Saturday, February 3, 2024

EVG Etc.: Remembering Wayne Kramer; celebrating Black History Month

Early evening view from 2nd Avenue

• RIP Wayne Kramer of the MC5 (Pitchfork ... The Associated Press... Detroit Free Press

• New York eyes rule changes to hire thousands of migrants and asylum-seekers who have legal work status in the U.S. (Bloomberg ... Gothamist

• Police seek four men who robbed the market on Eighth Street at Avenue D (CBS 2 ... The Post) • Gov. Hochul called the rollout of New York's cannabis program a "disaster" (The City

• Celebrating Black History Month at the Abrons Art Center on the Lower East Side (Official site) ... take a guided tour of African American history in the East Village (Village Preservation)

• Inside the new exhibit, called "A Union of Hope," at the Tenement Museum (PIX11 ... official site

• Veselka has closed its outpost in the Market Line food hall on the LES after five years (Eater

• Inside the home of a yoga instructor on St. Mark's Place (Curbed)

• East Village students call for a ban on horse carriages in the city (The Village Sun)

• Sietsema praises the Thai dishes at the newish Rynn, 105 E. Fifth St. between First Avenue and Second Avenue  (Eater

• A quickie review of Potenza Centrale on Avenue B (The Infatuation ... previously on EVG

• A tiny Orthodox synagogue, a relic of the old Jewish Lower East Side, struggles to survive (NY Jewish Week

• Yu and Me Books reopens on Mulberry Street after fire (NY1 ... NBC 4

• Check out NYC's new garbage truck (Gothamist)

• Next up in the 35mm series at the Village East by Angelika on Second Avenue and 12th Street — "Casablanca" on Feb. 12 (Official site) 

• Vaya con Dios! It's the North American premiere of a new 4K restoration of... of "Point Break"! (Metrograph) Too cerebral? You could also see "Alphaville."



Exterminator said...

Sad about Wayne Kramer. No mention in
the article about how Gang War, the band
he did with Johnny Thunders in 1980.
That band lasted only about one year but
it was pretty cool.

Anonymous said...

There is a short scene where Keanu goofs on his earlier stoner persona, a jab at those who doubt his acting abilities. Kathryn Bigelow directing, surfing, FBI, heists and pretty people to objectify. Am there. The NYer is too because I just saw an article on it. Thanks for the tip EV.