Thursday, August 15, 2019

EVG Etc.: More 14th Street busway drama; an oral history of Lucien

[Early morning on 7th Street]

• City Council bill seeks to punish landlords who abuse vacate orders (Curbed)

• The LES residents challenging the city’s East River Park stormproofing plan (The Indypendent)

• An analysis shows that the city’s largest landlord, the NYCHA, evicted 838 families from NYCHA apartments. The next top evicting landlords evicted 189 and 166 apartments, respectively. (CityLimits)

• Where is the Small Business Jobs Survival Act? (Gothamist)

• Arthur Schwartz, the lawyer behind temporarily halting the 14th Street busway, now plans to sue over the removal of M14 stops (Patch) ... Schwartz calls calls transit advocates "White Hooded Zealots" (Gothamist ... Daily News)

• An oral history of Lucien (Garage/Vice ... previously on EVG)

• Roger Clark visits Yonah Schimmel Knish Bakery on Houston (NY1)

• Creating the look and visual language of "Russian Doll," set in the East Village (IndieWire ... previously on EVG)

• Police looking for suspect who robbed a 78-year-old man in the Lillian Wald Houses (CBS 2)

• The deadline for the affordable housing lottery at Essex Crossing’s 140 Essex St. is Aug. 20 (The Lo-Down)

[EVG photo]

• An appreciation of the Argentinean fare at Buenos Aires on Sixth Street (Forbes)

• Have you tried the insect pizza at Luzzo's on First Avenue? (Rachael Ray)

• Jon Spencer discusses his solo career (GuitarWorld)

• ICYMI: The excellent "Long Day’s Journey Into Night" in 3D is back (Metrograph)

• An interview with the Ramones by Legs McNeil and John Holmstrom from August 1986 (SPIN)

• Diversions: Treasure trove of video of the musical acts — Grace Jones! Iggy! Eno! — who appeared on this Dutch TV show in the 1970s-80s (Dangerous Minds)

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