Saturday, September 28, 2019

EVG Etc.: The Mayor walks East River Park; the police look for vape store puncher


[Coffee time on 2nd Avenue via Derek Berg]

• A survivor of the Second Avenue gas explosion shares his story in court (New York Post ... previously)

• The Mayor tours East River Park, blows off local pols and at least one reporter (Patch)

• East Village parents angry at city over lead-filled apartment (New York Post)

• Local City Councilmember Carlina Rivera introduces bill to limit construction outside normal business hours (Crain's)

• Reflections on the 1970s-80s East Village art scene (Document Journal)

• Cops are looking for an underage suspect who punched a clerk after refusing to sell him a vaping device at the Smoke & Vape Shop on Fourth Avenue (ABC 7)

• Homeless advocates revive sleep-out protest at City Hall Park (Gothamist)

• A review of Debbie Harry's new memoir (The Washington Post)

• Remembering Hilly Kristal on what would have been his 88th birthday (Off the Grid)

• Long reads: The development battle in Two Bridges (Curbed) Meanwhile, One Manhattan Square has resorted to a rent-to-buy plan (The Lo-Down) Will luxury towers edge out the last of the working-class in Chinatown? (Vox)

• A 10,600-square-foot mural coming to Essex Crossing (Patch)

• Why Labor on Canal Street is the city's "most beloved" skate shop (i-D)

3 comments:

NOTORIOUS said...

So it's the accelerated heartbeat brought on from blinding rage that's killing the Juul kids.

franceonisland said...

Love, love, love Derek Berg's unique take on the East Village! Makes my day, every day!

Anonymous said...

Landfill used to raise the East River Park 8 to 10 feet may contain asbestos and other harmful dust.
For people living in the area, that's a huge health hazard!
Nature survived hurricane Sandy, we need more trees (i.e. weeping willows) not deforestation.