Friday, March 1, 2019

EVG Etc.: Looking for a purse-snatching suspect; remembering the anti-folk scene at the Sidewalk

[From 7th and A this a.m.]

In case you were wondering what all those helicopters were for last night: Manhunt continues for suspects who struck officer during chase on the FDR (CBS 2)

Police looking for a suspect who snatched two purses last Saturday night, first on Sixth Street then on 11th Street (ABC 7)

The Evelyn & Louis A. Green Residence, which provides senior housing at 200 E. Fifth St. and the Bowery, has obtained a $50 million refinancing (Commercial Observer)

Man posing as NYCHA employee robs resident in wheelchair on the LES (The Lo-Down)

An oral history of the anti-folk scene at the now-closed Sidewalk (Gothamist ... previously on EVG)

Mace, the cocktail bar on Ninth Street at Avenue C, closes after service tomorrow evening... ahead of a move to larger digs at 505 E. 12th St. between Avenue A and Avenue B — the former Double Wide space. The Mace team will use the Ninth Street space then for some new bar concept (Eater ... previously on EVG)

We're behind on a Citi Bike update: Meanwhile: Citi Bike electric fleet will grow to 4,000 — with $2 fee (Streetsblog)

An interview with new Public Advocate Jumaane Williams (Gothamist)

The base MetroCard fare will remain at $2.75, but monthly and weekly rates are increasing (amNY)

Tix for all the shows at Webster Hall go on sale to the public today (Official site ... previously on EVG)

Happy 11th Blog Anniversary to our friend Cathryn at the Washington Square Blog! (Official site)

Winnie's is back with a new outpost on East Broadway (Eater)

The Friends of the Elizabeth Street Garden vow to sue to stop an affordable housing development from replacing the garden (Curbed)

EVG favorite "Cold War," a Best Foreign Language Film nominee, is still playing at City Cinemas on Second Avenue and 12th Street (Official site)

And turning to sports... now that Bryce Harper is a Phillie... the Blind Barber, the barber shop-cocktail lounge that first opened on 10th Street near Avenue B in 2010, is expanding to Philadelphia. Harper, who signed 13-year, $330 million deal to join Phillies yesterday, became a Blind Barber partner last year. (

... and several readers asked if THIS was still a thing... YES, YES IT IS...


Anonymous said...

What is it with the cock drawings in snow? Really? Are they that interesting?

Anonymous said...

That is base "bro" mentality. Thinking with their dicks is all they can do, esp. after a few beers. IMO, bros are the Neanderthals of modern society, trying to drag us back to a cruder, dumber time.

Giovanni said...

Who said art is dead? See, The Penistrator is alive and well. He’s a true leader of the Hard On movement, which emphasizes strong brush strokes and a minimalist, Haring-like focus on simplicity and iconic symbolism. It’s just too bad that the all of his work melts before some collector can buy it.

Anonymous said...

I loved Cold War too! So glad it is an EVG favorite.


Yes. Snow peens are that interesting. Clearly you are unfamiliar with the East Village's annual winter solstice snow peen parade, when people march through the streets with dildos strapped on their heads. Why do you hate fun?

sophocles said...

Not to be confused with the other "Cold War," a comedy released in 2018 about a couple stuck at home with the flu.

Makeout said...

Heh. Snow peen!

Anonymous said...

There is a dickhead in every crowd....this one left his calling card graphically because he is so dumb he cannot spell his name....
D-I-C-K-H-E-A-D....just sound it out.

Eden Bee said...

But is it art?