Saturday, March 20, 2021

EVG Etc.: NYC businesses struggling with anti-Asian violence; new vendor replacing the Hester Street Fair

• Business owners struggle with unrelenting anti-Asian violence in NYC (Eater

• Scenes from the vigil against anti-Asian racism at Union Square (Gothamist

• Local City Councilmember Carlina Rivera advocates for an extension on Local Law 1932, which has helped NYC restaurants hang on during the pandemic (Grub Street)

A report from the pop-up pantry yesterday at Most Holy Redeemer Nativity Church on 3rd Street (NY1 ... previously on EVG)

• A look at the NYC jobs market amid the pandemic (The City)

• How the Strand lost its workers (Vulture ... more on Instagram)

• Convicted felon Steve Croman receives two-year extension to pay off his remaining $2 million restitution to tenants (The Real Deal)

• After 10 years, the Hester Street Fair is without a home in Seward Park (Curbed ... there's a petition in place to give the Fair another season here) 

• A review of the new documentary on iconic East Village artist and activist David Wojnarowicz (IndieWire)

• East Village-based photographer Sally Davies on her portraits of New Yorkers in their homes (The Guardian)

• A more subdued St. Patrick's Day at McSorley's (Gothamist

Village Preservation is now accepting nominations for individuals, institutions, organizations, businesses, public spaces, or renovations that make special contributions to Greenwich Village, the East Village or NoHo. The Village Awards Nominations window closes on Friday, April. Awards will be presented on June 16. Learn more about the Village Awards here ... and nominate a local business, institution, community group, restoration, renovation or hero at this link.

• ICYMI: The Iggy Pop commercial for Marshall (Muse by Clio


Anonymous said...

For some reason I have no sympathy for the union in this situation - when the Strand is permitted 100% occupancy by the State, then they can yell about rehiring. Its just a job at a bookstore. Union knows they can't move.

Gojira said...

Went by the Strand this morning around 11 AM, there had to be 40 people waiting in a line that snaked from the side door on 12th Street down to 4th Avenue and the over to 13th Street, all waiting to sell books they probably read during lockdown and now have no further use for. That doesn't suggest a store closing any time soon.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the Wojnarowicz link...been wanting to see that doc. Also, those Sally Davies photos are worth a cool. Damn.

Unrelated: Hope the Strand is doing a better job of cleaning their pre-owned books.