Monday, November 30, 2020
[H]e hasn’t been able to install a sturdier structure because of the expense; this one, he says, cost him $2,000, and more substantial ones can cost more than ten times that figure. "If you want to do it permanently, it's a lot of money,” he says. Even though he's already looking into putting it back up, Khan says he's still unsure about how plausible outdoor dining will be once the weather turns from chilly to flat-out cold: "We have a heater and everything, and people [still] don't want to sit down." Over the past two weeks, Khan says, no diner has wanted to eat outside.
"Though presented as such, this plan would never have provided any meaningful protections to the area of Greenwich Village and the East Village south of Union Square, where historic and residential buildings are being destroyed to make way for soulless high-rises. Now that this deeply unpopular plan has been shelved, we urge Mayor de Blasio and Councilmember Carlina Rivera to truly address the need to protect this neighborhood, its history, and its character."
Moving forward, DeRossi and [director of operations Drew] Brady wanted to shift the company to add more employee-first initiatives — like seeking out in-house talent first to launch new projects — and encourage more community involvement.
At Overthrow Hospitality, employees will each be allotted 10 paid hours per month to take part in protests or volunteer at various community organizations. For those who participate, the logged hours convert into wellness credits that the employees can put towards things like buying a new bike or getting a gym membership.
The new direction comes as the group is still weathering the pandemic along with the rest of the city. DeRossi was able to negotiate favorable rent deals on the places that are opening, and he says that launching more vegan restaurants led by veteran team members at a time when environmental and economic crises are colliding is the right way to go.
Sunday, November 29, 2020
Saturday, November 28, 2020
• Maegan Hayward/East Village Vintage Collective
• Delia Anne Parker/Delia Anne Art
• Delphine Le Goff/Display By Delphine
• Frank New/Man Your Style
• Sara Ann Rutherford/Greenwell Goods
• Alex Carpenter/Art by Carpo
• April Howard/Kingdom of Brooklyn
• Ariana Valdes/RiRiPurpose
• Chad Johnson/Tiki Billy
• Charles Branstool/Exit9 Gift Emporium
• Cira Reyes/Cira Vintage Finds
• Colton Ackerman
• Corey Woods
• Darkin Brown
• Jackie Rivera/Jackie Hates You
• Jane’s Exchange
• Kadidja Kabore Lamport/Kadidja Handmade Collection
• Kate Goldwater/AuH2O
• Kate Wollesen/K Styles)
• Katie Monahan/Found
• Laura Texter/St Marks Masks
• Lynn Freidus/Random Accessories
• Nora Balaban
• PJ Cobbs Arts
• Rebecca Duckert
• Robert McIntyre/Robert Austin Designs
• Ron Holtz/Printopia Gallery
• St Vincent
• Stephanie Fleck/Grandmother Goods
• Vanessa Monsalve/Eclectic Wolf Fashion
• Vorachon Roongsri/Vintage Vorachon
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Let's share our used books to help us get through this pandemic together. Leave your donations, and take home some others. Reading is a safe survival tactic!
This past week, chef-owner Jae Lee celebrated the first anniversary of Nowon, his well-regarded restaurant that serves Korean-American fare at 507 E. Sixth St. between Avenue A and Avenue B.
We had a burglary at our restaurant on Wednesday evening. Our entire safe itself was stolen. We had over $2,000 in cash. Safe itself was over $1,000.I spent the entire day today speaking to cops, detective and forensic team. The crook knew exactly where to go, which makes me think he has been here before and knew exactly how to move to not get caught on camera except the office.
I am raising money to just get back what I lost. I would appreciate anything, honestly. I’ve never fundraised for myself before so if you have any questions or even words of encouragement, I will take it.
Within 14 hours of the GoFundMe, Lee raised the money — and more, and he deactivated the fundraiser.
The restaurant also released a photo of the suspect from the surveillance video...
Friday, November 27, 2020
• The opossum has pretty much made Tompkins Square Park her/his home now
• The opossum of Tompkins Square Park — now on video
• Opossum where art thou?
• Opossum drama in Tompkins Square Park