Friday, August 2, 2019

EVG Etc.: More debate over stormproofing East River Park; coming-of-age series at the Anthology

[Heads up in Tompkins Square Park via Derek Berg]

• Recaps of the City Planning Commission's heated hearing on the East River Park flood protection plan (Curbed ... Patch ... previously on EVG)

• Two programs to help small businesses are coming to the East Village (Patch)

• Good samaritans swarm man who shoved commuter onto the tracks at Broadway-Lafayette (The Post)

• Resident of the Lillian Wald Houses on Avenue D robbed by two men in NYCHA uniforms (ABC 7)

• Nobel Prize-winning economist Paul Romer and professor/author Caroline Weber are the new owners of the 10th Street townhouse once owned by Mary-Kate Olsen and Olivier Sarkozy (The Post ... previously on EVG)

• 72-year-old man mugged for his plastic bottles outside the Associated on 14th Street (Town & Village)

• Judge rules that the towers for the Two Bridges development must go through city land use review process (amNY)

• A showcase of films that present young women entering adulthood (Anthology Film Archives)

• Remembering Jim Carroll on what would have been his 70th birthday yesterday (Off the Grid)

• The history of a fabled farm-like homestead on 14th Street (Ephemeral New York)

• Birds you'll find around NYC (Laura Goggin Photography)

• The next Musical Monday selection at the Village East is... "The Bodyguard" (Official site)

• A look at Essex Crossing’s rooftop farm (B&B)

• You can find Katz's this month at the Met (6sqft)

... and EVG reader Michelle shared this photo from yesterday on 22nd Street at First Avenue...

At first glance we thought this bear migrated north from Fifth Street, though it's likely just a relative...

[Photo by Jonathan Michael Fung from July 3]

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