Friday, February 21, 2020

EVG Etc.: The story behind the Hard Swallow on 1st Avenue; the return of Citi Bike's e-bikes

[A St. Mark's Place classic]

Coronavirus fears in Chinatown (The Guardian)

The story of how Sasha and Lee Lloyd "overcame abuse, homelessness, depression, and betrayal" to open The Hard Swallow on First Avenue (Vice ... previously on EVG)

Citi Bike's e-bikes gradually return to the fleet (Streetsblog NYC)

Amelia and Christo are keeping busy in Tompkins Square Park (Laura Goggin Photography)

The emerging designers at pop-up Café Forgot on Sixth Street (i-D)

In case you hadn’t noticed: With the rise in streaming services, more TV shows are filming now in NYC (CNN)

About "Our Friend, Jean," an exhibit featuring a sampling of Jean-Michel Basquiat’s early works from a group of collectors who knew him intimately (hyperallergic)

The Lowline, the proposed subterranean green space on the LES, remains dormant for now (The Lo-Down)

The history of the LES through music (The New York Times)

Norman’s Sound & Vision, which left the East Village in 2012, has closed its shop in Williamsburg (Brownstoner)

Blinded by Extell's One Manhattan Square (Gothamist)

A retrospective of the groundbreaking artist Ed Emshwiller (Anthology Film Archives)

And happening this evening... via the EVG inbox...

Winter's low visibility conditions make for a difficult time to bike, commute or walk your dog in traffic.

Join Transportation Alternatives for a #DoggyDaylighting Awareness event at Boris and Horton to support life-saving street redesigns that can increase safety for our most vulnerable road users.

FREE! #DoggyDaylighting Awareness Event for the Bike Avenue B campaign
Friday, Feb. 21 @ 5:30-7 p.m.
Boris & Horton, 195 Avenue A (at 12th Street)
**Dogs are not required for the event, but their participation is welcome indoors at this dog-friendly venue.

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