preservation Commission to grant landmark designation to the interior of the White Horse Tavern, housed in a West Village building now owned by Steve Croman (Gothamist ... Curbed ... Eater ... JVNY)

Speaking of Village Preservation ... they are seeking nominations for a person, business, organization or place that makes in difference in Greenwich Village, the East Village or NoHo. The Village Awards is now accepting nominations here.

14th Street busway plan not getting much support, per leaked documents (Streetsblog)

Exploring the growth of the East Village Chinese food scene (WNYC)

East River Alliance forms out of city's stormproofing switcheroo (Patch ... previously on EVG)

The new era of vegan diners — includes an EVG quote (Grub Street)

We've only just begun: "Riders arriving at the Bedford Avenue station for their commute on Monday morning found the platform covered in thick dust, while MTA workers and cops all wore masks" (The Post)

Longtime graffiti artist Al Diaz receives unlikely recognition: "Mayor Bill de Blasio recently awarded him a signed and embossed proclamation thanking him for his street graffiti, in particular for his collaboration with artist Jean-Michel Basquiat." (The Wall Street Journal, subscription required ... listen to the EVG podcast with Diaz from late last summer here)

The Infrastructure on Film series (March 14-28) "gathers together a diverse array of films that explore the infrastructure of the built environment, the various systems and networks that are conceived, designed, and engineered to encourage the functioning of our societies..." Titles include Bong Joon-ho's sci-fi thriller "Snowpiercer" (Anthology Film Archives)

That Agnostic Front documentary, "The Godfathers Of Hardcore," is now available via Showtime On Demand (Blabbermouth)

About a favorite dish at Madame Vo BBQ on Second Avenue and Sixth Street (Eater)

... and cycling advocates installed a ghost bike for Chaim Joseph, the 72-year-old East Village resident who was killed by a hit-and-run oil-truck driver early last month on Eighth Avenue and 45th Street. Via the Families for Safe Streets Facebook page: "We learned of his beautiful acts of kindness, his commitment to social justice, his generous spirit and his deep respect for all living beings."

1 comment:

Felton Davis said...

Dorothy Day frequented the White Horse in her young and foolish days -- for that reason alone it should be protected.