Friday, May 10, 2019

EVG Etc.: City Council strengthens tenant protections; old Essex Street Market closes

[Photo on 1st Avenue this a.m. by Lola Saénz]

Police are looking for a man who tried to sexually assault another man in the victim’s apartment on 13th Street and Avenue B (Town & Village)

City Council — in a bill sponsored by Carlina Rivera — votes to strengthen tenant protections (Curbed)

With more cars and trucks killing people on NYC streets, Council Speaker Corey Johnson pledges vote on new legislation, known as the Vision Zero Street Design Standard bill (amNY ... Streetsblog ...The Guardian)

Comptroller Stringer’s office: Billions for NYC Sandy recovery has not been spent (amNY)

Farewell to the old Essex Street Market (The Lo-Down)

Check out the paintings East Village-based photographer Steven Hirsch created while covering the trial of "Socialite Scammer" Anna Delvey (artNet)

The International Center of Photography close on a $29 million new headquarters at Essex Crossing (The Real Deal)

Abel Ferrara’s new film about Pier Paolo Pasolini, and starring Willem Dafoe, opens today at the Metrograph (Official site)

A great sign: Ideal Glass on Second Street (Ephemeral New York)

The World’s Fair in cinema series continues (Anthology Film Archives)

And happening tomorrow (more details here) ...

Ecological City: Procession for Climate Solutions takes place tomorrow [May 11] with 20 site performances celebrating ecological sustainability initiatives throughout the community gardens, neighborhood, and East River Park waterfront on the Lower East Side. Ecological City 2019 features a spectacular creative community affirmation of the community’s vision for the #ESCR (East Side Coastal Resiliency) waterfront development plan, including a 40-foot Mobile Mural – LES Ecosystem of Sustainability.

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