Thursday, July 23, 2020

EVG Etc.: Nuyorican Poets Cafe keeping the beat; Metrograph launching digital programming

[Summertime rolls on St. Mark's Place]

• How the Nuyorican Poets Cafe on Third Street has adapted to COVID-19 (Time Out)

• NYC's public housing rules could force many released prisoners into homelessness (The Appeal)

• Coronavirus hammered the MTA's finances worse than originally expected at the height of the pandemic; service cuts and rate hikes in the works (NY1)

• Report: The Mayor's Open Streets plan falls short of what the city needs (Streetsblog ... Gothamist ... Transportation Alternatives ... previously on EVG)

• Tenement Museum lays off 76 workers, including all part-time educators (Hyperallergic)

• Metrograph on Ludlow Street launches Digital Membership Program (IndieWire ... official site)

• John Giorno's longtime home on the Bowery will become an archive and grant-giving hub (artNet)

• Ex-New York Assembly speaker Sheldon Silver sentenced to 6 1/2 years (NBC News)

• Financial fallout from COVID-19 causes Doughnut Plant to temporarily close all locations, including the original on the LES (Eater)

• Suggestions for picnic food to bring to Tompkins Square Park (Grub Street)

• Talking head: Breaking down Chris Frantz's new book, "Remain in Love" (Vulture)

• Finding some choice pieces for apartments via all the discarded furniture on the street (The Post)

• What happens if someone steals your CitiBike? (City Limits)

• Long reads: The Citizen app faces growing pains (Wired)

• Mickey Leigh discusses his new single, "Two Sides of the Law" (American Songwriter)

... and Wu-Tang 4ever on Fourth Street between Avenue A and First Avenue...

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

re: MTA hikes in the works

MTA has been hiking the fares, with no signs of improvement, even when before pandemic and when MTA was in the black; just another way lining the pockets of the MTA execs at the expense of the riders.