Friday, April 19, 2019

EVG Etc.: the evening vibe at Abraço; cinematic tribute to Jonas Mekas

[Springtime on St. Mark's Place via Alice Owen]

NYC rents hit record high (Gothamist) ... Meanwhile, operating costs for rent-stabilized apartment buildings increased 5.5 percent from March 2018 to March 2019, a new Rent Guidelines Board report claims (Curbed)

A 36-year-old man committed suicide by jumping in front of an L train at the First Avenue station on Monday evening (Town & Village)

In the evening at Abraço on Seventh Street (Grub Street ... previously)

The cinematic tribute to Jonas Mekas is underway (Anthology Film Archives ... previously on EVG)

City Council passes legislation imposing a nickel surcharge on paper grocery bags (Crain's)

The front-facing staff at the Tenement Museum announce their decision to unionize (Hyperallergic)

...EVG reader Jason recently shared this photo of the demolition winding down at the former St. Denis Hotel on 11th Street and Broadway...

On that topic: Jeremiah Moss writes about the loss of this building here.

About bringing your dog on the subway (Gothamist)

Meanwhile, the MTA fare hike goes into effect on Sunday — happy Easter! (Daily News)

NYCHA plans to X-ray 135,000 apartments for lead paint (Curbed)

ICYMI: Citi Bike pulls all its pedal-assist bikes after braking issues emerge (Streetsblog)

The Thirteen East + West condoplexes sell for $25 million on 13th Street (The Real Deal ... previously on EVG)

At their Easter worship celebrations on Sunday, the Middle Collegiate Church, 112 Second Ave. between Sixth Street and Seventh Street, will feature selections from “Jesus Christ Superstar” at 9:30 and 11:45 am. (Official site)

Over at the Classic Stage Company on 13th Street, Marc Blitzstein's historic 1937 fervently pro-labor "play in music" "The Cradle Will Rock" continues through May 19 (Official site)

See "2001: A Space Odyssey" in the big auditorium this weekend at the Village East (Official site)

Some history of St. Ann’s Roman Catholic Church on 12th Street, now a monument in front of an NYU dorm (Ephemeral New York)

How New York's raw gay history ended up in a box (Popula)

Cabin Down Below returns to below 7th and A (Grub Street ... previously on EVG)

At Essex Crossing, 180 Broome St. has reached its full height of 26 stories (The Lo-Down)

The story of how this Keith Haring mural was saved from the LES... and now on display in Red Hook (Artsy)

Diversions: When the Psychedelic Furs were "one of the coolest, most underground groups around" (Dangerous Minds ... and I recall that frontman Richard Butler once lived on St. Mark's Place?)

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