Sunday, October 10, 2021

EVG Etc.: Continuing the debate over outdoor dining; welcoming back parishioners to Middle Collegiate Church

A few headlines from other sources this past week...

• More discussion over making streetside dining permanent (Yahoo! Finance ... CBS New York ... ABC 7 ... PIX11 ... Gothamist ... previously on EVG

• Rats are a growing problem at the Mariana Bracetti Plaza on Third Street (PIX11

• NY State decriminalizes the possession and sale of syringes and hypodermic needles (City Limits

• Middle Collegiate Church on Second Avenue holds an outdoor service — first in-person since last December's fire (ABC-7 ... amNY

• NYPD now patroling Duane Reade on Avenue B amid a surge in shoplifting (The Post

• An interview with the director of NYC classic "The Panic in Needle Park" on the film's 50th anniversary (Westside Rag

• Local artist Seth Tobocman is teaching a weekly class (starting Tuesday) titled "Comics as Political Expression." Per the description: "This class is for people hoping to express their political convictions through comics, cartooning, or illustration." The class takes place at the Museum of Reclaim Urban Space at 155 Avenue C. Details here.


Anonymous said...

The street dining has bene a fucking nightmare below 14th st. Rats, lack of sightlines for bike riding and driving cars/trucks, tons of noise, people and tables and chairs constantly blocking the sidewalk with no escape to street, if say, you want to avoid a person or you need to avoid a dog when walking your dog, etc. etc. End this shit already. The restaurants don't even have the capacity to serve that many seats so service has suffered majorly too.

Anonymous said...

7th St between A and 1st has been a disaster - nothing more annoying than a bunch of drunk Chads and Beckys blocking the sidewalk!