Sunday, June 18, 2023

Week in Grieview

Posts this past week included (with a photo of LaMama's iconic founder Ellen Stewart on Fourth Street yesterday by Derek Berg) ... 

• How these East Village volunteers finally made Wi-Fi a reality for asylum seekers (Monday

• Report: East Village musician Jesse Malin paralyzed from the waist down after spinal stroke (Wednesday

• 18-year-old cyclist killed in collision on 1st Avenue at 17th Street (Friday)

• Police: Woman dies after jumping from 3rd Street residential building (Sunday

• Sunny has retired, but her popular flower shop remains in the family (Wednesday)

• Birthday wishes for Rossy on 3rd Street (Thursday

• Goodbye for now to HaveAHeart Studio, the rehearsal space below New Double Dragon (Thursday)

• Cafe Mogador provides a free meal to asylum seekers staying in the East Village (Friday

• Signage arrives for Downtown Burritos Cocina Mexicana on 1st Avenue (Monday)

• Community group urges Mayor Adams to reacquire the former P.S. 64/CHARAS 'now' (Tuesday)

• Saturday afternoon with Tits Dick Ass (Tuesday

• Celebrating downtown nightlife legend Brian Butterick, aka Hattie Hathaway (Wednesday

• Documentary on collage artist Michael Anderson to debut at the Anthology Film Archives (Saturday

• Taking a look inside the incoming Target on Union Square (Wednesday)

• Signage alert: Hokkaido Baked Cheese Tart on 2nd Avenue (Tuesday

• Tree limb down in Tompkins Square Park (Tuesday

• Sauce returns to service on 12th Street (Thursday

• At 188 Allen St., a curbside dining demolition like no other (Friday

• Almost-opening report: Memphis Seoul on 1st Avenue (Tuesday

• Yet another broker for 20 St. Mark's Place (Monday)

• Plywood report: Ghost signage disappears again on Avenue A (Saturday

• Closings: Yifang Taiwan Fruit Tea, Wild Mirrors (Tuesday

• A Tacombi takeover on 12th Street (Monday)

... and those Balenciaga ads are getting more elaborate, as seen on First Street and First Avenue...
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VH McKenzie said...

Always wanted a Balenciaga bag. And now look, a dozen!

Grieve said...



mvd said...

I don't know - they might be knockoffs

John Penley said...

Daniel Ellsberg (April 7, 1931 – June 16, 2023) was an American political activist, economist, and United States military analyst. While employed by the RAND Corporation, he precipitated a national political controversy in 1971 when he released the Pentagon Papers, a top-secret Pentagon study of U.S. government decision-making in relation to the Vietnam War, to The New York Times, The Washington Post, and other newspapers.

In January 1973, Ellsberg was charged under the Espionage Act of 1917 along with other charges of theft and conspiracy, carrying a maximum sentence of 115 years. Because of governmental misconduct and illegal evidence-gathering, and his defense by Leonard Boudin and Harvard Law School professor Charles Nesson, Judge William Matthew Byrne Jr. dismissed all charges against Ellsberg in May 1973.

Ellsberg had many admirers , supporters and Julian Assange and Chelsea Manning activists who knew him in the East Village and LES. Ellsberg also testified for Yippie founder Abbie Hoffman and Amy Carter at a protest trial and his son was a worker at the Catholic Worker in the neighborhood for around 5 years and photos of Ellsberg and his son outside the Catholic worker can be found online. If anyone has more info comment here.