Friday, November 22, 2019

EVG Etc.: More bus passengers on 14th Street; another food hall downtown

[Ageloff Towers on 3rd and A on Wednesday afternoon]

• At the NYCHA town hall in the East Village (Fox 5) ... Thanksgiving without gas for cooking for some residents in LES NYCHA properties (Patch)

• Speeds and ridership increasing on the 14th Street Busway; camera enforcement arriving (amNY)

• The Market Line food hall opens today in Essex Crossing (Crain's)

• Local developer-landlord Michael Shah, who has been arrested twice over alleged domestic incidents with his girlfriend, claims that "the DA’s office has shown gender bias that only women and not men can be victims of domestic violence, even in the face of copious evidence." (The Real Deal)

• More about Giovanni Destefano, who died after a mugging on Fifth Street (Daily News ... previously on EVG)

• A stabbing at the East Broadway F stop (The Lo-Down)

• A chilly morning in Tompkins Square Park with red-tailed hawks Amelia and Christo (Laura Goggin Photography)

• Sietsema likes that Japanese omelet rice at the just-opened Aoi Kitchen on Sixth Street (Eater ... first on EVG)

• The French classics at Brasserie Saint Marc on Second Avenue (Frenchly ... previously on EVG)

• That Noah Baumbach residency continues (Metrograph)

• A retrospective featuring the work of French composer Luc Ferrari (Anthology Film Archives)

• Study: Starbucks’ open bathroom policy may be hurting foot traffic (Yahoo! Finance)

• Details on the long-awaited SoHo and NoHo planning study (Gothamist)

• The footwear of the Ramones (Flaming Pablum)

🙄 Poll: Bloomberg most popular of last three New York City mayors (The Post)

... and EVG reader Sylvia G. spotted these giveaways last night on Sixth Street between Avenue C and Avenue D...

... it was not immediately clear if the "it works" sign referred to the microwave or penis-shaped Trump bottle opener...


Anonymous said...

It would be good if the MTA added buses - bus frequency is really important, especially when the weather is bad/cold.

But regarding the increased speed, the failure to acknowledge the elimination of multiple bus stops is dishonest. Fewer bus stops contributes to the reduction in trip time.

Scuba Diva said...

Total agreement; nobody is addressing the elimination of bus stops, many of which are critical or at least useful.

The removal of the M14A stop at 9th street and Avenue A is a huge fail, since that was an important transfer point. When I complained about it, a guy I know whose girlfriend is disabled looked at me and said, "You could walk," but in my opinion that's beside the point.

I personally have begun avoiding the A and D whenever possible; there are other fish in the proverbial sea.