Tuesday, March 5, 2019

EVG Etc.: Fighting displacement in SoHo and NoHo; looking at the New Colossus Festival

[Sunday night on Astor Place via Krikor Daglian]

Community groups form "Save SoHo-NoHo Coalition" (Press release ... loft artists fear displacement with rezoning (Gothamist ... previous Gothamist coverage here)

NYC Feminist Film Week at the Anthology Film Archives begins tonight (Official site)

Here's info about the inaugural New Colossus Festival, the music festival and industry conference, taking place Thursday through Sunday at Pianos, Arlene’s Grocery, The Delancey, Berlin, Coney Island Baby and Bowery Electric (Brooklyn Vegan ... previously on EVG)

Cold cases: Revisiting the unsolved murder of 2nd Ave Deli founder Abe Lebewohl on March 4, 1996 (Daily News)

The Lower East Side Preservation Initiative hosting the opening reception tonight for the contemporary photo exhibit titled "Chinatown: Lens on the Lower East Side" (Official site)

A look at the 30-story complex, with an affordable housing component, at 60 Norfolk St., site of the former Beth Hamedrash Hagadol Synagogue (The Lo-Down ... CityRealty)

MTA is now rebuilding stairway at the Union Square L train platform (Town & Village)

Friends coming together to support Christopher Reed, a server at Bar Goto on Eldridge Street who was diagnosed last year with the neurodegenerative disease ALS (Grub Street)

The films of Harmony Korine at the Metrograph later this month (Official site)

NYU journalists buy $50 worth of food at Ray's Candy Store for this feature — and loved it all (Washington Square News)

Raccoon busted on Fifth Street (Instagram)

About the last Tad's Steaks in NYC! (Ephemeral New York)

Beauty Cutie, a nail salon and spa, is now open at 520 E. 14th St. between Avenue A and Avenue B. (I recall they were previously further west on 14th?) No. 520 is the surviving building sandwiched between EVGB...

The space was a Dunkin' Donuts, which moved a few storefronts away in 2014...

[EVG photo from 2014]


Unknown said...

I think the new Beauty & Cutie (Beauty & Cutie II?) that's further east is actually owned & operated by a different family than the original near 1st.

Anonymous said...

Walking down that block now, past dispiritingly ugly, bland and featureless building fronts that seem to go on forever, is beyond depressing - the small, colorful mom and pop shops they have forever replaced provided life and visual interest on a human scale, unlike these monstrosities. Until there are laws passed limiting the size of commercial spaces that can be put into the bottoms of new construction, that will only continue.