Tuesday, January 31, 2023
Tuesday's parting boots
6 posts from January
Report: The former Charas/P.S. 64 is headed to auction this March
Singer disputed the interest and charges, arguing that the report lacked a "breakdown by month of the Prime and LIBOR rates, making it impossible to verify the accuracy of the calculations."Crane quickly shot down that argument. "The note explains the method for calculating the relevant interest rate in its first paragraph," she said.
"We expect our rights will be fully vindicated and we will ultimately prevail and be allowed to have the building be a benefit to the community," he said.
Honoring Det. Jamie Hernandez after 34 years of service to the East Village
Jaime has been a finalist for a Village Award for several years now, but he always had other commitments and been unable to accept, including one year he missed because he had just donated a kidney to his daughter.
Fire shutters the recently opened Gjelina on Bond Street
Manhattan All Hands Box 0365, 45 BOND ST, COMMERCIAL— FDNYalerts (@FDNYAlerts) January 30, 2023
The Citizen app reported that two firefighters sustained minor injuries during the blaze. No other injuries were reported.
Manhattan All Hands Box 0365, 45 BOND ST, COMMERCIAL, DUCTWORK 1/2 FLR, Under Control— FDNYalerts (@FDNYAlerts) January 30, 2023
Gjelina, a vegetable-centric restaurant that opened in Venice, Calif., in 2008, debuted here at the start of the year with a breakfast-lunch service. Grub Street noted that Gjelina was "already Manhattan's hottest lunch."
Earlier today, a fire broke out at the recently opened Gjelina. We’re thankful nobody was hurt and want to extend a big thank you to NoHo’s own @FDNY station on Great Jones Street, Engine 33 and Ladder 9 for responding so quickly. #NoHo #NoHoNYC #ExploreNoHo pic.twitter.com/15piR42qsA— NoHo (@NoHo_NY) January 30, 2023
Signage alert: Saint Pizza on Avenue B
Monday, January 30, 2023
Monday's parting shot
Another call to unlock the restrooms in Tompkins Square Park
A youthful exchange of ideas with Dr. Cornel West at Performance Space New York
Signage alert: O'Flaherty's on Avenue A
Openings: Gen Korean BBQ House
The return of 99-cent pizza?!
Essex Squeeze has closed its 5th Street outpost
Sunday, January 29, 2023
Week in Grieview
City removes the curbside dining space at Eros on 2nd Avenue and 5th Street
Sunday's opening shot
Saturday, January 28, 2023
RIP Tom Verlaine
Tom Verlaine 1949-2023— R.E.M. HQ (@remhq) January 29, 2023
"I've lost a hero.... You introduced me to a world that flipped my life upside down. I am forever grateful." - Michael Stipe pic.twitter.com/csmxXhKPht
Heartbroken and stunned to hear of the passing of Tom Verlaine. What an inspiration to so many guitarists, of which I was one. Brilliantly melodic, intense, orchestral, and groundbreaking. Thank you, Tom. R.I.P. 💔https://t.co/K8GVYEew6E— Richard Barone (@RichardBarone) January 28, 2023
listened to Marquee Moon 1000 times. And I mean LISTENED, sitting still, lights down low taking it all in. awe and wonder every time. Will listen 1000 more. Tom Verlaine is one of the greatest rock musicians ever. He effected the way John and I play immeasurably. Fly on Tom.— Flea (@flea333) January 29, 2023
No. Not Tom Verlaine. 💔— Garbage (@garbage) January 28, 2023
such a fucking drag RIP Tom Verlaine. a wonderful goddamn curmudgeon and a unique talent. he will be sorely missed. pic.twitter.com/TzeTmayRCA— Byron Coley (@ByronColey1) January 29, 2023
Beautifully lyrical guitarist, underrated vocalist. Television made a new kind of music and inspired new kinds of music. Marquee Moon is a perfect record. Requiescat.— steve albini (@electricalWSOP) January 28, 2023
Playing this one loud for Tom Verlaine— Tim Burgess (@Tim_Burgess) January 28, 2023
More 2023 fretted heartbreak 💔. One of the GREAT Punk lead stylists. Tom Verlaine was a True Downtown HERO. Saddened & bummed to hear it.— Vernon Reid (@vurnt22) January 28, 2023
Tom Verlaine’s playing meant the world to me. If I ever played anything that sounded like him I was happy. He set me on my path as a guitarist, thank you Tom. pic.twitter.com/wMTvkxuy04— Will Sergeant (@Will_Fuzz) January 28, 2023
i didn't know him personally, but i felt that tom verlaine's music somehow knew me, if that makes any sense. the way he played guitar, the words he sang, the way he sang them, all resonated with me in a very natural and deep way. thank you for all the happy hours of listening TV pic.twitter.com/lm0892tGj7— matthew caws (@nadasurf) January 29, 2023
A true original. No one played guitar like Tom Verlaine before or since. Sat crossed legged on the floor on his side of the stage in Roskilde as he played in Patti Smith’s band and that was as close to perfection as you can get. A sad sad day. Rest in Peace Tom 🥲 pic.twitter.com/445yrvH6m8— Simon Raymonde (@mrsimonraymonde) January 28, 2023
Devastated by this news. Tom Verlaine was a true great. His role in our culture and straight up awesomeness on the electric guitar was completely legendary. Name 10 minutes of music as good as Marquee Moon. You can’t. It’s perfect. Rest in peace Tom x https://t.co/6HAwg5k9PS— stuart braithwaite (@plasmatron) January 28, 2023
January 28, 2023
Peace and love, Tom Verlaine. 💔 pic.twitter.com/zewZz0sJQn— Susanna Hoffs (@SusannaHoffs) January 28, 2023
Went by the book stalls outside Strand yesterday thinking I’d see you as usual, have a smoke, talk about rare poetry finds for a couple of hours, downtown NYC racing by our slow meditations on music, writing - gonna miss you Tom. TV Rest In Peace.— Thurston Moore (@nowjazznow) January 28, 2023
Definitely feeling weird about the idea of a New York where you might not bump into Tom Verlaine browsing books outside the Strand. Something ended right here.— Bryan Waterman (@_waterman) January 29, 2023
EVG Etc.: Protests over the killing of Tyre Nichols; reaction to the Mayor's state of the city address
Saturday's opening shot
Friday, January 27, 2023
Friday's parting shot
Indictment announced against suspect who allegedly murdered James Cunningham on Avenue A last month
Codrington is charged in a New York State Supreme Court indictment with two counts of Murder in the Second Degree, two counts of Attempted Murder in the Second Degree, one count of Assault in the First Degree, one count of Attempted Assault in the First Degree, one count of Assault in the Second Degree, one count of Criminal Possession of Stolen Property in the Fourth Degree and Possession of a Stolen Vehicle.
According to court documents and statements made on the record, on December 19, 2022, Mr. Cunningham left a bar in the East Village and Codrington approached Mr. Cunningham outside the bar. Codrington pulled out a knife and slashed Mr. Cunningham in the neck, leaving him bleeding. Mr. Cunningham was pronounced dead at the hospital. in two separate incidents.
Per media reports, Codrington has 12 prior arrests, including in connection with auto-related crimes in 2022. "In 2021, he was charged with assault with a weapon. Codrington was charged in connection with two assaults with a weapon in 2017," PIX11 reported.
Reminders: Crossroads Trading opens TODAY on 2nd Avenue
The Marshal has seized KC Gourmet Empanadas on Avenue B
Thursday, January 26, 2023
Thursday's parting shot
This afternoon in signage updates
The former Charas/P.S. 64 is nearly all sealed up as it awaits its fate
Reader report: Toasted Deli has not been open lately
Papered windows at 101 Avenue A, the incoming home of cafe-bar-music venue Baker Falls
Openings: the Office of Mr. Moto on St. Mark's Place
To enter the restaurant, you'll need to decode a cipher sent to you prior to your reservation. That code, entered on a pin pad inside a mailbox outside, will allow you entry to the Office of Mr. Moto. Once inside, you'll be greeted by the host and whisked away to either the Gallery or the Counter. The former is an eight-seat space serving a 23-course menu, while the latter is a six-seat sushi counter offering 21 courses.In either spot, the $185 menu curated by executive chef Toshio Matsuoka features high-quality fish sourced from the Toyosu Fish Market in Japan.
Following your meal, you might linger in the Library, where you can enjoy a drink while listening to Mr. Moto's collection of jazz. The cozy space is decorated with leather furnishings, antique items and even a self-playing Yamaha piano.As previously reported, Mr. Moto is from the team behind TabeTomo, which opened in December 2018 on Avenue A and is billed as NYC's first tsukemen-focused restaurant. (They also run TomoTomo on West 52nd Street.)