Wednesday, December 23, 2020

EVG Etc.: Tracking opposition to the East Side Coastal Resiliency Project; scouting where to eat on Christmas Day

'Tis the Season, photo by Derek Berg 

• Very few details available at the moment: Two men shot in home invasion last night in the Wald Houses on Fourth Street (PIX 11 ... ABC 7 ... NY Post

• More reasons for a rough winter for restaurants (The Wall Street Journal, registration may be required)

• Opposition to East Side Coastal Resiliency Project picks up (City & State

• What the eviction of the Lower East Side Ecology Center and the Queens-based Big Reuse would mean (City Limits

• COVID stimulus deal includes federal aid for independent venues (Gothamist

• Where to eat on Christmas Day, with some local picks (Eater

• A visit to Sweet Pickle Books, recently opened on Orchard Street (Eater

• Kathy Yates, a longtime former EV resident, is trying to raise money for her medical bills (GoFundMe

• News of Bay Area bar Finnerty's closing on Second Avenue (first reported here) makes it to the Bay Area (SFGate

 ... and as mentioned yesterday, Dec. 22 marked the 18th anniversary of Joe Strummer's death. You can listen to his archved radio show that started in 1998 right at this link.

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